Passengers while transferring
Passengers while transferring


Self-Transfer at the airport

Your options for self-transfer transfer at BER

Self-Transfer with VIA BER



Self-transfer transfer has developed into an important way of travelling. With VIABER we offer you detailed information, offers and cooperations on the topic self-transfer at BER.

To make the self-transfer transfer at BER as comfortable as possible, we have described all important process steps for you beneath. An enlarged view of the individual steps can be found here:

VIABER self-transfer step by step

Terminalwechsel T1/2 und T5

If you are traveling with checked baggage, proceed to baggage claim after exiting the aircraft and retrieve your baggage. Check your baggage again at the check-in counters of the airline of your connecting flight. Proceed to the security checkpoint again. If you are traveling with carry-on baggage only, you may transfer within T1 without leaving the aviation security area. When arriving from or departing to the non-Schengen area, you will in any case go through a passport control as well.


Please note that there are two different, separate non-Schengen areas at BER Airport. This means that if you are transferring at Berlin Brandenburg Airport and you are arriving from or departing to a non-Schengen destination with Ryanair or Wizz Air, you will need a border crossing document (e.g. visa) for Germany in order to continue your journey to your final destination. This applies when travelling with and without checked baggage.

Information on travel times and transfer possibilities between the different terminals at BER can be found here:

Our Terminals

Sicherheitskontrolle - Security control © Günter Wicker / FBB
Sicherheitskontrolle - Security control © Günter Wicker / FBB

Security control

Being well prepared helps you get through the security control quicker and be more relaxed.

If you need help on site or have a question about changing at BER, you are welcome to contact our colleagues at the dedicated VIABER Info-Counters. These can be found in Terminal 1 at designated airport information:

  • Check-in area (1-8), Level E1
  • Market place (secure area), Level E1
  • Non-Schengen departure area (between gates C02 and C03), Level E2

Site plan VIABER Info-Counter


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