Enjoy a city break with cheap flights to Berlin
Berlin is a unique European city, rich in heritage and with a buzzing cultural scene. Take advantage of the numerous cheap direct flights to Berlin to enjoy a break in this atmospheric city. Berlin's memorable sights range from the traces of the old Wall to the fashionable bars and clubs springing up in the east of the city.
Fly direct and save money
There are convenient direct flights to Berlin from several regional airports, making it an attractive destination for a short break or weekend visit.
Flights from UK to Berlin
EasyJet flies direct to Berlin Brandenburg or Schoenefeld from Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, London Gatwick, Luton and Manchester. Ryanair offers direct flights from East Midlands and London Stansted to Berlin Schoenefeld. It is usually possible to find a return fare for under £100, especially if you are happy to travel with hand baggage only.
Getting around in Berlin
Getting around Berlin is easy and inexpensive on the U-Bahn underground railway, which makes more sense than hiring a car.
Berlin in a nutshell
The scale of the city and the changes that have taken place in the 23 years since reunification can make it difficult to see the stark divisions that used to exist between East and West Berlin. Historical tours can help, pointing out Communist-era landmarks beyond the obvious sites like Checkpoint Charlie.
The imposing square of Alexanderplatz remains the focus of East Berlin, but it can also be intriguing to wander the bohemian streets of the Prenzlauer Berg quarter. This region is where a counterculture began to grow under Communist rule. These days it is a thriving and upwardly mobile area of clubs, cafés, galleries and shops, where Berlin's creative types congregate.
Bopping in Berlin
Those who book flights to Berlin hoping for a weekend that offers more than history lessons will find that the city belies the German image for staidness. It has claims to be the clubbing capital of Europe, with numerous new dance clubs opening and closing with frantic regularity. Check the local press for tips on the happening nightspots.