How to get to BER

Your onward journey from BER

Passengers wishing to depart from BER Airport (Terminal 1-2) can travel there from Berlin, Potsdam and locations in the surrounding area using the new Airport Express (FEX), regional trains, local S-Bahn trains, as well as some Intercity (IC) connections and bus services. The new airport railway station is located below Terminal 1. Local S-Bahn trains will still run to Terminal 5 (formerly Schönefeld station). This also provides a fast and regular connection between the terminals.  

Specifically, the following connections are planned:

  • The new Airport Express (FEX) will travel between Berlin Hbf. (Central Station) and BER Terminal 1-2 every 30 minutes. The train journey will take about 30 minutes and trains will also stop in Berlin Gesundbrunnen and at Ostkreuz station. Together with the current RE7 and RB14 lines, there will be fast connections between Berlin Central Station and Ostkreuz and BER T1-2 four times an hour during the day.
  • The RE7, RB14 and RB22 lines also offer direct hourly connections to BER Terminal 1-2 from Potsdam, Königs Wusterhausen, Nauen and Wünsdorf-Waldstadt.
  • From many other places in Brandenburg, BER can be reached by changing trains only once in Berlin, Potsdam or Königs Wusterhausen.
  • The S9 and S45 S-Bahn lines will be extended from Schönefeld, BER’s new Terminal 5, via Wassmannsdorf to Terminal 1-2. The lines will run every 20 minutes, so that there will be a total of 6 services an hour.
  • At the same time, the local S-Bahn train also allows people to travel from one terminal to the other in just 8 minutes approximately every 10 minutes.
  • The new Rostock-Berlin-Dresden Intercity line will stop at BER Airport T1-2 every two hours and so connect BER to the German long-distance rail network. After Elsterwerda and Doberlug-Kirchhain, the IC trains can also be used with VBB tickets.

Bus transport offers an attractive addition to rail transport – especially as buses run at impressive 5-minute intervals. New central bus stops have been or are being built at both terminals to provide bus connections. At BER Terminal 1-2, the buses can be found in front of Terminal 1 on the Arrivals level. At BER Terminal 5, the new bus stop is located on the well-known connecting corridor between the railway station and the terminal and is expected to be fully operational in December.

In detail, that means:

  • Every 5 minutes, passengers can take the X7 express bus from Rudow underground station (U7) to BER.
  • The new X71 line connects Alt Mariendorf (U6) to BER Terminal 1-2.
  • The existing 163, 164 and 171 Berlin bus lines will continue to run as usual to BER Terminal 5.
  • Since August, the 743 bus line has been running hourly to BER from Lichtenrade via Grossziethen.
  • The 744 bus line connects Grossziethen and Schönefeld North every 20 minutes and also connects to the two terminals.

The airport is also served by additional bus lines from the direction of Dahme-Spreewald and Teltow-Fläming. The PlusBus Airport region, for example, also started operations in August.

  • The two PlusBus lines 735 and 736 runs from the airport to Königs Wusterhausen every hour.
  • The 734 bus line goes, as before, to Zeuthen S-Bahn station and continues as the 733 in the direction of Schmöckwitz – Wernsdorf – Königs Wusterhausen.
  • The 600 bus line will be extended from Mahlow S-Bahn station to Wassmannsdorf S-Bahn station, where you can change to the S-Bahn direct to the airport.

Passengers from Berlin can also arrive late in the evening and at night with the following night bus connections: N7 (Spandau/Rudow – Airport), N7X (Zoologischer Garten - Airport) and N60 (Alexanderplatz - Airport).
Coming from Dahme-Spreewald, the N36 line runs to BER from Mittenwalde via Königs Wusterhausen.

VBB Travel Information

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Terminal 1-2

Terminal 5