How to get to BER

Your onward journey from BER

BER (Terminal 1-2) is connected by the Airport Express (FEX), regional trains, S-Bahn trains and some IC connections and bus connections from Berlin, Potsdam and the surrounding area. The airport railway station is located directly under Terminal 1. Terminal 5 (formerly Schönefeld station) continues to be served by the S-Bahn. This also provides a fast, regular connection between the terminals.

Specifically, there are the following connections:

  • The Airport Express (FEX) runs every half hour between Berlin Central Station and BER Terminal 1-2. The trains take about half an hour and also stop in Berlin Gesundbrunnen and at Ostkreuz station. Together with the RE8 and RB23 lines, this means that there are fast connections between Berlin Hauptbahnhof or Ostkreuz and BER T1-2 four times an hour during the day.
    • The RE8 runs hourly on the route Nauen <> Falkensee <> Berlin city centre <> BER airport; also every night.
    • The RB23 runs hourly on the route Golm <> Potsdam <> Berlin city centre <> BER airport; in the evenings and at weekends only between Berlin and BER.
  • Lines RE8, RB22, RB23, RB24 and RB32 also offer hourly direct connections to BER Terminal 1-2 from Potsdam, Königs Wusterhausen, Ludwigsfelde, Nauen, Falkensee and Wünsdorf-Waldstadt.
    • The RB22 runs hourly on the route Potsdam <> Golm <> Ludwigsfelde-Struveshof <> BER Airport <> Königs Wusterhausen.
    • The RB24 runs hourly on the route Wünsdorf-Waldstadt <> Airport BER <> further as line FEX to Berlin.
    • The RB32 runs hourly on the route Ludwigsfelde <> Airport BER <> onwards as the FEX line to Berlin.
  • From many other places in Brandenburg, BER can be reached with just one change in Berlin, Potsdam, Ludwigsfelde or Königs Wusterhausen.
  • The S-Bahn lines S45 and S9 run from Schönefeld, BER's Terminal 5, via Waßmannsdorf to Terminal 1-2. The lines each run every 20 minutes, so that a total of 6 journeys are offered per hour.
  • At the same time, the S-Bahn also makes it possible to change terminals every 10 minutes or so in just 8 minutes' travel time.
  • The Intercity line Rostock-Berlin-Dresden stops at BER Airport Terminal 1-2 every two hours, thus connecting BER to the German long-distance transport network. From Elsterwerda and Doberlug-Kirchhain, the IC trains can also be used with VBB tickets.
  • Lines RB24 (Berlin-Lichtenberg <> Airport BER - Terminal 5) and RB32 (Oranienburg <> Berlin-Lichtenberg <> Airport BER - Terminal 5) also stop at the station every hour.

Bus transport offers an attractive supplement to rail transport on the way to the airport. It convinces with its dense 5-10 minute intervals. New central bus stops have been built at both terminals for bus connections. At BER Terminal 1-2, the central right-of-way is in front of Terminal 1 on the airport arrivals level; at BER Terminal 5, the bus stop is located at the familiar connecting corridor between the railway station and the terminal.

In detail this means:

  • Every 5 to 10 minutes, passengers can use the express bus X7 and X71 from Rudow underground station (U7) to BER (Terminals 1, 2, 5). Line X71 comes from Alt-Mariendorf (U6) every 20 minutes, and from Rudow both lines follow the same route.
  • The existing Berlin bus lines 163, 164 and 171 go to BER Terminal 5 (without stopping at Terminal 1-2).
  • Bus line 743 runs hourly from Lichtenrade (S2) via Großziethen to BER (Terminals 1, 2, 5).
  • Bus line 744 connects Berlin's Gropiusstadt, Großziethen and Schoenefeld North every 20 minutes and also connects with Terminal 5 (no stop at Terminal 1-2).

This service is supplemented by an express bus line called the "Airport Shuttle". This line is faster, offers special comfort, but is subject to a surcharge:

  • The BER2 line connects Potsdam Central Station with the airport with intermediate stops in Stahnsdorf and Teltow.
  • Further information is available here.

The airport is also served by other bus routes from Dahme-Spreewald and Teltow-Fläming as well as Potsdam-Mittelmark.

  • The two PlusBus lines 735 and 736 connect the airport (Terminal 1-2) with Königs Wusterhausen every hour.
  • Bus line 734 runs from Terminal 1-2 to Zeuthen S-Bahn station and continues as line 733 in the direction of Schmöckwitz - Wernsdorf - Königs Wusterhausen.
  • Bus line 600 is extended from Mahlow S-Bahn station to Waßmannsdorf S-Bahn station, where it is possible to change to the S-Bahn directly to the airport.
  • Every hour from Monday to Friday, bus line 621 from Teltow can be used to Ludwigsfelde-Streuveshof station, where there is a direct connection to RB22 to BER Airport - Terminal 1-2.

Passengers can also travel from Berlin in the late evening and at night with the night bus services N7 (Spandau / Rudow - Airport), N7X (Zoologischer Garten - Airport) and N60 (Alexanderplatz - Airport).
From the direction of Dahme-Spreewald, the N36 line travels from Mittenwalde via Königs Wusterhausen to BER.

Every night, the regional express RE8 runs hourly from the Berlin stations Charlottenburg, Zoologischer Garten, Hauptbahnhof, Friedrichstr., Alexanderplatz, Ostbahnhof, Ostkreuz to BER Airport - Terminal 1-2.

On Friday/Saturday and Saturday/Sunday nights and before public holidays, the S-Bahn S9 also runs to BER Airport every 30 minutes.

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Terminal 1-2

Terminal 5