Arrive in good time
Arrive in good time

Arrive in good time

Travelling and flying has become more burdensome due to the largely applicable proof and documentation requirements. It is therefore important that passengers prepare well for their flight and, above all, arrive at the airport on time. 

Two things are essential for planning your arrival:

  1. All departures and arrivals go from BER’s terminal location Terminal 1-2. Terminal 5 is currently not in operation. 
  2. Passengers should be at the terminal two hours before departure and proceed through security as quickly as possible after check-in. 

Terminal 1 or Terminal 2

Passengers and meeters & greeters are asked to find out in advance (digital display boards on site, website or app) whether their departure or arrival is in Terminal 1 or Terminal 2. Information on the correct terminal at BER is also provided by the respective airline. All Ryanair flights are handled in Terminal 2.

Basic rules:

  • The direction for passengers with to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is identical. 
  • Passengers arriving by car should take the exit Airport Berlin Brandenburg Terminal 1-2. 
  • The railway station under Terminal 1 offers a direct connection to both terminals. 
  • The car parks at BER can be used equally for both terminals. 
  • From Terminal 1 it is only a short walk of about 5 minutes to Terminal 2. The crossing is via Arrivals Level E0 of Terminal 1 and is signposted.
Signposting system

Getting to the airport


BER Airport is well connected to the rail and road network. It is therefore easy to get to the airport by car, car-sharing vehicle, taxi or public transport. 

Arrival by car:

  • If travelling by car, the terminals 1-2 are easy to reach via the A113 and the B96a. 
  • The direct route to is via the A113 autobahn, taking the “Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg” exit. 
  • The address for the navigation system is:
    Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg
    12529 Schönefeld
  • More than 10,000 parking spaces are available in five multi-storey car parks and three ground-level car parks in front of Terminals 1-2. Parking spaces can be booked in advance at  

How to reach BER by car

Passengers, those bringing and those picking up can find more information about travelling by car here: 

Arrival by public transport:

  • BER is well connected to Berlin and the surrounding area via public transport.
  • The Airport Express (FEX) and regional trains (RE7, RB14) operate an hourly service between Berlin’s central railways station (Hauptbahnhof) and the “Flughafen BER - Terminal
    1-2”railway station”.
  • The lines S9 and S45 run every 20 minutes.
  • Buses are also available.

To BER by bus and train

Passengers, those bringing and those picking up can find more information about arrival by public transport here: 

Further travel advice

Corona information

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Answers to frequent questions

Travel documents

Important travel documents for your flight and information on travel regulations

Security control

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