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About Sylt (Westerland) Airport (GWT)

Westerland Airport serves the small resort island of Sylt, off the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein close to the German/Danish border. Our Westerland Airport guide provides essential contact details for the airport, along with information on transport routes, terminal facilities and nearby accommodation options.


An information desk is situated close to the airport entrance.


Driving directions:

The airport is no more than 10 km (6 miles) from any location on the island. All roads on the island eventually converge close by.

Airport Info


Flughafenstraße 1

The airport is located centrally on the island close to Tinnum village.

No. of terminals:

+49 4651 920 612

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Regular island buses (tel: +49 180 583 6100; operate services radiating from the railway station close to the airport to various parts of the island.

Taxi: Sylt Taxi (tel: +49 4651 5555; operates cab services on the island. Prices depend on the desired destination.

Public transport rail:

A rail shuttle service (tel: +49 180 699 6633; operates from the German mainland to the island. The station is situated 1km (0.6 miles) from the airport. Trains from Leck on the mainland to Sylt take around 1 hour and cost €9.70.

Terminal facilities


Banking facilities are available in the nearby town of Westerland.


There is a small restaurant overlooking the airport’s runway.


Duty-free is not available – and as this is a very small airport shopping choices are extremely limited.


There are no left luggage facilities.


Baby changing facilities are also available at Westerland Airport.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

There are no meeting facilities or lounges located on-site at the small Westerland Airport. However, some of the island's larger hotels offer meeting rooms, including the Hotel Miramar (tel: +49 4651 8550; which is about 2km (1 mile) from the airport on the west coast of the island.

Communication Facilities:

Public telephones are available within the terminal complex.

Disabled facilities:

The small airport complex is all on one level, making it easily accessible to passengers in wheelchairs. Any passenger who may require additional assistance is advised to contact their airline before travelling.

Car parking:

The airport car park is immediately outside the terminal building.

Car rental:

Cars can be hired for delivery to the airport from several operators on the island, including international company Sixt. For more details see the 'Mietwagen' section on the airport website or call +49 4651 920 612.

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