Berlin Schonefeld Airport transfers (SXF)

are faster and more comfortable than shuttles, buses, trains and taxis from Berlin Schonefeld Airport to the city center, hotel, resort, airport, train station or to any other place you need to get to.

Why do tourists book private transfers from Berlin Schonefeld Airport?

Why do people book transfers at Berlin Schonefeld Airport (SXF)

Transfer is a transportation service which meets and brings you exactly where you asked: a Kiwitaxi driver meets you at the airport (as close to the Arrivals as possible), at the hotel reception or at the exactly given address, helps you with your luggage and brings you fast- track to your destination.

You can pre-order inexpensive taxi transfer to the city center or to the airport, comfortable car transfer for the family with children, Economy minivan for a tourist group or a Luxury transfer. The transfer cost from Berlin Schonefeld Airport is fixed at the time of pre-order and never rises : either when the driver is waiting for the passenger, when the stop is necessary, or because of traffic jams.

Customer feedback

Superorganized in every detail. ....The information before, upgrading the car without extra charge in advance, the fast and nice service at the pick up place and the reasonable price!
Ten out of ten. Both drivers were on time and professional. Would definitely use Kiwi taxis again. Communication was also good Keeping us informed of driver contact details
The driver was waiting for us at the exit, even with the plane arriving late. He was very polite, drove well, we could understand each other perfectly in english (even that it was not our first language). Everything went well and I definetly recommend the service.

Transfers vs. Other Ways to Get from Berlin Schönefeld International Airport

Berlin-Schönefeld Airport is 18 km away from the German capital. Annually it serves more than 6 million tourists and receives both domestic and international flights. In addition, Schönefeld is the base for many low-cost airlines, and there is even a separate terminal for EasyJet company. For this reason, many tourists use the airport terminal as a starting point for further travel around Europe. Popular domestic destinations are Potsdam, Leipzig, Berlin-Tegel Airport.

How to Get From Berlin Schönefeld Airport to Berlin City Center or the other way round

It is quite easy to get from the airport to the city, and there are many options:

  • S-Bahn. City electric trains S-9 and S-45 depart every 20 minutes. S-9 runs even at night, however, with an interval of 30-50 minutes. The journey lasts 45 minutes. You arrive at the Central train station. By S-Bahn, the center of Berlin can be reached with a change on the ring line, but only in the daytime. The stop of the city train is 5 minutes walk from the terminal and is called Flughafen Berlin Schönefeld;
  • suburban train. Regional train RB 19 and Aeroexpresses RE 7 and RB 14 run all year round from 4:30 to 23:00 every hour and reach Mitte district, the city center, in a maximum of 30 minutes. Aeroexpress can reach the place in just 17 minutes. The stop of the suburban trains is next to the S-Bahn stop;
  • bus. You can take eight buses to reach the center of Berlin: 163, 164, 171, 734, 735, 736, 741, 742. If you arrive late at night, between 23:00 and 4:30, you can leave on special night buses N7 and N60, however, they will take you not to the city center, but to certain railway stations in Berlin. Buses depart from the Flughafen Berlin Schönefeld railway station or directly from the terminal exit;
  • taxi. You can take it on the spot or order via the application;
  • transfer. It should be booked on the website in advance.

When buying a ticket, do not mix public transport zones: you need ABC, not AB zones since the railway station Flughafen Berlin Schönefeld is considered a suburban station. Keep in mind that you can pay for tickets by bank card only at the airport.

Transfer vs. Taxi from Berlin Schönefeld Airport to the City Center (taken on the spot or ordered via the app)

Advantages of a private transfer

You know the final cost in advance. It is rather difficult to understand how much a taxi from Berlin Airport to the city center will cost. The standard taxi fare takes into account both the distance to the destination and possible waiting time (traffic jams, traffic lights, customer waiting). In addition, you will have to pay separately for transportation of bulky baggage and travel of the fifth passenger, even if it's a child. If you want to pay by bank card, about 1.5 euros will be added to the final amount.

You can order a child seat. In the Schönefeld Airport parking lot, you most likely will not find a taxi cab with a holding device. In Uber, too, this will not work, since the special UberKids tariff is not available everywhere. You have to book a taxi by phone and wait for it for some time.

There is a support service, which you can contact at any time. With Uber, you can only connect via messages, and another well-known mobile application myTaxi does not even have this option. In controversial or difficult situations, there is no need to count on a quick answer.

Travel at the same price as a taxi at night. A taxi ride at night rate will cost 60 euros. The cost of an individual transfer does not depend on the time of day and is 62 euros for an economy class car.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

It is approximately 12 euros more expensive. In the afternoon the taxi will cost about 50 euros, and the transfer - still the same 62 euros.

Transfer from Berlin Schönefeld Airport vs. Bus and Train

Advantages of a private transfer

No changes. Public transport goes from Schönefeld to the center (usually to Alexanderplatz) or to certain railway stations in Berlin, from which you still have to get to your hotel or another place you need, perhaps even on foot. A transfer service will pick you up and take you comfortably from the airport to any address in the city.

You do not have to understand the intricacies of public transport in Germany. If you buy a ticket not for the right zone or you forget to activate it at a special machine, you may face a serious fine of 60 euros.

You won’t have to wait in a long line for a ticket. There are lines to tickets machines and to the ticket office as well.

Disadvantage of a private transfer

It's much more expensive. A universal ticket for public transport for the ABC zone costs 3.30 euros, and it is possible to make an unlimited number of changes within two hours from its activation.