Berlin by air

Berlin by air

Berlin has / had 3 airports: Tegel, Tempelhof (now closed) and Schönefeld (gradually evolving into ‘Berlin Brandenburg International’.

If you fly to Berlin on a major scheduled flight from Western Europe you will probably arrive at Tegel about 5 miles (8km) north-west of the city centre.

If you fly with a low-cost airline, such as EasyJet, you will almost certainly land at Schönefeld, formerly East Germany’s principal airport, about 11 miles (18km) from the centre of the city.

Tempelhof, just 2.5 miles (4km) from the middle of Berlin (Mitte) is largely used for short-haul domestic flights.

Berlin Brandenberg International
Schönefeld is destined to become ‘Berlin Brandenberg International’, the city’s main airport, by 2010.

As part of this redevelopment of Berlin’s airports, Tempelhof will have closed by the time of the World Cup and Tegel is due to close in 2007.

Flying from the UK? Going to the airport by train, coach or car?

If you’re flying from the UK and planning to go to the airport by coach or train, these links to National Express Airport coaches, the thetrainline, Gatwick Express and Heathrow Express let you book your journey to the airport online. If you’re driving, try Purple Parking or BAA airport parking for cheap parking at all major UK airports.

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