Germany: Berlin Airport

 

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Berlin - Brandenburg Intl (BER):
Location: Berlin Brandenburg Intl Airport is under construction adjacent to Berlin Schoenefeld. Its opening has been delayed, and is not expected to open before late 2015. Iit will be the main airport for Berlin.
Updated Nov13. [back].[top]

Berlin - Schönefeld (SXF):
Location: 16 km/10 miles SSE of the City Centre.
Airport Map:
Click here.
Airport Overview:
There are 4 small terminals very close together (terminals A & B are actually connected). Most buses stop right outside the terminal, but some stop at the train station which is connected to the terminals by a covered walkway and takes 5 mins to walk (300m). Terminal D is for German Wings, Terminal C seems to be closed at the moment (Jan 06), Terminal B is for Easy Jet and all other airlines use Terminal A. Terminal A is the largest and has most facilities.
By Taxi:
Taxis wait outside terminal A. To the city centre €30-35/25-40 mins. To Tempelhof airport €25-30/20-30 mins.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
Bus Ticket Costs: Tickets are valid for 2 hours, and for a trip from Schoenefeld Airport to Berlin city you need zones A, B & C. Using the ticket machines in the airport, first select English, then 'Local Traffic' then Berlin ABC. Cost is €3. Tickets must be validated in a special machine before use, and then are valid for 2 hours on buses & trains throughout the city.
BVG Bus #162 to S Adlershof: This bus stops right outside terminal A at Position 1. There is an indicator which shows how many minutes remain before the next departure. Route: Terminal A - Airport Train Station - Schönefeld Town - Siriusstrasse - Venusstrasse - Dankmarsteig - Magnusstrasse - S Adlershof. (U denotes U-Bahn train & S the S-Bahn train stations). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri 4 times per hour 0412-2342. Saturdays, Sundays & Holidays: 3 times per hour 0522-2342. Travel time to Adlershof 20 mins. Contact: Tel (030) 19449.
BVG Bus #171 to U Hermannplatz: This bus stops right outside terminal A at Position 2. There is an indicator which shows how many minutes remain before the next departure. Route: Terminal A - Airport Train Station - Schönefeld Town - U Radow - U Grenzallee/Jahnstrasse - Karl Marx Strasse - S & U Neukölln - S Sonnenallee - U Hermannplatz. (U denotes U-Bahn train & S the S-Bahn train stations). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri 3-6 times per hour 0521-0001. Saturdays: 2-4 times per hour 0521-0001 & Sundays & Holidays: 3-4 times per hour 0521-0001. Travel time to Hermannplatz ~1 hour. Contact: Tel (030) 19449.
Night Bus BVG Bus #N60 to S Adlershof: This bus stops right outside terminal A at Position 1. There is an indicator which shows how many minutes remain before the next departure. Route: Terminal A - Airport Train Station - Schönefeld Town - Siriusstrasse - Venusstrasse - Dankmarsteig - Magnusstrasse - S Adlershof. (U denotes U-Bahn train & S the S-Bahn train stations). Timings: Buses leave the airport twice per hour at 17 and 47 mins past 0017-0347. Travel time to Adlershof 17 mins. Contact: Tel (030) 19449.
Night Bus BVG Bus #N71 to U Rudow: This bus stops right outside terminal A at Position 1. There is an indicator which shows how many minutes remain before the next departure. Route: Terminal A - Airport Train Station - U Rudow. Timings: Buses leave the airport nightly 0030-0430 (0600 on Saturdays). Contact: Tel (030) 19449.
BEX Bus to Poland: This bus stops right outside terminal A and runs one service on Tue, Thu & Saturday evening only. Route: Berlin City Centre am Funkturm (2130) - SXF Airport (2215) - Lodz (0500) - Warsaw (0730). Return timings are departing Poland on Mon, Wed & Fri evenings: Warsaw (2000) - Lodz (2230) - Airport (0515) - Berlin city (0600). In Lodz, the bus stops at Busbhf. Dw PKS Fabryczna. At Warsaw Busbhf. Dw PKS Zachodnia. Cost: To Lodz or Warsaw €37 one way, €64 return. Discounts available for children. Tel: 030 860 96 211.
BEX Bus Bayern Express to Bad Brambach: This bus stops right outside terminal A and runs one service on Saturday only. Route: Berlin Tegel Airport (0715) - Berlin City Centre am Funkturm (0730) - Berlin Ostbahnhof (0805) - SXF Airport (0830) - Chemnitz Bus station (1130) - Zwickau station (1220) - Plauen bus station (1310) - Bad Elster (1340) - Bad Brambach (1400). Return timings are departing Bad Brambach on Saturday: B Brambach (1500) - Bad Elster (1520) - Plauen (1550) - Zwickau (1640) - Chemnitz (1735) - SXF Airport (2030) - Berlin city am funkturm (2130) - Tegel Airport (2145). Tel: 030 860 960 or 0180.
Express Bus X7 to Rudow: Route: Airport Terminal - Rudow (S). Timings: Buses leave the airport regularly between 0430-0900 & 1600-2000.
Buses calling at the Airport Train Station only: Several buses do not call at the terminals, but at the nearby train station (300 m away). These include: Buses 136, 163 to Grünau & S Schöneweide, 734 & 736. Details to follow.
Hotel Buses: Hotels, including the Holiday Inn Airport Hotel provide transfers for guests.



By Shuttle Van:
resorthoppa.com: resorthoppa.com runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to Berlin City Centre. Click here to make a reservation.

By Train:
Airport Train Station: The train station is not actually in the terminal, but a short (less than 5 mins/300m) walk away along a covered pathway. There is a free shuttle bus that runs to the station every 10 mins 0600-2200, but it is quicker to walk.
AirportExpress RE4, RE5, S9 &  S45: It runs into the city every 30 mins 0500-2300. Route: Airport Station - Karlshorst - Berlin Ostbahnhof - Alexanderplatz - Friedrichstrasse - Hauptbahnhof - Zoologischer Garten (platform 1 or 2) - Berlin/Spandau. Timetable: Click here!. Trains leave the airport at 0132, 0432, 0532, then regularly until 2326 daily. The train takes about 30 mins to reach the main station (Hauptbahnhof) or Zoo station. Cost: Travel just on the Airport train is €2.10, however travel cards are available: Tickets are valid for 2 hrs, and for a trip from Schoenefeld Airport to Berlin city you need zones A, B & C. Using the ticket machine, first select English, then 'Local Traffic' then Berlin ABC. €3. Tickets must be validated in a special machine before use, and then are valid for 2 hours on buses & trains.
Other destinations: Apart from Berlin, trains run to many cities directly from the airport station, including, Vienna (Wien), Potsdam, Rostock, Hamburg, Hannover, Dresden, Erfurt, Leipzig, Altenburg, Munich (München), Nuremberg (Nürnberg), Augsburg, Linz and more.
Traveller Feedback: Outside there is a BUS shuttle which takes you to the railway station. However it is less than a half mile away, just the other side of the airport car park in fact. Fine if you have a lot of luggage etc. If you want to stretch your legs, when you get outside, turn left and use the pavement to the station (U-Bahn - underground), It is well signed and takes only 5 mins to walk. Once at the station, there are (but have mostly now worn away) markings on the floor pointing to the Airport Express in the pedestrian subway. It is usually the last platform, on the far side of the station, about 5 mins walk. The correct platform is indicated in the pedestrian subway. The Airport Express is NOT dedicated to the airport, the station airport just happens to be on a service route that passes through, so final destinations can be a bit confusing.


Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS (030) 6091 5710, Budget (030) 6091 5700, EUROPCAR 6349 160, Hertz 6091 5730, ALAMO/National 6091 5910 & eSixT. The rental Car offices are right outside Terminal A across the road, in the car park.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
General: Several car parks are right outside the terminals.
Short Stay Car Park P2 charges: 10 mins free,  €3 per 30 mins with a daily max of €60.
Long Stay Bus Park P3: 20 mins free, 1 hour €2, 2 hrs €4, 3 hrs €6, 4 hrs €8, 5 hrs €10, 6 hrs €15.
Long Stay Car Parks P4: 1 hour €3.50, 2 hours €7, each extra hour €3.50, daily max €25, 1 week €109, 2 weeks €129.
Long Stay Car Parks P1,2,5,6,8 & 11: 1 hour €3, 2 hrs €6, each extra hour €3, daily max €19, 1 week €79-89, 2 weeks €99-109.

Airport to Airport: To Tegel Airport take the Airport Express or S9 train to Zoo station, then the X9 bus to Tegel.
Baggage Storage:
There is a baggage storage place in Terminal A that charges €2 per bag per day (€4 for large bags), and at the train station there are lockers in the pedestrian subway.
Notes:
◊EasyJet have their own Terminal (B), which can be a bit confusing, because there is no reference to their flights in the main one (Terminal A). Similarly German Wings are in Terminal D. The airport is on 2 floors. The meeting point is on the ground floor near the front entrance. There is also an Information point there and a bookshop/newstand etc which sells maps, guides and the BVG Welcome Cards. They cover all travel on the S-bahn, U-bahn, Trams, and all Buses. ATMs/Cash Machines available in Terminal A only. There are trolleys/carts (at a cost) to use to get to the nearby railway station.
Steve's Tip:
The train is a fast and inexpensive way to get to the city centre.

Airport Hotels: Holiday Inn Schönefeld Airport
(030) 634 010, Aparthotel Flughafen 67 90 20 & Pension Schwalbenweg 672 95 48 are all close to the airport.
Airport Website: 
www.berlin-airport.de
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Airport Tel No:
+49(0)1805 000 186.
Updated Nov13 ADV. Last Visit Jan06.
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Berlin - Tegel/Otto Lilienthal (TXL):
Location: 9 km/6 Miles WNW of the City Centre.
Airport Map:
Click here.

Airport Overview:
5 main terminals: the original terminal is now called terminal A: it is unusual in that arrivals and departures are on the same level. Arrivals arrive at the actual gate, rather than a central arrivals area. All buses depart from the upper level of terminal A. Terminal C has recently opened. It is a short walk from terminal A and serves mainly Air Berlin. Terminals D & E are connected to Terminal A. Rental Cars, Parking and taxis can be found on the lower level, although taxis are also available on the upper level. 
By Taxi:
~€15/20-30 mins to the centre. Taxis can be found on both levels of the airport.


By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
Bus Ticket Costs: Tickets are valid for 2 hours, and for a trip from Tegel Airport to Berlin city you need zones A & B. Using the ticket machines in the airport, first select English, then 'Local Traffic' then Berlin AB. Cost is €2.10. Tickets must be validated in a special machine before use, and then are valid for 2 hours on buses & trains throughout the city. Tickets can also be bought on the bus for cash. NOTE: The Express buses X9 and TXL are a fast and cheap way of getting to the city centre. U or S denotes a connection to a train or metro service. Contact: Tel (030) 19449.
BVG JetExpress Bus #X9 to Zoo Station: Route: Airport (upper level position 3) - U Jakob Kaiser Platz (4 mins) - S & U Jungfernheide (7 mins) - Quedlingburger Strasse (10 mins) - U Ernst Reuter Platz (15 mins) - S & U Zoologischer Garten (Zoo station, city centre, 19 mins). Note, when arriving at Zoo station by train, follow signs for Hardenberg Platz. U denotes U-Bahn train & S the S-Bahn train stations. As an Express Bus, it stops at only a few main stations, where you can transfer easily to Berlin's extensive underground, S-Bahn train and bus network.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0450, 0510, 0530, 0550, 0605, then every 10 mins until 2340, 0000 & 0020. Saturdays at 0522, 0542, then every 20 mins until 0945 then every 10-15 mins until 2000, then every 20-30 mins until 0020. Sundays & Holidays at 0458, 0513, then every 10-20 mins until 0020. Buses leave the Zoologische Garten train station Mon-Fri at 0335, 0405, 0420, 0440, 0500, 0520, 0540, then every 10 mins until 2300, 2320, 2340 & 0000. Saturdays at 0338, 0408, 0423, 0438, 0505, 0525, 0545, then every 10-20 mins until 0000. Sundays & Holidays at 0335, 0350, 0405, then every 10-20 mins until 0000. Travel Time: To Zoo station 19 mins. Bus Timetable: Departing daily from Tegel Airport.
BVG Jet Express TXL Bus to Main Train station/Hauptbahnhof & Mollstrasse: Route: Airport (position 2, upper level) - Fr.-Olbricht-D/Saatwinkler D - Riedmannweg - Bucholzweg (5 mins) - Gedenkstätte Plötzensee - S Beusselstrasse (8 mins) - Turmstrasse/Beusselstrasse - U Turmstrasse (14 mins) - Kleiner Tiergarten - Alt-Moabit/Rathenower Strasse - S & U Hauptbahnhof/Main Berlin train station (21 mins) - Karlplatz - Marschallbrücke - S Unter den Linden (28 mins) - Unter den Linden/Friedrichstrasse - Staatsoper/Opera House - Spandauer Strasse/Marienkirche - U & S Alexanderplatz (33 mins) - Mollstrasse/Prenzlauer Allee (37 mins). U denotes U-Bahn train & S the S-Bahn train stations.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0507, 0527, 0547, 0607, 0627, 0647, then every 10 mins until 2127, then every 20 mins until 0027. Saturdays at 0547, then every 20 mins until 0947, then every 10 mins until 2107, then every 20 mins until 0027. Sundays & Holidays at 0538, 0608, 0638, 0707, then every 20 mins until 1107, then every 10 mins until 2107, then every 20 mins until 0027. Travel Time: to Hauptbahnhof ~21 mins.
BVG Bus #109 to Zoo Station (city centre): Route: Airport (position 4, upper level) - Luftfracht (cargo center) - Weltlingerbrucke - U Jakob Kaiser Platz (4 mins, change here for trains) - Tegeler Weg/S Jungfernheide (7 mins) - Osnabrucker Str - Schloßbrücke - Luisenplatz/Schloß Charlottenburg - Haubachstrasse - Bismarckstrasse/Kaiser-Friedrich-Str (14 mins) - S Charlottenburg (18 mins) - U Adenauer Platz (20 mins) - Olivaer Platz - Bleibtreustr. - U Uhlandstrasse (24 mins) - U Kurfürstendamm (26 mins) - S & U Zoologischer Garten (Zoo station, city centre, 28 mins). Note, when arriving at Zoo station by train, follow signs for Hardenberg Platz. U denotes U-Bahn train & S the S-Bahn train stations. NOTE: This is a slower stopping service. For faster service use the X9 bus.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0434, 0454, 0514, 0534, 0554, 0610, then every 10 mins until 2114, then every 15-20 mins until 2354 & 0014. Weekends & Holidays at 0714, 0734, 0754, 0818, 0840, then every 10 mins until 2354 & 0014. Buses leave the Zoologische Garten train station Mon-Fri at 0425, 0445, 0505, then every 10-15 mins until 22045, then every 20 mins until 2345. Saturdays at 0705, 0725, 0745, 0805, then every 10 mins until 2045, then every 20 mins until 2345. Sundays & Holidays at 0645, 0705, then every 20 mins until 0905, then every 10 mins until 2045, then every 20 mins until 2345. Travel Time: to Zoo station ~30 mins.
BVG Bus #128 to Wedding: Route: Airport (upper level, position 1) - Luftfracht (cargo center) - Aristide-Briand-Brücke - Kaserne Südtor - Kaserne Nordtor - Julius-Leber-Kaserne - U Karl Schumacher Platz (9 mins, change here for trains) - Kapweg - Gotthardstr/Holländerstr - Septimerstr (14 mins) - Londoner Strasse - Dubliner Strasse - Holländerstr/Aroser Allee - Brienzer Strasse - U Franz-Neumann-Platz (21 mins) - Ritterlandweg - U Osloer strasse (23 mins). U denotes U-Bahn train & S the S-Bahn train stations.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0440, 0500, 0520, 0540, then every 10 mins until 2010, then every 20 mins until 0010 & 0030. Saturdays at 0510, then every 20 mins until 1010, then every 10 mins until 1810, then every 20 mins until 0010 & 0030. Sundays & Holidays at 0502, 0532, 0602, then every 20 mins until 1050, then every 10 mins until 1830, then every 20 mins until 0010 & 0030. Travel Time: to Osloer Strasse ~23 mins.

By Shuttle Van:
resorthoppa.com: resorthoppa.com runs shuttle vans and private cars from this airport to Berlin City Centre. Click here to make a reservation.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: ALAMO/National (030) 4101 3383, AVIS 4101 3148, Budget 4101 3364, EUROPCAR 417 8520, Hertz 4170 4674 & eSixT. Car rental desks are in the car rental centre, outside the terminal on the lower level. Follow signs. A 3-5 minute walk.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
Short Term Car Park PK (InnenRing): 15 mins €0.50, each extra 15 mins €2.50, daily max €140.
Long Stay Car Parks P1 & P2: 1 hour €4, 2 hours €8, each extra hour €2.50, daily max €25, 1 week €109, each estra week €109.
Long Stay Car Park P5: 20 mins free, 1 hour €3, 2 hrs €8, each extra hour €2.50, daily max €22, 1 week €75, 2nd week €49, each extra week €39.
Other: SixT run a valet parking service from the upper level. 

Airport to Airport: To Schönefeld Airport take the X9 bus to Zoo station, then the Airport Express or S9 train to Schönefeld.
Luggage Storage:
Bag storage is available for €3 per bag per day. Opening hours 0500-2200. 
Notes:
There is a post office near gate 1. 

Airport Website:
www.berlin-airport.de
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Airport Tel No:
+49(0)1805 000 186. 
Updated Nov13 ADV. Last Visit Mar08.
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Berlin - Tempelhof (THF):
Location: 
5 km/3 miles S of the City Centre.
Airport Map: Click here.
Notes: Tempelhof airport sadly closed at the end of October 2008
Updated Nov08.
Last Visit Jan06  [back].[top]



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