Germany Airports

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Berlin-Tegel Airport (TXL)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) northwest of the centre of Berlin.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +49 180 50 00 186.
Transfer between terminals: The airport terminals are all connected by walkways.
Getting to the city: The most convenient and cost effective way to get to and from the airport is by bus. Buses connect with the subway and overground train stations. Taxis are readily available outside the airport terminals on both levels.
Car rental: Vehicle hire companies represented at the airport include Budget, Avis, Hertz, Europcar, National and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are readily available outside the Berlin-Tegel Airport's Terminal A1. Avoid touts and unlicensed taxis. Private hotel shuttle services to and from Berlin-Tegel Airport are also available.
Facilities: Facilities include banks, bureaux de change, ATMs, a post office, business centres and baby rooms. There are several shops, including duty-free, and a selection of restaurants. Disabled facilities are good; travellers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking: There are a number of parking lots at Berlin-Tegel Airport, all within easy walking distance of the terminal building. Short-term parking in parking lot P2 costs €6 for the first hour up to a maximum daily charge of €44. Long term parking is also available.
Website: www.berlin-airport.de

Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Location: The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of the centre of Frankfurt.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +49 (0)69 6900-66634.
Transfer between terminals: The two terminals are connected by the Sky Line people mover.
Getting to the city: Frankfurt Airport has trains from two railway stations: the long-distance railway station is at the AIRail Terminal; and there is a local railway station for S-Bahn, regional, and local trains in Terminal 1. Both railway stations are linked to Terminal 2. Buses leave regularly for Frankfurt and other destinations from outside Terminals 1 and 2; tickets can be bought from the bus driver. Various shuttles also operate from the airport, some run by airlines.
Car rental: Car hire companies are represented in both terminals.
Airport Taxis: Taxis can be found outside either terminal and will take 20-30 minutes for the eight mile (13km) drive to the city centre. Taxis are metered.
Facilities: Frankfurt Airport is one of the best-equipped airports in the world. There are numerous restaurants, shops, bars and cafes in both terminals, and banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are in both Arrivals and Departures. A business centre offers internet, fax and secretarial facilities. Other facilities include a hairdresser, chapel and children's play areas.
Parking: Each terminal at Frankfurt International Airport has its own parking facility; 30 minutes costs between €2.50 and €5, and charges are between €4 and €5 per hour thereafter. Long-term parking starts from €23.50 per day and the more distant parking lots are connected to the terminals by free shuttle services.
Website: www.frankfurt-airport.com

Hamburg Airport (HAM)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) north of central Hamburg.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +49 (0)40 5075-0.
Transfer between terminals: The terminals are connected and both can be explored on foot.
Getting to the city: Hamburg Airport is accessible by S-Bahn which takes 25 minutes to get from the airport to central Hamburg. Buses service the city centre and other suburban areas. Taxis are readily available outside both terminals; they take around 30 minutes to get to the city centre.
Car rental: Avis, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt, among others, are represented at the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are readily available outside both terminals. They take around 30 minutes to get to the city centre.
Facilities: There are several restaurants, shops, bars and cafes throughout the airport, as well as banks, currency exchange and ATMs in Terminals 1 and 2. There is wifi access in all terminals. Disabled facilities are good; passengers with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
Parking: Short-term parking is charged at about €1 every 20 minutes up to €22 (P1 and P2) or €25 (P4 and P5) per day. Long-term parking is charged at between €70 and €150 per week.
Website: www.ham.airport.de

Munich International Airport (MUC)

Location: The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) northeast of the centre of Munich.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +49 (0)89 975 00. Flight Information: +49 (0)89 975 213 13.
Transfer between terminals: The Airport Shuttle Bus travels between the two terminals.
Getting to the city: Frequent commuter trains run by day and most of the night to various Munich stations, including the main stations for connections to major European cities. The airport train station is just outside the terminals. Taxis are available, as are buses to many regional destinations and the main train station. It takes about 20 minutes by train and about 45 minutes by road to reach the city centre.
Car rental: Car hire companies represented include Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available from both terminals. The journey time to the city centre is approximately 45 minutes.
Facilities: The airport has several restaurants and bars, duty-free and other shops, shower facilities and a pharmacy. ATMs and currency exchange desks are available in Arrivals and Departures.
Parking: Parking in airport lots costs between €1 and €4 for the first hour, up to about €20 per day. Long-term parking is cheapest in lots P41, P80 and P81. There are drop-off zones where parking is free for the first 10 minutes.
Website: www.munich-airport.de
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Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS)

Location: The airport is situated five miles (8km) north of Dusseldorf.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +49 211 4210.
Transfer between terminals: The airport terminals are connected by one central spine and are located in one building, each within walking distance of the others.
Getting to the city: There are plenty of transport options available at the airport, including taxis, limousines, local buses, a Skytrain Shuttle Bus, and the fast and efficient S-Bahn.
Car rental: Car rental companies at the airport include Europcar, Hertz, Budget and Avis, among others.
Airport Taxis: Designated airport taxis are available from Arrivals and Departures.
Facilities: Airport facilities include ATMs and banks, dental and medical facilities, a pharmacy, laundry services, baby-changing rooms, airport hotels, a petrol station, a tax refund counter, baggage storage facilities, meeting rooms, pastoral services, VIP lounges, conference facilities, and a number of shopping and dining options.
Parking: Short-term parking is available within walking distance of the terminal, while long-term parking is serviced by a free shuttle. Short-term parking is located opposite the terminal and charges about €4.50 per hour. Long-term parking costs between €24 and €39 per day, depending on the parking lot.
Website: www.dus.com
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Cologne-Bonn Airport (CGN)

Location: The airport is located eight miles (12km) southeast of Cologne and 10 miles (16km) north of Bonn.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).
Contacts: Tel: +49 (0)22 0340 4000.
Transfer between terminals: The two terminals are linked by a walkway.
Getting to the city: There are several transport options available, including taxis, the local bus service, and the S-bahn.
Car rental: Car rental agencies at the airport include Hertz, Avis and Europcar, among others.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the terminal.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include ATMs, left luggage, shops and restaurants.
Parking: Parking at Cologne-Bonn Airport starts at a rate of €1.50 per 15 minutes in the short-term zone (maximum two hours), while Car Park 1 charges €4.50 per hour and Car Park 3 charges €3 per hour. Car park 2 is reserved for women and disabled passengers only.
Website: www.koeln-bonn-airport.de
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Stuttgart International Airport (STR)

Location: The airport is located eight miles (13km) south of Stuttgart city centre.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Contacts: +49 (0)1805 948-4444.
Transfer between terminals: All the terminals are within easy walking distance of one another.
Getting to the city: The airport is connected to central Stuttgart by S-Bahn lines S2 and S3. In addition to the train service, there are several direct bus links to destinations in and around Stuttgart, as well as a 24-hour taxi service.
Car rental: Car hire companies include Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available outside the terminals and the trip to central Stuttgart takes about 30 minutes.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include banks, ATMs and bureaux de change. There are restaurants, bars and fast food outlets, a variety of shops including duty-free, and wifi access.
Parking: There are short and long-term parking options available at Stuttgart Airport and parking can be reserved in advance.
Website: www.flughafen-stuttgart.de
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Berlin Schönefeld Airport (SXF)

Location: The airport is located 11 miles (18km) from Berlin's city centre.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in April).
Contacts: +49 180 5000 186
Transfer between terminals: Although the airport has four terminals (A, B, C and D) the airside part of the concourse is all joined so the terminals are only important when checking in. Terminal C is only used on special occasions and the rest of the terminals are within easy walking distance of one another.
Getting to the city: Train: The airport express train station is a short (400 metre) walk, along a covered footpath, from Terminal A. The Airport Express train takes just half an hour to reach the main railway station in Berlin, known as Hauptbahnhof. The train tickets use the same ticketing system as the buses in Berlin. Passengers need to pick how many zones they will be travelling through and the ticket price is adjusted accordingly. A trip from Schönefeld Airport to central Berlin will cost €2.10. The Airport Express Train is the fastest train from the airport into the city. It runs every 30 minutes, from 5am until 11pm. S-bahn trains are also available from the airport station, but they are slightly slower than the express train. Taxis: Taxis can be found on both the lower and upper levels, but mainly on the lower level outside Terminal A. The trip into central Berlin takes between 20 and 30 minutes and generally costs about €15. Bus: Taking a bus from Schönefeld Airport into Berlin is the best way to get into town. Fares are determined according to the number of zones you pass through in order to arrive at your destination. There are two zones (zones A and B) between Schönefeld and central Berlin. Tickets into town cost €2.10 and they can either be bought at the ticket vending machine inside the terminal or on the bus. The express airport buses (BCG) run the most frequently and are generally the best buses to catch between the airport and central Berlin. BCG Jet Express Bus No. X9 as well as BVG Jet Express TXL Bus and BVG buses No. 109 and No. 128 all make the trip from the airport into Berlin. During the week buses tend to run between 4:30am and 12:30am at 30-minute intervals with more buses during the peak hours of the day. On weekends buses run less frequently.
Car rental: Renting a car is a great way to explore Berlin and the surrounding countryside. Car rental operators at Berlin Schönefeld Airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt; or why not hire a motor home from Motorhomes CC-Mobile? The rental operator's desks are in front of Terminal A in the pavilion.
Airport Taxis: Taxis: Taxis can be found on both the lower and upper levels, but mainly on the lower level outside Terminal A. The trip into central Berlin takes between 20 and 30 minutes and generally costs about €15.
Facilities: Money and communications: Schönefeld Airport is well equipped with ATMs, banks, a post office and money exchange facility. Luggage: The lost and found desk is easy to find and is located in Terminal A on the ground floor. A baggage storage facility is available in parking garage P4 at a cost of €2 per day for small bags and €4 per day for larger bags. Conference and business: The airport lounges, particularly the Hugo-Junkers Lounge, have fax, Internet, photocopying and printing services. For businesspeople wishing to make use of conference facilities, head to the Airport Conference Centre Berlin Schönefeld, which is located 0.6 miles (1km) from the terminal. The conference centre can also be booked via the airport's website. Other facilities: The tourist information office is a great place to start your trip to Berlin. The Schönefeld Airport also has VIP services and lounges as well as baby changing room facilities and wheelchair access. Wifi: wifi is available throughout the airport. Costs vary depending upon which service provider you prefer. Simply open your browser and the airport's wireless webpage will load and give you the service provider options. Many of the airline lounges offer free wifi access. Information: The airport's information desk is located in Terminal A on the ground floor. The staff is friendly and speaks German and English. There is also a tourist information desk located on the same floor with multilingual staff and pamphlets outlining major tourist attractions and events in Berlin. The information desk staff is also great when it comes to dispensing information about the best routes to and from the airport into central Berlin. Shopping: A well-stocked duty-free shop is not all the Schönefeld Airport has to offer in terms of shopping. The airport has a modest number of souvenir shops as well a couple of outlets selling sunglasses, clothing and fashion accessories. Food and Drink: Whether it's coffee, a burger or a pint of Guinness, the Schönefeld Airport has something to tickle all taste buds. Terminal A has the largest variety of food and drink outlets including an Irish pub, a small 24-hour bakery, a Burger King and a couple of restaurants serving German food. There is a Segafredo coffee outlet in front of Terminal D and a bistro in the departures area. Terminal B's options are slim with the only restaurant available being a small diner.
Parking: Short and long-term parking is available at the airport.
Departure Tax: None.
Website: www.berlin-airport.de/EN/index2.php
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Dresden International Airport (DRS)

Location: 6 miles (10km) from downtown Dresden
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in April).
Parking: There is parking outside the entrance, however cars may only park for up to two hours. Short-term and long-term parking is available in a multilevel garage connected to the terminal via covered walkways.
Website: www.dresden-airport.de/en/
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Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN)

Location: 75 miles (120km) from Frankfurt
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in April).
Parking: The Comfort lot (closest to the terminal) charges €2.50 per hour, €18 per day and €95 per week. The Quality lot is €2 per hour, €7 per day and €40 per week. The Smart lot is €2, €5.50 per day and €33 per week; while the Low-cost lot is €2 per hour, €3.50 per day or €24.50 per week. All lots are connected to the terminal via a free shuttle service.
Website: www.hahn-airport.de
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Hannover-Langenhagen Airport (HAJ)

Location: The airport is located seven miles (11km) north of Hannover.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Transfer between terminals: The three terminals are all connected and can be explored on foot.
Getting to the city: The S5 Hannover Airport Line runs to Hannover Central Station every 30 minutes between 3:35am and 1am. The 470 bus departs several times per hour for the Langenhagen Zentrum station from the stop between the Maritim Airport Hotel and Car Park 3. Several shuttle services are also available.
Car rental: Car rental companies operating from the airport include AVIS, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: Taxi ranks are located in front of the terminal exits on the arrivals level. The trip to the city centre takes about 20 minutes.
Facilities: Facilities at the airport include a lost and found, left luggage facilities, a tax-refund desk, bureaux de change, religious counselling facilities, executive lounges and VIP services, and a variety of shopping and dining options.
Parking: Parking starts at €4 for the first hour, up to €21 for the first day, €40 for two days, and €50 for three days.
Website: www.hannover-airport.de
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Nuremberg Airport (NUE)

Location: Nuremberg Airport is located about three miles (5km) from central Nuremberg.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Getting to the city: The U2 subway line runs to central Nuremburg in about 12 minutes. A bus stop is located in front of the Departures Terminal. Intercity buses run to Munich, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Dortmund three to six times per day.
Car rental: Cars can be hired from the Rental Car Centre in the airport.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport. The drive to central Nuremberg takes about 20 minutes.
Facilities: The airport offers souvenir and duty-free shopping, several restaurants and bars, ATMs and currency exchange services, executive lounges, and a tax refund desk.
Parking: Parking at Nuremburg Airport costs €2 for the first 30 minutes, €4 for an hour, and about €2 for each additional hour up to €24 for one day and €44 for two days.
Website: www.airport-nuernberg.de
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Bremen Airport (BRE)

Location: Bremen Airport is located about two miles (3.5km) south of Bremen, Germany.
Time: GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Transfer between terminals: The terminals are all within walking distance.
Getting to the city: The No. 6 tram is a convenient way to get into Bremen as it connects the airport to the main railway and bus stations; trams operate regularly during rush hour. Buses are available to Bremen, and operate several times per day.
Car rental: Several car hire agencies operate from the airport including Enterprise, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.
Airport Taxis: Taxis are available at the airport. Recommended companies include Roland Taxi and Tours Bremen.
Facilities: The main terminal building features several shops and restaurants, and other facilities such as banks and ATMs, and a taxi desk.
Parking: There is a multilevel car park opposite Terminals 1-3. Section P1 offers short-term parking starting at €2.90 for the first hour, and there are a limited number of spaces for drop-offs and collections in front of each terminal for €1, with a maximum stay of 20 minutes. Long-term parking is available in section P1 starting at €47.50 for two days and €83 for one week; long-term rates in P2 are slightly lower. There are dedicated women's parking spaces on each level.
Website: www.airport-bremen.de
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