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Berlin Travel Guide

Berlin Airports

Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL)


Location: 

The airport is situated five miles (8km) north west of the centre of Berlin.

Time: 

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the

Contacts: 


Transfer City: 

The most convenient and cost effective way to get to and from the airport is by bus. They connect with the subway and overground train stations. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminals on both levels and cost around EUR15. The journey to Berlin takes around 20 minutes.


Car Rental: 

Vehicle hire companies represented at the airport include Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National and Sixt.


Airport Taxis: 

Taxis are readily available outside the Berlin-Tegel Airport's Terminal A1. A taxi to the centre of Berlin takes approximately 20 minutes and costs between EUR35 and EUR40. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis. Private hotel shuttle services to and from Berlin-Tegel Airport are also available.


Airport Facilities: 

Facilities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, a post office, business centres and baby rooms. There are several shops, including duty-free, and a selection of restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; travellers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.


Car Parking: 

There are a number of parking lots at Berlin Tegel Airport, all within easy walking distance of the terminal building. Short-term parking in parking lot Pk costs EUR0.50 for the first 15 minutes and EUR2.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter, up to a maximum daily charge of EUR140. P1 and P2 are medium-stay parking garages. Fees start at EUR4 for the first hour and go up to EUR29 for the day. Parking lot P5 is for long-stay parking. The first 20 minutes is free; thereafter it costs EUR3 for

Departure Tax: 

None.

Berlin-Schonefeld Airport (SXF)


Location: 

The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from Berlin's city centre.

Time: 

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the

Contacts: 


Transfer Terminals: 

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.


Transfer City: 

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 Schönefeld Airport to central Berlin will cost EUR2.10. The

Car Rental: 

Renting a car is a great way to explore Berlin and the surrounding countryside. Car rental operators at Berlin Schönefeld 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.


Airport Taxis: 

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 about EUR15.


Airport Facilities: 

Money and communications: Schönefeld 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

Car Parking: 

Short-term parking at Schönefeld 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.
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