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Answers to frequently asked questions

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Plan your trip in good time before the flight

Travelling to the Airport

At BER, you can depart from or arrive at Terminals 1 (T1) or 2 (T2). Please check which terminal you will be flying from ahead of your flight.

Departures and arrivals

Please plan your journey so as to be in Terminal 1 or 2 at least two hours prior to your departure time.

By car you may comfortably drive to and from the BER terminals via the A113 motorway and the B96a main road. The direct route is via the motorway A113, exit “Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg”.

Arrival by car

The address for arriving by car is:

Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg

Willy-Brandt-Platz

12529 Schönefeld

Please also heed the on-site orientation system.

Arrival by car

At the Berlin Brandenburg Airport, more than 10,000 parking spaces in five multi-storey car parks and on three ground level car parks are available to passengers, their escorts and greeters. 

Information on parking at BER

Book a parking space

Car-sharing service operators provide their customers with special parking facilities at BER. You will find the vehicles in car park P4.

Information

To bring or pick up passengers to the airport, 300 parking spaces are available directly in front of the terminal 1. Due to the automatic license plate recognition no ticket is needed. The Right-of-way can be used 3 times a day for 10 minutes free of charge. Terminal 2 has no approach. Please use all the facilities at Terminal 1. It is only a short walk to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 via arrivals level E0.

At both the departure and arrival levels of Terminal 1, a good 140 passenger bays are available for getting out and unloading or getting in and loading. In order to avoid traffic jams and standstills on the departure and arrival levels and to guarantee as smooth a flow of traffic as possible, a barrier system equipped with automatic number-plate recognition has been installed on both levels of the right of way system. Should the time limit be exceeded, a fee of 3 Euros shall be charged for every 15 minutes; from the 2nd hour onwards, the fee shall be 12 Euros per hour.

Short-term parking T1

BER is excellently connected to Berlin and its environs by public transport. The airport station is located on level U2 of Terminal 1.  The Airport Express (FEX) and local trains (RE7, RB14) travel several times every hour between Berliner Hauptbahnhof (Main Railway Station) and the station “Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2”. The S-Bahnen (suburban trains) S9 and S45 each run every 20 minutes. The offer is complemented by buses.

Arrival and departure by public transport

Travellers coming from Berlin require a ticket including tariff zone C. 

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Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is located in the immediate vicinity of Terminal 1 and can be reached on foot in just a few minutes.

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Terminal 2 does not have its own driveway for vehicles. Please use the short-term parking facilities of Terminal 1 on Departures Level E1 or Arrivals Level E0.

Parking

In the immediate vicinity of Terminals 1-2, in the Airport City, you will find numerous multi-storey car parks and parking spaces.

Parking at T1-2

You can reach Terminal 2 from the station in Terminal 1 in a few minutes on foot. From the station, follow the signs to T2. The walkway is located on the arrivals level E0.

You can find information about your terminal in the flight list or from your airline. 

Check-in & Travel Documents

Despite the removal of many restrictions, increased security requirements as well as control and verification obligations remain along the entire travel chain, which vary depending on the destination and can also change at short notice. In order to be able to travel safely and relaxed under the current conditions, we request you to make good preparations prior to your flight and to have all necessary travel documents with you, completely filled out and close at hand at all times.

Overview of possible travel documents:

  1. Personal travel documents (passport / personal ID)
  2. Corona-related travel documents (valid certificate of recovery, vaccination certificate, proof of a negative test with QR code, ideally in digital form)
  3. Any entry documents that might be required in the destination country (many countries demand an entry form, filled out beforehand, the digital entry registration), visa

Find out in good time about the entry requirements in the destination country but also about the entry requirements on re-entry to Germany, registration obligations and forms as well as test or vaccination certificates. Information on these subjects may be obtained from your airline or travel agent. 

Important travel documents for the flight

For flights within Germany, the 3G rule has been lifted. No 3G proofs (vaccination, convalescence or test proofs) are to be carried.

The entry requirements for flights abroad depend on the rules in the respective destination country. For many countries, in addition to personal travel documents, proof of vaccination, convalescence or testing as well as country-specific entry documents are required.

For entries/returns to Germany, the 3G rule still applies. I.e. in addition to personal travel documents, travellers aged 12 and over must provide up-to-date proof of vaccination, convalescence or testing.

Flying safely under corona conditions

In addition, for many countries travellers must have fully completed country-specific entry forms (Passenger Locator Forms/digital entry registration) at the ready. Inform yourself in good beforehand regarding the entry regulations in the destination country, any possible registration obligations and forms as well as the period of validity of test or vaccination certificates. Information about the entry forms may be obtained from your airline or travel agent. 

Travelling to the destination country

In addition to the personal and, if applicable, Corona-related travel documents, you must, for many countries, have a fully completed country-specific entry form (the so-called Passenger Locator Form) at the ready. Information concerning the entry forms may be obtained from your airline or travel agent. A good, if not legally watertight, overview of travel documents and other travel tips about the destination country, are available at the following websites:

www.iatatravelcentre.com

reopen.europa.eu

Inform yourself in good time as to the entry regulations in your destination country on possible registration obligations and forms and also the period of validity of test or vaccination certificates. 

 

Entering Germany

All people who enter the Federal Republic by aeroplane must, prior to their departure, present to the transporting company either a negative test result, a valid vaccination certificate or a recovered person’s certificate. This obligation applies regardless of where they have been staying.

Important travel documents for the flight

We recommend all passengers and guests to wear mouth and nose protection during their stay at the airport and to observe the distance and hygiene rules as far as possible. There are easily accessible disinfectant dispensers in numerous places in the terminal areas. 

FFP2 masks are mandatory when travelling by public transport. Masks are also compulsory on board aircraft to and from Germany.

Passengers and visitors may have themselves tested for the Covid-19 virus in Terminal 1 of BER by way of PCR tests and rapid antigen tests. Terminal 2 is only a few minutes' walk away.

Covid-19 test area Medicare

Many airlines offer the possibility of an online check-in, partially with the option of uploading travel documents beforehand. Ask your airline whether this service is offered. Should you have only hand luggage with you, you may, in the terminals, proceed directly to the security checkpoint. Should you have any luggage to register, you may hand it over at the baggage drop-off-counters in the terminal. Nevertheless, be at the respective terminal two hours before departure. 

Check-in at BER

If you are flying from Terminal 1, please go to departures level E1. In the check-in hall you will find the central airport information desk, the check-in area and the security controls. 

Travellers departing from Terminal 2 can get there in a few minutes on foot via arrivals level E0 of Terminal 1. Right in the entrance area you will find numerous self-service machines for check-in and the possibility to check in your baggage at the counter. The security controls are located on level E1. From here you walk over a bridge to the departure area.

Information on the check-in counters can be found on the display boards in the terminal, on the website and in the Berlin Airport App.

Several airlines offer their passengers this service in full or in part. For automated baggage check-in, passengers of these airlines are asked to check in online in advance. 

- Air France/KLM: in counter area 911-916 (Terminal 1) 

- easyJet: in counter area 621-626 (Terminal 1) 

- Eurowings: in counter area 221-226 (Terminal 1)

- Lufthansa, Swiss, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines: in front of counter area 421-426 (Terminal 1)

- Ryanair: check-in hall in Terminal 2

Check-in at BER

In the video we explain how the self-service at BER works.

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Security Check & Hand Luggage

As a rule, travellers from Terminal 1 use the security check lines in T1. Travellers from Terminal 2 use the security check lines in T2.

In Terminal 1 you may use any of the security checkpoints in the check-in hall or in the neighbouring pavilions in order to gain access to the airside of Terminal 1. You can learn which security checkpoint is the least busy on the display boards (next to the flight boards) in the airport building itself, on the website and in the Berlin Airport App.

In Terminal 2, you will find the security checkpoints on level E1. From here, you walk over a bridge to the departure area.

In Terminal 1, you can take any security control in the check-in hall or also in the adjacent pavilions to enter the Terminal 1 security area. You can learn which security checkpoint is the least busy on the display boards (next to the flight boards) in the airport building itself, on the website and in the Berlin Airport App.

In Terminal 2, there is a control area on level E1. From here you walk over a bridge to the departure area.

As a rule, travellers from Terminal 1 use the security check lines in T1. Travellers from Terminal 2 use the security check lines in T2.

You can learn which security checkpoint is the least busy on the display boards (next to the flight boards) in the airport building itself, on the website and in the Berlin Airport App. Here you will also find information about the waiting time at the security control in Terminal 2.

In order to avoid bottlenecks when boarding and to make adherence to the distancing regulations easier, passengers are currently requested only to take one piece of hand luggage per person on board. The respective airline shall inform as to the weight and size of these.

At the security control, only liquids that do not exceed 100 ml each and a total of 1 litre are permitted. Travellers should therefore pack liquids - max. 10 pieces with a maximum capacity of 100 ml each - in a transparent and resealable bag in accordance with the regulations. Only one bag per passenger is allowed. This bag should be placed at the top of the hand baggage so that it can be quickly placed in the control tray at the hand baggage check. Liquids over 100 ml must be disposed of before the check.

Liquids in hand baggage

Every passenger can contribute towards ensuring that things are dealt with more quickly and in a more relaxed manner at the security checkpoint. Good preparation before the flight is the be-all and end-all for this. The most important points are:

  • Please, currently only one piece of hand luggage per person. 
  • Please, currently only one piece of hand luggage per person. 
  • Support the security check by having all necessary documents and items at the ready. 

Tips for the security check

There is no place in your hand luggage for certain items (e.g. weapons, sharp items such as razorblades, scissors or tools and blunt instruments such as baseball bats). 

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Hold baggage & special luggage

Certain items may not be carried neither in your hand baggage nor in your checked baggage. Furthermore, some items may only be carried in hand baggage or only in checked baggage.

Information on prohibited items in baggage

You forgot something on the plane? Your luggage has not arrived? Do you want to make a complaint about damage? Then contact your airline or the company it has contracted.

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You can have your luggage stored at the Service Center in Terminal 1. In addition, you can have your luggage wrapped in plastic at the Service Center on level U1 and you will also find the lost property office here for items you have lost at the airport.

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Bulky baggage is baggage that cannot be sorted automatically by the baggage conveyor system due to its dimensions or nature. The counters for large and bulky baggage are located in the immediate vicinity of the check-in counters in Terminals 1 and 2.

Prams & buggies that exceed 107 x 24.5 cm when folded are also considered large and special baggage and must be handed in at the large baggage check-in after check-in.

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On the Airside

In Terminal 1 our market place with an adjacent food court is located directly behind the security checkpoint. More than 40 shops and stops invite you to promenade, find inspiration, go shopping and have a relaxing bite to eat. Further such opportunities are also to be found at the gates and in the North and South Piers. In Terminal 2 you will also find service facilities, shops and cafés in front of and behind the security control.

Shopping and gastronomy at BER

Follow the signs on-site to find your way to your flight gate.

Our colleagues from our passenger information service will be pleased to offer you further assistance. They may be found in Terminal 1 on the arrivals level in the passage leading to departures, on the departure level (check-in hall) and in the market place behind the security checkpoint. Passengers checking in at Terminal 2 enter the gate area of Terminal 1 via a bridge after passing through security control.

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Escorts & Greeters

To bring or pick up passengers to the airport, 300 parking spaces are available directly in front of the terminal 1. Due to the automatic license plate recognition no ticket is needed. The Right-of-way can be used 3 times a day for 10 minutes free of charge. Inform yourself as to access, characteristics and prices of our Kiss & Fly short-stay car park.

Alternatively, more than 10,000 parking spaces in five multi-storey car parks and on three ground level car parks are available to escorts and greeters at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport. 

Information on parking 

The arrivals level of Terminal 1  is located underneath the departures level with its check-in hall. Follow the signs for Terminal 1-2, Ankunft / Arrivals. There are no parking facilities in front of Terminal 2. However, the terminal is only a few minutes' walk from Terminal 1.

The departure level of Terminal 1 is located above the arrivals level. Follow the signs for Terminal 1-2, Abflug / Departures. There are no parking facilities in front of Terminal 2. However, the terminal is only a few minutes' walk from Terminal 1.

Picking up your loved ones from the airport? We ask you as a pick-up to wait outside the terminals to avoid full terminals and to be able to comply with the distance recommendations.

Further travel advice

Corona information

Flying safely under corona conditions

Security control

Support the process at the control points with these tips

Travel documents

Important travel documents for your flight and information on travel regulations

Tips for the journey

Arrive in good time and find out in advance which terminal you are flying from