Berlin, a heady blend of grit and glamour in the northeast of Germany is the country’s largest and most cosmopolitan city.
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Although 92% of the capital’s buildings were razed to the ground by World War II bombs, it has rebuilt itself with remarkable results over the decades, making its memorials, museums and cutting-edge architecture ripe for exploring.
Flying to Berlin
Flying directly from London City Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) will see you land just a short distance from the city centre. Tegel is Berlin's main airport, so the LCY route makes for a convenient journey straight from the heart of London to the heart of the German capital. From the Reichstag to Brandenburg Gate, Berlin is an exciting city break destination as well as a busy financial and business centre.
Flying from London City Airport to Berlin: Q&A
Take the guesswork out of your booking. Check through our answers to the most common questions about flights from London City Airport to Berlin that travellers ask us regularly.
How long is the flight from London to Berlin?
Flying directly to Berlin Tegel from London City usually takes around an hour and 40 minutes. It takes around 20 minutes to travel from Bank to London City Airport, where the DLR station is directly connected to the terminal. Once you land in Berlin, it’s around 30 minutes to the centre of the city, depending on how you travel.
How many flights a week are there from London City Airport to Berlin?
There are three flights every weekday to Berlin from London City Airport, and one every Sunday. Weekday departure times are spaced evenly, with a morning flight, a lunchtime flight and one flight in the early evening to choose from. For a perfect city break, Friday’s late afternoon flight will see you in Berlin by suppertime, and a late evening flight on Sunday will get you back to London before 2100.
What airlines fly most frequently between London City Airport and Berlin?
If you fly directly to Berlin from London City, you will most likely fly with British Airways, which also offers business class fares on most flights. You can fly with other airlines on this route, but BA operates the direct route, so other options will include a short stopover at the operator's hub airport. Check your chosen flight provider's details to find out about any scheduled stops.
Practical information about flying from London to Berlin
It's a short flight from London to Berlin, but you will be crossing into Europe, so you’ll need your passport. Remember that due to laws about liquids in hand luggage, any liquids you pack that aren’t going into the hold must be kept in transparent containers under 100ml each. Find out more about your onward journey from Berlin Tegel in our essential guide to Berlin.
What to expect in Berlin
If you're travelling from London to Berlin on business, expect rapid, convenient transport, a glossy business and financial centre packed with global headquarters, and fashionable bars and restaurants to impress clients and meet colleagues in. If you’re heading here for a short break, there’s more than enough to keep you busy for three days or more. A centre of early 20th-century German impressionist art, Berlin has been an important part of music and art from classical to the contemporary – against-the-grain stars like David Bowie, Lou Reed and Nick Cave have all been inspired by their time living in the city, and Europe’s most exclusive techno club Berghain remains a must-do for any self-respecting dance music fan. Not a clubber? Head to Berlin’s many traditional beer pubs for a taste of tart Berliner weisse or soft, light helles.