Berlin-Tegel Airport Guide (TXL)
Berlin-Tegel Airport is the larger of two operational international airports in Berlin. Our Berlin-Tegel Airport guide includes essential contact information, as well as details on terminal services, accommodation options and transport links to the city centre.
Berlin-Tegel Airport is scheduled to cease operations in 2014, when all traffic will transfer to the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport at Schönefeld.
Information and help desks (tel: (0180) 500 0186) can be found in the Boulevard Tegel and Terminal C halls.
Berlin-Tegel Airport is off exit 10 of the A111, which runs northbound from the A100 in the west of the city.
Rail: Access to the S41 and S42 S-Bahn (tel: (030) 19449: www.bvg.de) lines at Beusselstrasse Station is via the Jet Express Bus TXL bus from the airport.
Metro: The U7 (at Jakob-Kaiser-Platz Station) and U6 (at Kurt-Schumacher-Platz Station) U-Bahn (tel: (030) 19449: www.bvg.de) lines are reachable via the X9/109 and 128 buses respectively.
Further rail information is available from the BVG office in the main Boulevard Tegel hall.
Bus: The Jet Express Bus TXL (tel: (030) 19449: www.bvg.de) connects Berlin-Tegel Airport with Alexanderplatz, running via Unter den Linden and Central Station (journey time: 30-40 minutes; fare €2.10). Buses 128, 109 and X9 run to various local destinations for connections to the city's U-Bahn subway transport system and the overland S-Bahn trains. Further bus information is available from the BVG office in the main Boulevard Tegel hall.
Taxi: Taxis are readily available outside the terminals. Fares to the centre of Berlin start from about €20, and the journey time is around 20 to 30 minutes.
Berlin-Tegel Airport has ATMs in Terminals A and C and bureaux de change and banks in Terminals A, B and C.
Wireless internet access is available (for a fee) at various locations throughout the airport. There are post boxes in the public areas of the main Terminal A and Boulevard Tegel complex, as well as in Terminal C. Public telephones can be found throughout the concourses.
There are several cafés, restaurants and bars located throughout the terminal buildings. The majority of these can be found in the Boulevard Tegel building and in Terminal A.
There is an extensive shopping area at the airport, with shops ranging from souvenir and gift retailers to newsagents, perfume sellers and design boutiques. Duty-free shopping is available in the departures areas.
Left-luggage and lost property (tel: (030) 4101 2315) services are available on the ground floor of Boulevard Tegel hall and in the public area of Terminal C. Porters are on hand to assist with bags, while luggage trolleys are available free of charge.
Berlin-Tegel Airport’s Airport Service Centre (tel: (030) 4101 3434) and VIP lounges offer fax and photocopying services. There are seven meeting rooms (tel: (030) 4101 3316) available on-site, with capacity for up to 24 people. A number of larger meeting rooms are also available at the nearby Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel (tel: (030) 41060; www.mercure.com).
There are car parks located beneath and around the main terminal complex; the covered P1 and P2 plus short-term PK are close to the terminal buildings; while P5, which is a little distance from the terminals, offers long-term rates.
Car hire companies: Avis, Budget, Dollar, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty are represented at the airport. Car hire facilities are situated in front of Terminal D.
There is one hotel situated very close to Berlin-Tegel Airport and a choice of numerous other smaller privately-run establishments within a 10 to 15 minute drive. Most major international chains are represented in the city centre. Our Berlin-Tegel Airport guide includes the following options: