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Berlin Schonefeld Airport
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The airport is situated 18 km from the city centre, in a South - South East Direction on the A113.
Official Spotting Locations
There is a visitors terrace situated on the second floor of Terminal A which offers views of taxiing aircraft, the apron and the Runway 07/25. The entry costs 3€ per person. For other ticket prices visit https://www.berlin-airport.de/en/travellers-sxf/the-excitement-of-airports/observation-deck-sxf/index.php
Take account of that the visitor terrace is faced to the south so you have backlight all the day.
According to the Airport Terminal plan, there is a restaurant/snack bar situated on the second floor of Terminal A.
Attention: Before you can get onto the terrace there will be a security check!
- March-October: 9am-8pm
- November-February: 11am-4pm
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Other Spotting Locations
On the new airport area, which isn't finished yet, a 32m high info tower is already open. You have a great panorama view. From there you can get all the take offs and landings from 25R and 07L. Admission charge is €2.
- March-October: 10am-6pm
- November-February: 10am-4pm
Please note: You need a car to get to the info tower.
If you turn left after the old terminal D and go to the express center you can look through the gates at the road and take great pics of parked and passing aircraft.
Locations to Avoid
The Airlines listed are operating to or from Berlin Schönefeld Airport (Data:Winter 2010/11).
Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Arkia, Belavia (Belarussian Airlines), Condor, Corendon Airlines, EasyJet, Egyptair, El Al Israel Airlines, Farnair Europe, FedEx, Germania, Germanwings, Israir, Koral Blue Airlines, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pegasus, Rossiya, Ryanair, SkyWings International, SkyWork Airlines, Sun Express, Syrian Arab Airlines, Tunis Air, West Air Luxembourg.
Facilities and Transportation
The Airport has its own Railway Station and is situated approx 400 metres (5 minute walk) from the Main Terminal Building.
From Berlin Tegel Airport: If you are traveling to Schönefeld Airport from Tegel Airport you can take the Bus (X9|109) to bus stop U Jakob-Kaiser-Platz. From there runs the underground railway line U7 to U Rudow. There you can either take bus 171 or bus X7 to Schönefeld Airport. Take account that a Busticket for area "C" is necessary to continue your journey.
From Berlin Zoologischer Garten: It is also served by a regular Airport Express bus service from - Berlin-Zoologischer Garten station to Schoenefeld station in just 31 minutes with the AirportExpress. You'll come across large information posters and new appropriate pictograms in the main halls of the larger Berlin stations showing the way to the right train. There are even special waiting areas for the AirportExpress. There you can glean information regarding train departure times and important service numbers. A terminal map points the quickest way to your flight.