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Transport connections

Bahnhof BER

Train station

Berlin Brandenburg Airport has its own six-platform railway station with three platforms located directly underneath the terminal. It is expected that two out of every three passengers will use public transport to travel to the new airport.

The Airport Express already connects Schönefeld Airport with Berlin city centre. In future, these trains will run every 15 minutes between Berlin Hauptbahnhof (central station) and BER. The journey time is around half an hour. From October 2020, 14 trains per hour will stop at the station during rush hour, including the S-Bahn (city train) every 10 minutes and the IC (intercity trains) about once an hour on the journey from Dresden to Rostock. In future, the station will be called “Flughafen BER – Terminal 1-2”. Today’s station Berlin-Schönefeld Flughafen will, in future, be called “Flughafen BER – Terminal 5”. Between the two stations, the S-Bahn trains will run every 10 minutes, buses every 5 minutes.

Services from 2020 onwards

Train number Section Frequency
FEX Hauptbahnhof – Gesundbrunnen – Ostkreuz  BER T1 every 30 minutes
RE7 Dessau, Bad-Belzig – Berlin-Stadtbahn – BER T1 – Wünsdorf-Waldstadt hourly
RB14 Nauen – Berlin-Stadtbahn – BER T1 hourly
RB22 Potsdam – Golm – BER T1 – Königs Wusterhausen hourly
S9 Spandau – Stadtbahn – BER T5 – BER T1 every 20 minutes
S45 Südkreuz – BER T5 – BER T1 every 20 minutes

Train services will be optimised by the end of 2022. Among other things, the current Schönefeld railway station will then be re-integrated into the regional transport system. The commissioning of the Dresdner Bahn (Berlin-Dresden railway), due to take place from 2025 onwards, will further expand transport services, reducing the FEX journey time to just 20 minutes.

Regional and long-distance transport:

Deutsche Bahn will incorporate Berlin Brandenburg Airport in its rail network and, in doing so, provide regional and international connections from there. Destinations within Brandenburg can be reached directly via regional trains departing from BER, with long-distance connections provided, among others, to Hamburg, Hanover, Amsterdam via HBF Berlin, as well as Wroclaw and Krakow. The tracks to and from the new airport are fully compatible with ICE trains.

Road connections

Via a new separate motorway connection of the A113 motorway (exit no. 8 “Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg”), there is a direct and fast connection from BER T1-T2 to the city centre and, via the Berliner Ring A10, to the wider catchment area. The BER T5 is also accessible via junction no. 7 "Schönefeld-Süd" and the B96a. More than 10,000 parking spaces will be available to passengers and visitors at BER.