Terminal 1 - Check in Halle
Terminal 1 - Check in Halle

Autumn holiday

Published: 19 October 2022, 13:00

Well prepared for the autumn holiday

More than 1.1 million passengers are expected at BER Airport during the autumn holiday travel period in Berlin and Brandenburg between 21 October and 6 November. 

63 airlines will be flying from the capital region’s airport to 128 destinations in 50 countries during the holidays. City breaks to European metropolises are especially popular and the Mediterranean remains the most popular holiday destination in autumn. 

The airport company recommends that all passengers arrive at their respective terminal two-and-a-half hours before departure and proceed to security control immediately after checking in.

Passengers can also obtain service information and additional travel information via Twitter and via the Berlin Airport App.

The most important tips for passenger

Check-in and baggage:

  • Online/check-in We advise our passengers to check-in online at home if their airlines offer this. Please check with your airline about this.
  • Online/security control: Passengers can reserve a time slot online for the security control from 72 hours before departure until one hour (Schengen) or 1.5 hours (non-Schengen) before departure. All information is available online: https://ber.berlin-airport.de/en/fliegen/kontrollen/sicherheitskontrolle.html#runway
  • At machines Passengers at BER can check themselves in and drop-off their baggage independently. Several airlines offer this service, either for baggage check-in only or additionally for printing their boarding pass. It is possible to use the machines from 3:30 am on the respective day of departure. Find out more information about this from your airline or onlinehttps://ber.berlin-airport.de/en/fliegen/checkin-boarding.html
  • The evening before: easyJet passengers have the additional option of using the bag drop the evening beforehand and checking in their baggage for flights the next morning after checking in online. Lufthansa and Eurowings provide the option of fully checking in the evening before. Information on evening check-in: https://ber.berlin-airport.de/en/fliegen/checkin-boarding.html#vorabend
  • At the check-in counter: You are also welcome to check in at the counter. Please have travel documents, proof of vaccination, recovery or test (“3G”), if applicable, and entry documents for the respective destination country ready.
  • After checking in at the terminal: Please go directly to the security control. The control points with the shortest waiting times are shown on the display panels, as well as in the app and on the airport’s website. The designated control lanes for the time slots booked with BER Runway are located in Terminal 1 in the middle main hall and are signposted.

Preparing for the security control: 

  • At home: When packing, be aware of the guidelines of the Federal Police and airlines regarding prohibited and dangerous items.
  • Liquids: Please place liquids in a transparent resealable bag according to regulations. Only one bag per passenger with a maximum volume of one litre is allowed, in which liquid containers of up to 100 ml respectively may be packed.
  • Electronic devices: Powerbanks and e-cigarettes are only allowed in cabin baggage.
  • Repacking in the terminal: There are preparation tables in front of the security controls in Terminal 1’s check-in hall where passengers can check their cabin baggage once again. Electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets, and any liquid bags must be removed from cabin baggage and presented separately at the control point.
  • Without checked baggage: Passengers with boarding passes and only cabin baggage can go directly to security control.

Necessary documents:

Transport information/travelling to the airport:

  • Construction work: Deutsche Bahn is carrying out major maintenance and construction work on rail services during the holidays and replacement rail services will be intermittently provided. Please find about what may affect you in good time: vbb.de/fahrinfo
  • Arrival by train: Getting to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is the same. The station is located directly under Terminal 1. Please note that masks are compulsory on the train and in the station. Furthermore, we ask all passengers to continue wearing a mask in the terminals.
  • Parking: The short-term “Kiss & Fly” parking zone directly in front of the terminal entrance allows stopping to drop-off passengers free of charge for ten minutes. One hour’s parking in the car parks surrounding the terminal costs 5 euros and 7 euros in the multi-storey car parks. They can be used for both terminals and reserved online. https://ber.berlin-airport.de/en/orientierung/parken.html

Further information

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