Getting to/from the airport by taxi
During rush hour, service staff will be available at the taxi ranks outside the terminals. These will be recognisable by the 'Taxi Service' on their uniforms. Passengers requiring a special taxi, e.g. for the disabled or a maxi cab, can ask a local member of staff for assistance in requesting one from the rank.
Please make sure you only use clearly marked taxis parked at the designated ranks. There is the risk that bogus taxi drivers may be operating outside of these areas. Also do not allow taxi drivers to approach you in the terminal.
Standard fares apply to all Berlin taxi drivers.
In addition to distance-based fares, the following surcharges may apply:
- €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
- €0.50 for a single journey from Berlin Tegel Airport
In the rare event that no taxis are available at the airport, you can call a cab on one of the following numbers:
- 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
All information is subject to error or change.
Which route does the driver have to take?
If no other route is arranged, the taxi driver has to take the shortest – and therefore cheapest – route.
Which taxi do I have to use if several are available?
You can decide which taxi to use if there are several waiting at a taxi rank. Usually, you would be expected to choose the first taxi in line as this one has been waiting longest.
Which seat should I sit on in a taxi?
You can choose whether to sit in the passenger seat or in the back.
Am I allowed to smoke in a taxi?
The ban introduced in 2007 prohibits drivers and passengers from smoking in taxis.
Are taxi drivers allowed to refuse to take me to my chosen destination?
Taxi drivers departing from Tegel Airport are obliged by law to take any passenger to their chosen destination within the state of Berlin and to Berlin Schönefeld Airport on request.
Does the taxi driver have to provide a receipt?
If you need a receipt, the driver is obliged to provide one which can be used for the purpose of tax, fare disputes or to contact the taxi company if you leave something behind in the taxi. The receipt must include the following details: the name and address of the taxi firm, licence number (i.e. the number on the rear windscreen), route, fare, time and date as well as the signature of the taxi driver.