What airport is TXL?
TXL airport code refers to airport Berlin-Tegel International that used to be West Berlin’s primary airport. To this day, however, it has been serving the entire capital city of Germany.
The main terminal of Berlin Tegel Airport boasts of a unique hexagonal design that makes the airport extremely simple and easy to navigate because crossing the open plaza of the terminal will lead you directly to your flight. Although the majority of the flights originate from the hexagonal Terminal A and the adjoining Terminal B, several flights end or start in Terminals E, D, and C. You can check the map of TXL airport that can help you navigate the airport with ease.
TXL Airport Address and TXL Airport Contacts
Where is TXL Airport? TXL Airport is located 7 miles or 11 kilometers northwest of Berlin center. The exact address of the airport is Zufahrt zum Flughafen Tegel Berlin 12405. The contact number for TXL Airport is +49 30 6091 1150. Help and information desks are found at Gate 1 in Terminals B and A.
Berlin-Tegel Airport Terminals
There is a single main terminal building in Berlin Tegel Airport, and this is divided into five different boarding areas that are formally called terminals. Every terminal name consists of a letter.
- Terminal A – Directly adjacent to Terminal B, Terminal A has the iconic structure of the airport with a hexagon shape. Terminal A handles the flights from most of the major airlines flying to TXL airport that include flights from leading carriers like Lufthansa and United.
- Terminal B – This Terminal that is directly adjacent to Terminal A handles flights from different airlines that include Qatar Airways long-haul flights.
- Terminal C – With its doors officially opened to the public in May 2007, Terminal C was built as a temporary terminal because of the increased number of passengers that use Berlin Tegel Airport. Air Berlin mainly used Terminal C while it was still active. Right now, Terminal C serves as the transit zone for connecting flight passengers.
- Terminal D – was made open to the public back in 2001, and was primarily used for those small aircraft flying shorter routes.
- Terminal E – This Terminal is found on Terminal D’s lower level. There are only two TXL airport gates in this terminal.
TXL Airport Runways
There are two runways in Berlin Tegel, namely Runway 08R/26L and Runway 08L/26R. Runway 08L/26R with a length of 3,023 meters is the runway of the airport. This runway is primarily used for the long-haul flights that wide-body aircraft operate.
Runway 08R/26L with a length of 2,428 meters is the smaller runway of these two. The runway is meant to accommodate flights that narrow-body aircraft operate.
Transportation at the TXL Airport
Berlin Tegel doesn’t have an option for public transport. But you can ride the express Bus X9, running through the Zoo Station and TXL Airport every ten to twenty minutes. Zoo Station is linked to many places in Berlin through U-Bahn and S-Bahn railway network.
It will cost you around €25 to 40 EUR if you ride taxis from the city to TXL Airport. You can book a taxi online, by phone, or by requesting the person in charge of your accommodation. You can also use different taxi apps in Berlin, such as Uber and myTaxi.
Berlin Tegel Airport has three areas for long-stay parking and one area for short-stay parking. You can find rental car facilities in the P2 parking area.
Facilities at the Airport
There is a round-clock WiFi internet access for free all over the TXL Airport through a hotspot. The public areas in Boulevard Tegel complex, Terminal C, and the main Terminal A also have post boxes. There are public telephones scattered on all the concourses.
Business and Conference:
The VIP lounges of TXL Airport offer beverage and food service, international press, TV, and speedy WiFi access. You can choose from the seven meeting rooms that are available in the Berlin Tegel Airport. There are also bigger meeting rooms available at the Mercure Airport Hotel Berlin Tegel.
You can find car parks around and beneath the main terminal complex. P5 that provides long-term parking rates is a short distance from all terminals while the covered P2 and P1 and PK for short-term parking are near the terminal buildings.
Ramped access, lifts, telephones accessible to wheelchairs, and designated toilets are some of the facilities at the airport that disabled passengers can use and enjoy. You can also request for wheelchair use if necessary. PK, P2, and P1 car parks also have spaces for disabled car parking.
Some of the car hire companies that you can find at the TXL airport include Budget, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Global Rent-a-Car, and Sixt and Hertz. Facilities for car hire are located right in front of Terminal E.
Facilities at the Terminals
TXL Airport serves as the home to an expansive shopping area. The shops you can find here range from the usual gift and souvenir retailers to perfume sellers, design boutiques, and newsagents. Departure areas also have duty-free shopping available.
You can choose from the different restaurants, bars, and cafes dotting the terminal buildings. Most of these food spots are found in Terminal A and Boulevard Tegel building.
There are ATMs located in Terminals C and A of Berlin Tegel as well as banks and bureau de change in Terminals C, B, and A.
Lost property and left-luggage services can be found on Terminal C’s public area and Boulevard Tegel hall’s ground floor. Some porters are always ready to help passengers with their bags. Meanwhile, luggage trolleys are also available for use for free.
Some other facilities that you can take advantage of at TXL Airport include baby changing facilities, first aid services available round the clock, and a hairdresser available on Boulevard Tegel’s main hall’s ground floor.