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    Car hire at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

    Good things come to those who wait. And after numerous teething troubles the big Berlin Brandenburg Airport was put into operation on 31 October 2020. Luckily, booking a car hire at Berlin Brandenburg Airport through Auto Europe will be a smooth experience. On our portal you can compare the best deals by our highly renowned partners and book your car hire quickly thanks to our user-friendly and safe booking engine in just 3 easy steps. If you need personal advice or have questions about your car rental, we have a team of experienced reservation agents at your disposal under +44 123 3225 114.

    Since 1954 Auto Europe offers a wide variety of rental cars from partners such a Avis, Europcar, Enterprise or Sixt, but also many national or regional companies. Whatever vehicle you are looking for to tour Berlin, we will have it: from versatile city cars, elegant sedans and sports car, or more spacious models like station wagons, SUVs and minivans. You just need to specify the period and location in the booking mask and you will immediately get a clearly arranged list of our suppliers’ best deals. You can then take your time to read the rate details and choose the most suitable offer. We guarantee you maximum flexibility: in case your travel plan changes you can cancel your booking free of charge up until 48 hours before pick-up. Here you can read the most recent reviews about the car rental experience of our clients in Berlin.

    Airport Information

    The Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt (BER) Airport is the new airport of Germany’s capital city Berlin. With an estimated 48 million passenger volume it will become the third biggest airport in the country. It was named in honour of Willy Brandt, an important German politician that was Berlin’s mayor from 1957-1966 and Federal Chancellor from 1969-1974. BER will replace the two former airports Tegel and Schönefeld. Berlin Tegel has ceased to operate on 8 November 2020, while Schönefeld will be kept for a while as BER-Terminal 5 thanks to its close proximity to the new airport grounds. This is because the BER Terminals T1 and T2 have already proven to be too small during the construction phase.

    Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER)
    Official Name: Berlin Brandenburg Willy Brandt Airport
    Address: Melli-Beese-Ring 1, 12529 Schönefeld, Germany
    Telephone: +49 30 6091 60910
    Location: The Berlin Brandenburg airport lies south-east of Berlin in the federal state Brandenburg, approx. 17 miles from Berlin’s city centre.
    Airlines operating at Berlin Brandenburg Airport: The capital’s airport will be served by many scheduled, charter and low-cost airlines, among which for example: Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, SAS, United Airlines, Condor, Eurowings or Ryanair. The new airport enjoys very good connections to all other German airports.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Berlin Brandenburg Airport

    Auto Europe is a car rental broker, which means that we work with the most renowned car rental companies worldwide and put at your disposal all their car models. You just tell us when, how long and where you need a certain vehicle and we will present you with all available offers accompanied by the supplier’s conditions. At the Berlin Brandenburg airport we work with Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt to name a few of the major international brands. Of course we also have many reliable low cost partners such as Global, Interrent, Keddy, Budget and the German brand Buchbinder. Examine the numerous offers and book the one that best suits your needs.

    Alamo Car Hire at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Alamo at Berlin Brandenburg Airport
    Melli Beese Ring 1,
    Schönefeld, Germany 12529

    +49 30 4102151
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 8:00 AM - 08:00 PM
    Europcar Car Hire at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Europcar at Berlin Brandenburg Airport
    Melli Beese Ring 1,
    Schönefeld, Germany 12529

    +49 30 6349160
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Sun 07:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Avis Car Hire at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Avis at Berlin Brandenburg Airport
    Melli Beese Ring 1
    Schönefeld, Germany 12529

    +49 30 609 176720
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Fri 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Sat 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Sun 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sixt Car Hire at Berlin Brandenburg Airport Sixt at Berlin Brandenburg Airport
    Melli Beese Ring 1
    Schönefeld, Germany 12529

    +49 8966060060
    Opening Hours:
    Mon - Fri 6:00 AM - Midnight
    Sat - Sun 07:00 AM - 11:30 PM

    Most of the car rental companies have desks both at Terminal 1-2 and at Terminal 5. Please check at which terminal you will be landing/departing and book accordingly. The desks for your car rental at the Berlin Brandenburg airport in Terminal 1 are located on the E0 level. In Terminal T5 thay are to be found in the L area and cars can be dropped off at the multi-storey parking P54. To pick-up your rental car you will need the printed Auto Europe voucher, your ID or passport, a credit card in the name of the main driver for the safety deposit and a driving licence for each registered driver. At the counter you will receive a car hire contract. Please read it very carefully and check that all the conditions and insurance coverage (all costs, purchased insurance, any extras, fuel policy, etc.) correspond to the ones booked though Auto Europe. Upon car pick-up also control any possible damages like scratches, dents or cracks in the glass or similar, which are reported on the pick-up record. If there are any discrepancies please ask for a written amendment. Please make sure you return your car on time and that you get a proper written drop-off receipt. WE have also gathered some useful tips for a safe journey on the German streets on our page about driving in Germany.


    The airport complex consists of three terminals organised in two sectors. The main terminal T1 has six levels and will be the heart of the capital’s airport. The terminal proved to be far too small during the construction phase already with a capacity of only 22 million passengers per year, and therefore an expansion to support 28 million passengers will be needed. Right next to T1 is the low-cost terminal T2, designed for 6 million passengers. Both terminals lie between the parallel runways. The third terminal lies 4 miles north and is not reachable on foot. It is the former GDR airport Schönefeld, that now serves as support Terminal 5. During the nine years of construction delay the high growth in air traffic to and from Berlin proved that the capacity of the two new terminals was not going to be sufficient already by the opening. If you have to switch between Terminals T1 / T2 and Terminal T5, please allow you enough time. The two locations are connected by public transport (S-Bahn lines S9 and S45 as well as bus connections) and taxis. The "Flughafen BER - Terminals 1 & 2" train station is located directly below Terminal T1. The "Flughafen BER - Terminal 5" train station is about ten minutes' walk from Terminal T5.

    Airport Facilities

    Both the new functional T1 and T2 terminals, as well as the already existing Schönefeld Terminal 5 display the perfect infrastructure of a big modern international airport. In Terminal T1 on the departure level after check-in there is a central 9.000 sqm large shopping area called „Marktplatz“. Here you will find many shops such as the „Foodcourt“, located on the above gallery that will satisfy any taste. There is also of course a somewhat reduced range of shops and dining facilities in terminal T2 and T5.

    The car rental companies are usually present in both terminals, therefore it is advisable to check where exactly you are landing or departing. The car rental centre serving T1 and T2 is located in T1 on the E0 level. The car rental centre in Terminal 5 is to be found in the L area.

    If you have a little time and interest in flying, why not visit the panorama terrace in Terminal T1 above the departure levels? Here you have a great view of the runways. The terrace can be reached via two fully glazed bridges that run across the market square.

    How to get to and from Berlin Brandenburg Airport

    The new airport is very well connected to the Berlin’s road and public transport network. It lies approximately 17 miles south-east of Berlin, the capital of the federal state of Brandenburg. The most flexible way to get to and from the airport is of course with a rental car, so you can enjoy your accustomed independence and mobility. Booking a car hire at Berlin Brandenburg aiport is very easy and safe thanks to our comparison site. Just fill out your travel details on the booking eingine and right away you will get our partners’ best deals. The offers are described in detail, so take your time to examine the services included and any special. You can then proceed to book the right vehicle for you.

    We recommend you to check in advance at which terminal you are departing/landing. Most suppliers are present both at T1 & T2 and also at T5. The car rental center of T1 and T2 with the car rental desks is in Terminal 1 on level E0, while the cars are parked in the multi-storey parking P2. In Terminal T5 you will find the car rental centre in the L area and the cars are parked a few steps away. The drop-off station is at the multi-storey parking P54.

    By car

    The airport is very close to the motorway A113, and especially to the three-leg interchange between A113/A117, the Schönefelder Kreuz interchange (A13/A10/A113) and the federal road 96a. If you rent a car at the Berlin Brandenburg Airport you will be able to reach any destination in downtown Berlin quickly and easily but also on its outskirts or in the federal state of Brandenburg. Depending on the traffic and the time of the day you will be at Alexander Platz, Potsdamer Platz or at the Regierungsviertel district in approximately 40 minutes. While there are several ways to reach Berlin city centre, the most direct one is through the A113/A10. Leave the terminal complex T1/T2 with your rental car, take the Schönefelder Allee and at the A113 junction follow the direction Berlin-Zentrum. The road leaving T5 takes you directly from the federal road 96a to the A113 at the junction Schönefeld-Süd. The A113 mouths then into the A100 urban motorway that will take you smoothly to the city centre.

    By taxi

    Designated taxi stands are located in front of both terminals. At the T1/T2 terminal taxis wait for arriving passengers at two taxi stands north and south of T1 on the level E0. Departing passengers are left in front of Terminal 1 on the E1 level and can immediately head to the check-in. As for Terminal 5, the taxi stand is in front of the L area. If you need a special taxi please ask to the APCOA staff present at the taxi stands, which will be glad to help you. On its website, the airport expressly advises that you should only get into a vehicle clearly marked as a taxi at designated taxi stands.

    By bus

    The yellow express buses “Expressbusse” X7 und X71 connect both T1/T2 and Terminal 5 with the underground station Rudow, which is the end station of the underground line U7. The journey to the city takes around 18 minutes. There is also an express connection between T1 and Steglitz Town Hall.

    By train

    The airport Berlin Brandenburg has two stations: „Flughafen BER – Terminals 1&2“ and „Flughafen BER – Terminal 5“. The station of terminal T1/T2 is on the U2 level directly under Terminal 1. The S-Bahn (suburban trains) lines S9 and S45 connect the airport to Berlin’s central station Hauptbahnhof in 10 to 20 minutes. Regional, long distance trains and the Airport Express depart several times per hour and will take you to Berlin city in approximately 30 minutes. From Terminals T5 you have either S-Bahn connection to Berlin city via lines S9 or S45, or several regional trains. Long-distance trains are not expected to stop here until 2022. The train station is about a ten-minute walk from the airport terminal.

    Parking tips

    At both airport locations there is enough parking space for every parking duration and budget. At the airport complexes T1 and T2, the parking spaces are spread across eight parking garages and spaces (P1 to P8). At Terminal T5, that is the former Schönefeld Airport, there is a multi-storey car park P54 and three further car parks P51, P52 und P56. The parking spaces can be reserved online in advance.

    In the city of Berlin, the search for a much sought-after free parking space on the street or in other parking ares can be a challenge, depending on the district. There are currently 44 chargeable parking zones marked accordingly throughout the city. By the end of 2020, 70% of the parking spaces should be chargeable. Parking tickets can be bought at machines, and in many cases payment via mobile phone app is also possible after prior registration. In the heavily frequented areas in the city center, it is advisable to park the rental car in one of the many parking garages. Many offer cheap daily flat rates. There are now a number of helpful parking apps that list the available parking spaces and buildings in the area and their fees.

    Useful links

    Official Website Berlin Brandenburg Airport

    Additional Information about Berlin Brandenburg Airport

    Berlin Brandenburg Airport
    Melli-Beese-Ring 1
    Schönefeld, Brandenburg, Germany, 12529

    IATA Code: BER
    IACO Code: EDDB
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 52.3913447
    Longitude: 13.611215

    General Information: The new capital’s airport lies in the federal state of Brandenburg, around 17 miles south-east of downtown Berlin. Some 4 miles north of the new airport lies Schönefeld, the former airport of the GDR. Due to capacity issues this airport will be kept as BER-Terminal T5 and be closed sometime in the foreseeable future.