A thriving, cosmopolitan city known for its great nightlife, there are plenty of reasons to book cheap flights to Berlin. Germany’s capital city has around 170 museums and a staggering array of art, culture and history, with famous sights including the Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall. This multi-cultural city is interesting to visit any time of year but peak season for most flights to Berlin is in the warmer months, between May and September. Take note of major holidays and events such as, Easter, the lead up to Christmas and New Year’s, as hotels can fill up. Other busy times are Green Week in January, the Berlin International Film Festival in February and the Love Parade in July.
November to March is considered the off season, excepting Christmas and New Year’s, and when there is the chance of picking up the cheapest flights to Berlin. The winter heralds chilly temperatures hovering just above or below freezing, with January and February the coldest months, and light snowfall is common.
The shoulder months of March to May and October to November are the best time to arrive on flights to Berlin for pleasant weather and fewer tourists. June, July and August are the warmest months with temperatures averaging 21C – 25C but also the wettest months of the year and the most crowded. In general Berlin is a popular tourist destination so you should find plenty of low cost flight tickets available even in peak season if you book early enough, or keep an eye out for last-minute deals and airline sales.
Flights from Sydney to Berlin – 22 hours 55 minutes.
Flights from Melbourne to Berlin – 22 hours 20 minutes.
Flights from Brisbane to Berlin – 23 hours 20 minutes.
Flights from Perth to Berlin – 20 hours 05 minutes.
There is plenty of choice for airlines operating flights to Berlin from Australian cities, including National carrier Air Berlin, Etihad Airways, Singapore Airlines, China Southern, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. The price of flight tickets vary markedly between airlines depending where you fly out of. The cheapest flights to Berlin from Australia can be found during June and July when competition between airlines is at its peak.
Berlin-Tegel International Airport (TXL) is located 8 km northwest of Berlin’s city centre. There is no direct rail link from the airport but passengers can rely on regular express buses to connect them to the U-Bahn as well as regional trains. Journey time to the Central Station is approx. 30 minutes. Bus stops can be found outside Terminals A and B. Taxis are located outside Terminals A, C and E. The car rental centre is located near Terminal E on the ground floor.