Berne-Belp Airport (BRN) Information
Berne Airport is the nearest air gateway to Switzerland's national capital and fourth-most populous city. This air hub may not be Switzerland's largest, but it nonetheless offers some of the cheapest parking and shortest check-in times of any airport in the nation.
In recent years, Berne Airport's annual passenger throughput has increased by more than 80 percent, partly due to the new Schengen flight terminal which opened in 2011. Close to 200,000 passengers now enter this complex on an annual basis. Of note, it is also called Bern-Belp Airport or simply Belp, because of its location in the tiny community of Belp.
The airport's Biderhangar is a listed national heritage site as it was constructed by and named after Oskar Bider, one of Switzerland's most famous aviation pioneers. Today, the Biderhangar welcomes flights from dozens of European destinations, many of which are low-budget seasonal Flybe, Helvetic Airways and Sky Work Airlines flights.
Berne-Belp Airport (BRN)
Address: Flugplatzstrasse, Alpar AG, Belp, CH-3123, Switzerland, CH
Tel: +41 031 960 2111
Berne Airport is not only a major gateway to Switzerland's national capital, some 9 km / 6 miles to its north-west, but also to some of Switzerland's finest ski resorts in the famous Jungfrau and Eiger mountains. Interlaken
is a leisurely drive of 50 km / 30 miles to the south-east.
- Arrivals area duty free shopping
- First-aid facilities
- Cafeterias, bars and restaurants
- Car hire from Holiday Autos
- Onsite airport hotel and travel agency
- Fully accessible for disabled passengers, with several specialised facilities
Berne Airport is easy to reach by car along the A6 motorway, with the Rubigen Exit 14 leading directly to the terminal. The A6 also leads south to Interlaken, which can be reached directly from Route 11 or the Seestrasse along opposite ends of Lake Thun.
Passengers wishing to take taxis should book them in advance, as airport taxis can be in short supply at times. Apart from the Swiss capital, popular taxi destinations include Belp, Gurten, Koniz, Muri, Ostermundigen and Worb.
The AirportBus Berne departs the terminal every 30 minutes for the nearby Belp Railway Station, where passengers can reach central Berne within 30 minutes aboard four different S-Bahn trains. Another bus line known as the Tangento links the communities of Münsingen, Belp and Konolfingen.