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General Information & Tips on Car Hire

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.

Usefull Information

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

How do I hire a car?

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.

Company Telephone Number Website
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/
Driving costs and Potential Destinations

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.

Destination Distance Journey time Directions Video
Destination Distance Journey Time Directions Video
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
Savings on Attractions and Restaurants

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Before You Go

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.

How to Buy Car Insurance

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.


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