Travel to Hamburg








Travel to Hamburg

Hamburg’s historic label, ‘ The Gateway to the World ’, might be a bold claim, but Germany’s second-largest city and biggest port has never been easier to reach.

Travelling to Hamburg

By Plane

Hamburg Airport is located 30 minutes from congress venue by train. The Hamburg Airport Website provides information including connecting flights, up-to-the-minute flight information, and connecting transport facilities to Hamburg city centre.

By Train

Frequent trains serve regional and long-distance destinations from Hamburg. The main station is:

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof,
Hachmannplatz 16,
20099 Hamburg.

By Car

Hamburg is a hub for road traffic and is easily reached from all parts of Germany via four motorways (Autobahnen – A) and six federal trunk roads (Bundesstrassen – B).

From western Germany, the A1 leads directly to Hamburg. The A7 leads from southern Germany through the middle of the country to Hamburg. The A24 is the main motorway coming from Berlin. There is sufficient parking available in Hamburg. Most hotels have their own parking spaces and there are also plenty of car parks in the city centre as well as Park & Ride spaces at many railway stations. There is also plenty of free parking in the city districts. There is a 25% discount with the Hamburg CARD at some parking spaces – great for parking your car and continuing on public transport which is included in the card.

From Hamburg Airport to Hamburg City Centre

By Bus

Regular Hamburg transport system bus lines – bus stops directly outside the terminals

  • Line 26 City Nord – Farmsen – S Rahlstedt
  • Line 39 (Express) U Wandsbek Markt – Teufelsbrück
  • Line 274U/S Ohlsdorf (runs at night from Fri-Sat and Sat-Sun)
  • Line 292 Langenhorn – U Ochsenzoll – Lufthansa base – U Lattenkamp
  • Line 606 (Night bus) Langenhorn – U Ochsenzoll – Hauptbahnhof – Rathausmarkt

Click here to see timetables and the route network.

By Taxi

The taxi zones are located in the arrivals areas behind the exits from Terminal 1 and 2. A journey to the city centre is about 10 km and costs between €20 – €25.

By Train

With the S1 S-Bahn (metro rail network) line, passengers can travel from Hamburg’s Hauptbahnhof (central railway station) to the airport and back. The journey takes only 25 minutes one-way, and the service operates every 10 minutes. The station, “Hamburg Airport (Flughafen)” is directly in front of the terminals.

The U1 U-Bahn (underground rail) passes through Ohlsdorf, a junction station for U-Bahn and S-Bahn lines. From there, the S1 operates directly to Hamburg Airport. Train tickets are available at the ticket office in the Airport Plaza on the Arrivals level.