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Fly to Berlin with SAS on our many daily flights from London and various locations in the UK. Enjoy big child discounts, relax in our lounges before your flight and get additional benefits and discounts the more you fly with us. 

 

FLY TO BERLIN ON OUR MANY DAILY FLIGHTS

Fly to the German capital with our many daily flights from London and various other airports in the UK. We make sure that you get to Berlin in a convenient way to meet your business or leisure needs. 

SAS fly to and from Berlin Tegel Airport. It is situated just 5 miles north west of Berlins city centre. You can get to the city quickly with public transport, taxi or rental cars. 

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BOOK YOUR CHEAP FLIGHT TICKET TO BERLIN EARLY AND SAVE MONEY

We have made it easy to find cheap tickets to Berlin. If you book in good time you can save a great deal of money. 

Use our low price calendar to search for the cheapest flight tickets to Berlin. We have made it easy to get a good overview on both a daily and monthly basis. 

Availability and prices are updated with each new search – price variations may occur when you proceed to booking.

 

UP TO 12 FLIGHT OPTIONS AVAILABLE DAILY BETWEEN LONDON AND BERLIN

SAS has several flights departing from London Heathrow Airport every day, so you can get to Berlin in a cheap and comfortable way. We fly from London to Berlin in just a few hours every day via the capital cities of Scandinavia. 

When you travel from London, you get a number of benefits. It is easy to get to and from both airports with public transportation, taxis and rental cars. 

 

FLY TO BERLIN FROM AIRPORTS ALL OVER THE UK

You can fly to Berlin from various airports in the UK – not just London. SAS flies from a number of locations, so you can get to Berlin in a fast and convenient way. 

Fly to Berlin (TXL) from: 

 

• Aberdeen (ABZ)

• Birmingham (BHX)

• Edinburgh (EDI)

• London – Heathrow (LHR)

• Manchester (MAN)

• Newcastle (NCL)

Our many different routes from the UK to Berlin makes it easy to travel to the German capital from all over the UK.

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ALWAYS INCLUDED WITH SAS – FREE SEAT SELECTION, ONLINE CHECK-IN AND MUCH MORE

When you fly with SAS, you get a number of things included in your flight ticket. We have everything covered before, during and after your flight. 

This is always included in your flight ticket with SAS:

 

• 24-hour return policy

• Online check-in

• Free seat selection

• Tea and coffee

• Newspapers in our app

• Child discount up to 90%

You can download our app – here you can book your next flight to Berlin. You can always find your flight and check prices on flysas.com.

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ENJOY CHILD DISCOUNTS OF UP TO 90%

We have made sure you can get generous child discounts, when you fly with SAS. 

If your child is under 2 (0-23 months) they can enjoy a 90% discount on the price of their ticket – when they travel on their parent’s lap during the flight. 

Children 2-11 years of age get a discount of up to 25% - they have their own seat on board the flight. 

 

COLLECT EUROBONUS POINTS AND GET SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

We want to make your flight as comfortable as possible. This is why you can accumulate points on your flights, hotel stays, car rentals and everyday purchases. 

Redeem your points at SAS or our many partners to make your travel easier, more comfortable and profitable. 

You get more benefits the more you fly and it is completely free.

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RELAX IN OUR LOUNGES BEFORE YOUR FLIGHT

Upgrade your flight ticket and enjoy your wait in our lounge. You get access to our lounge area without any extra charge if you have a SAS Plus ticket. 

In the lounge area you will be able to try our tasty buffet as well as our selection of beverages. Choose between wine, beer or water as well as free tea and coffee.

 

BERLIN TEGEL AIRPORT (TXL)

When you fly with SAS, you will land in Berlins central airport – Tegel. It is situated just 5 miles north west of Berlin’s city centre. 

The airport is one of the busiest in Germany and it offers many modern facilities – restaurants, cafes and tax-free shops. 

Berlin Tegel Airport offers cheap and fast WiFi all over the airport, so you can stay connected.

 

TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM BERLIN TEGEL AIRPORT

It is easy to get to and from the airport. Tegel Airport can easily be reached by bus – the express buses are the quickest way to Berlin city centre. 

The trip from the airport to the city centre takes anywhere from 20-45 minutes depending on your route. It can be quicker if you start by bus and later change to the S-Bahn. 

You can also take long-distance transportation via the airport. Südkreuz and Berlin Central Station are just 30 minutes away.

Buses and trains to and from the airport

 

CAR RENTAL AT BERLIN TEGEL AIRPORT

You can hail a taxi at the airport or you can rent your own car, so you can get round Berlin quick and easy. 

It is easy to pick up and drop off your rental car at the airport. SAS can help you find the best rental car for your needs – do a car rental search. When you do a car rental search through us, you will get prices from all the major providers.

 

Contact

Flughafen Tegel (TXL) 

13405 Berlin Germany

Telephone number: +49 1805 000186

Website: http://www.berlin-airport.de/ 

 

TRANSPORTATION IN BERLIN

It is easy to get round Berlin with public transportation. The city’s public transportation system covers the whole town and connects the outer suburbs with the city centre. The transportation system in Berlin is divided into three zones – A, B and C. 

Berlins metro (U-Bahn) covers the centre of Berlin with a total of 170 stations and 9 lines. It is easy to buy tickets for the metro. You can buy them at all stations, ticket machines as well as ticket offices. 

There are different types of tickets and the price varies depending on which type you need. During the late hours, you can travel by both train and metro in Berlin centre. 

In Berlin you can also travel by tram. The tram lines extend the route network of the U-Bahn. There are more than 20 tram lines that run through the streets of Berlin. Most of the tram lines are in the eastern part of the city. 

You can use the same tickets on all modes of transportation as long as they are stamped at the beginning of your journey. 

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THE TWO TOURIST TICKET IN BERLIN

There is more than one tourist ticket in Berlin. You get almost identical discounts and travel possibilities with the two.

Berlin WelcomeCard offers unlimited travel for up to 72 hours as well as up to 50% discounts at the most popular sights across Berlin.

Berlin CityTourCard is the name of the other tourist ticket in Berlin. You can get unlimited access to all means of transportation (for as long as 4-6 days) and at least 15% discounts on the top 10 attractions in Berlin. 

The two tourist tickets let you discover Berlin on a low budget. They are a really smart investment for all tourists visiting the city.

 

BERLIN – A CITY DIVIDED

One of the best ways to experience Berlin is to simply walk around the city. It is full of surprises and quirky things that you will miss if you sit in a car. 

It is not possible to walk around all of Berlin – the city is simply too big for that. You can quickly get from one part of the city to another with the efficient metro. It easy to use and lets you experience more of Berlin in a short period of time.

The area around Alexander Platz oozes of the former East Berlin. Take a trip up the 368 m. high Fernsehturm and enjoy the view of Berlin in the rotating café.  

If you want to feel how it was before the fall of the Berlin Wall, you have to visit Checkpoint Charlie. It is perhaps the best known border crossing between East and West Berlin during the time the city was divided. 

Today at the earlier Checkpoint Charlie in Friedrichstrasse, you can also find a museum about Berlin’s time as a city divided.

 

A CITY WITH PERSONALITY

After the old East Berlin has been renovated and rebuild after the war, you can now find many neighbourhoods with their own unique personality. 

Prenzlauer Berg is the cosy and green artistic neighbourhood where almost all roads are boulevards and the buildings are painted in beautiful colours. Kastanieallee and Schönhauser Allee connects it all. 

Mitte is a hip neighbourhood with sushi bars and fashion stores. You will also find the beautiful Neue synagogue at Oranienburger Strasse in this part of the city. 

The neighbourhood Kreuzberg is placed in the old West Berlin and it bubbles with life. Here you can find many restaurants and bars. Then there is Friedrichshain, that, in its own way, takes you back to the former DDR. 

 

CITY LIFE

Berlin has been called “poor, but sexy” and it is a genuine metropolis. 

If you are into opera, you can enjoy some of the biggest masterpieces at Deutsche Oper or Staatsoper. Berlin also has one of the best club scenes in the world if you like electronic music. 

The city and music are synonyms. Artists like Lou Reed and David Bowie has had many associations with Berlin. 

The status as a cultural big city is seen clearly with big events like the Love Parade and the Berlin Marathon.  

 

HISTORY OF BERLIN 

Berlin is an old city that was founded in the 13th century. It was the capital of old Prussia and quickly became known for its important role in science, music and higher education. 

It has been an important city throughout history as the capital city of many big empires. After WW2 the city suffered the misfortune of being divided into two – East and West Berlin. 

 

THE BERLIN WALL IN BERLIN

Berlin was actually divided from 1945 all the way up to 1990. It was divided into four sectors – the American, British, French and Soviet sector. The Soviet sector is what we today call East Berlin and the other three sector made up West Berlin. 

The erection of the Berlin Wall first began in 1961. On August 13 East Berlin started building the wall overnight without warning. The first stone was laid at Potsdamer Platz.

During the separation the two parts of Berlin evolved quite differently. This is one of the reasons why so many people wanted to cross the border from East to West Berlin.

 Because West Berlin in reality was a small western island in the Soviet Union, you could not transport supplies by roads. This had to be airlifted in by plane – the allied airlift of supplies began in 1948. 

John F. Kennedy said the famous words “Ich bin ein Berliner” - I am a Berliner – during this period. 

 

AFTER THE FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL

The wall came down on November 9th, 1989 but it was not until October 3rd, 1990 that the city was officially reunited.

After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, the healing of Berlin could begin. The reunion of the two very different parts of Berlin was not easy but it made the city into the artistic playground and thriving metropolis it is today. 

Brandenburger Tor still stands as a reminder of the wall as it passed close by the sight. You can still see parts of the Berlin Wall today, when you visit the city.

See the important piece of world history – visit Berlin with SAS!

 

SIGHTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN BERLIN

Berlin is a city with a rich historical background. This is clear when you visit the city. There are many things to see and do during your visit. 

Some of the sights can be combined to really give you an understanding of the unique Berlin spirit. 

 

BRANDENBURGER TOR

Brandenburger Tor is one of Berlin’s most famous landmarks. It is a must-see sight during your visit to the German capital. 

The gate was erected between 1788 and 1791 and served as one of the gates to the city. It is one of three preserved city gates. 

It was a symbol of the city and the division of Berlin and Germany during the Cold War. Now it stands as a national symbol of unity and peace. 

You can find other important monuments and sights in close vicinity to Brandenburger Tor.

 

THE BERLIN WALL AND CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

The Berlin Wall is such a big and important part of Berlin and German history, that it is almost mandatory to see the remaining parts of the wall, when you visit the city.

There are a number of places, where you can see remnants of the once so big and divisive wall. The best way to really understand the impact of the Berlin Wall is at the Berlin Wall Memorial. 

People visit Checkpoint Charlie either before or after they have seen the wall. The famous border crossing on the Berlin Wall is a museum today and it also has pieces of the Berlin Wall in its exhibitions.  

 

THE REICHSTAG BUILDING

The German Federal Government resides in Berlin in the Reichstag building. It was opened in 1894. The building was damaged during WW2 and it was not reconstructed until 1999. 

It was actually at the Reichstag the official reunification ceremony was held in 1990. The day after the ceremony the parliament of the united Germany assembled in the building as an act of symbolism. 

Today the Reichstag is the second most visited attraction in Germany. This is not least because of the big and impressive glass dome from which you get an outstanding view over the city. The view is especially impressive at night. 

 

SHOPPING IN BERLIN 

Berlin is an artistic playground, which means you can find many small up-and-coming designers. You can of course also find the big international and exclusive brands. 

The city oozes of an alternative lifestyle and the Berlin design is often different from what you would normally find in other metropolis’. 

You typically cannot do all of your shopping in one place. Berlin has not got one shopping area as many other big cities. It is divided into different neighbourhoods with their own special characteristics. 

 

SHOPPING IN KÜRFURSTENDAMM

This area was the symbol of everything western during the Cold War. It is situated in the old West Berlin and the locals calls it “Ku’damm”. 

Today you will see the commercialization with neon signs and McDonalds and Starbucks scattered across the neighbourhood. However, it is also in this area that you will find the big international brands and the department store KaDeWe. The famous department store has a broad selection of clothing and perfumes. 

 

SHOPPING IN MITTE

Mitte is the place for you if you are interested in authentic Berlin design. You can find a range of interesting shops in this area not far from Alexanderplatz. 

Autentic designs from Germany and Berlin can be found in the lingerie store Schiesser – which has almost gained mythical status. You can also find Berlin brands such as Lala Berlin that makes designer clothes for women. 

If you are looking for exclusive German and international brands such as Jimmy Choo and Marc Jacobs, you should stop by Departmentstore Quartier 206. 

Mitte is also the place to visit, if you are interested in art. You can find small galleries showcasing contemporary art everywhere. It is also in this neighbourhood you can explore KW (Kunst Werke) Institute for Contemporary Art. It is an old five story factory with different exhibitions of both international and German artists. 

 

SHOPPING IN KREUZBERG AND PRENZLAUERBERG

If you are on the look-out for alternative neighbourhoods, you must visit Kreuzberg and Prenzlauerberg. Here you will find second-hand stores with clothes from the DDR era, quirky vintage dresses and jewellery stores with a different selection than that of the rest of Berlin. 

Explore the area by foot, so you can really enjoy the unique atmosphere it has to offer. If you need a break from all the shopping, the neighbourhood has a cosy and green area Helmholtzplatz that is perfect for a small break. 

 

ART & CULTURE IN BERLIN

Berlin is a magnet for artists. Artists from all over the world look to Berlin for the new and interesting trends. The city is booming with exciting and new theater companies, art and many other cultural activities. 

The creative industries are thriving and you can enjoy a wide variety of art and culture in the German capital. It is also an important centre for both the German and European film industry. 

 

BERLINISHE GALERIE – MODERN ART MUSEUM

This museum is a semi-hidden place in Alte Jakobstrasse. Here you can enjoy modern art, photography’s and architecture. 

It is also perfect if you have children with you. The museum has a Children’s Studio that provides a wide range of activities for the little ones. 

The museum often has new and interesting exhibitions so it is definitely worth a visit if you are interested in modern art.

 

RADIALSYSTEM V – CONCERTS AND DANCE WITH A VIEW

It is difficult to give an accurate description of this place. It not a theatre or concert venue. It is a thing of its own with its own unique identity and style.

You can enjoy a number of different things in the old pumping station. It is a space for creative ideas with many new media exhibitions, dance performances, concerts, plays and much more. 

Radialsystem is situated in Holzmarktstrasse at the riverbank. You get an incredible view thanks to this. 

 

DINING AND NIGHTLIFE IN BERLIN

You will struggle to find a more diverse and vibrant nightlife than Berlin’s. Especially the club scene is seen as the premier nightlife destination in Europe. 

There are many really good bars and restaurants all over the city. The different neighbourhoods offer different environments and settings for your meal. 

One of the most beautiful squares in Berlin is considered to be Kollwitzplatz where both young and old meet.

 

SAVIGNYPLATS – LOTS OF FOOD AND JAZZ

You can get big pizzas, enjoy world-class jazz and much more in this part of Berlin. You will find bars such as Black Café and 12 Apostles in Charlottenburg and around Savignyplatz. 

Some of the most famous people from the film industry – also international film stars – like to come here to have a good night out. 

One of the best places to enjoy not only jazz but also funk and soul is at Quasimodo. 

 

TORSTRASSE – AUTENTIC DINING

As it is the case with many other neighbourhoods in Berlin, you get a little bit of everything in Torstrasse. You will find many good restaurants at this location. 

You can also find interesting clubs and bars. It is ideal if you are planning on going clubbing after a nice and solid meal. 

 

about BERLIN 

Population: 3.5 million

Religion: 60% Non-Religious, 19% Protestants

Currency: Euro

Time difference: +1

Country code: +49

Languages: German, Turkish, Polish 

Embassy: 1-6 Chesham Pl, Belgravia, London SW1X 8PZ, UK

United Kingdom’s embassy: Wilhelmstraße 70 - 71, 10117 Berlin, Germany