Car Hire at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to get lost in Prussian palaces, explore an island of peacocks or visit one of the coolest capitals in the world, you can find the best car hire at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport with Skyscanner. Check out our guide for things to do in Berlin.
Where to hire a car at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport
There are seven car hire companies with desks at Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: Avis, Europecar, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty, Sixt and Terstappen. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Berlin Schoenefeld Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is an ESSO garage located just 9 minutes by car from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. To find it simply take the Flughafen Road from the airport, get onto the A113 and take exit 8 for Waltersdorf. Keep right and follow the A117 where the ESSO garage will be on the right.
Driving around Berlin Schoenefeld Airport
Berlin Schoenefeld Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. It is surrounded by the A10 motorway ring (A10 Berliner Ring), which runs up to 30 km outside the city limits. From this the A 11 goes to Stettin the A 12 to Frankfurt (Oder) and Warsaw, the A13 to Dresden and Prague the A 9 to Leipzig and Munich, the A2 to Hanover and Dortmund at and the A24 to Hamburg. Berlin has a low emission zone (Umweltzone), which contains all areas within the S-Bahn ring. All vehicles are required to bear a green Emission badge (Feinstaubplakette).
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport.
The jewel in Brandenburg’s crown, this once Prussian seat of power is home to a world heritage site of architecture and history. The Schloss Sanssouci, the private retreat of King Friedrich II, is just one utterly beguiling and magical example. A short boat trips takes visitors to Peacock Island where these enigmatic creatures strut their stuff around its beautiful gardens.
It takes just 30 minutes to reach Potsdam by car from Berlin Schoenefeld Airport. Take the Flughafen Road and get on to the B96a. From here, merge onto the B101 signposted to Berlin and Potsdam. Keep following it to Potsdam centre.
Frankfurt an der Oder
On the border with Poland, Germany’s ‘other’ Frankfurt suffered badly during WWII but has since been brought back to life with a rich museum culture. Here there are stunning gothic churches to admire, a great tradition of cabaret, live music and theatre not to mention some delicious and hearty local cuisine.
Frankfurt an der Oder is just under an hour’s drive from Berlin airport. Head south on Flughafen, taking the B96a and then merging with the A113 signposted to Dresden. Continue on to the A12 following signs for Frankfurt (Oder). Follow Rosa-Luxembourg Strasse into the centre.
This capital of cool is an artistic, welcoming and vibrantly modern city that has successfully woven its painful past with its diverse and cultured present. Stunning architecture and exceptional museums line the route of the once dividing ‘Wall’. Restaurants and cafes from every corner of the world fill the streets. Outdoor swimming, picnics on the site of old Templehoff Airport, lolling by rivers and clubbing in a warehouse until dawn are just some of the surprises Berlin has in store.
It takes just 30 minutes to reach Berlin city centre from Schoenefeld Airport. From Flughafen Road, merge onto the A113 sign-posted Berlin. Continue on this road to the A100 and exit at junction 20 towards Potsdammer Platz. On street parking in Berlin is charged from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm or sometimes midnight, depending on the area. Sunday is usually free parking apart from very busy central areas. The rate for parking during the week is €0.75 per 15 minutes or €3 per hour. Just out with the city centre, parking costs €0.25 for 15 minutes. Mitte and Wedding have a lot of free parking places while many U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations have cheap parking options. Some also have park and ride for around €0.50-1.50 per day. Berlin has car parks in the city centre which charge € 1.00-4.00 per hour, with a daily maximum of €10.00-35.00. Some hotels in Berlin offer parking.
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