Find the cheapest flight to Berlin

Berlin’s history as a once-divided city means that it probably has more than its share of large international airports not very far from one another. There is a major airport redevelopment currently underway which will eventually combine the three city airports into one major airport, but the expected completion date is 2011 – so until then, you’ve still got a couple of choices when flying to Berlin!

Berlin-Tegel Airport (airport code TXL) is the main international airport in Berlin, and served as the main airport for West Berlin. Eventually, when the new airport is completed, Berlin-Tegel will be closed. Tegel is known for its hexagonal-shaped terminal building, meaning the walking distance from where you deplane to where you’ll connect with your ground transport is quite short. A list of all the airlines serving Berlin-Tegel is here (look at the column marked TXL at the top) and there’s a list of the destinations low-cost carriers serve here. Arrivals can be tracked here, departures here. Wireless access is available at Tegel for a fee. There are luggage lockers available near the border between the main hall/shopping area and the terminals. A terminal map is located here. Your dining options shopping options are here. To find out about your ground transportation options, go here, and the car rental agencies at the airport are here.

Berlin-Schönefeld International Airport (airport code SXF) is the city’s second largest airport, and is also the site where the new all-encompassing Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport will be built. Berlin-Schönefeld sits in Brandenburg near the southern border of Berlin, and was the only airport serving East Berlin before the Berlin Wall came down. More recently, it has been a focus for low-cost airlines. A list of all the airlines serving Berlin-Schönefeld is here (look at the column marked SXF at the top) and there’s a list of the destinations low-cost carriers serve here. Arrivals can be tracked here, departures here. Wireless access is available at the airport for a fee. A terminal map is located here. You can dine at the restaurants listed here, and spend the last of your Euros at the shops listed here. Your ground transportation options are listed here, and the car rental agencies at the airport are here.

Be sure to check these airfare deals to Berlin, and don’t forget to read about what to do and where to stay once you’re there!

More Information on Berlin

Berlin is the capital city of Germany and the largest city in the country. It is in a near-constant state of reinvention and reconstruction since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and any guidebook you’ve got will be out of date by next year. Also, because the city was divided for so many years, it doesn’t have one true “city center.” There are many neighborhoods in Berlin, each with its own style and central area. In addition to the many war-related sights to see, Berlin today is known for its happening nightlife scene, cafes, clubs and bars for meeting and greeting, and a friendly and cosmopolitan population that might even speak better English than you do!