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Berlin is a sleek, cosmopolitan city, with numerous historic sights and museums, as well as amazing architecture, shopping, dining and an eclectic music scene. It’s worth a visit at any time of the year, but does experience large swings in temperature from season to season. If you visit between May – September, temperatures are hot, soaring to above 30 degrees Celsius. Many tourists visit Berlin during the summer, which means that hotels are booked early and flights more expensive. During spring, from March – May, temperatures are moderate, with highs ranging from 8 – 19 degrees Celsius. September and October are possibly the best months to visit Berlin, because the summer crowds vanish, but the weather is still quite warm, around 13 – 19 degrees Celsius. November through February can be downright chilly and there’s always a chance of snow, but if you don’t mind single digit temperatures, you can find great deals on hotels and flights. It can get a bit busier during the holiday season, but it’s worth visiting then to see and shop Berlin’s famous Christmas markets.


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BOS
26 Jan
Boston Logan International airport
21h 30m
2 Stops
SXF
Berlin Schönefeld airport
Multiple Airlines
SXF
02 Feb
Berlin Schönefeld airport
15h 38m
2 Stops
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
224 USD
WOW air
WOW air
BOS
11 Jan
Boston Logan International airport
10h 15m
1 Stop
SXF
Berlin Schönefeld airport
WOW air
SXF
15 Jan
Berlin Schönefeld airport
11h 40m
1 Stop
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
250 USD
Icelandair
Icelandair
BOS
26 Jan
Boston Logan International airport
10h 05m
1 Stop
TXL
Berlin Tegel airport
Icelandair
TXL
02 Mar
Berlin Tegel airport
11h 05m
1 Stop
BOS
Boston Logan International airport
377 USD

Which airlines fly to Berlin?

Direct flights from the UK to Berlin are available from British Airways, easyJet, Ryanair, Flybe, eurowings, and Jet2. Other airlines flying into Berlin include Lufthansa, KLM, Air France, SWISS, Brussels Airlines, Aer Lingus, Iberia, Austrian Airlines, SAS, Finnair, Norwegian, Vueling, Norwegian Air International, Alitalia, LOT, Luxair, Air Serbia, and Airbaltic.


How to get from the airport to Berlin city center?

Below you will find all the airports in Berlin along with the distance from the city center
Berlin Schönefeld
10 mi from city center
Berlin Tegel
5 mi from city center

Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

The Berlin Schönefeld Airport is just to the south of Berlin. Holiday and low-cost-airlines fly to Schönefeld. It’s easy to get to Berlin’s city center from SXF using public transport. A one-way fare is €3.40 EUR and is good for the Airport Express trains, S-Bahn, the underground, buses and trams. You may make as many stops or transfers as you like within a two-hour period, traveling in one direction.

Trains

Take either of the Airport Express trains, RE7 or RB14, which travel in 30 minute intervals between Schönefeld Airport and Berlin-Charlottenburg, with stops at Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Berlin Central Station and Berlin-Zoo. It takes about 15 minutes to get to Ostbahnhof with the Airport Express and 30 minutes to get to Berlin Central Station. The S-Bahn line S45 runs between the train station at Airport Schönefeld and Station Südkreuz. From there take S41 and or S42 to connect to the city center. These trains have many stops, so it takes longer to get to the city center via this route, about 49 minutes.

Buses

From Terminal A, the following buses travel to the Berlin city center: 163, 171, X7, N7, and N60.

Taxis

A ride from Schönefeld to the city center by taxi takes about 25 minutes and costs around €41.00 – €44.00 EUR. You’ll find the taxis just outside of Terminal A.

Tegel Airport (TXL)

Tegel Airport is located in Berlin’s northern district Reinickendorf and is slated for closure when the new Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt is finished.

Buses

The fastest way to get to the city is by TXL Express Bus, which travels via Main Station (Hauptbahnhof) to Alexanderplatz in about 37 minutes. Express Bus X9 travels to Zoo Station in about 20 minutes, from which you can reach any destination in Berlin. Both express buses stop right outside the terminal. You can also ride bus 109 to Zoo station in about 30 minutes. An adult one-way fare for any of these is €2.80 EUR.

Taxis

A taxi ride to Zoo station from Tegel Airport costs around €20.00 EUR, while a taxi to Alexanderplatz runs about €26.00 EUR.

Car Rentals

If you prefer to drive and want to rent a car while visiting Berlin, plan early and look for deals on car rentals with momondo.


How to get around in Berlin?

Berlin boasts grand avenues, pedestrian-only streets, lush parks, beautiful squares, and riverside and canalside promenades. You can and should explore and enjoy it on foot, although it’s much too large to be entirely walkable. It can be complicated traveling between Berlin’s Eastern and Western neighborhoods, but with the completion of the Ringbahn in 2002, East and West Berlin transport systems were knit back together. The various modes of transport run on frequent intervals and you can trust the timetables, which makes getting around Berlin easier.

Public Transportation

Berlin is vast, but well serviced by public transportation systems that include buses, the S-Bahn (elevated train) and the U-Bahn (underground train). Between these, you can get anywhere you need to go. Fares are charged by zone, ranging from €2.60 EUR – €3.20 EUR, and tickets are valid for 2 hours from purchase time, for as many transfers as you wish within the zone. You may purchase tickets at various retail outlets as well as at the stations. You can also buy a day pass for a cost of between €6.70 EUR – €7.20 EUR, depending on the number of zones you want. You can further save on transportation and sightseeing with a Berlin WelcomeCard; a 48-hour, 72-hour, or a 5-day pass costs €19.00 EUR, 25.00 EUR, or €32.00 EUR.

Taxis

You may hail a taxi on the street, or find them outside of hotels and other public venues. Fares are metered, with a minimum charge of €3.20 EUR, plus €1.65 EUR per kilometer. If you’re traveling less than 2 kilometers and flag down the cab, ask for the Kurzstreckentarif (short-route fare.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Berlin?

US citizens traveling to Berlin do not require a visa for stays up to 90 days. A valid passport is required. Foreign nationals traveling from the USA to Berlin must check the Schengen Visa Info website.


Quick facts about Berlin

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Euro
Beer
Domestic Beer (.5 liter)
0.93 USD
Food
Inexpensive restaurant
9.11 USD
Public transport
One-way ticket
3.19 USD

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Things to do and places of interest in Berlin

Berlin boasts a dizzying mix of old and new, its rich history juxtaposed against the avant-garde, with a bit of a cheeky attitude. Berlin is widely regarded as Europe’s coolest city. Here are a few suggestions for your Berlin itinerary.

  • Visit Checkpoint Charlie, an infamous part of the Berlin Wall, steeped in fascinating and disturbing history, as the most famous crossing point between East and West Germany.
  • Spend some time at the Holocause Memorial, a sombre place designed by architect Peter Eisenmann and opened in 2005, to memorialize murdered Jewish people.
  • See the iconic Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s only surviving historical city gate, which once symbolised Berlin’s division into East and West, and now serves as a symbol of reunification.
  • Another famous Berlin landmark, the Reichstag, is a must-see. The seat of the German Parliament may be toured, but is often horrendously busy, so book your tour ahead of time.
  • Visit the Unesco Heritage site, Museum Island, with five conveniently adjacent museums, all located on an easily accessible “island” along the river Spree.
  • For a change of pace, visit the Ballhaus Berlin, an old fashioned dance hall where nostalgia meets modern technology, with events such as tango nights, swing evenings, hit parties, burlesque adventures, and soul and funk dance nights.
  • Stroll along Prenzlauer Berg’s Mauerpark (open daily from 8am-sunset) where on Sundays, you’ll find a giant flea market.

Tips and tricks for visiting Berlin

Berlin is quite safe, but you should be on guard against pickpockets. Keep your valuables close, especially when traveling on crowded public transport.

Tipping in Berlin – gratuities and VAT are already included in your bill, so it’s not necessary to tip. However, if your service was exemplary, a little extra is always appreciated.