Berlin Tegel Airport (TXL) is the more popular of Berlin's airports, and is conveniently located only five miles (8km) from the city centre. At the airport, passengers can enjoy a wealth of shopping opportunities and conveniences. The main building is centred around an open square and makes for easy navigation and a short commuting distance between disembarkation and exiting the terminal. Lufthansa uses Berlin Tegel as a focus airport, while Air Berlin and the charter Germania both use the airport as a central hub. Despite handling nearly 15 million tourists a year, Tegel is still quite a small, almost intimate airport. It is equipped with a special visitor viewing area, where passengers can watch the airplanes take off and land. Entrance to the viewing areas is €2 for adults and €1 for kids - and is a highly recommended way to kill some time while waiting to board your flight.
The airport is situated five miles (8km) northwest of the centre of Berlin.
Getting to the city
The most convenient and cost effective way to get to and from the airport is by bus. They connect with the subway and overground train stations. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminals on both levels.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in April).
Tel: +49 180 50 00 186.
Vehicle hire companies represented at the airport include Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National and Sixt.
Taxis are readily available outside the Berlin-Tegel Airport's Terminal A1. A taxi to the centre of Berlin takes approximately 20 minutes and costs between €35 and €40. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis. Private hotel shuttle services to and from Berlin-Tegel Airport are also available.
Facilities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, a post office, business centres and baby rooms. There are several shops, including duty-free, and a selection of restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; travellers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
There are a number of parking lots at Berlin-Tegel Airport, all within easy walking distance of the terminal building. Short-term parking in parking lot PK costs €2.50 for the first 15 minutes and €2.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter, up to a maximum daily charge of €140. P1 and P2 are medium-stay parking garages: fees start at €4 for the first hour and go up to €32 for the day. Parking lot P5 is for long-stay parking: 1 week costs €87.
Most major airlines provide flights to Berlin Tegel Airport. Passengers looking for cheap flights to Berlin can fly on low-cost carriers such as TUIfly, SunExpress, Skyways Express, Lufthansa CityLine, Eurowings, Contact Air, KLM CityHopper, Germania, bmi and Blue1. Some of the most popular routes to Tegel Airport include flights from Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne, as well as Zurich, London, Paris and Vienna. Many popular international airlines such as Delta, Air France, British Airways, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines offer regular flights to Berlin Tegel Airport.
Wi-fi is available throughout the airport. Once you've opened your browser you will be directed to the airport's wireless homepage, where you will be asked to choose a service provider. Hourly rates vary depending on the connection plan that you choose.
Fax machines, photocopiers and internet services are available in the airport lounges, such as the Lufthansa, British Airways and Air France lounges. The Airport Services centre also has faxing and photocopying facilities. The Otto Lilienthal Lounge is the main business lounge in the central terminal. Conference facilities are located on the third floor of the main terminal building.
Berlin-Tegel Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.