A fast, direct service to the new airport with the Airport Express – BER’s public transport infrastructure is unveiled

The Airport Express will run every 15 minutes from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to BER with a journey time of only 30 minutes / S-Bahn trains and buses will run at frequent intervals / BER connected to the intercity rail network
A further important step for the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport Willy Brandt has now been completed: a little less than nine months before the new airport opens BER is already fully connected to the public transport network. “30 minutes – that’s all it takes from here to the new airport” is the slogan on a poster which was unveiled at Berlin’s central station by Klaus Wowereit, chairman of the supervisory board of the airport operating company, Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz, chief executive officer of Berlin Airports, Hans-Werner Franz, managing director of Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (VBB), and Ingulf Leuschel of Deutsche Bahn AG

“It isn’t just important to have a modern airport - it is equally important that the new airport is easy to get to. And the connections to Willy Brand Airport are truly something to be proud of” said Klaus Wowereit. “Passengers have a choice: by car on the new south-bound motorway and by rail with the Airport Express, which will run every 15 minutes. There will be direct services from the stations Spandau, Charlottenburg, Zoologischer Garten, Friedrichstraße, Alexanderplatz, Ostbahnhof, Karlshorst, Potsdamer Platz and Südkreuz. People travelling to BER will be able to use stations throughout the city, including regular S-Bahn and bus services, ensuring that the connections network for the new airport truly does justice to Berlin’s polycentric layout. We all hope that journey times between the city centre and the new airport will in a few years become even shorter via the former Dresden-bound line. Some magnificent work has been done here, and I would like to thank Deutsche Bahn, DB Regio, BVG and VBB for the very constructive cooperation. We can proudly say that our new airport, Willy Brandt, will rank internationally among the best.”

 “By the time BER opens, we will be able to offer passengers, visitors and the people who work here an exceptionally efficient network of bus and train services”, said Hans-Werner Franz. “Getting to the airport will be supremely easy: just hop on a train! Other cities will envy us our fast and simply connections for train and bus passengers between the city and the airport.”

“Berlin Brandenburg Airport will not only be highly accessible from the air, it will also have excellent rail and road connections”, said Prof. Dr. Rainer Schwarz. “Our aim during the planning phase for BER was to get every second passenger to travel to the airport on public transport. The new rail and bus services provide precisely the infrastructure needed to achieve this target.”

Airport Express and S-Bahn

Posters will be hung up at numerous S-Bahn train stations in Berlin showing how long the journey time from that particular station is to BER: “26 minutes” says the poster at Alexanderplatz, “39 minutes” from Zoologischer Garten, “22 minutes” from Ostbahnhof. The Airport Express connects Berlin Brandenburg Airport with the Berlin city railway (RE7, RB14) every 30 minutes and with the Südkreuz-Hauptbahnhof (RE9) line every 30 minutes, thus providing services between BER and Hauptbahnhof every 15 minutes. Additionally, the S-Bahn trains run every 10 minutes (S9 and S45).

Regional services to Brandenburg

The RB22 services goes from Potsdam to Golm and on to BER; journey time from Potsdam Hauptbahnhof to BER is 42 minutes. Further direct services to Brandenburg are the Airport Express, the Berlin city railway and Potsdam Babelsberg to Dessau (RE7) and through Königs Wusterhausen to Senftenberg (RB14).

Bus connections

Public transport connections at the new airport will include numerous bus services: the express buses X7 and X11 connect BER and Rudow every five minutes; passengers can change here for the underground line U7. The X11 bus continues to Lichterfelde-West and on to Dahlem. Other bus lines also stop off at a number of stations, providing speedy and easy connections with Berlin’s public transport network and destinations in Brandenburg.

Intercity services

As well as regional rail and bus services, Berlin Brandenburg Airport is also well connected to the intercity rail network: there will be direct services from BER to Hamburg, Münster and Hanover, as well as Amsterdam Schiphol Airport and Cracow.

Best connects to and from BER

Efficient and speedy connections to the regional and international road and rail infrastructure are a key condition for the opening of Berlin Brandenburg Airport. The new rail and bus connections and the previously completed motorway connection makes BER ideally connected, allowing passengers to reach BER easily and dependably from the city centre of Berlin, the Brandenburg region and the Polish catchment area.
Spokesman Lars Wagner

Lars Wagner Head of the Press Office / Spokesman
Berlin Brandenburg Airport

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