Car Hire at Berlin Tegel Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Whether you want to experience cool, cutting edge design in Leipzig, explore a royal summer palace in Potsdam or non-stop party in carefree, artistic Berlin, you can find the best car hire at Berlin Tegel Airport with Skyscanner. Check out our guide for things to do in Berlin.
Where to hire a car at Berlin Tegel Airport
There are six car hire companies with desks at Berlin Tegel Airport: Sixt, Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Terstappen/Buchbinder and Europcar. 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 Tegel 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 on the Tegel Airport site. Simply head northwest on Zufahrt zum Flughafen Tegel, take a left, turn right then left and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Berlin Tegel Airport
Berlin Tegel Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. From the north, the airport can be reached directly via the A111 autobahn. This is connected to the A10 “Berliner Ring” autobahn by the “Kreuz Oranienburg” interchange. From the south and from central Berlin, you can take the A100 city autobahn which joins the A111. From Potsdam the A115 joins the city autobahn in order to reach Tegel.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Berlin Tegel Airport.
After Berlin, Leipzig is the next big thing in Germany. An alluring cross between Paris, Berlin and Vienna, culturally Liepzig is the home of Wagner, Bach and Mendelssohn, of neo-realist art at the Leipzig New School, of Goethe and Schiller and socialism. Architecture is both medieval and modern, brutalist and art-nouveau with courtyards and alleys and secret passageways. Today it is lively and vivacious with cosy bookshops, trendy cafes, beer halls, a fabulous zoo and fantastic live music. It’s cool and sophisticated yet unpretentious. The streets are clean and meandering, with coffee and cake around every corner.
Leipzig is just two hours by car from Berlin Tegel Airport. Get on to the A111 from the airport and merge with the A100. Tae the exit for Madeburg and the E51 and continue on to the A115 then the A10. At the fork continue on the A9 taking the A14 exit to Dresden. Keep right and take exit 23 for Leipzig and follow signs to the centre.
For windmills and royal summer palaces just half an hour from Berlin, Potsdam is the place to come. Without a doubt its most enchanting sight is Sanssouci – the Rococo former residence of Prussian royalty. Its stunning terraced fruit gardens cascade down into vast swathes of green lawns studded with statues, colonnades, temples and fountains which have seen visitors from Voltaire to Casanova. Stroll Potsdam’s cobbled streets, shop in charming boutiques and gift shops, admire its baroque architecture or cast off at the harbour for a tour of the Havel River. A boat to nearby Peacock Island is well worth it.
It takes just 45 minutes to drive to Potsdam from Tegel Airport. Get on to the A111 for Leipzig/Dresden and follow it to the A100. Take exit E15 to Madeburg and then exit 6 for Potsdam. Exit for the A10 and merge with the B1 following signs to Potsdam.
Bon Vivant Berlin may well be known for its grit and artistic sensibilities but it is also a profoundly relaxing and welcoming city where green spaces and scenic riverbanks offer ample opportunity to kick off your shoes. Berlin boasts phenomenal art and design from iconic Tempelhoff Airport and the Reichstag to the Brandenburg Gate and the stunning Bauhaus School of Architecture. Floating pontoon bars, open air pool on the river Spree, outdoor cinema, warehouse clubs that party for three nights running, historic department stores, thrift shops, beer gardens, Vietnamese restaurants – the list goes on and on in terms of fun to be had in Berlin. The Soviet War Memorial, Holocaust Memorial, Stasi Museum, Topografie des Terrors and the East Side Gallery are just a few reminders of Berlin’s harrowing past; but one that was also shaped by David Bowie, JFK and Iggy Pop. Once the pariah of Europe; Berlin is now its heart.
It takes just 30 minutes to drive from Berlin Tegel Airport to the centre of Berlin. From the airport follow signs for Alt Moabit and get on to Eberstrasse/B2/B5. Follow this to the city centre.
On-street parking in Berlin City Centre is chargeable from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 10pm. It costs from €0.75 per 15 minutes or €3.00 per hour. Some areas even charge on Sundays. City car parks charge from €1.00 to €4.00 per hour with a daily maximum of €10.00. Cheaper parking can be found in Mitte and Tiergarten and cheap or free parking is available at all U and S Bahn stations. Park and Ride locations close the tram stations offer free or at least very cheap but unguarded parking spaces from €0.50-1.50 per day. A few hotels in Berlin offer free parking.