Airfare to Berlin, Germany
The largest city in Germany, Berlin sits only an hour’s drive from Eastern Europe. The city’s top sites include the historic Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie Museum, fantastic shopping and the Brandenburg Gate. It is also a sports epicenter – in 2006, it hosted the finals of the World Cup.
Airfare to Berlin will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Amsterdam, Netherlands. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Ryanair, easyJet and Germanwings fly to Berlin. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Frankfurt, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Lufthansa is the national airline. However, British Airways, Air France and other airlines also stop in Berlin.
The most expensive air tickets to Berlin are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Amsterdam, Netherlands and traveling overland to Berlin via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Berlin, check out BootsnAll’s Berlin Travel Guide.