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Answers to frequently asked questions

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Plan your trip in good time before the flight

We have compiled the answers to the most frequently asked questions for you.

Travelling to the Airport

Currently, all arrivals and departures are from Terminal 1 of BER. Terminals 2 and 5 are currently not in operation. 

Orientation

Please plan your journey so as to be in Terminal 1 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 to Terminal 1 is via the motorway A113, exit “Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg”.

Arrival by car

The address for Terminal 1 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

Several providers of this service are to be found with their vehicles at BER. At Terminal 1, the car sharing vehicles are to be found in car park P4.

Information

Escorts or greeters can wait for 10 minutes free of charge at Terminal 1. At both the departure and arrival levels, 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.

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BER is excellently connected to Berlin and its environs by public transport. 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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Check-in & Travel Documents

In order to be able to travel safely and relaxed under the current Corona 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.

An overview of 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)

Inform yourself in good time as to the entry regulations for your destination country and on 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

All travellers, both in this country and aboard, are subject to an obligation to carry valid proof with them that they, at the time of embarking upon their journey, are not infected with the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (Test, Vaccination or Recovered Person’s Certificate). Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this obligation. For this reason, passengers require one of the following valid documents with a QR code, ideally in digital form: 

  • Proof of recovery
  • Vaccination Certificate
  • Proof of a negative test

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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 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

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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.

Travellers who have been in either a high risk area and/or virus variant area within a period of up to ten days prior to entry must complete the entry registration form of the Federal Republic prior to their departure. The passenger shall be required to have with them a PDF-confirmation of the entry registration. The airline is subject to an obligation to check this; should no such confirmation be presented, the airline must refuse to take the passenger on board.

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Important travel documents for the flight

The 3G rule applies at the airport and in the aeroplane. All travellers, both in this country and aboard, are subject to an obligation to carry valid proof with them that they, at the time of embarking upon their journey, are not infected with the Corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (Test, Vaccination or Recovered Person’s Certificate). Children under the age of 12 are exempt from this obligation.

The 2G+ rule (Double Vaccinated or Convalescent + Boosted or Tested for all customers who wish to consume beverages and food at their seat) applies to access to the lounges and some of the catering offers. The 2G rule (Doubly Vaccinated or Convalescent) applies to all retail offers. Shops that serve basic needs, such as grocery shops, pharmacies, newsagents, etc. are exempt.

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.

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 terminal, 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. Please be in the terminal two hours before departure time nonetheless. 

Check-in at BER

All check-in desks are located on the departures level of Terminal 1 at BER. 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.

In Terminal 1, easyJet, the Lufthansa Group, Eurowings, airbaltic and Norwegian offer their passengers the option of checking in by self-service either wholly or in part.

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

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Security Check & Hand Luggage

In Terminal 1 there are 36 security checkpoints for departing passengers, spread over five security areas. 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.

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.

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 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.

Only liquids that do not exceed the volume of 100 ml respectively will be allowed through the security check. It is recommended that a suitable plastic bag with a maximum capacity of one litre should be purchased before the flight. Only one such bag per passenger is allowed. 

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 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 Terminal 1.

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On the Airside

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.

Due to the current measures for containing the Corona pandemic, the range of shopping and gastronomy on offer is also somewhat restricted at BER.  

The 2G+ rule (Double Vaccinated or Convalescent + Boosted or Tested for all customers who wish to consume beverages and food at their seat) applies to access to the lounges and some of the catering offers. The 2G rule (Doubly Vaccinated or Convalescent) applies to all retail offers. Shops that serve basic needs, such as grocery shops, pharmacies, newsagents, etc. are exempt.

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 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. 

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Escorts & Greeters

In order to escort passengers to the airport or to greet them a good 300 parking spaces are available directly in front of the terminal. Thanks to the automatic number-plate recognition system, no ticket is required and you may wait for up to 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 is located underneath the departures level with its check-in hall. Follow the signs for Terminal 1-2, Ankunft / Arrivals.

The departure level is located above the arrivals level. Follow the signs for Terminal 1-2, Abflug / Departures

Greeting your loved ones at the airport? In times of Corona we ask you, as a greeter, to wait in front of the terminal, in order to avoid crowded terminals and to be able to adhere to distancing regulations.