Hamburg Airport Helmut Schmidt

    The ultra-modern airport close to the city centre in Hamburg offers quick arrival alternatives and easy access to all national and international destinations.

    The international Hamburg airport is serviced by numerous airlines from about 125 destinations. These include scheduled airlines, such as Lufthansa, airberlin, Swiss, Air France, KLM, Emirates, Delta Air Lines and British Airways, charter airlines as Condor or LTU and low-cost carrier such as easyjet, Tuifly or germanwings. It is a quick and comfortable journey by plane from worldwide metropolises, major European and German cities.

    Easy access via public transport, car or taxi

    The Hamburg Airport is one of a few airports in Europe, which is situated near the city centre and is easily accessible with public transportation. Since 2008 the new Airport Plaza with the central security check connects both Terminal. After passing the security check, passengers can visit the 40 shops, HEINEMANN Duty Free and the various restaurant offers. 

    Suburban railway line S1 to the airport

    Hamburg Airport

    The suburban train station at Hamburg Airport is located directly under the Airport Plaza. Above the modern guidance system, four large lifts and eight escalators take travellers directly into the Plaza and the terminals.

    The station at the airport is generally served by the S1 line from Wedel/Blankenese and Altona via Central Station; trains run at 10-minute intervals. The journey time is 25 minutes. So travellers do not have to change, trains from the city centre are divided in Ohlsdorf - the front of the train goes to the airport, the rear carriages to Poppenbüttel.

    Timetables and route network at:

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

    • Line 26City 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

    Timetables and route network at:

    Connections to/from Hamburg Airport with the surrounding regions

    • Autokraft/Kielius: Kiel/Neumünster - Hamburg Airport
      17 journeys per day at hourly intervals in both directions with stops outside the terminals.
      Tel: +49 (0)431-666 22 22

    • Autokraft/TRAVELiner: Lübeck - Bad Oldesloe - Hamburg Airport
      10 journeys per day towards Hamburg and 11 journeys towards Schleswig-Holstein, with stops outside the terminals.
      Tel: +49 (0)451-8881078

    • National night bus lines: Mannheim - Frankfurt - Göttingen - Hanover - Hamburg Airport
      Stops outside the terminals
      Information on timetables, fares, routes and availability at


    Hamburg Airport

    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 20,00 to 25,00 Euros. You can use the Taxi Calculator to calculate an estimated price to your destination. You can negotiate a fixed price for trips to and from places outside Hamburg.


    There are four different car park terminals at Hamburg Airport for short-term parking. In addition, two Holiday Park areas have almost 4,000 parking spaces to start a relaxing holiday with your own car. A shuttle bus takes you from the Holiday Park area directly to the terminal.

    • Parking charges:
      An overview of where you pay what rates can be found here:

    • Online parking reservation
      Make sure you get the best parking rates and confirm a parking reservation before you arrive at the airport.
      To the online parking reservation


    Hotline: +49 (0) 40-50 750

    Website: All information as well as current arrival and departure times

    Accessible Travel

    Hamburg Airport offers a wide variety of diverse and special services for visitors and passengers with limited mobility. The suburban train stops right at the terminal and you can reach any floor by lift. The DRK (German Red Cross) mediservice team and many other useful services are available to make your time at the airport as easy and comfortable as possible. For more information and early registration, the staff on the telephone number above will be happy to help.

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    Address: Flughafenstraße 1, 22335 Hamburg

    Do you need help or want to
    book by phone?

    +49 (0) 40 - 300 51 701

    Mon-Sat: 09.00 h - 19.00 h

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    Your Hamburg Tourismus Team