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Berlin-Tegel International Airport

Berlin, DE

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Getting around the airport

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Berlin Tegel Airport lies in the north-west corner of Berlin, just a 20-minute bus ride to the city centre. It is a hub for Air Berlin and Germanwings, and services most of the business travellers in and out of the city.

It has five small terminals, A-E:

  • Terminal A is the main building. Built in a hexagonal shape, it has individual security checks for each set of boarding gates around the perimeter. This leaves very short walking times from security to boarding - a major advantage of the airport. You'll find Gates A001-A015 here.
  • Terminal B is a side-wing of the main building. It has Gates B20-B39.
  • Terminal C is an external building, reached by a walkway, and hosts Gates C38-89 and most Air Berlin flights.
  • Terminals D and E are small, interconnected areas attached to the main building, hosting Gates D70-91 and Gates E16-E18. 

Note: Most of the shops and restaurants are landside, so it's best to do your shopping and eating before you go through security. Also, once you're through security, you can't move between gates, so you will have to stay within a small area.

Due to close in 2018

The airport is due to close and be replaced by the new Berlin airport, 'BER' at the Berlin Schönefeld Airport site, further out in the south-west of the city. There have been famous delays to its construction, and its completion date is now expected to be 2018.

As a result, Berlin Tegel has not seen much investment in the past decade and can feel old and a little overstretched.

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Stay outside security

There's more to do

There are no shops, just one café and the odd vending machine once you go through security, so it's best to hang around landside for as long as you can before going through security. 

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Pretzels and sandwiches

The Mayer’s sales cart is the first port of call for pretzel fans. Hungry travellers will find freshly filled pretzels, mouth-watering muffins, a selection of sandwich specialities and lots more here.

  • Terminal A, public area, outside Gates 15 and 4/5
  • Terminal A, after security, next to Gates 0/1, 6/7, 12/13, 14/15. Hours: 5:00-22:00 daily.
  • Terminal B, after security, next to Gate 20. Hours: 5:00-22:00 daily.
  • Terminal C, after security, next to Gates 80-85. Hours: 1 hour prior to boarding

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Located at Terminal C, Before Security

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Location: Terminal C, Before Security

Hours: 04:15-until the last departure

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Getting into Berlin

Take a bus or taxi

There's no train connection into the city. However, the local bus runs regularly, and taxi rides are fairly short.

Bus

Take the local TXL bus to the main train station (Berlin Hauptbahnhof) in 23 minutes. There, you can change to the local S-Bahn train line or long-distance RE and ICE trains. Buses leave every seven minutes. You can stay on to go to the Brandenburg Gate, or Alexanderplatz in the east of the city (in around 40 minutes). For the west of the city, the 109 bus is best, taking you to Zoologischer Garten in around 30 minutes.

Note that buses can be crowded and held up in traffic at peak hours, and a challenge if you have a lot of luggage or are travelling with small children. It can be easier to take the bus to the nearest train station, Beusselstrasse, and enter the S-Bahn system from there - it's also advisable to go there on your return to the airport so your time on the road is limited. And don't forget to validate your ticket, or you will be fined by one of the many ticket inspectors.

Tip: For journey times, routes and to buy a mobile ticket, download the BVG app

Cost: EUR 2.70 for an AB zone ticket (covers S-Bahn, bus and tram journeys for two hours)
Buying tickets: 
Ticket desks in Terminal A, machines near the bus stop or through the BVG app (not possible on the bus) 
Location: 
Bus stop outside the Terminal A

Taxi

Berlin taxis are reliable, comfortable and reasonably priced. You'll find two ranks of cream-coloured Mercedes Benzes outside the airport, including larger vehicles for more than four people. 

Tip: For your stay in Berlin, MyTaxi is a great app for ordering taxis quickly and easily 

Cost: Around EUR 20 to Zoologischer Garten and EUR 26 to Alexanderplatz 
Location: Ranks in inner ring of Terminal A (Gates 6-9) and outside Terminals C and E

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Avis Budget, Enterprise, Alamo, National, Europcar, Herzt, Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt, Buchbinder rent a car, Global drive have desks at TXL airport. They can be found: 

Terminal E, landside, outside, P2
Opening hours vary to the companies: 7:00 (7:30) - 23:00 Mon-Fri, 7:30 (8:00)-23:00 Sat-Sun

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Pharmacy

Terminal A and C

A pharmacy offers medications, drugstore and baby items:

Terminal A, landside, service center 
Opening hours: 7:00 - 21:00 Mon - Sun 

A pharmacy vending machine offers first aid kits and drugstore items:

Terminal C, airside, after security checkpoints, gates 38-57
24 hrs 

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Lounges

Five lounges available

Air France Lounge 

Terminal A, airside, 3rd floor 
Opening hours: 4:45-21:30 daily

BerlinAirportClub Lounge

Terminal A, airside, 1st floor 
Opening hours: 7:00-20:00 Mon-Sat, 9:00-20:00 Sun

British Airways Terraces Lounge

Terminal A, airside, 2nd floor 
Opening hours: 5:30-20:30 Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun; 5:30-19:30 Tue, Thu, Sat

GlobeGround VIP Lounge

Terminal A, airside, 1st floor 
Opening hours: 9:00-15:00 on demand

Lufhansa Lounge

Terminal A, airside, 1st floor, opposite the main hall 
Opening hours: 5:15-21:15 daily

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Tegel Airport parking

Easy parking

The hexagonal architecture of the main terminal and Tegel’s short distances make parking quick and easy. The centre of the hexagonal Terminal A is the short-term car park; it costs EUR 2.50 for the first 15 minutes and EUR 2.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter.

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Dinner on a train

Die Ess-Bahn

Drop by this reconditioned train carriage, for Currywurst – said to be the best in town! Short queues, great atmosphere and friendly staff. You even get a great view of the planes at Gate 15 while eating.

Transfer between Terminal A and D, outside, landside
Hours: 08:00-20:00 daily

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Showers

Not available at this airport

There are no showers available at TXL airport. 

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For a quick snack

Leysieffer Bistro

The traditional brand, Leysieffer is a great spot for a quick snack, whether it's salad, some smaller German dishes, sweet pastries or amazing chocolates. 

Terminal B, Boulevard Tegel, landside
Hours: 05:00-22:00 daily 

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Long layover

Relaxing times at Liquidrom

In Berlin’s Liquidrom you can enjoy classical music, underwater readings, dance music and whale song while floating in a saltwater pool. The Liquidrom features saunas, massages and much more. Tip: Check out Jazzy Night on Saturday evenings and the Himalayan Salt Sauna. Cost: EUR 19.50 for two hours (extra for bathrobe, slippers and towels)

Möckernstraße 10, Kreuzberg (a 25-minute, EUR 25-30 cab ride from the the airport)
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 09:00-00.00

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Red Baron

Good food and service

The Red Baron in Terminal A serves pricey but good food. The service is friendly and fast. There are often some great specials. Try the salmon with potato rösti.

Terminal A, main hall, landside
Hours: 07:00-21:00 Sun-Fri, 08:00-19:00 Sat 

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Tour the city

Quickly and cheaply

For an easygoing tour of the city, all you need is the local bus. Take the X9 or 109 bus from Terminals A or B to Zoologischer Garten (40 minutes), then change onto the 100 bus for a tour of the major sights of Berlin. Get out at Alexanderplatz and take the JetExpressBus back to the airport. If there are between 3 and 5 of you, buy a Kleingruppen-Tageskarte for EUR 15.00 and your travel costs are covered.

Cost: EUR 2.70 for an AB-zone ticket

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Hugo Boss Store

Men's fashion

German global brand Hugo Boss operates a convenient store at Berlin Tegel airport. Located in Terminal B.

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