The most important tips for the start of the holidays
The most important tips for the start of the holidays

Tips for the start of the holidays

at BER 

Published: 07 July 2023, 10:15

The most important tips for the start of the holidays

Die wichtigsten Tipps zum Ferienstart am BER


The holidays are just around the corner: the airport company expects passenger numbers to rise slightly during the six-week summer holidays.

Particularly popular destinations are Turkey, Spain, Great Britain, Italy, Greece and France. 66 airlines in total fly from BER to 141 destinations in 47 countries during the holiday season.

Check in and baggage: 


BER Runway: Reserve a time slot for access to security control. This saves waiting time. The service is free of charge and is available from seven days before departure. Passengers who have booked a time slot simply go to the boarding pass control with their boarding pass. This recognises when there is a reservation.

BER Runway

Reserve a time slot for access to the security check at BER free of charge.

Online: We advise our passengers to check in online at home if their airline offers this service. Please check with your airline.

Self Check-in: Many airlines provide the option of checking in independently at the self-service desks and printing out your boarding pass or baggage tags yourself. Use of the machines is possible from 3:30 am. for the respective day of departure. Find out more information about this from your airline or online here:

Self Check-in

The evening before: Some airlines offer passengers the option of checking in the evening before for departures the next day. Lufthansa and passengers can check in their baggage up to 23 hours before departure. For Eurowings flights, this applies to departures up to 12 pm the following day, for easyJet flights, this applies to departures up to 9:30 am the following day.

Evening before (Check-in or Bag Drop)

At the counter: You can check in at the counter. You will find the respective counter number on the departure boards. Please keep your travel documents and, if necessary, entry documents for the respective country of destination ready.

After checking in at the terminal: Please go directly to security control. The control points with the shortest waiting times are shown on the display boards in the airport and in the app and on the airport’s website.

Orientation: The BER app is a useful travel companion for finding your way around the airport quickly and easily, for all relevant information about your flight and for booking additional services.


Preparing for 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. Only one one-litre bag per passenger is allowed; the contents: containers with a max. volume of 100 ml liquid 

Electronic devices: Powerbanks and e-cigarettes are only allowed in cabin baggage.

Information about baggae

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 carry-on baggage once again. Electronic devices, such as laptops and tablets, and any liquid bags must be removed from carry-on baggage and presented separately at the control point.

Carry-on baggage only: Passengers with boarding passes and carry-on baggage only can go directly to security control.

Hand luggage

For families with children:

Special access: Families with children can use a special entrance at security control 1 and 5 in Terminal1.

Buggies and wheelchairs: You can borrow a buggy or wheelchair free of charge at 21 stations in Terminals 1 and 2 (while stocks last) and return it to another station. Passengers can pass through security control with a wheelchair or buggy. If you need more help with your flight, book the free Mobility Service with your airline or travel agent.

Flying with children

Summer offer for BER Lounge Tegel 

Enjoy a relaxed start to your family holiday in our BER Lounge Tegel. From 1 July 2023 up to and including 31 August 2023, tickets for children up to and including 12 years of age are reduced by 50 percent. A ticket during this promotional period costs EUR 18. Adults pay a new opening price of EUR 36. BER Lounge Tegel is available Sunday to Friday from 8 am to 6 pm. 

BER Lounge Tegel

In our lounge you will find different areas that are tailored to your individual needs.

Necessary documents

Identity documents: Make sure you know which identity documents are required before travelling. Your identity card may not be sufficient and you may need other documents.

EasyPASS: If you already have a biometric passport or new German identity card, you can use the automatic passport control. Third-country nationals aged 12 and over with an electronic passport and a German residence permit can also use EasyPASS and, in doing so, pass border controls more quickly. This does not apply to children’s passports.t.

ID- and passport controls

Transport information/travel:

Construction work: Regional and long-distance transport may be restricted during the holidays. Please find out about your travel options to the airport in good time before departure.

Arrival by train: Getting to Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 is the same. The train station is located directly under Terminal 1. Buses stop on the approach in front of Terminal 1. 

Parking: The short-term “Kiss & Fly” parking zone directly in front of the entrance to Terminal 1 lets passengers to be picked up and dropped off free of charge for ten minutes. Alternatively, you can use short-term parking options in car parks P3 and P7/8 near the terminal, where you can park for as little as EUR 3.50 for 30 minutes.

All parking spaces at BER can be booked online. You can save money this way.  .  

Parking at Airport BER

Contact and online services

Passenger information: Staff are available to help you at the airport and over the phone at local rates on +49 30 6091 6091 0.

Online: Passengers can also find service information and other travel information at

The information published on this page is current as of the date of publication or update.