To start the best of a peaceful holiday, there is nothing better than arriving directly to your accommodation without waiting; this is possible by pre-booking a taxi service in advance from Berlin airport. The beautiful German capital is a very lively city that offers many alternatives to its visitors. After London, Berlin is the largest city in the European Union, besides being one of the main economic, political and cultural centers of the old continent. Since the wall that divided East Berlin from West Berlin fell in 1989, the city is in a continuous work in progress, with many buildings under construction that make it a vital place and projected towards the future; not a typical German city then.
What to see in Berlin
Those who choose to explore this jewel of Germany, in addition to the classic tourist attractions, have the opportunity to see the picturesque landscapes of the surroundings or to visit the beautiful castle of Charlottenburg.
Going specifically, we recommend the places that are most worth seeing:
- Brandenburg Gate: symbol of the city, it is in the neoclassical style and during the Cold War it was located in the part of East Berlin.
- Holocaust Memorial: inaugurated in 2005, it is a real labyrinth of 2711 concrete blocks in memory of the over 6 million Jews killed by the Nazis.
- Berlin Wall: during the night of November 9th, 1989, along with the wall fell all political barriers that had for years divided the city in two parts. Today, only 1 km of wall remains, decorated by over 100 artists from all over the world.
- Pergamon Museum: one of the most important museums in the world. It takes its name from the most prestigious work of art kept inside it: the altar of Pergamon. But beyond that, you can also see the museums of ancient art and Islamic art, which are located in the same building and are visited with a single ticket.
The German capital city has two airports: Tegel and Schönefeld. The first is the main airport of the city and is named after the German aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal.
Tegel is situated about 8 km from the city center and has 5 terminals, making it the fourth busiest German airport, with 20 million passengers every year arriving in Berlin.
The Tegel airport is the hub of Air Berlin, and from here you can reach many foreign cities, although the most common routes are those directed to the German cities of Munich, Frankfurt and Cologne.
Schönefeld Airport, on the other hand, is more distant from the center than Tegel (about 20 km). Although it is mostly used for Ryanair and Easyjet low-cost flights, it is also possible to reach this airport by airplanes belonging to flag companies that fly to cities such as Moscow, Lisbon and Cairo.
Approximate taxi cost from Berlin airports
|Berlin Taxi||1-3 people||4-8 people|
|Tegel airport - Alexanderplatz||from 58€||from 66€|
|Tegel airport- Charlottenburg castle||from 58,50€||from 66,50€|
|Tegel airport- Potsdam||from 73€||from 86€|
|Schönefeld airport- Alexanderplatz||from 63€||from 76€|
|Schönefeld airport- Charlottenburg castle||from 63,50€||from 76,50€|
|Schönefeld airport - Potsdam||from 78€||from 91€|
Distances between Berlin Airports and some points of interest
For those visitors who are not interested in visiting this metropolis but do want to explore some nearby locations, we have supplied a list of the main distances and journey times from the two airports in Berlin: Tegel and Schoenefeld.
- Tegel Airport - Alexanderplatz: in order to reach the beating heart of Berlin, just take the Saatwinkler Damm: 12 kilometres that can be done in around 35 minutes;
- Tegel Airport – Charlottenburg Palace: these two locations are very close to each other, about 6 kilometres in total so you can do this journey in about 10 minutes if there isn’t any traffic;
- Tegel Airport - Potsdam: for those who want to visit this wonderful city and its famous palace of Sanssouci which was used as the summer residence of Frederick the Great of Prussia, just take the A115 and you will reach Potsdam in about half an hour;
- Schoenefeld Airport - Alexanderplatz: the distance between the Berlin airport that mainly services low cost flights and the city centre is about 23 kilometres which can be travelled in around 40 minutes when using the A113 motorway;
- Schoenefeld Airport – Charlottenburg Palace: the quickest route which will enable you to arrive in about 30 minutes is via the A113 and A100 motorways;
- Schoenefeld - Potsdam: the journey takes 35 minutes if there is no real traffic covering the 38 kilometres that separate the airport from the wonders of Potsdam.
Since Berlin has a fairly large historical center, it is not advisable to do it on foot but to do so using the many public means available to those wishing to visit museums, monuments and so on. The excellent transport network in Berlin includes subways, buses and trams. To get comprehensive info on the Berlin public transport system, you can visit the official website of the main company that deals with the transport of the city.
The subway is undoubtedly the most convenient and fastest means of transportation. There are 9 lines that travel the city far and wide and are indicated by the letter U (abbreviation of U-Bahn). On weekdays the metro runs start at 5:00 am and finish at 1am; however on weekends, the metro runs all night.
There is also a subway on the surface whose stations are marked with the green letter S. The tickets can be bought at the ticket machines inside the stations.
Both Berlin buses and MetroBus are bright yellow; the latter run at all hours of the day and night, while the buses stop the service at one o'clock in the morning to be replaced by night lines that will circulate until 4 am. To take advantage of public transport in a simple way, you can consult the official website.
Finally, to move from one point to another in the city you can use the approximately 7000 public taxis in Berlin, recognizable by the yellow sign with the word "Taxi" on the roof.
You can book at the special parking lots and are the ideal alternative when you need a quick shift and you can not wait for bus and metro. A "gap" of public taxis in Berlin is that when the workday ends, they often refuse to accept other customers; this is a big problem especially for those arriving in the German capital at night and outside the airport must walk a lot looking for a taxi willing to make the race.
In addition to this inconvenience, the public taxi does not guarantee a fixed cost for airport transfers. In fact, depending solely on the taximeter, there may be substantial price differences compared to the price agreed before boarding the vehicle.
Taxileader.net service at Berlin Airports
Aprivate transfer to and from the airports of Berlin is the service that guarantees a fixed cost. Looking for timetables and means of transport that match your needs is not always easy and fast, on the contrary, it is often inconvenient and stressful.
The reservation is made through the form on the webpage. The customer is supposed to fill it in all its parts to inform the driver, among other things, about the flight number, including the time of arrival at the airport and the destination in Berlin. In doing so, the customer will have no problem once picked up at the airport (or in the hotel) and the driver can arrange the previous and subsequent transfers.
In order to make a reservation, an advance payment is required, to be made using a credit card belonging to any circuit. Once the required payment has been made, you will receive a confirmation message with the driver's telephone number assigned approximately 48 hours before the transfer. No surcharge is required if the aircraft arrives late, as the flight is monitored.
The customer will have the opportunity to inform his driver of any problems or delays before getting on board the plane. This is to facilitate the work of the various operators and to ensure an optimal taxi service.
Why choose taxileader.net
The Berlin Airport Taxi service is the ideal solution for different types of travellers, both those looking for cheap trips and those who love comfort and efficiency; it is however certain that, in both cases, no one wants to run the risk of taking away precious time from his trip to the German capital or, even worse, losing his flight back to one's own country.
With the taxi service at the airport, you can take advantage of the comfort of having a private driver waiting at the arrivals area and accompanying you, privately and professionally, to any address or hotel in Berlin at any time of day or night.