Useful information about the flight from Bristol to Berlin
The lively German capital.
Berlin is a glamorous city with a vibrant culture, historic sites and contemporary architecture.
Berlin sights and seasons
Summer months in Berlin are warmer than the UK. Winters there can be extremely cold. However, Berlin is a good place to visit at any time of the year as there are many festivals and holidays. The 1st May is International Worker's Day and Berliners celebrate it in style. In Kreuzberg, a cultural area, there is live music and demonstrations. The Berlin Film Festival takes place in February and in January and July there are Fashion Weeks. Fete de la musique happens on the 21st June.
Important information before you travel
Berlin is flat, with lots of cycle paths. Bike rental is quite cheap and easily accessed. Food, alcoholic drinks and accommodation are cheaper in Berlin than the UK. Restaurants are less expensive away from the tourist centres. It is not always possible to pay by credit card in restaurants and shops so do carry cash. Berlin is situated in time zone GMT +1; DST +1.
Travelling around, accommodation costs and practicalities
To travel from Berlin Brandenburg International airport to the city centre, visitors can take the train, S-bahn (city line), bus or taxi. The airport train station is located under the terminal. Regional and city trains serve the centre of Berlin.
The Airport Express trains or regional trains are the fastest option into the city centre. City lines S 9 and S 45 go to Ostkreuz which is a major station with connections to many parts of the city. If landing at Terminal 5, the S9 and S45 will stop at the terminal 5 train station.
All tickets to the city centre cost from 3,60 Euro.
Buses also leave from the terminals with a journey time from around 30 minutes and ticket prices starting from 2.70 Euros.