Tips and tricks to help you find cheap flights from Manchester to Berlin
Useful information about the flight from Manchester to Berlin
The modern riverside city of Berlin
Berlin, known as one of Europe's youngest capital cities has broad avenues with old historic and modern buildings, along with famous landmarks like the Brandenburg Gate. Enjoy beauty spots on the banks of the Spree or Lake Wannsee. The city is also well known for its greenery, forests and many lakes.
Best time to visit
It is usually warmer than the UK in Berlin in summer, but winter can be long and very cold. To visit at the time of a festival or holiday, Berlin offers various options like Fashion Week in January and July, or the Berlinale Film Festival in February. International Workers' Day is a big celebration on May 1st, particularly in the Kreuzberg district, where there's live music and demonstrations, with an atmosphere of riotous festivities. On and around 21st June, during the Fete de la Musique, live music is played in and around the streets of Berlin at free stages.
Berlin Brandenburg International Airport travel to central Berlin: train, S-bahn (city line), bus or taxi. Catch trains either from the airport railway station beneath terminals 1 and 2 or if arriving at terminal 5, take regional trains and s-bahn trains form the nearby terminal 5 station.
The Airport Express or regional trains are the fastest option to the city centre. City or suburban lines S9 and S45 (also from terminal 5) both stop at Ostkreuz, from where there are plenty of connections to many parts of the city. Please note that there is a separate station near the airport Terminal 5, where only regional trains and S-Bahn trains stop. Those landing at Terminal 5 should head to Terminal 5 train station for the s-bahn into the city centre. One way tickets for adults will cost around 3.80 Euro. Buses also leave from the terminals with a journey time from around 30 minutes and ticket prices are slightly lower.
For getting about in Berlin you can buy the Berlin Welcome Card including a public transport ticket covering trains, buses, trams, underground and boats. Admission fees to many museums and attractions are about 50 percent using the card. Explore and discover your favourite Berlin districts with their distinct flair. Buy transport tickets at the S-Bahn or U-Bahn and remember to validate before travelling. Berlin taxi prices are slightly cheaper than in the UK. There's a short distance (Kurzstrecke) tariff for journeys under 2km. These can only be flagged down.
Tips and facts before you travel
Cyclists enjoy Berlin with its many cycle paths and flat terrain. There's easily available cheap bike rental too. Berlin is generally cheaper than the UK for such things as accommodation, food and alcoholic drinks. Be aware that payment by credit card is often not accepted in shops and restaurants.