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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 Chancellor of Germany Helmut Schmidt. Hamburg Airport is a very convenient airport with its own train station (S-Bahn). The centre of Hamburg can be reached by S-Bahn, taxi, rental car or MOIA Ridesharing. The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is Germany’s most liveable city and one of the best cities in Europe for a night out.


Where is Hamburg Airport situated?

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

How many terminals does Hamburg Airport have?

The airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminals T1 and T2 are interconnected, with Airport Plaza (security check) in between. The airport building consisting of Terminal 1, Airport Plaza and Terminal 2 has six floors, namely -2 S-Bahn Station, -1 Mezzanine (S-Bahn ticket machines), 0 Arrivals, 1 Departures, 2 Travel Market and 3 Lounges / Restaurants / Observation Desk. Terminal 1 / Check-in 1-6 is slightly larger than Terminal 2 Check-in 7-10, after the security check you will get to boarding gates A, B, C and D via Airport Plaza. At level 0 Arrivals you can find supermarket EDEKA Tamme, open every day of the week from 06:00 hours to 22:00 hours.

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 25 minutes to get to the centre of Hamburg.

From HAM Airport to Hamburg City centre by Car
11 km
25 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 € 31.-. 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
€ 31.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Hamburg Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Europcar, Hertz, Sixt 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 delicious 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.


The Westin Hamburg, Hamburg

Offering views of the river and the city, The Westin Hamburg is located in the building of the Elbphilharmonie, in the HafenCity district in Hamburg.


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!


Hamburg: Guided Tour of Eblphilharmonie

See the outstanding exterior architecture of Hamburg's new concert hall on this informative tour. During the one-hour tour you will get a complete overview of this fascinating building and enjoy great views of the city from the Elbphilharmonie Plaza.


Hamburg: Harbor Evening Lights Cruise

Enjoy an evening journey from the illuminated Speicherstadt and travel through the Hamburg port. Take a look at the HafenCity, the Elbe Philharmonic Hall ,and the St. Pauli Piers.

Tour & transport

Sex and Crime in St. Pauli - tour for ages 18+

Explore the red light district of Hamburg on this exciting 2-hour sex and crime tour in the St. Pauli district. Hear anecdotes and details about the lives and loves in this district, and visit the boxing club in the basement of the “Zur Ritze” bar.


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