Berlin-Schonefeld Airport (SXF)
Location: The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from Berlin's city
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March
Although the airport has four terminals (A, B, C and D) the
airside part of the concourse is all joined so the terminals are
only important when checking in. Terminal C is only used on special
occasions and the rest of the terminals are within easy walking
distance of one another.
Train: The airport express train station is a short (400 metre)
walk, along a covered footpath, from Terminal A. The Airport
Express train takes just half an hour to reach the main railway
station in Berlin, known as Hauptbahnhof. The train tickets use the
same ticketing system as the buses in Berlin. Passengers need to
pick how many zones they will be travelling through and the ticket
price is adjusted accordingly. A trip from SchÃ¶nefeld Airport to
central Berlin will cost EUR2.10. The
Renting a car is a great way to explore Berlin and the
surrounding countryside. Car rental operators at Berlin SchÃ¶nefeld
Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt;
or why not hire a motor home from Motorhomes CC-Mobile? The rental
operator's desks are in front of Terminal A in the pavilion.
Taxis: Taxis can be found on both the lower and upper levels,
but mainly on the lower level outside Terminal A. The trip into
central Berlin takes between 20 and 30 minutes and generally costs
Money and communications: SchÃ¶nefeld Airport is well equipped
with ATMs, banks, a post office and money exchange facility.
Luggage: The lost and found desk is easy to find and is located
in Terminal A on the ground floor. A baggage storage facility is
available in parking garage P4 at a cost of EUR2 per day for small
bags and EUR4 per day for larger bags.
Conference and business: The airport lounges, particularly the
Hugo-Junkers Lounge, have fax, Internet, photocopying and
Short-term parking at SchÃ¶nefeld Airport costs EUR3 per 20
minutes, up to a maximum charge of EUR60 per day. The cheapest
parking garage at the airport is P6, which is reserved for
long-term parking. The first hour costs EUR8, but it is only EUR19
for 24 hours.
Departure Tax: None.