Rostock-Laage Airport (RLG) — North Germany Is Connected!

The Rostock-Laage Airport (RLG) is the site of Germany’s high-flying Jagdgeschwader 73 section of the German air force. These fighter planes provide bombing capabilities and air support for the German army. In other words, you should feel quite safe as you pass through the terminal. ;-)

There are two terminals at RLG, one for passengers and another for cargo. With the addition of its New Terminal, the Rostock Airport has the capacity for up to one million travelers per year.

Distance

The Rostock-Laage Airport lies in the small town of Laage, about 26 km (16 mi) south of the city center of Rostock.

Hours Of Operation

Rostock-Laage’s operating hours are Monday through Friday from 08:00 until 21:00. And no crack-of-dawn weekend flights here. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays have the truncated hours of 10:00 to 18:00.

Rostock-Laage Airport Airlines

RLG is served by these airlines: Air Berlin, Bulgarian Air Charter, Germanwings, Nouvelair Tunisie, OLT, Sky Airlines and Sun Express.

Rostock-Laage Airport Timetable

I’ve got two time tables for you, the one with current departures and arrivals (on their home page) and the one for the entire current season…

Getting To And From The Rostock-Laage Airport

There are many easy ways to arrive at or depart from Rostock-Laage Airport via public transportation.

Long-Distance Trains

Long-Distance trains (Deutsche Bahn) serve Rostock’s main train station. They don’t connect to the airport directly, but it is possible to continue the journey via a shuttle bus from the main station.

Regional Trains

Regional trains (Ostseelandverkehr) serve Rostock’s main train station. Again, they don’t connect to the airport directly, but it is possible to continue the journey via a shuttle bus.

Buses

Buses leave from Rostock’s train station several times each day en route to the airport. Look for Line 127. Check for departure times. Many of the shuttle buses’ departures are tied in to when the flights are scheduled to leave.

Plus, there is an AIRPORTshuttle-Service specifically for Germanwings customers.

Car / Taxi

From both Berlin and Rostock get onto the Autobahn A19 (towards Rostock or Berlin) and get off at exit 11 — Laage. Then follow the signs to the airport.

Coming from Hamburg or Lübeck you’d get onto the A20 towards Rostock, then get onto A19 (towards Berlin) and get off at exit 11 — Laage, following the signs to the airport.

Easier is it if you’re equipped with a navigation system. In that case enter Parkstraße for the street and Laage for the city.

Shopping

The airport shop has all of your traveling needs, from toiletries to magazines and souvenirs.

There’s also a duty-free shopping area for all travelers where you can purchase perfumes, tobacco and cosmetics. If you are leaving the European Union, you can take advantage of the tax-free items like cigarettes and cigars.

Food & Drink

There’s the Mokkabar in the Departure Area, and also a restaurant was introduced in the New Terminal after it opened in 2005.

Fun Facts

Rostock-Laage Airport played an important role in world politics during the G-8 Summit of 2007. It was the main airport used by world leaders and delegations that attended the summit.

Also, the Heinkel He 178 is on display here. It was the first aircraft to use functional jet propulsion, ushering in the days of jet-setting.

 

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