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Berlin Tegel Otto Lilienthal Airport (TXL)

(Flughafen Berlin-Tegel Otto Lilienthal)
Flughafen Tegel, Berlin
  • Anna v.
    "... airport!! Love this small airport with almost no waiting lines for security..."(20 Tips)
    Helo A.
    "... early and need a quiet place to work, try the restaurant on the second floor (..."(70 Tips)
    Andrea T.
    "Go to the Illy bar if you want a good Italian coffee :-) terminal A"(17 Tips)
    Rodrigo B.
    "Great Burguer King with Free Wifi"(9 Tips)
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  • Alex W.
    Alex WeidmannDecember 2, 2014
    Am every time astonished how provincial and old fashioned this airport is. Especially the layout if the fates is unpractical. Each time you end standing for 30 minutes in an overcrowded corridor.
  • Sebastian S.
    Sebastian S.July 20, 2012
    Daaaamnnnnnn!!! is this Airport ugly
  • David Z.
    David ZiyambiSeptember 7, 2013
    German efficiency is no joke - quickest "immigration" I've ever been through. Off the plane and through customs etc to arrivals lounge in under 4 mins. I kid you not.
  • Igor G.
    Igor GlinkaMarch 23, 2014
    The only one Wi-Fi is in the Starbucks cafe. Not free, not payable Wi-Fi does not respond to a lot of people's tried to connect them.
  • Chad L.
    Chad LauOctober 14, 2010
    Unlike most airports, there is no central baggage claim area. Make sure that you pick up your baggage at the gate before leaving the secure area.
  • Catherine T.
    Catherine TorelliDecember 4, 2014
    The hot cocoa at A5 is pretty awesome
  • Cik Bedah B.
    Cik Bedah BAugust 11, 2013
    Those who complain about this airport obviously have not been to LCCT airport Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. TXL is heaven next to LCCT.
  • Fran L.
    Fran LaraAugust 13, 2014
    Incredibly fast, compared to the Terminal 4 of Barajas!
  • Marc U.
    Marc UKGMay 7, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    It's all good if you depart from Terminal A. Short distances and fast boarding. Terminal C and D are a bit chaotic and improvised. A bit of a joke really for a city like Berlin.
    Upvoted Apr 13
  • James M.
    James MudkipzOctober 27, 2013
    2013 and this piece of crap is still open. There's nothing to do here
  • Gordana M.
    Gordana MarinkovićOctober 13, 2013
    Will miss it when closed. Easy to get around
  • vincent g.
    vincent gSeptember 15, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Efficient and small. Great beer and curry stand in front of terminal D.
  • Kristy A.
    Kristy AndersonJanuary 25, 2013
    A very small airport (you can see the baggage claim from the immigration section) but a kinder surprise is the free Wi-Fi! Handy when waiting on a seat for your luggage.
  • Blazej K.
    Blazej KrakowiakDecember 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    A tiny airport with very little in the way of shopping, food & entertainment facilities. Until the new Brandenburg superairport opens Berlin won't have a proper Flughafen.
  • Kuba M.
    Kuba M.February 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    When flying airberlin on weekend day morning take the "2hours in advance" seriously. Checkin queues can be huuuuuuuge. When flying only with hand luggage - everything can go smoothly
  • Matt B.
    Matt BressJuly 10, 2016
    Security is odd; individual security lines for each flight that lead directly to the gate. Make sure you see an airline representative to answer "security questions" (even if you've pre-checked in).
  • Dirk N.
    Dirk NücklesMarch 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Half Liter Beverage is EUR 3,50 after Security. Rip off!
  • Inald L.
    Inald LagendijkSeptember 17, 2010
    Buss X9 brings you to TU Berlin for only 2 Euros. Get off at Ernst Reuter Platz
  • Christine W.
    Christine WongOctober 9, 2014
    this airport is really old but easy to get to. the security is really quick!
  • Michael H.
    Michael HufelschulteMay 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Hungry? Take the chance and get a burger @ Burger King before you fly. Don't forget your ADAC card if you have one and save 1€.
  • Leon L.
    Leon LeSeptember 8, 2013
    This is one of the worst airports to get out. Long line and inefficient so give yourself a lot of time to catch the flight.
  • Samuel S.
    Samuel SohebiJanuary 3, 2013
    I think this AirPort Is so ugly!!
  • Thomas Bach P.
    Thomas Bach PetersenFebruary 26, 2012
    Make sure you bring cash for the taxi. Not many taxis accept credit card (they have the equipment but insist on being paid by cash)
  • Victor R.
    Victor RuizDecember 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Welcome to the most amazing town!
  • Omid A.
    Omid AshtariMarch 20, 2013
    Probably one of the most boring airports I've been to. There is a separate baggage return/immigration/security check point for each gate and it's really not the most efficient setup.
  • rachel n.
    rachel nataliaOctober 4, 2013
    finally .. thank God (:
  • Stéphane G.
    Stéphane G.March 3, 2012
    Free Wifi hotspot.
  • Norman
    NormanFebruary 24, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Just charming ❤️
  • Paolo T.
    Paolo TagliaferriNovember 24, 2014
    Old school airport. If you are a compulsive early bird as I am, make sure you bring a book to read past the check in desk :-)
  • Travel J.
    Travel Jason's WayMarch 9, 2013
    A very easy airport
  • Khalid A.
    Khalid AlmowaizriApril 2, 2015
    I like small airports, makes you don't walk forever to reach your gate. But, be there there early coz you will find a long que at the check in counters.
  • First L.
    First LastFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    No free wifi for you!
  • John 忠威 Hans D.
    John 忠威 Hans Dyke🐑August 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    A bit passed its sellby date. They are even using BER cordons borrowed from the new ill fated BER airport. In checking opens 04:30!
  • SandyInBerlin
    SandyInBerlinMay 31, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Welcome. Take a moment: wish the beloved Tegel Airport a fond farewell. She's soon to be gone. And on your way home, luxuriate in the fact you can check in 30min before takeoff with no hassle. Ciao. Read more
    Downvoted Mar 24
  • David M.
    David MachačMarch 10, 2013
    Spending the night here sucks.
  • Andreas K.
    Andreas KanakisAugust 8, 2015
    Being left in the middle of the field to take a bus to the terminal is never a good start, and Germans looking for reasons to put you in place. Definitely a well organized "function over form" airport
  • Dainis
    DainisDecember 6, 2014
    Airport that goes 'round and round'. Unfortunately couldn't get any wi-fi at Terminal C (which is a small one, do your shopings beforehand as after security controls there's only 2 duty free shops).
  • Stefan T.
    Stefan TFebruary 25, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Cabs to Berlin Mitte cost about €20. Traffic is low compared to, say, London or Paris. A 20 minute ride.
  • Ross B.
    Ross BranniganJuly 8, 2016
    One of my favorite airports. Compact and well connected to Berlin Mitte via the TXL. Very charming airport that will be missed when the new international airport opens.
    Downvoted Mar 24
  • Stefan V.
    Stefan VSeptember 15, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Best airport ever - please never close it down
  • Lot K.
    Lot KeijzerDecember 28, 2012
    Arrive late and Leave soon. Tegel is boring
  • Mel
    MelAugust 27, 2014
    The worst airport. Long security times, terminals separated with stairs, not enough seats at gate lounges
  • Sadia M.
    Sadia MaqsoodJune 14, 2015
    If there was an award for the shittest airport, Berlin Tegel will win it by a mile.
  • Avery J.
    Avery JenkinsOctober 9, 2012
    Please check to make sure you seat belt is securely fastened. Your seat back and tray table are in the full upright and locked position & all carry-on luggage is placed completely underneath the seat.
  • Jason G.
    Jason GreenDecember 10, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    For most flights you need very little time to clear security as the security is very few gates
  • Frederik V.
    Frederik VerleyeNovember 20, 2014
    Wifi did not work for me
  • Raoul F.
    Raoul FisherNovember 17, 2014
    Don't worry about heading to the gate too early. All the shops and restaurants are pre-security and publicly accessible
  • (((ekin)))
    (((ekin)))October 1, 2015
    Compact yet functional airport. You can reach the city center easily by bus.
  • Wigan S.
    Wigan SalazarApril 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Use the parking space below your gate - extremely convenient!
  • Martina W.
    Martina WitteNovember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Avoid using the bathroom till you're on the plane.
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