Arriving by car


Hamburg is also 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).

Travelling by motorway is probably the most convenient and most personalised way to get to Hamburg. The car is the right choice for those who are unafraid of possible traffic jams and do not want to give up their mobility in Hamburg. 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 right 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.

Parking overview

Using our online map you can find an overview of parking spaces and car parks in Hamburg city centre, at the port, the Fish Market and the exhibition halls . Motorcyclists can download a free PDF list of all motorcycle parking spaces.

Parking guidance system

Those driving into the city centre to the arenas or to the airport by car will find it best to use the dynamic parking guidance system which provides information about the capacity of car parks and parking spaces located in the area and always displays the current number of open parking spaces.

Park & Ride

Get to your destination relaxed and on time: There are over 122 underground, suburban and regional railway stations in the entire Greater Hamburg area with Park&Ride facilities and more than 19,400 parking spaces where you can conveniently park your car and transfer to the train or the bus. Perfect for long days of sightseeing - and with the Hamburg CARD you have not only free travel by bus and train in the Greater or entire Hamburg area, but also save up to 40% on more than 150 attractions and offers.


East-west connection
Schleswig-Holstein (Heiligenhafen/Baltic Sea) - Hamburg - Lower Saxony - Bremen - North Rhine-Westphalia - Rheinland-Palatinate - Saarland (Saarbrücken)



Danish to Austrian border
Border crossing Denmark (Ellund/Flensburg) - Schleswig-Holstein - Hamburg - Lower Saxony - Hessen - Baden-Württemberg - Bavaria - Border crossing Austria (Füssen)


Heide (Schleswig-Holstein) - Hamburg


Hamburg-Berlin connection
Hamburg - Schleswig-Holstein - Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania - Brandenburg


East-west connection
Schleswig-Holstein (Bad Bramstedt) - Hamburg - Lower Saxony - Thüringen - Bavaria (Nuremberg)



Danish to Polish border
Border crossing Denmark (Böglum/Sæd) - Schleswig-Holstein - Hamburg - Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania - Brandenburg - Berlin - Border crossing Poland (Frankfurt (Oder)/Stadtbrücke)


Cuxhaven (North Sea) - Hamburg


Travemünde (Baltic Sea) - Hamburg - Bremen


Meldorf (Schleswig-Holstein) - Hamburg


Bay of Lübeck (Baltic Sea) - Hamburg

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