Free Walking Tour Berlin

When: Every day 10am & 12pm every day
Where: The meeting point is in front of the ehemaliges Kaiserliches Postfuhramt Berlin, Oranienburger Straße, 10117 Berlin, Germany, next to the entrance.
Price: Free

The Ultimate Guide to Berlin Airports: Finding the Closest Airport to the City Centre

by | Mar 7, 2024 | Original Berlin

Planning a trip to Berlin and wondering which airport is closest to the city centre? This is a common question among travelers, as proximity to the city can significantly impact your travel experience. In this guide, we’ll explore the three main airports in Berlin and help you determine which one is the most convenient for your journey.

1. Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

Located southeast of the city, Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF) is another major airport in Berlin. While it used to mainly handle flights from low-cost carriers, it has recently been incorporated into the new Brandenburg Airport (BER) complex, and its services have expanded. The airport is approximately 22 kilometers from the city centre, making it slightly farther than Tegel Airport.

To reach the city centre from Schönefeld Airport, you have several transportation options. One of the most popular choices is the airport express train, known as the Airport Express (FEX). This train departs from the airport’s train station and takes you to Berlin’s central train station (Hauptbahnhof), with several stops along the way. The journey usually takes around 30 minutes.

Another option is to take the S-Bahn train, specifically the S9 or the S45 line, which will also take you to various destinations in the city centre. Alternatively, you can hop on a regional train or a bus from outside the terminal to reach your desired location.

2. Brandenburg Airport (BER)

Brandenburg Airport (BER) is Berlin’s newest airport, officially opening its doors to passengers in 2020. It was built to replace the old Berlin Schönefeld Airport and integrate the two airports into a single complex. The distance from Brandenburg Airport to the city centre is approximately 25 kilometers.

To reach the city centre from Brandenburg Airport, you have multiple options. The Airport Express (FEX) train connects the airport to the central train station (Hauptbahnhof), similar to Schönefeld Airport. Additionally, the S-Bahn and regional trains also serve the airport, allowing easy access to various parts of the city.

You can also find taxi ranks at Brandenburg Airport, providing a convenient and direct option to reach your destination in the city centre. The taxi journey usually takes around 40 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Thank you for reading. If you're inspired by the stories of Berlin and want to delve deeper, why not join us on our Free Berlin Walking Tour? It's a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the city's rich history and vibrant culture. We look forward to welcoming you soon.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • 3.5 hours walking tour
  • Berlin’s major highlights
  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Reichstag and Berlin Wall
  • Historical sites

Free Walking Tour Berlin

When: Every day 10am & 12pm every day
Where: The meeting point is in front of the ehemaliges Kaiserliches Postfuhramt Berlin, Oranienburger Straße, 10117 Berlin, Germany, next to the entrance.
Price: Free