By bus and train to BER

Flight operations at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) began on 31 October 2020. Public transport connections also started right on time for the opening of the newly built airport. BER – both Terminal 1-2 and Terminal 5 – can be reached from all directions of the VBB territory thanks to its ideal connections to the public transport network.

To get from BER to Berlin‘s city centre, you will need to buy a single ticket for zones ABC for EUR 3.80. The regular VBB fare applies without any surcharge.

FAQ

The distance between Flughafen BER and Berlin Central Station is about 25 km.

The distance between BER Airport and Potsdam, the state capital, is about 40 km.

Getting to BER Airport is very easy. Important: please check your flight ticket to see which terminal you are departing from, as BER Airport consists of three terminals in two locations. Depending on the time of day, there are various direct connections with the new Airport Express FEX, regional trains, local S-Bahn trains, buses and some IC (Intercity) connections. BER Airport can be reached from many places in Brandenburg with only one change in Berlin, Potsdam or Königs Wusterhausen.

The new railway station "Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2" for long-distance, regional and suburban trains and buses is located right under Terminal 1 and offers more comfort for passengers and travellers due to its short distance from the main building. The following lines serve this station:
 

Airport Express FEX

  • Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) <> Berlin Gesundbrunnen <> Berlin Ostkreuz <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2
  • every 30 minutes

RE7

  • Dessau main station/Bad Belzig <> Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2 <> Wünsdorf-Waldstadt
  • hourly

RB14

  • Nauen <> Berlin-Spandau <> Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2
  • hourly

RB22

  • Berlin Friedrichstrasse/Potsdam Hbf (main station) <> Golm <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2 <> Königs Wusterhausen
  • hourly

S45

  • S Südkreuz Bhf (station) <> S+U Neukölln <> S Schöneweide <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 5 <> S Wassmannsdorf <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2
  • every 20 minutes

S9

  • S Spandau Bhf (station) <> S Westkreuz <> Berlin Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) <> S Treptower Park <> S Schöneweide <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 5 <> S Wassmannsdorf <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2
  • every 20 minutes

At Terminal 1, Level E0, the bus station is located right in front of the airport. You can get to the coach stop via Terminal 1, Level U1, at the Airport City exit.

The following lines towards Berlin/Schönefeld are located right in front of Terminal 1, Level E0:

X7

  • U Rudow <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 5 <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2

X71

  • U Alt-Mariendorf <> U Rudow <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 5 <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2

743

  • S Lichtenrade <> S Wassmannsdorf <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 5 <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2    

Yes, you can get to the airport at night, too. On the weekends with the suburban S-Bahn line S9 and daily with the following lines:

  • N7: U Rathaus Spandau <> U Hermannplatz <> U Rudow <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 5 <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2 (at weekends, only between U Rudow and the airport)
  • N36: Mittenwalde <> Königs Wusterhausen <> S Wildau <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2
  • N60: S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf (station) <> S Adlersdorf <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 5 <>  Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2
  • N7X: Besides the usual bus services, the N7X also runs in the early mornings as an      express bus from Monday to Friday: S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf (station) <> S Schöneberg <> U Alt-Tempelhof <> Flughafen BER – Terminal 5 <> Flughafen BER –Terminal 1-2

at BER Terminal 1-2

Staffed ticket shop:

T1, Level E0
T1, Level U1 (DB Regio) daily from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Ticket machine:

T1, Level E0 at the baggage carousels
T1, Level E0 in the area of the bus stationT1, Level U1 in the area of the stairs and accesses to the tracks (Guides help you here Mon.-Fri. from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
T1, Level U2 on platforms 1 +2, 3 + 4 and 5 + 6

Mobile phone ticket:
Mobile phone tickets are available via the free VBB app Bus & Bahn – with route planning

at BER Terminal 5

Staffed ticket shop:

T5, Terminal area M Arrivals
T5, Terminal area L

Ticket machine:

T5, Terminal area M Arrivals
Station “Flughafen BER – Terminal 5”, tunnel

Mobile phone ticket:
Mobile phone tickets are available via the free VBB app Bus & Bahn – with route planning

The staffed Deutsche Bahn sales office is in Terminal 1, Level U1 and is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Tickets for long-distance DB trains can also be purchased at the DB Regio ticket machines in Terminal 1 on Levels E0 (baggage carousels), U1 and U2).

The new railway station "Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2" for long-distance, regional and suburban train lines is under Terminal 1, Level U2. You can also enter the station via the square called Willy-Brandt-Platz.

The station "Flughafen BER – Terminal 5" can be reached by foot in 5 to 10 minutes from Terminal 5 – just follow the signs.

At Terminal 1, the coach stops are located at the Airport City exit, which you can get to via the U1 Level. At Terminal 5, all coaches depart from the bus stops at Flughafen BER station – Terminal 5.

Use public transport to transfer between terminals T1-2 and T5. The transfer between the terminals on foot and by S-Bahn (S45 and S9) or bus takes at least 20 minutes, so make sure you give yourself enough time so that you can find your way around.

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A taxi ride to Berlin city centre (e.g. to Alexanderplatz) takes 35-45 minutes, depending on traffic conditions, and costs about €55-60.