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Berlin Tegel Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Berlin Tegel Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I had no idea they close the airport sometime during the night and send all employees home but leave the doors wide open. I was the only person in there for a little while before the riff raft from the street started coming in to party and make sure I got no sleep. -Brent

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Berlin Tegel Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small and dull airport with five small and easily walkable terminals. Once you’ve processed through security, you’re in an area with only a few gates and not many facilities. Shopping and dining options are limited and lackluster.
  • The airport is too small for the amount of people that travel through it, making for a very crowded experience.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • The terminal closes from midnight to around 3:30am; only Terminal A is kept open.
  • The seats are generally metal and often curved, so consider bringing something you can lean or rest against. In Terminal A, a couple of cushioned straight benches are available upstairs around the Customs / Police area.
  • Airport staff is tolerant of overnight sleepers. Most of the staff goes home at night anyway. Some travellers report that security officers patrol the terminal at night to check travel plans and passports, while others report that the doors are left unlocked, allowing homeless people, drunks, and riff raff into the terminal at night to roam around unchecked.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are sleep cabins inside the airport and several hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below for more info.

Good to Know

  • Economy class travelers can buy a pass to one airport lounge (no showers). See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and hours.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Berlin Tegel Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Berlin Tegel Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

Air France (Location: Terminal A, 1st Floor)   •   British Airways Terraces Lounge (Location: Terminal A, 1st Floor)   •   Lufthansa Lounge (Terminal A, 1st Floor).

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Berlin Tegel Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Inside Airport Nap Cabs - Self-service sleep pods with full bed, small desk, A/C, privacy blinds, internet access, and more. Locations: Landside, next to Tegel Sky Conference at Terminal B, Level 3. Cabins can be booked and purchased on-site (credit card only). Rates are 15€ per hour between 6:00AM and 10:00PM and 10€ per hour from 10:00PM - 6:00AM, 30€ minimum (maximum of 12 hours stay). No advanced reservation.
  • Near Airport Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel - (2 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates
  • Near Airport Central Hotel Tegel - (5 minutes from the airport) Reviews are mixed, but this is a basic no-frills budget hotel close to the airport. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Near Airport Hotel am Borsigturm - (15 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle not available. A taxi costs approx. 20€. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Tegel Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Berlin Tegel airport. Connect to the “_ Free Airport WiFi” network.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available 24 hours a day. Some ATMs dispense foreign currency. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Terminal A (Service Center and departure ring gates) and Terminal C (airside, gated area).
  • Baby Care Facilities - Diaper-changing facilities, small play area and reading area, couch, and sanitary area are available in the Family Room. Location: Terminal A, Ground Floor (Floor 0). Diaper-changing facilities are located in all terminals of the airport.
  • Berlin WelcomeCard - Have a long layover or unexpected detour in Berlin? The Berlin WelcomeCard is a tourist ticket that offers free round-the-clock public transportation, Welcome guide and city map, discounts at local attractions and businesses, including restaurants! Prices start at 19,50 EUR. Visit the Passenger Information kiosk for details.
  • Children’s Play Area - When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. You can find games and colorful, soft seating. Location: Terminal C1, Airside.
  • Currency Exchange - You have a few options for exchanging currency:
    »   Exchange desks: Reisebank exchange desk (Location: Terminal A, Transfer Terminal D. Hours: 6:30AM - 9:00PM) • Travelex exchange desk (Location: Terminal A, departure ring, near Gate O and Terminal C. Hours: 6:00AM - 9:30PM)
    »   24-Hour Foreign Currency ATMs (Euro/USD/British Pounds): Travelex provides 5 ATMs: Terminal A (Landside, Gate 0 • Landside, Gate 12 • Landside, Gate 3 • Landside, Gate 6). Terminal C (Landside).
  • Duty Free and Shopping - Heinemann Duty Free is available past all security checkpoints. A wide variety of retail shops offering books, travel essentials, drinks, etc. are available in Terminal C and Tegel Boulevard. Hours vary.
  • Food & Drinks - There are no 24-hour food and beverages options at this airport. Concessions begin to open at 4:00AM and close after the last flight.
  • Hair Salon - Location: Terminal A, Service Center Hours: 9:00AM - 7:00PM (Mon-Fri), 10:00AM - 6:00PM (Sat), 10:00AM - 7:00PM (Sun).
  • Information Desk - The main information desk is located in the main hall of Terminal A. Another one is located in Terminal C.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Luggage can be stored for as many hours or days as you need. Rates are € 7.20 - € 9.90 per bag/item, per day. Luggage wrapping is also available. Location: Terminal A, Service Center, Ground Floor Hours: 5:00AM - 10:30PM.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Locations: Terminal A, Service Center, near Left Luggage • Terminal C, landside Hours: 5:00AM - 9:00PM.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Observation Deck - Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport's observation deck. Location: Terminal D, airside, above the departure ring. Hours: 8:00AM - 8:00PM Apr to Oct and 10:00AM - 4:00PM Nov to Mar. Rate: 3 EUR for a single adult ticket.
  • Pharmacy - Location: Terminal A Hours: 7:00AM - 9:00PM A pharmacy vending machine sells first aid kits and over-the-counter medications 24 hours a day in Terminal C (airside, Gates 38-57).
  • Post Office - If you want to pass your time writing letters and postcards to friends and family? You can send them from the airport with the help of a stamp machine and postbox. Location: Terminal A, Service Center.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Paid showers are available during day hours downstairs in Terminal A.
  • Travel Agencies - If you are arriving in Berlin and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there are a number of travel agencies with offices at the airport that can probably be of assistance. 5 vor Flug, airport1, alltours, DER Touristik, Eurosun, Last Minute Extra, Last Minute, spanien.de, Thomas Cook and TUI.

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Airport Hours

The terminal is open 3:30AM - 12:00AM.

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As of March 2018, Berlin Tegel airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airways • Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Aigle Azur • Air Baltic • Air Canada • Air France • Air Malta • Air Serbia • Alitalia • AtlasGlobal • Austrian Airlines • Azerbaijan Airlines • Blue Air • Bora Jet • Braathens Regional Airlines • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Bulgaria Air • Bulgarian Air Charter • Condor • Corendon Airlines • Croatia Airlines • Czech Airlines • Delta • easyJet • Eurowings • Finnair • Flybe • Freebird Airlines • Georgian Airways • Germania • Germanwings • Hainan Airlines • Iberia Express • Icelandair • Iraqi Airways • KLM • LOT • Lufthansa • Luxair • MHS Aviation • MIAT • Onur Air • Pegasus Airlines • Qatar Airways • Rhein-Neckar Air • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Jordanian • S7 Airlines • SAS • SkyWork • SprintAir • Sun Express • Swiss • TAP Portugal • TUIFly • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine International Airlines • United Airlines • UTair • Vueling Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Berlin Tegel airport is well connected to the bus system. Options include the TXL JetExpressBus, X9 JetExpressBus, Bus 128 and Bus 109. For route maps, schedules and additional fare information, visit the VBB (Verkehrsverbund Berlin-Brandenburg) website.

Long distance coaches serve the airport via Flixbus and PKS Szczecin Bus lines.

Car Rentals

Car rental services are handled in the Car Rental Centre, a designated area located on the lower floor near Terminal E and Car Park P2. The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Avis/Budget, Buchbinder/Global Drive, Enterprise/National/Alamo, Europcar, Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty and Sixt. Hour of operation vary slightly between the agencies, but most are open daily from about 7:00AM - 11:00PM.


Taxis are available on a 24-hour basis at taxi ranks located in the inner ring of Terminal A (near Gates 6-9), and also on the outside of Terminals C and E. All taxis are metered, and reservations are not required. Surcharges apply for maxi cabs, bulky luggage and non-cash payments.


At the time of this update, Berlin Tegel is not served by any rail network. The closest S-Bahn station, Beusselstrasse, can be reached within 10 minutes of the airport by TXL JetExpressBus. The nearest U-Bahn station, Jakob-Kaiser-Platz, is only 5 minutes away via X9 JetExpressBus.

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Last Updated: 03 April 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .