The Airport Berli-n-Tegel (Otto Lilienthal) is the main city of Berlin and is located about 8 miles northwest of downtown, in the neighborhood namesake. The airport has the highest number of scheduled flights operated and more than 11 million passengers use it every year. From here, more than 38 flights of air carriers to different parts of Europe and the world, and 42 airlines operate specialized in charter flights to over 60 destinations. Its location is one of the most comfortable but is expected to close in the year 2011 (when the airport becomes operational Berli-n Brandenburg International) due to the environmental impact of noise pollution. The airport has one terminal.
Airports near Berli-n-Tegel (TXL):
Berli-n Airport Schonefeld (25 km)
Leipzig Airport (146 km)
Szczecin Airport (156 km)
Dresden Airport (162 km)
Zielona Gora Babimost Airport (166 km)
Transport and travel:
Moving from the airport to downtown
The airport is connected to the center of the city by 4 bus lines, but has no stops on the U-Bahn or S-Bahn.
Monday through Friday you can catch the TXL JetExpressBus, operating between 06.00 and 19.00 hours. with a frequency of 15 minutes and 19.00 to 23.00 hs. with a frequency of 20 minutes to the city center of Berlin. Saturdays schedule ranges from 06.00 to 23.00 pm, while Sundays it does from 06.00 to 14.00 and from 18.00 to 23.00. The ticket will cost $ 3.
You can also take bus 128 and 109, as well as the X9 express that circulate every 15 minutes and run between 05.00 and 24.00 hours., A journey of about half an hour and allow you to reach major metro city.
In the departures area of Terminal find a taxi and the cost to central Berlin between 17 and 20 euros.
The Berli-n-Airport Tegel has an excellent infrastructure that includes several ATMs, a bank, currency exchange offices and a post office, plus lots of shops, among which are also some tax-free. You can also find a restaurant, a couple of bars and a champagne bar. The terminal also houses a flower shop, several newsagents, slogans, a first aid station that operates 24 hours, hairdressers and tourist information desks.
The airport has a conference center located on the third floor that can accommodate over 150 people and offers fax, photocopying and access to internet and phones. There are also several VIP rooms and 4 meeting rooms located in the Airport Gallery. They also offer translation and secretarial services.
The airport is ready for the disabled, with ramps for wheelchairs and special toilets. There is also adapted telephone booths in the departure lounge.
Opposite the car park P2 are the offices of several car rental companies like Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt and National.
While inside the airport there are no hotels, you can find a short distance away, you can even make reservations for 24 hours by Call Direct Hotel located in Terminal A. Some of the closest hotels are:
Ambassador Hotel (tel: 30 2190 2380), Excelsior Hotel (tel: 30 3155 1053), Intercontinental Hotel (tel: 30 2602 2600), Novotel (tel: 30 41 060), Plaza Hotel (tel: 30 884 130), Holiday Inn Esplanade (tel: 30383890) and Sorat Hotel Spree-Bogen (tel: 30 3992 0999).
Within walking distance of the terminal building you will find car parks P1 and P2, the first one covered. The short-term car park is identified as a PK, whereas P5 is for long. There are places reserved for the disabled.