Information & Facts
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 EUR35 and EUR40. Avoid
touts and unlicensed taxis. Private hotel shuttle services to and
from Berlin-Tegel Airport are also available.
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 EUR0.50 for the first 15 minutes
and EUR2.50 for every 15 minutes thereafter, up to a maximum daily
charge of EUR140. P1 and P2 are medium-stay parking garages. Fees
start at EUR4 for the first hour and go up to EUR29 for the day.
Parking lot P5 is for long-stay parking. The first 20 minutes is
free; thereafter it costs EUR3 for the first 30 minutes, EUR4 for
the first hour, and EUR26 per day.
Vehicle hire companies represented at the airport include
Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National and Sixt.
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 and cost around EUR15. The journey to
Berlin takes around 20 minutes.
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.
German is the official language. English is also widely
spoken and understood.
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents.
ATMs and exchange bureaux are widely available. The major credit
cards are becoming more widely accepted in many large shops, hotels
and restaurants, although Germans themselves prefer to carry cash.
Travellers cheques are best cashed at exchange bureaux, as banks
often won't change them. The quickest and most convenient way to
change money is to obtain cash from one of the ATM machines that
are ubiquitous features on all German streets. Banks are closed on
weekends, but exchange bureaux at airports and main railway
stations are open daily from 6am to 10pm.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last
Sunday in October).