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Car Hire Berlin Tegel Airport

General Information & Tips on Car Hire

Tegel is Berlin's main international airport, ahead of its smaller counterpart Schönefeld. It is Germany's fourth busiest airport, with close to 20 million passengers per year. It lies in the town of Tegel, 8 km (5 miles) northwest of the centre of Berlin. This close proximity makes it a perfect location from which to hire a car to drive into town or the surrounding countryside. There is direct access to the A111 motorway.

The airport features a distinctive hexagonal building encompassing five terminals, enclosing a central space, so you can leave the aircraft and be out of the door in as short a space as 30m. The area has had a long association with aviation, having been the base for the Prussian airship battalion in the early 20th century. Following the Second World War, the airport was used by British and French forces, with the building of the large runway, and it later became a commercial airport when Berlin's former main airport Templehof could not cope with new, larger craft. The modern terminal facilities include restaurants, bars, shops, bureaux de change, wi-fi, and left luggage

Usefull Information

Passenger information desks can be found in the main hall of Terminal A as well as Terminal C. The advisors will be all too happy to answer any questions about flights and other services. Contact: +49 30 6091 1150.

S-Bahn Railway: +49 30 19449

U-Bahn Metro: +49 30 19449

Jet Express Bus TXL: +49 30 19449

Left luggage and lost property: +49 30 4101 2315

Airport Service Centre: +49 30 4101 2315

Wheelchair requests: +49 30 4101 4396

How do I hire a car?

The number one most important thing to do when picking up your car is to go over it for any damage or defects. If you find any, make sure you report it to the provider as pre-existing, and get them to document this, otherwise you could find yourself charged for it later. Additionally, always return the car with the same level of fuel as when you collected it. If the company decide to charge you for the fuel, it will probably be at an inflated rate.

Brush up on the rules of the road where you're driving and don't break them. Act as a responsible driver at all times, as if you were at home. Naturally, you shouldn't drink and drive, text behind the wheel, or drive tired.

There are six car hire companies at Berlin Tegel Airport, on the lower floor near Terminal E and car park P2. From here, it is a short walk to the rental car lot. Bear in mind that while you can just turn up and book, it's much more economical to hire in advance online.

Company Telephone Number Website
Avis +49 30 41043148 http://www.avis.de/
Enterprise +49 30 41012151 http://www.enterprise.de/
Europcar +49 30 4178520
In case of emergency:
+49 40 520188100
http://www.europcar.de/
Hertz +49 30 41704674 http://www.hertz.de/
Sixt +49 1806 252525 http://www.sixt.de/
Terstappen +49 30 683201130 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
Pergamon Museum 10.8 km 29 minutes https://goo.gl/QuJcyc https://goo.gl/7z4gRu
Walking Tour of Berlin 9.2 km 21 minutes https://goo.gl/ExBi28 https://goo.gl/hpeuGV
Tiergarten 7.2 km 17 minutes https://goo.gl/s1M1Rg https://goo.gl/INOnbG
Brandenburg Gate 9.2 km 21 minutes https://goo.gl/ExBi28 https://goo.gl/slKzPk
Holocaust Memorial 9.6 km 22 minutes https://goo.gl/peIeuw https://goo.gl/tUc4e9
Neues Museum 11.2 km 29 minutes https://goo.gl/kgXr7u https://goo.gl/oa4DVL
East Side Gallery 14 km 39 minutes https://goo.gl/BASQNV https://goo.gl/hMMYI3
Glass Dome of the Reichstag 8.5 km 22 minutes https://goo.gl/nS3KVx https://goo.gl/zeuEft
Berlin History Museum 11 km 31 minutes https://goo.gl/v9EM01 https://goo.gl/XXhfHW
Jewish Museum 13.3 km 30 minutes https://goo.gl/cpN2Kx https://goo.gl/JnVhg7
Savings on Attractions and Restaurants

For great discounts on attraction entry, restaurants and much more visit Berlin Discount Cards

Before You Go

There are certain documents you'll need to produce before receiving your car. Show the driver's licence from your home country; if it's not in English, you'll also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Although the legal driving age in Germany is 18, you'll usually need to be 21 to hire a car.

How to Buy Car Insurance

Usually, you'll get a basic level of cover when you hire a car at Berlin Tegel Airport. This might be something like a Collision Damage Waiver or Theft Cover, which protects you in case of an accident, but it would not stop you from having to pay a large excess. To circumvent this, you could buy some excess insurance from your provider, but it works out much cheaper to go with a separate specialist such as insurance4carhire.com. They would also offer you coverage for such areas as the undercarriage, windscreen and tyres.


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