1 hr 50 mins to Munich Airport, which is approximately 630 miles from London.
1 hr 45 mins to Frankfurt Airport, which is approximately 395 miles from London.
All the airports are accessible by public transport. Shuttles (bus or train) drive you from the airports to the town centre.
In the German capital,Berlin Schoenefeld Airport is 11 miles south-east of the city centre.
The quickest way to get from the airport is by Airport Express train (RB14, RE7) which leaves every 30 minutes from Berlin Schönefeld Flughafen train station and stops at main stations, including Berlin Ostbahnhof, Alexanderplatz, Friedrichstrasse, Central Station, and Zoologischer Garten.
There are also two S-Bahn lines from the airport. These usually take slightly longer to reach the city centre but run all night on Fridays and Saturdays. There is also the option of a bus, with local BVG lines 162 going towards Adlershof and 171 towards Neukölln. Or if you want to access the Berlin U-Bahn network (underground), the X7 bus service provides a connection.
The price of a ticket from Schönefeld Airport to the city centre costs 2.80 euros (about £2.20), valid on the Airport Express, S-Bahn, U-Bahn, bus and tram. Ticket machines are located in the arrivals area or just outside and last for a period of two hours, during which you may make as many transfers as you wish.
A taxi costs about 25-30 euros (£19-24) and you will find a taxi rank in front of terminal A.
Berlin Tegel Airport is just 5 miles from the city centre.
Tegel is scheduled to close in 2012 to be replaced by Berlin Brandenburg International Airport, which is set to open in 2013. Until then, buses and taxis are the only way to access the city centre as the airport is neither connected to the U-Bahn or the S-Bahn. However, the buses are fast and regular, with the X9 taking you to Zoologischer Garten in around 15 minutes and the TXL which goes to Alexanderplatz in the eastern city centre. Tickets are available either at the BVG booth in the terminal building or on boarding the bus.
Otherwise, taxis cost around 15-20 euros (£12-16) and take about 30 minutes to get you to the city centre.
Munich Airport is approximately 24 miles from the city centre.
The Lufthansa Airport Bus offers a good service departing every 20 minutes and takes around 35 minutes to reach the centre. Tickets are available from the bus driver. Alternatively the S1 and S8 trains link the airport and the centre of town in 40-45 minutes. Taxis run on the meter but will cost about 50 euros, taking approximately 40 minutes.
Frankfurt Airport is approximately 8 miles from the city centre.
The S-Bahn train runs from the station in terminal 1 to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, the main station in the Frankfurt city centre, and takes about 15 minutes. Buses also run frequently from terminals 1 and 2 and take about 30 minutes. If you'd prefer to a taxi, they run on the meter but will cost roughly 20-30 euros (£16-24) and take about 25 minutes, depending on traffic.
There is a high threat from terrorism. The German government has increased security as a precaution at public buildings, major events, transport hubs and large public gatherings. Remain vigilant at this time.
Be wary of thieves in tourist areas and big cities.
In 2011, Germany received 28.4 million tourists, an increase of 5.5% on 2010 figures.
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