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Useful information for your flight to Germany

Get up-to-date answers for some of the most frequently asked questions regarding flying to Germany
  • What are the most popular cities to visit in Germany?

    Some of the world’s most well-traveled cities are in Germany. The most popular city to travel to in Germany is Frankfurt am Main, which momondo users choose as their landing destination 720% more often than other cities. The next most popular cities in Germany are Berlin and Munich.

  • What popular landmarks are in Germany?

    Theresienwiese is the most popular place of interest in Germany. Many travelers make it a point to stop there while traveling to Germany. Other popular landmarks and places of interest in Germany would be Marienplatz, Neuschwanstein Castle, or Europa-Park.

  • What is the best airport to land at to visit Theresienwiese?

    Flying into Oberpfaffenhofen Airport is typically the best way to visit Theresienwiese, since it is the closest airport to the area.

  • What is the cheapest flight to Germany?

    The cheapest flights to Germany recently found by momondo users are $8 with Eurowings, $9 with Flybe, and $11 with Ryanair.

  • What airlines fly to Germany?

    There are a total of 39 airlines that operate flight routes to Germany, with Lufthansa being the most popular option. An estimated 24% of those flying into Germany choose to fly with Lufthansa. If you’re unable to find tickets with Lufthansa, then British Airways and Icelandair are also popular airlines to fly with.

  • How long is the flight from United States to Germany?

    The flight from United States to Germany depends on which airports you’re departing and arriving from and whether or not you have a layover. If you fly from Los Angeles (a popular airport in United States) to Frankfurt am Main (the most popular airport in Germany), then the flight time is 10h 50m on average. If you fly from Miami (another popular airport in United States) to Frankfurt am Main, then the average flight time is 8h 55m.

  • What is the most popular airport in Germany to fly to?

    According to our data, 25% of momondo users who traveled to Germany in the last year flew into Frankfurt am Main (located in Frankfurt am Main), making it the most popular airport to fly to. There may be other airports in Germany, but the majority of our users take flights to Frankfurt am Main in order to visit Frankfurt am Main and it’s surrounding areas.

  • How much are flights to Germany?

    Flights to Germany have been found on momondo for as low as $42 per ticket recently. However, the average price tends to be $1,285 and anything for $1,183 or less is a good deal. $3,373 is the most expensive flight we’ve seen in the past week, though you may be able to avoid this price depending on what airport you fly from, what airline you choose, and how far in advance you book your flights.


Can I fly to Germany from United States right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from United States to Germany

Most visitors from United States need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Germany.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United States must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 Antigen (quick-test) hours before departing to Germany.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from United States are not required to quarantine after entering Germany.

Can I fly back to United States from Germany?

Returning to United States from Germany

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Germany must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 24 hours before departing to United States.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Germany are not required to quarantine after entering United States.

If you are planning to travel to Germany at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.

Recent flights found to popular cities in Germany

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Cheapest flight routes to Germany

These routes have the cheapest flights to Germany found by momondo users in United States
DepartingDestinationBest TimeBest Price
NewarkFrankfurt am Main6h 15m$355
BostonBerlin10h 15m$377
BaltimoreBerlin10h 25m$383
New YorkFrankfurt am Main7h 20m$394
NewarkMunich7h 35m$395
NewarkBerlin8h 00m$397
New YorkBerlin10h 45m$409
NewarkCologne14h 10m$410
ChicagoHamburg10h 10m$423
ChicagoMunich8h 25m$425
ChicagoFrankfurt am Main8h 15m$426
NewarkHamburg9h 20m$428
New YorkHamburg9h 40m$434
WashingtonMunich7h 55m$435
New YorkCologne13h 35m$436
BostonMunich7h 10m$437

Best things to do and see in Germany

How long does it take to fly to Germany?

The duration of a flight to Germany is mainly determined by your point of departure from any major city in the United States. For example, if a nonstop plane takes off from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, it will take you 12h 11min to land in Germany’s busiest airport, Frankfurt Airport (FRA). If your point of departure is a runway at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), your estimated journey time to Germany is 11h 29min. If you are looking for a cheap flight to Germany, consider a flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Frankfurt Airport, which will take 8h 43min aboard airlines such as Lufthansa and United Airlines. All the above-mentioned airports also have connecting flights for travelers looking to make short multi-city stopovers, for example, in Montreal or Denver. You can find such connecting flights through the momondo search engine.

Can you get nonstop flights to Germany from the U.S.?

Yes. Numerous airlines offer nonstop Germany flights from various cities in the United States. For example, Lufthansa Airline has a 10h and 50min flight from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Frankfurt, Germany. The same carrier also provides an 8h nonstop flight to Germany for travelers whose point of origin is New York John F. Kennedy Intl (JFK). You can compare various flight deals, ticket prices, and departure airports that fit your budget and convenience through the momondo aggregator to ensure you’re getting the best possible flight to Germany. In this case, if you’re coming from Chicago O’Hare Intl (ORD), you can compare flight deals between Lufthansa and United Airlines as both offer nonstop Germany flights that get you to your destination in 8h 20min. Airlines such as Finnair, Alaska Airlines, and Iberia offer 9h 30min nonstop flights to Germany from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). While passengers from Houston George Bush Intl Airport (IAH) Texas, can also get a nonstop 9h Germany flight, travelers from major U.S. cities such as Phoenix, Philadelphia, San Diego, etc., may have to travel via connecting flights to Germany.

What are the airports operating flights to Germany?

If you’re flying to Germany from the USA, the length of travel varies greatly depending on where you depart from in the USA. If you leave from Los Angeles, California, to Berlin, the length of travel is anywhere from 13 to 25 hours. The majority of flights between the two cities have one layover scheduled, while others may have two. If you’re traveling from New York to Munich, the flight can last anywhere from over seven hours to 15 hours in total. Another popular route is from Houston, Texas, in the southern US to Frankfurt; the length of flight time between these cities can be anywhere from nine to 15 hours in total. Most of these flights have options for direct routes or one layover.

What are the best places to stop between the USA to Germany?

There are lots of options for layovers to Germany from the USA, and the layover city greatly depends on where you depart from in the USA. From Los Angeles to Berlin, layover cities include European cities like London, Amsterdam or Zurich. You can also layover in Moscow or the German city of Munich. From New York to Munich, although many flights are direct, some layover cities on this route include Milan, Lisbon, and even in some cases Dublin. If you choose to fly from Houston to Frankfurt, most flights are direct between the two cities, with limited one layovers in London at Heathrow Airport. You can also choose from layover cities like Montreal or Toronto as they are main airport hubs for Canada Airlines, which flight from Houston to Frankfurt a few times daily.

What is the best way to travel around Germany?

Cycling is synonymous with Germans, thus making bicycling the best way to get around the city whether to run errands or for fitness. Additionally, while buses run at regular intervals along popular city routes, trams are also popular with locals as they’re usually faster. The public transport system in Germany’s cities and towns is quite efficient thanks to an integration of buses, trams, subway U-Bahn trains, and S-Bahn suburban trains into a single seamless network. With one of the best public transport systems at your disposal, taking a taxi or Uber should be the very last resort. With budget-friendly public transportation, you can visit Germany’s top area attractions like the largest monument in Europe in Leipzig, Saxony, see architectural landmarks in the historic city Bamberg, visit the Harz Mountain Range, the Gothic-style Aachen Cathedral, the Sylt Beach Islands, and more.

Does a U.S. citizen need a passport or visa to fly to Germany?

Because Germany is in the Schengen area, citizens of the United States of America are allowed to fly and remain visa-free in Germany for a maximum of 90 days. The same visa conditions also apply if your trip to Germany includes crossing international checkpoints to visit other European countries that are part of the Schengen agreement. However, if your travel arrangements stipulate that you remain in Germany for more than 90 days, you will be required to apply for a German residency visa in advance. On the other hand, U.S. citizens are required to have a legal identification document such as a government-issued passport. It must be valid for the duration of the stipulated 90 days or for three months after you depart from Germany, be it for business or pleasure.


Popular routes landing in Germany

Compare flights to and from the nearest airports to discover the best prices and most convenient flight times
New York to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time6h 15m
Cheapest price$354
New York to Berlin Flights
Fastest flight time8h 00m
Cheapest price$397
Chicago to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time8h 15m
Cheapest price$426
Los Angeles to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time10h 50m
Cheapest price$516
New York to Munich Flights
Fastest flight time7h 35m
Cheapest price$434
Washington to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time7h 40m
Cheapest price$477
San Francisco to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time10h 45m
Cheapest price$485
Dallas to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time9h 30m
Cheapest price$508
Boston to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time6h 55m
Cheapest price$445
Boston to Munich Flights
Fastest flight time7h 10m
Cheapest price$436
Miami to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time8h 55m
Cheapest price$496
Chicago to Munich Flights
Fastest flight time8h 25m
Cheapest price$426
Los Angeles to Munich Flights
Fastest flight time11h 15m
Cheapest price$513
Denver to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time9h 25m
Cheapest price$582
Orlando to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time9h 05m
Cheapest price$512
Atlanta to Frankfurt am Main Flights
Fastest flight time8h 41m
Cheapest price$569
Denver to Munich Flights
Fastest flight time9h 40m
Cheapest price$594
San Francisco to Munich Flights
Fastest flight time11h 00m
Cheapest price$599
Washington to Munich Flights
Fastest flight time7h 55m
Cheapest price$436
San Francisco to Berlin Flights
Fastest flight time13h 15m
Cheapest price$475

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