Transfer Options from Berlin Tegel Airport to City Centre

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How to get from Berlin Tegel Airport to City Centre

Berlin Tegel Airport offers two means of transportation to the city centre of Berlin; taxi rides and a reliable system of express buses. The Berlin airport taxi ride will take approximately 24 minutes, it is the fastest way to get to the city centre and the trip will cost around 29€. On the other hand, the more cost efficient options are the three buses available at all times at the airport. The TXL express heading directly to the city center with a fare of 2.80€ and a duration of 37 minutes and the X9/109 heading to the central Zoologischer Garten Station which is linked to the two main metro networks of Berlin S-Bahn and U-Bahn for 2.80€ and a duration of 20 minutes.

Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 1PASSENGER
OPTION PRICE TIME AVAILABLE
Welcome Pickups €29 25min 24/7 Details
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Taxi €29 25min 24/7 Details
Bus €2.80 37min 03:30–00:30 Details

Route 25 min

How to get from Berlin Tegel airport to city centre by taxi

The taxi ranks at Tegel Airport offer a wide variety of vehicles to accommodate any group of travelers. The cars are recognized by their cream white color and a distinctive black and yellow roof sign. Make sure to avoid unlicensed drivers who might approach you at the terminals as you come out, because they will charge you excessively. Lastly, the trip to the city of Berlin should cost around 29€ and ranges from 20 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic conditions.

How to get from Berlin Tegel airport to city centre by taxi

The taxi ranks at Tegel Airport offer a wide variety of vehicles to accommodate any group of travelers. The cars are recognized by their cream white color and a distinctive black and yellow roof sign. Make sure to avoid unlicensed drivers who might approach you at the terminals as you come out, because they will charge you excessively. Lastly, the trip to the city of Berlin should cost around 29€ and ranges from 20 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic conditions.

Taxi fare from Berlin airport to city centre

Although, the price to the city centre may vary depending on the exact destination and traffic, the cost under normal conditions should be around 29€. The official legal fare is 2€/km which is very useful in estimating the approximate cost of your trip if you know the distance. The fares might also change based on the amount and size of your luggage. Holiday seasons and the time of the day have no effect to the taxi fares.

The initial fare is at 3.40€ and the driver is obliged to drive you from the fastest route unless directed otherwise.

Berlin Taxi prices
day time
(05:00–24:00)
night time
(00:00–05:00)
duration
FROM TXL - TO HOTELS IN CITY CENTRE
€29
€29
25 min
FROM TXL - TO CITY CENTRE
€29
€29
25 min
FROM TXL - TO CENTRAL TRAIN STATION
€29
€29
14 min
FROM TXL - TO BRANDENBURG GATE
€25
€25
18 min
FROM TXL - TO SCHÖNEFELD SFX
€38
€38
32 min
FROM TXL - TO BERLIN WALL
€25
€25
20 min

Pre-booking a taxi

You can pre-book a taxi at the same price as a regular cab from the line with Welcome Pickups. In addition to a comfortable ride you also will get:

  • Personal attention by polite and professional local drivers.
  • No hidden fees. The taxi price includes absolutely everything.
  • Flight monitoring, so you do not have to inform or worry about flight delays.
  • Best price guarantee and full refund in case you have to cancel.
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Convenience

Regardless of day and traffic, the Berlin airport taxi option is most certainly the fastest way to the centre of Berlin. Moreover, you don't have to worry about the safety of your personal belongings.

Editor’s Note

Always ask for receipt when you arrive at your destination since it will have the driver's phone number in case you forget personal items in the car.

Useful Tips

Avoid impostor taxi drivers at the terminals who will certainly charge you excessively.
Credit/debit card payments are always accepted.
Avoid paying with large bank notes because drivers might not have enough change.
It is preferred to ask the taxi service staff to direct you to a taxi.

How to get from Berlin Tegel airport to city centre by bus

The two buses that take you to the central Zoologischer Garten Station are the X9 and 109, each bus should be available at the station every 10 minutes and the ticket price for both is 2.80€. However, the X9 is faster since it makes 6 less stops than the 109. Unfortunately, after reaching the Zoo station you will need to use Berlin's main metro network U-Bahn to reach the downtown area. The official duration for the X9 is 20 minutes and for the 109 is 30 minutes. The third option is the TXL express which goes to the city centre through Hauptbahnhof Station, waiting time is 6 minutes, ticket price is 2.80€ and the official travel duration is 37 minutes.

How to get from Berlin Tegel airport to city centre by bus

The two buses that take you to the central Zoologischer Garten Station are the X9 and 109, each bus should be available at the station every 10 minutes and the ticket price for both is 2.80€. However, the X9 is faster since it makes 6 less stops than the 109. Unfortunately, after reaching the Zoo station you will need to use Berlin's main metro network U-Bahn to reach the downtown area. The official duration for the X9 is 20 minutes and for the 109 is 30 minutes. The third option is the TXL express which goes to the city centre through Hauptbahnhof Station, waiting time is 6 minutes, ticket price is 2.80€ and the official travel duration is 37 minutes.

How much is the bus from Berlin airport to city centre?

All bus tickets cost 2.80€ and 1.70€ for children aging 14 or less.

Tickets can easily be purchased inside the airport from ticket machines at terminal A or at the ticket office in the main terminal.

Cost

2.80€

Trip Duration

37 Min.

Waiting time is 6-10 minutes.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 109 is available from 4:30am to 0:30am. The X9 and TXL express are both available from 3:30am to 0:30am.

Where do I get it from?

The bus stations are right outside terminal B, to reach the stations follow the signs or ask any service staff for directions.

Convenience

The bus is a very nice alternative to the taxi since the cost of 2.80€ per person is only a fraction of the taxi fare. Moreover, you have the option to go directly to the city centre in 37 minutes with the TXL express or use X9/109 to reach the main metro station of Berlin in just 20 minutes. The only inconvenience is having your luggage and personal belongings exposed.

Editor’s Note

Always remember to validate your ticket when you get on the bus to avoid getting fined in case of an inspection.

Useful Tips

Always keep an eye on your personal belongings.
When the bus is already full it is recommended to wait for the next one since the luggage space is limited.
A single ticket is valid for two hours and allows you to travel with any number of changes towards your destination.
If you are going to spend your day traveling in the city it is recommend to buy a day pass.

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Berlin airport to city centre?

The average taxi fare from Berlin Tegel Airport to the city centre is 29€. Holiday seasons and the time of the day have no effect to the taxi fares.

How much is a bus ticket from Berlin airport to city centre?

The bus tickets, regardless of what bus you take leaving the airport, cost 2.80€ for adults and 1.70€ for children from the age of 6 to 14.

How far is it from Berlin airport to the city centre?

The distance from the airport to the city centre of Berlin is around 11km, depending of the route you take.

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