The Stralsund-Barth Airport (BBH), also known as Ostseeflughafen Stralsund-Barth, is Germany’s connection to the tourism resorts of the Baltic Sea.
Stralsund’s beginnings go back to 1936, when it was used as a military air base. Following the war, its uses turned more peaceful when it operated as a commercial airport. There was even a brief period in the 1970s when it was used only for agricultural purposes.
These days, it’s the destination airport for business and charter flights heading to the seaside towns of the Baltic Sea.
Stralsund-Barth is located in the municipality of Barth, in the northern part of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. The closest major city is Rostock, which is about 57 km (35 mi) to the southwest. Stralsund is also pretty close with 30 km or 19 mi to the east.
Hours Of Operation
Stralsund Airport operates on a seasonal schedule. From January to March the general hours are 7:00 to 19:00. In April through September, the hours are 6:00 to 18:00. In October the hours shorten by one hour in the morning, from 7:00 to 18:00. Then hours lengthen by an hour in the evening in November and December, from 7:00 to 19:00.
Stralsund-Barth Airport Airlines
Business and charter flights make up the majority of the air traffic here at Stralsund-Barth.
Stralsund-Barth Airport Timetables
There is no real-time flight information available on the Stralsund-Barth Airport Web site.
Getting To And From The Stralsund-Barth Airport
Unfortunately, our public transport system doesn’t connect that well to this tiny airport. So, your best bet, probably, is to roll up your sleeves and get here by car.
There are no long-distance trains that connect directly to the airport terminal.
There are no regional trains that connect directly to the airport terminal. However, there is a train station in Barth that is connected to Germany’s national rail network. It is possible to alight here and continue the journey by taxi or rental car.
The bus lines unfortunately do not reach the airport terminal from the city of Barth (yet).
Car / Taxi
Again, getting there by car or taxi is probably your best bet for transferring to the Stralsund-Barth Airport. It is located just off the Bundesstraße B105. (The B105 connects Rostock with Stralsund, and Barth sits in-between.
With a navigation system on board, simply enter Barth for the city and Flughafenstraße for the street.
There are limited shopping opportunities at this small airport.
Food & Drink
And there are also limited gastronomic opportunities here at this small airport.
The years 2010 and 2011 mark(ed) some major construction periods for the airport of Stralsund-Barth. The current terminal, built in the 1950s, will be (or has been) completely demolished and replaced with a modern new building and tower.
The airport is also a popular site for sightseeing flights and other aerial recreation.