Cheap Flights to Berlin

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When is the best time to fly to Berlin?

Peak Season:

There are plenty of cheap flights to Berlin pretty much all year round. The warmest months are July and August, however they are also the wettest. If you book your flights to Berlin for between May and June you'll see the trees in bloom and the outdoor café season starts. Christmas is a great time to visit Berlin with its Christmas markets and New Year’s celebrations, however you'll struggle to find cheap flights to Berlin for this period unless you book well in advance. There is also a love parade in July, and a Green Week in January, so plan your trip accordingly. Flights to Berlin are also more expensive for early June, as this is when the Carnival of Culture commences. It's a celebration of the ethnic diversity in Berlin and is a wonderful spectacle.

Off Season:

The quietest time of year to get your flight tickets booked for is between November and March. There are still some cultural events that go on but you'll have a much better chance of finding cheap flights to Berlin. March to May also has fewer tourists while still being generally pleasant weather wise.

When is the best time to book a flight to Berlin?

While flights to Berlin aren't overly expensive most of the year, November typically has the cheapest flights. Make sure to book in advance for whatever time you intend to travel, especially if your vacation coincides with the Carnival of Culture in June or the Berlinale in February, which is the Berlin International Film Festival. Other than that booking anytime of the year should offer you some cheap flights to Berlin, so if you're flexible with your dates then you can grab a bargain on your flight tickets. If you can choose your seats, try to sit on the left side of the plane as this will offer you views of the Berlin Skyline as you arrive.

How long is the flight to Berlin?

Flights from London (All airports) to Berlin - 1 hour 50 minutes

Flights from Manchester to Berlin - 2 hours 05 minutes

Flights from Birmingham to Berlin - 1 hours 45 minutes

Flights from Glasgow to Berlin - 2 hours 20 minutes

Which airlines operate flights to Berlin?

Air France, Air Berlin, Ryanair and British Airways are just four of the many airlines that operate flights to Berlin. Cheap flights to Berlin are quite easy to get your hands on thanks to the airlines all competing for the best prices. If you compare a few then, although the price might end up similar with any airline, you'll get the chance to make a saving on your flight tickets.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

There are several options to help you get from the airport to the city centre. S-Bahn trains, regional trains, bus services and the Airport Express all connect the city to the airport. The S-Bahn trains run between every 10 minutes and every half an hour, making it a very convenient option for tourists to travel. The bus service also runs very frequently, with numerous routes and options to choose from. It might be best asking at the airport the best bus to take to your final destination to avoid confusion though. Finally you can get a taxi from the arrival terminal after your flight to Berlin, and it'll take about 30 minutes so the price will be steeper than the train or bus.

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How much do things cost in Berlin?

Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
R 52.47
R 41.02
3 course meal for 2
R 699.64
Cheap meal
R 139.93
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 94.45
A dozen eggs
R 29.48
1 litre of milk
R 13.02
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 14.29
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 1299.93
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1383.55
Taxi - fixed fee
R 68.22
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 47.23
1 km taxi journey
R 34.98
Petrol (1 litre)
R 24.41
How much does an apartment cost in Berlin?
3 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 22278
1 bedroom apartment in city centre
R 11704
1 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 7957
3 bedroom apartment outside of centre
R 16075

More information about Berlin

  • Watch out for the best deals on direct flights to Berlin to get straight to the heart of the action.
  • The city has a vibrant and pulsating nightlife, and you will be spoilt for choice by Berlin’s wild bars and clubs.
  • Berlin is one of Europe’s largest and most exciting cities, and is an ideal location for a city break.
  • Enjoy a visit to the oldest zoo in Germany, Berlin’s Zoologischer Garten, and marvel at its inhabitants.
  • Take a tour around the city’s famous monuments such as the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag building.
  • Discover the many historical artefacts housed in the five museums on Museum Island in the middle of the river Spree.
  • Get one way flights to Berlin and use the capital as a base from which to travel across the whole of Germany.
  • Experience the capital’s vibrant art scene by visiting some of the city’s 400 plus art galleries and varied exhibitions.
  • Make the most of your evenings with tickets to an event at one of Berlin’s fabulous theatres and concert halls.
  • Explore the surviving remnants of the infamous Berlin Wall scattered around the city.

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