Connecting flights – What you need to know

Flight connections

If you need to transfer at Tegel Airport, you should observe some key items of information.

Opening Times

Tegel Airport is open every day from 4 am to 12 midnight. If a flight lands later than planned, the airport is also open longer.

Connecting Times

If you need to transfer at Tegel Airport, you should plan sufficient time. In order to easily transfer from one flight to another, please plan at least 45 minutes. More time may be required however if you are obliged to pass through security again or have longer distances to cover at the airport. Please check the airport site plan for the location of your arrival gate and the distance to the departure gate. The site plan including an overview of all gates is available here:

Permissible Items and Liquids in Hand Luggage

If while transferring you leave the security area at one point and enter again through a different security point (e.g. when departing from a different terminal), the guidelines governing permissible items and liquids in hand luggage must be observed. This also applies for products purchased in the duty-free shop at the place of departure unless they are still in a sealed security bag along with the purchase receipt bearing that day's date. Particular attention should be given to the maximum permissible volumes of liquids. Detailed information on hand luggage guidelines is available here:

Import Restrictions

Please observe the restrictions governing the import of certain products purchased abroad and/or in the duty-free shop at the place of departure. Detailed information on permissible exemptions is available here:

Airport Info

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