|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 15% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,392||Average for round-trip flights in June 2021|
|Round-trip from||$1,533||From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Berlin Brandenburg|
|One-way from||$13||One-way flight from Sydney to Berlin|
SYD - BER
$1,063 - $1,834
2 - 23 °C
30 - 72 mm
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 Brandenburg Airport (BER) is located 27 km southeast of Berlin’s city centre. Brandenburg Airport is connected to the rail and road network which can be used to reach Berlin’s city centre.
If you prefer to leave the airport via train, you have a few options. The FEX (every 30 minutes), RE7 (hourly), RB14 (hourly), and RB22 (hourly) are regional trains. The RE7 and RB14 have Berlin city centre as a stop on their route. The S-Bahn S9 train runs every 20 minutes from Terminal 1, 2, and 5 to Berlin city centre.
There are also bus routes from Brandenburg Airport. The X7 (every 5 minutes) and the X71 (every 20 minutes) are Airport Express buses, both of which can be found at Terminals 1, 2, and 5. The BER1 goes from Terminal 1 to Steglitz City Hall and runs every 45-50 minutes. The BER2 goes from Terminal 1 and Terminal 5 to Potsdam Central Station and runs every 55 minutes. The 163, 164 and 171 buses can all be found at Brandenburg’s Terminal 5 and run every 20 minutes.
If you are driving a rental car from Berlin Brandenburg Airport to Berlin’s city centre, then taking the A113 from Terminals 1, 2, and 5 is the most direct route. Level E0 of Terminal 1 is where the car hire providers are located; Level E0’s car hire centre services both Terminals 1 and 2. Terminal 5’s car hire centre is directly in front of terminal area L. Taxis can also be found at both locations.
For a flight to Berlin, you will be flying into Brandenburg. Berlin Brandenburg (BER) is just 18.9 km from the centre of the city.