An overview of Schönefeld

Orientation made easy: here is an overview of the most important information for your stay at Berlin-Schönefeld Airport – from your arrival by car or public transport until your departure. 

Getting to the airport

Getting to the airport

Getting to the airport
Schönefeld Airport is quick and easy to reach, whether by car or with public transport. Find all information on how to get to and from the airport here.

Arriving by car
Schönefeld Airport can be easily reached by car via the Schönefeld Süd exit of the A113 motorway. There is a connection to the A113 from the A100 motorway coming from Berlin city centre. The “Berliner Ring” orbital motorway A10 is connected to the A113 by the “Schönefelder Kreuz” interchange. Passengers in the airport’s entire catchment area therefore have ideal links to the airport at their disposal. From Potsdam you can reach Schönefeld via the B96a federal road.

Car sharing:
You can also use vehicles from the car sharing providers DriveNow and car2go to get to Berlin-Schönefeld Airport. The car sharing parking spaces are located in the northern sector of the P56 car park. Both providers charge an airport fee for use.

Find more information here.

Berlin-Schönefeld Airport has a total of approx. 4,000 parking spaces available close to the terminal. The three car parks P51, P52 and P56 and the P54 multi-storey are located close to the terminal. There are also spaces available in the BER multi-storey P3, which is connected to Schönefeld Airport via a free shuttle bus. You can book your parking space at the airport conveniently and easily online here.

Arriving by public transport
Schönefeld Airport has a railway station, which provides excellent connections (regional and S-Bahn) to Berlin city centre and the surrounding area. Several bus connections supplement the local public transport services. The airport is located in fare zone C. The train station and airport are just a five-minute walk apart via a covered walkway.

Find more information here.

Orientation / Terminal map

The terminal map helps you find quickly your way around Schönefeld Airport. It covers the most important items from the airline service desks, check-in and the security gates to customs.

Terminalplan SXF fingerpad

You can also download the map:

Checking in the evening before a flight


Checking in at the airport
At Schönefeld Airport, you can check in at terminal sections K (easyJet), L and M Departures. You will be issued with your boarding pass upon presentation of your personal identity card or passport and booking documents. Please also check in your luggage at the check-in desks. Please arrive on time at check-in. Depending on your destination, please arrive between two and three hours before departure, even if you are travelling with hand luggage only.

Online check-in
Things are even easier if you check in online via the app or website of your airline. If you are only carrying hand luggage with you, you may go straight to the security gates. However, please also make sure to arrive at the airport at least two hours before your departure, even if you are travelling with hand luggage only. Travellers with luggage can drop off their luggage at the baggage drop-off desks in the terminal.

Security gates

Security is an extremely important aspect of air transport. We have put together a list of tips to get through the security screening process as quickly and easily as possible.

Terminal section Q

If you are only flying with hand luggage and have already received a boarding card, you may also use terminal section Q. From here you can reach all departure gates in the terminal sections.

Waiting Time

Stay informed about current waiting times at the security gates. The information presented is intended as a guide only. As capacity at the security gates can change at short notice, please also plan sufficient time at the airport.

Security checks: Current waiting times


Shops, restaurants and services

In case you have spare time before your departure, you’ll find all information about shops, restaurants and services here.

Information about your hold baggage


The respective airline is responsible for any lost or damaged luggage. Your point of contact is therefore the airline that you flew with. Report any damaged or lost luggage immediately to those responsible for luggage tracing. Find more information here.

Hand luggage
Find all information about hand luggage – which liquids are allowed, what is allowed in hand luggage and what has to go in the hold luggage – here.

Bulky luggage
Drop off your large or oversize luggage directly after checking in at the large luggage drop off points. These are located in the terminal sections K, L and M. Find more information on what constitutes large luggage here.

Hold luggage
As with hand luggage, there are certain things that must be considered for hold luggage. Find more information here.

Get an overview of all questions on the topic of luggage here.

Points of contact

Points of contact

Different process partners are involved in your flight. This overview shows you who is the right point of contact along the various points of your stay at the airport if you have any questions or problems.

Airport operating company
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (FBB). The airport operating company runs Berlin-Schönefeld Airport.

Airport information: +49 30 60911150. Twitter: @berlinairport

Your airline is the first point of contact for any questions about your flight or for luggage problems.

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Ground handling services
Passenger service providers, aircraft handling service providers, luggage tracing service providers. The ground handling service providers deal with passenger handling (check-in, boarding), aircraft handling and baggage handling on behalf of the airlines. In the event of luggage problems, you can see the contact details of your airline's service provider using the link.

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Federal Police
The Federal Police is responsible for border protection and aviation security at airports. It is therefore responsible for passport control, passenger and hand luggage checks as well as luggage inspections.

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Security service provider
Passenger and hand luggage checks are carried out by the security service provider on behalf of and under the supervision of the Federal Police.

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State police
The police force of the State of Brandenburg is responsible for security in public areas and in the vicinity of the airport.

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The customs authority controls the movement of goods across borders and collects customs duties and taxes. All goods subject to declaration must be declared at customs upon arrival.

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Support service for passengers with limited mobility
AAS Aviation & Airport Services GmbH. This service provider supports wheelchair users, injured and elderly people, single travellers with small children under 2 years of age, deaf, blind and mentally impaired people so that they too can cope with all airport processes.

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Parking management
APCOA. The parking management is your point of contact for all questions concerning parking at the airport and the fees.
Book your parking space directly

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Taxi companies
Taxis are usually always available at the airports to take you to your destination. The respective taxi company is your point of contact for all questions concerning travel, fares and receipts.

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Public transport companies
BVG (Berlin’s public transport companies), RVS (Dahme-Spreewald regional public transport company), S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn and several long-distance bus companies. Public transport buses, S-Bahn trains, regional trains and long-distance buses are available at Schönefeld for travelling to and from the airport.

More information on local transport
More information on long-distance transport