Coming to Hamburg

Your arrival

Arrival by airplane
With more than 170,000 aircraft movements and around 12 million passengers per year, state-of-the-art Hamburg Airport is served by many German and foreign airlines. Almost all large German cities and European metropolises are accessible within between one and three hours. Non-stop intercontinental services, for example with the Asia hub Dubai (Emirates Airlines) and the America hub New York (Continental Airlines, Emirates Airlines) bring the world to Hamburg. The Airport Express reaches the city centre from the airport’s location in Fuhlsbüttel within 20 minutes and a rapid transit S-Bahn.

Arrival by train
With its four long-distance rail stations, Hauptbahnhof (centre), Dammtor (centre), Altona (west) and Harburg (south) Hamburg is perfectly embedded in the European high-speed train network. In addition to Hamburg’s main rail stations, ICEs call at Lüneburg and Uelzen, and IC/ECs at various other places in the metropolitan region.With Hamburg as the rail hub for Northern Germany, all the main cities in Germany can be reached within a few hours (e.g. Munich in 6 hours, Stuttgart in 5 hours, Cologne in 4 hours, Frankfurt in 3 hours) and so can the Northern European metropolises of Copenhagen and Stockholm.

You can already obtain a public transportation ticket during your hotel reservation proceedure on This ticket will be sent to you in advance, so you can use it directly after your arrival in Hamburg.

Arrival by car
Hamburg is also a north German hub for road traffic. South Germany and Scandinavia can be quickly be reached from the Hamburg metropolitan region by the A7 motorway, while the A1 (Lübeck-Bremen-The Ruhr) links Hamburg with the Baltic and West Germany, the A24 leads to Berlin and Eastern Europe and the A23 (towards Heide) directly to the North Sea.

More about Hamburg and its attractions you can learn on the official Hamburg website.