Brandenburg Berlin Airport Guide

Useful Information and Tips about the New Airport in Berlin

General Airport Information

The new Berlin airport, Brandenburg airport, finally opened at the end of October 2020, after almost 15 years of construction! The new and now single airport of the German capital has come to replace the 3 old Berlin airports, Tegel, Tempelhof, and Schönefeld (which is actually still in use as part of Brandenburg airport, renamed as Terminal 5). The BER airport is expected to become one of the busiest and most important airports not only in Germany and Europe, but worldwide. Having three terminal buildings for the moment, Brandenburg-Berlin airport will have two more in the near future. All in all, BER airport is a promising airport and a safe and efficient aviation hub for its passengers.


Berlin, Brandenburg airport has 3 terminals for the time being. Terminal 1 is the largest airport’s terminal and the most striking one, while Terminal 2, planned to serve low-cost airlines, is not operational yet. Terminal 5, the old Schönefeld airport, is 10 minutes away from Terminals 1 and 2 and handles local and international flights. Transfers between terminals are possible via taxi, bus or the S-Bahn trains.


The new Berlin airport offers top-quality accommodation options, whether you are flying to Terminal 1 or Terminal 5 of BER airport. The two Berlin Airport Hotels are ideal for lodging near the airport and meet the needs of both business travellers and holidaymakers. Steigenberger Hotel, at Terminal 1, is a 4-star hotel with all the relevant facilities, such as a conference center, an international restaurant and a spa area. On the other hand, the Terminal’s 5 IntercityHotel also provides top-rated services, from cozy and modern rooms to fine dining options, conference rooms and even free transportation pass!


More than 10.000 parking spots await you at the new Berlin airport. Open parking lots and modern car parks are available both at Terminals 1 and 2 and Terminal 5. Specially marked spots for people with reduced mobility, parking zones for families and women, baggage carts, spaces with electric charge points and more. All in all, the new Berlin airport offers top-rated and reliable parking services at reasonable prices.

Layover at the Airport

As annoying as airport layovers may be, the new Berlin airport offers all the guarantees for an enjoyable stay at the airport. With a wide variety of services and amenities, you’ll pass your spare time without even realizing it. On the other hand, a long layover at Berlin airport is a perfect excuse for visiting Berlin and getting a quick glance of the cosmopolitan city.