Welcome to Hamburg - Airports and transfers
Hamburg AirportHamburg Airport (Helmut Schmidt) offers numerous international connections. It is the oldest and fifth largest airport in Germany. In 2018 it was used by around 17.23 million passengers. From the centre of Hamburg, access is by public transport in the HVV network with the S-Bahn (S-Bahn) line S1 (stop "Hamburg Airport"). There are regular departures every ten minutes from the main station and the journey time is 25 minutes. From the Berlin airports, it takes about 2.5-3 hours by train to Hamburg station.
Hamburg Airport : www.hamburg-airport.de
Travelling by trainA very good alternative to flying to Hamburg is to travel by train, so you can enjoy the beautiful German landscape and reduce your impact on the environment. The German railways (DB) and companies in your country offer interesting packages, often including hotel accommodation. Here are a few examples of trips: Paris-Hamburg in 8h30. Brussels-Hamburg in 8h30. Basel-Hamburg in 7 hours. And especially if your flight is to Berlin, it will take you 1h45 to reach Hamburg from Berlin Central Station.
Hamburg Central Station: www.bahnhof.de - German Railways DB
Weblinks - Aviation• www.lufthansa.com
Weblinks - By train• www.bahn.de
• Hamburg Main Station
Public transport networkHamburg has a very good public transport network with, for example, its buses, metro (U) and S-Bahn (S). HVV (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund) is an alliance of several companies for a tariff union. There are different fares depending on the length of the journey and the duration (day ticket or small group ticket). Up to the age of 5, free of charge, and between 6 and 14, take the reduced fare. As for zones, AB covers a large part of Hamburg (€3.40 single ticket, day ticket from 9 am €6.60 or €12.40 for a group of 5 people also from 9 am), then you have 6 Ringe (peripherals). By buying your ticket in an automatic ticket machine (valid from the moment you buy the ticket), you will be able to check in which zone your destination is located. Photo: © Hamburg Tourismus - More information on public transport: www.hvv.de
Hamburg Tourist CardIt's worth buying the HamburgCard which gives you access to all HVV public transport within the AB area (or with the whole region) and offers you discounts of up to 50% on many services in Hamburg (museums, boat tours, restaurants, shopping, etc.). Prices vary according to the number of days, from €10.50 for AB (Hamburg) for one day or very interesting with the day ticket for 5 people at €18.50. You can buy it online here or everywhere in Hamburg (HVV automat, hotels, tourist office, etc.).
Bike rentalEnjoy Hamburg and the banks of the Elbe River by bike. There are many bicycle rental points in Hamburg::
• Here the StadtRad Hamburg in the whole city www.hamburg.com
• On this page (german) you will find several options: www.hamburg.de
• Our partner for guided tours also offers bike tours on request. Please contact Denise Faessel by e-mail here.