Berlin Tegel Airport
Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL)
Berlin, the German capital, has three airports (Tegel, Schoeneveld and the smaller Tempelhof). In 2011 there will be only one airport, Schoenefeld Airport will be renamed Hauptstadt-Airport Berlin-Brandenburg International (BBI). The number of passengers that Tegel processes has grown in the last years. In 2005 almost 12 million travelers used this airport, a 4.5% increase from 2004.
The airport has an hexagonal shaped terminal through which passengers only need to walk short distances, in the middle there is a parking garage. To accommodate the growing number of passengers, a second elongated terminal A1 has been built. Between the two terminals is the main building called “Boulevard Tegel”.
There is no direct train or underground connection with the airport, but bus line 128 goes to the nearest metro station at the Kurt Schumacher Platz (line U6).
Car and bus
The airport is eight kilometers northwest of the center of Berlin along the highway (Autobahn) A111. This road makes a connection between the large ring road around Berlin (A10) and the inner-city ring A100. The route to the airport is clearly indicated on each of these roads.
Every ten minutes the JetExpressBus TXL (tel: +49(0)30 11861) leaves the airport to the Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) at the Alexanderplatz. The X9, another fast bus, goes to the metro station Berlin Zoo. Buses 128 and 109 connect the airport with various metro stations (U-Bahn) and the city train (Stadt-Bahn).
Car rental - Berlin Tegel Airport
At the entrance of parking garage P2 are counters for car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National Car Rental and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
Taxis can be found at the garage for short-term parking (PK) and at terminal A1. A ride to the center of Berlin costs approximately €30.00.
The center of the hexagonal terminal is the parking garage for short-term parking, at PK the first 15 minutes costs €1.00 and €2.00 per 15 minutes thereafter. Parking garages P1 and P2 charge €4.00 for the first hour, €8.00 for the second hour and €2.50 per hour thereafter, they are close to the terminal and P5 charge €95.00 for 1 week and €155.00 for 2 weeks, P5 is intended for long-term parking. There is also a place for long-term parking at the area that was intended for the second terminal, because the airport will close the second terminal (“Terminal Ost”) will not be built.
For further information about parking (tel: +49(0)30 4101 3378).
There are no hotels at the airport. In the surrounding area you can find, among many hotels, the Novotel Airport (tel: +49(0)30 41060), Hotel InterContinental (tel: +49(0)30 26020), Plaza Hotel (tel: +49(0)30 884130) and Holiday Inn Esplanade (tel: +49(0)30 383 890). For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
The airport has a moderate range of stores, including a souvenir shop, a Duty Free shop, a Hugo Boss and Esprit outlet. There are four snack bars and five restaurants.
There is one window that serves as the point for lost and found items, a place to store baggage and a place to hire porters. You can find this window in the Airport Service Center in the Central Hall (tel: +49(0)30 4101 2315).
You can find general information counters in the Central Hall and in both terminals, telephone inquiries can be made through the general number (tel: +49(0)180 500 0186).
You can send faxes and make photocopies at the Airport Service Center (tel: +49(0)30 4101 3434). These facilities are also available in the VIP lounges above the Central Hall. There are lounges for Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France among others, as well as the airport lounge called the Otto-Lilienthal-Lounge (tel: +49(0)30 8875 6220). On the third floor there is a conference room that can be booked (tel: (0)30 4101 3316).
For complete support and services for important guests you can contact Advanced Services (tel: +49(0)30 4101 3426).
Tegel Airport is very accessible for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. Wheelchairs are available, and in parking garage P2 there are places reserved for disabled travelers. For further information or assistance (tel: +49(0)30 8875 6408).
Almost all services can be found in the Central Hall, there are banks, money exchange offices, ATM's and a post office. The First Aid station (tel: +49(0)30 4101 2320) can also be found in the Central Hall. There is wireless internet available in the entire terminal.
Berlin Tegel Airport
Berliner Flughafen-Gesellschaft mbH
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +49(0)180 500 0186
Fax: +49(0)30 4101 2111
Email: through the contact form
IATA airport code: TXL
ICAO airport code: EDDT