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Berlin Schönefeld Airport Bus

Berlin Schönefeld Airport Bus

Serving as the secondary international airport in the capital city of Germany, Schönefeld Airport is located south of Berlin and touches Brandenburg, a neighbouring state. It is currently in line for a major development where it will be made a part of the Berlin Brandenburg airport by the year 2020.

A common statement that has stayed about it is that it is demographically a little inconvenient or so it seems. To solve this enigma, Read further to discover your way to the routes and directions to and from the airport and the facilities that it provides.

Table of contents:

1.How to Check-in and Baggage Allowance
2.Bus Service from the Airport
3.Trains from the airport
4.Taking a Taxi
5.Renting a car
6.Useful Information

How to check-in and baggage allowance

If you don’t like long queues then you can check-in faster online. Visit the official website for this procedure. Apart from, you can check-in from counters at the airport. This airport has 47 such counters where you generally have to present passport and ticket. You can leave your bags at the counter but make sure to check in a few hours before.

It will depend according to your destination. Other than this, you can also check in a night before your flight which can be very relaxing and fulfilling. You can then simply go through a security checkpoint and to the departure gateway the next day. However, some airlines charge for this service.

It is important to be cautious because certain items are not to be carried in hold luggage. They can be threatening for air travel. List of prohibited items is listed on the official website. Also, please check rules straight with your carrier. Failing to fulfil may charge you. On the bright side, some have particular drop-off desks and you can avoid queue while checking in.

Bus service from the airport

Several bus services connect Schönefeld Airport to Berlin and its surrounding areas. The buses stop at Flughafen Schönefeld railway station and/or in front of Terminal A.

Express bus service: - X7 U Rudow – Flughafen Schönefeld

Further bus connections to Berlin:

  • 163 S Schöneweide – S Adlershof – S Grünau – Flughafen Schönefeld Terminal
  • 164 S Kaulsdorf – S Köpenick – S Adlershof – S Flughafen Schönefeld – Flughafen Schönefeld Terminal
  • 171 U Hermannplatz – U Rudow – Flughafen Schönefeld Terminal

Night bus:

  • N7 S+U Spandau – U Jakob-Kaiser-Platz – U Hermannplatz – U Rudow – S Flughafen Schönefeld – Flughafen Schönefeld Terminal
  • N60 S Adlershof – Flughafen Schönefeld Terminal

Berlin Schönefeld Airport SXF - Szczecin

There are more than fifty daily buses from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Szczecin. The first bus departs at 00:45 and the last bus departs at 23:25. The average cost of a single ticket is 11 EUR. Popular carriers on this route are- Follow me! Interglobus and PKS Szczecin. All buses are loaded with amenities such as AC, Wifi, Food on Board etc.

Find tickets from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Szczecin

Trains from the airport

train from berlin schonefeld

Schönefeld Airport has a railway station that provides excellent connections (regional and S-Bahn trains) to Berlin’s centre and surrounding areas.The airport is just a five-minute walk from the railway station via a covered walkway.S- Bahn and Airport Express are the two trains that will take you from the town to the airport. S- Bahn is the metro station where the trains run nonstop on weekends.

  • S9 (Spandau – Charlottenburg – Zoologischer Garten – Hauptbahnhof – Friedrichstraße – Alexanderplatz – Ostbahnhof – Schöneweide – Adlershof – Flughafen Schönefeld )
  • S45 (Südkreuz – Neukölln – Baumschulenweg – Schöneweide – Adlershof – Flughafen Schönefeld )
  • RE 7 (Dessau Hbf – Bad Belzig – Michendorf – Potsdam Babelsberg – Berlin Wannsee – Berlin Zoologischer Garten – Berlin Hauptbahnhof – Berlin Friedrichstraße – Berlin Alexanderplatz – Berlin Ostbahnhof – Berlin Ostkreuz – Flughafen Schönefeld – Blankenfelde – Zossen – Wünsdorf Waldstadt)
  • RB 14 (Nauen – Falkensee – Berlin Spandau – Berlin Zoologischer Garten – Berlin Hauptbahnhof – Berlin Friedrichstraße – Berlin Alexanderplatz – Berlin Ostbahnhof – Berlin Ostkreuz – Flughafen Schönefeld )
  • RB 22 (Berlin Friedrichstraße – Berlin Hauptbahnhof – Berlin Zoologischer Garten – Potsdam Hauptbahnhof – Golm – Flughafen Schönefeld – Königs Wusterhausen)

Taking a taxi

The taxi ranks at Schönefeld Airport can be found right outside Terminal A. Standard fares apply to all Berlin taxi drivers. In addition to distance-based fares, the following surcharges may apply:

  • €1.50 for a single journey from Schönefeld Airport
  • €1.50 per person in maxi cabs seating five or more
  • €1 for bulky items of luggage
  • €1.50 for non-cash payments, e.g. by EC or credit card

Approximate fares for Taxis are as follows: - SXF - Berlin Centre: 48 € - SXF – Oranienburg: 98 € - SXF – Potsdam: 74 € - SXF – Messe Berlin: 50 €

In the rare case that no taxis are found at the airport, you can call a cab on one of the following numbers:

  • Airport Taxi BB: +49 30 810588888
  • Taxi Berlin: +49 30 202020
  • Würfelfunk: +49 30 210101
  • TaxiFunk Berlin: +49 30 443322
  • Quality Taxi: +49 30 263000
  • City-Funk Berlin: +49 30 210202
  • Funk Taxi Berlin: +49 30 261026

Renting a car

Renting a vehicle at Schönefeld Airport is a quick and easy affair. The car rental centre is located directly in front of the main Terminal A. Arriving passengers will find offers and services from various car rental firms there.

It is only a short distance from the desks of the car rental agents to the car park where the hire cars are picked up. The return area is located at multi-storey car park P4.

Useful information

information Berlin Schonefeld Airport

The Berlin-Brandenburg Tourist Information desk is the first place passengers arriving at Schönefeld Airport can go for information about cultural highlights and the various exciting discovery tours available in Berlin and Brandenburg. They offer you the following services and assistance:

  • Competent advice to help you plan your stay
  • An accommodation service for finding accommodation in airport hotels, Berlin, Potsdam and the entire State of Brandenburg
  • Tickets for the public transport association in Berlin and the whole of Brandenburg (incl. S-Bahn suburban railway, day passes and group passes)
  • Appealing products like the Potsdam Card, Berlin Welcome Card and museum tickets
  • Assistance with booking city sightseeing tours and city walking tours
  • Ticket service
  • Regional products
  • Souvenirs, literature and maps


How many terminals does the Schönefeld Airport have?

The airport has four terminals (A, B, C and D) and they are all connected by a shared airside concourse. Terminal A has some 24-hour eateries.

Does the Airport have internet connectivity?

Yes, free and unlimited WiFi is available at Berlin Schönefeld airport. Connect to the “_ Free Airport WiFi” network.

What other services does the Schönefeld Airport have?

The airport has plenty of food concessions, duty free shops, a post office, baby care facilities, travel agencies and also an observation deck in Terminal A where you can chill out and watch planes taking off/ landing for 3€

Can I sleep at the airport?

Yes, you can but since the airport doesn’t have any rest areas you will have to settle for the floor or metallic benches or couches. In case you want to sleep at a hotel, there are several hotels that are walkable from the airport, such as:

  • InterCityHotel Berlin Brandenburg Airport (4 minute walk)
  • Albergo Hotel Berlin (10 minute walk)
  • Holiday Inn Berlin Airport – Conference Center (5 minute walk)
  • Ibis Budget Berlin Airport Schoenefeld (10 minute walk)

You can book these and only other hotels nearby airport here.

What are some nearby places?

  • Arboretum Gardens (11 km)
  • Archenhold-Sternwarte observatory (14.6 km)
  • Berlin Wall (17 km)
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