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Flights to Germany

The best price found from United States to Germany is on March 11th, 2017, travelling with WOW air. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $150.00
SXF
Berlin Schoenefeld

Getting around by air

Frankfurt Airport is the main gateway for transcontinental flights, although Düsseldorf and Munich also receive their share of overseas air traffic. Until the opening of the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport, flights to Berlin will arrive at its two smaller international airports, Tegel and Schönefeld. There are also sizeable airports in Hamburg, Cologne/Bonn and Stuttgart, and smaller ones in such cities as Bremen, Dresden, Hanover, Leipzig-Halle, Münster-Osnabrück and Nuremberg.

Lufthansa, Germany's national flagship carrier and a Star Alliance member, operates a vast network of domestic and international flights and has one of the world’s best safety records. Practically every other national carrier from around the world serves Germany, along with budget airlines Air Berlin (www.airberlin.com), EasyJet (www.easyjet.com), Flybe (www.flybe.com), airBaltic (www.airbaltic.com), Ryanair (www.ryanair.com) and Germanwings (www.germanwings.com). Note that Ryanair usually flies to remote airports that are often little more than recycled military airstrips. Frankfurt-Hahn, for instance, is actually near the Moselle River, about 110km northwest of Frankfurt proper.

Airports

Tickets

Timing is key when it comes to snapping up cheap airfares. You can generally save a bundle by booking early, travelling midweek (Tuesday to Thursday) or in low season (October to March/April in the case of Germany), or flying in the late evening or early morning.

  • Check the airlines' own websites for late-breaking fares or promotions, or search for the best deals with online agencies such as www.expedia.com, www.travelocity.com, www.skyscanner.net, www.kayak.com or www.ebookers.com.
  • STA Travel (www.statravel.com) and Flight Centre (www.flightcentre.com) are recommended travel agencies with online booking services and bricks-and-mortar branches in many countries.
  • If you're coming from Australia or New Zealand, round-the-world (RTW) tickets may work out cheaper than regular return fares, especially if you’re planning to visit other countries besides Germany. They’re of most value for trips that combine Germany with Asia or North America.