Some people like flying and some people don’t, but luckily the trip over to Berlin will only take between two and three hours. For people who dislike flying this is of course a bit of a bonus but those that like it still get the thrill of being in the air. With such an amazing place to visit only being a couple of hours away by air why wouldn’t you want to visit? This guide will help you with any questions you might have about traveling to Berlin.
What time of year to go?
This is entirely dependant on your preferences. It is said that the months from May to September are the best time of year to go because that’s when the sun is at its best and most tourism places open up. However, it’s also when most tourists visit Berlin and isn’t the most peaceful time to go. If you’re a movie buff then coming to Berlin in February will allow you to take part in the film festival which screens around 400 films just in that one month! Our advice is to come for the New Year celebrations at Brandenburg gate – dancing, drink, fireworks and over a million fun loving party go-ers, what more could you ask for?
Will you need a Visa?
Nope, you can relax! All you need is a valid passport to enter Germany and from there you can go wherever you desire in the European Union.
Which flight should you take?
The cheapest way of getting to Berlin is of course with Easyjet. However, after watching the television show Airline I can certainly tell that Easyjet isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If money is no object then you could fly with British Airways or AirBerlin. For an affordable airline which offers quality service then we recommend either KLM or Brussels Airlines.
There are two major airports in Berlin. If you’re reading this after October 11th then the brand spanking new Brandenburg Airport should be open to the public and Tegel Airport will be closed. With Tegel closed, Brandenburg will take over and be the cities main airport handling most of the air traffic and having the capacity to hold up to a whopping 30,000,000 people a year! If you don’t end up arriving at Brandenburg Airport then you’ll no doubt end up in Schönefeld which is found in the south east of Berlin and acts at the main drop off point for budget airlines. Each of these airports will have plenty of overground travel to get you to where you need to go in Berlin.
There are plenty of different ways to fly into Berlin that should suit just about anyone’s pocket. There are of course other ways to get there, including the channel tunnel if you prefer to drive, or even by boat if you fancy it. There’s no way as speedy and convenient as travelling by air though, so flying is definitely your best option when travelling to Berlin.