Travel from the airport quickly into the center
If you are arriving in Berlin by plane you will either arrive in Schönefeld on the eastern outskirts of Berlin or Wedding if you land at Tegel. Continue your journey quickly after collecting your rental from our Sixt counter. If traffic is on your side, it will take about half an hour with your rent a car to get from Tegel to Alexanderplatz and the Berliner Fernsehturm, its famous television tower.
Driving in Berlin
Berlin spans almost nineteen miles from East to West and has excellent transportation infrastructure. Traveling in your car rental, you can get from the Berlin ring-road to the city center in about half an hour, as long as the traffic is on your side. Rush hour in Berlin can bring traffic to a frustrating halt aside from the many construction sites that might also slow down traffic. Therefore, it often makes sense to use the A100 motorway, even it means making a bit of a detour. This way with your car rental you can reach outer-lying districts like Steglitz fairly quickly.
We recommend to use a GPS or Google maps on your smartphone when driving around Berlin. Prepare to drive a bit aggressively and don't be surprised that Berlin drivers are quick to use their horns. Be cautious as well of the numerous cyclists on the road, especially when turning.
Parking in Berlin
The center of Berlin is a low emission environmental zone, but when you rent a car with Sixt this is no concern as our vehicles are kept up-to-date and carry the necessary sticker. Parking on the street isn't recommended, especially in the city centre where it can be expensive. For example, an hour in Prenzlauer Berg can easily cost 3 euros, but just one euro in an nearby side street. Parking garages are a better alternative as they will offer more affordable daily rates.