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.
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
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.
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
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.
At the airport
Departures and arrivals
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Which airlines fly from and to Hamburg Airport?
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Hotels near the airport
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Hotels in Hamburg
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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 Elbphilharmonie excluding Concert Halls
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.
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