Hamburg Airport

General information

Hamburg Airport, opened in 1911, is located in the Hamburg-Nord district (Fuhlsbüttel quarter). In 2016, Hamburg Airport was named after former Federal Chancellor of Germany Helmut Schmidt. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is Germany’s most liveable city and one of the best cities in the world for a night out.


Where is Hamburg Airport situated?

The airport is north of the city cnetre. By road, the airport is easily accessible via junction 23 (Schnelsen-Nord) of the A7 motorway.

How many terminals has Hamburg Airport?

Hamburg Airport has two terminals, connected by Airport Plaza where you can find the central security checkpoint, shops, restaurants and lounges.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Hamburg Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Germany.

Airport Distance
Bremen Airport 104km
Hanover Airport 132km



The distance from Hamburg Airport to the centre of Hamburg is 11 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Hamburg.

From HAM Airport to Hamburg City centre by Car
11 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Hamburg Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Hamburg Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Hamburg Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Hamburg Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Hamburg is about € 30.-. Book your taxi at Hamburg Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From HAM Airport to Hamburg City centre by Taxi
11 km
25 min
€ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Hamburg Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt, Budget and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Hamburg Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Hamburg Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Hamburg Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Hamburg Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Hamburg Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Hamburg Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Eurowings
  • Ryanair
  • easyJet
  • Condor
  • Lufthansa


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Hamburg Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Motel One Hamburg Airport, Hamburg

This modern hotel with free Wi-Fi is a 10-minute walk from Hamburg Airport. All rooms at the Motel One Hamburg Airport offer cool design, a flat-screen TV and a granite and glass bathroom.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport, Hamburg

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout this stylish, 4-star-superior hotel, which is located directly beside terminals 1 and 2 at Hamburg Airport. It also offers a fine Italian restaurant with summer terrace, and an elegant spa with roof terrace.


ibis Hotel Hamburg Airport, Hamburg

Only 800 metres from Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport, this 2-star hotel boasts modern rooms with free WiFi and a 24-hour restaurant. The Ibis Hotel Hamburg Airport provides spacious and soundproofed rooms with air conditioning.

Hotels in Hamburg

Looking for the best hotels in Hamburg? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Lindner Hotel Am Michel, Hamburg

This 4-star hotel in central Hamburg features a spa, gym, and elegant rooms with flat-screen TVs. It is a 10-minute walk from the harbour, the Reeperbahn and public transport.


Sofitel Hamburg Alter Wall, Hamburg

Offering a free spa with free indoor pool, fine international cuisine, and a private boat jetty, this 5-star design hotel stands beside the Alsterkanal Canal in Hamburg city centre.


Novum Hotel Eleazar City Center, Hamburg

Just a 2-minute walk from Hamburg Train Station, this non-smoking, 3-star hotel offers soundproofed rooms with flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi internet access, and a sauna with relaxation area.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Hamburg Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Elbphilharmonie, Speicherstadt & HafenCity Tour

Discover the Plaza of the Elbphilharmonie on this tour of Hamburg and profit from the knowledge of an expert guide. Stroll through the historic warehouse district Speicherstadt and get to know modern HafenCity.


Hamburg: 1-Hour Harbor Cruise

Experience an exciting 1-hour harbor cruise in Hamburg and explore the city from the water. See the warehouse district, the HafenCity, the numerous bridges over the Elbe River, and the container terminals as you learn interesting facts about the city.

Tour & transport

Elbphilharmonie Guided Tour: From a scandal to a wonder

Discover the Elbphilharmonie Plaza in Hamburg (no visit to the Concert Halls). Learn from your tour guide everything about the history of the building and the cost, and hear many facts and insider information.


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