Car Hire Berlin schoenefeld Airport
Schönefeld is the smaller of Berlin’s two international airports, located 18 km (11 miles) south-east of the city centre. With good transport links, including rail and bus, it also connects directly to the motorways which makes it ideally placed to rent a car to drive into Berlin or in other directions. There are four terminals – A, B, C, and D, of a modest size but still featuring the facilities you would expect such as duty-free shops and restaurants such as Burger King. Schönefeld first opened in 1934 and was the base for the manufacture of Henschel planes. After the war it went through several names and ended up as the official airport of East Germany (DDR) until reunification in 1990. Schönefeld is due to be merged with the new Brandenburg Airport which will replace both it and Tegel Airport by 2017 at the latest.
The airport information desk is found in Terminal A on the ground floor. Staff speak German and English. A tourist information desk is located on the same floor, which offers leaflets and advice about nearby attractions. They are also very helpful when it comes to information on transport links to and from the city.
General number: +49(0)180 500 0186
BVG buses: +49(0)30 19449
Parking: +49(0)30 6091 5582
Business Lounge: +49(0)30 6091 6036
Conference Centre: +49(0)30 6091 2222
First Aid Station: +49(0)30 6091 6806
The one thing you have to do when you first get to your car is to give it a thorough inspection for any defects or damage. If any should be found, make sure you have reported it to the provider and that they have proper records of it. If you don’t, they could take it upon themselves to charge you for the damage at a later date. Another must is to return the car with the same level of fuel as when you collected it. Again, this will prevent the company from billing you for the missing fuel at an extortionate rate.
Understand the road laws at your destination and don’t deviate from them. At all times, you should be a responsible driver, just like you would be at home. Don’t do anything untoward such as drinking and driving, talking on the phone when driving, or driving when tired.
Six car hire providers maintain premises at Berlin Schönefeld Airport. They can be found just outside Terminal A, so are conveniently placed for landing passengers. Of course, you can hire a car on the spot but it will always save time and money by booking online ahead of time.
|Avis||+49 30 60915710||http://www.avis.de/|
|Enterprise||+49 30 63412960||http://www.enterprise.de/|
|Europcar||+49 30 6349160||http://www.europcar.de/|
|Hertz||+49 30 60915730||http://www.hertz.de/|
|Sixt||+49 1806 252525||http://www.sixt.de/|
|Terstappen||+49 30 60915600||http://www.terstappen.de/|
The average price of unleaded petrol in Berlin is €1.49 per litre. Using a medium-priced vehicle such as the Smart for Two, which gives 67 miles to the gallon, the approximate fuel cost per 10 miles would be €2.23.
|Pergamon Museum||22.5 km||41 minutes||https://goo.gl/3NQkd5||https://goo.gl/7z4gRu|
|Walking Tour of Berlin||21.4 km||37 minutes||https://goo.gl/mWc71f||https://goo.gl/hpeuGV|
|Tiergarten||23.6 km||33 minutes||https://goo.gl/ZXtjHr||https://goo.gl/INOnbG|
|Brandenburg Gate||21.4 km||37 minutes||https://goo.gl/mWc71f||https://goo.gl/slKzPk|
|Holocaust Memorial||21.2 km||34 minutes||https://goo.gl/8KlTfM||https://goo.gl/tUc4e9|
|Neues Museum||20.9 km||37 minutes||https://goo.gl/GepmKt||https://goo.gl/oa4DVL|
|East Side Gallery||18.6 km||27 minutes||https://goo.gl/6kQEWN||https://goo.gl/hMMYI3|
|Glass Dome of the Reichstag||21.6 km||36 minutes||https://goo.gl/y8qslR||https://goo.gl/zeuEft|
|Berlin History Museum||22.3 km||40 minutes||https://goo.gl/UlNqty||https://goo.gl/XXhfHW|
|Jewish Museum||20 km||30 minutes||https://goo.gl/a6E5Bo||https://goo.gl/JnVhg7|
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Before you collect your car, there’s the simple formality of producing certain documents. The driver’s licence from your home country will enable you to drive in Germany; however, if it’s in a language other than English, you’ll also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). The legal driving age in Germany is 18, but most providers will require you to be 21 to rent a car.
There is normally some basic cover that comes with the hire package when you rent a car at Berlin Schönefeld Airport. This tends to take the form of something like a Collision Damage Waiver or Theft Cover, which will offer protection in case of an accident, but it would fail to prevent you from having to pay a large excess. To avoid this, you could buy excess insurance from your rental provider, but it’s much cheaper to get some from a specialist insurance agent such as insurance4carhire.com. Additionally, they would also cover you for areas that the hire companies don’t such as the tyres, undercarriage and windscreen.