Last updated on November 1st, 2022 at 10:10 pm
We will write how to get from Hamburg airport to city center. The distance from Hamburg Airport to downtown is 10 kilometers. Click here to book online Hamburg activities and day trips
The travel time by train from Hamburg airport to city center is around 25 minutes and by taxi 20 minutes and will be around €30.
The cheapest way from Hamburg airport to city center is by public train and bus €3 and it will take 25-30 minutes to reach city center.
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WHERE TO STAY IN HAMBURG
You can access a dorm that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.
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HAMBURG AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
TRAIN FROM HAMBURG AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)
The best way from Hamburg airport to city center is by train. You can get S-Bahn S1 is running every 10-20 minutes from Hamburg airport to Hamburg city center available 24/7. Check here train schedule and price at Hamburg airport!
If you go from Hamburg airport Hauptbahnhof (Hamburg Train Station) will take 25 minutes and if you go to Jungfernstieg Station 28 minutes located in Hamburg city center.
The train fare is €3.40 one-way ticket for adults and for children €1.30 and you can buy it online or in the vending machines at the airport. You can get the train at the airport once you exit Arrival Halls just follow the sign.
You can also transfer at these stations from Hamburg airport: Barmbek, Lübecker Strabe, Berliner, Landungsbrücken and Altona to get the metro or regional trains.
HAMBURG AIRPORT BUS TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
You can go from Hamburg airport bus to city center. The buses are running every 20-30 minutes during the day from Hamburg airport to city center and every hour at night since there is a night bus too.
The bus fare from Hamburg airport to city center is €2.95 for one way for adults and €1.10 for children.
The travel time is around 30 minutes to Hamburg city center from the airport and you can buy the ticket online and to the bus driver. You can get the Bus outside the Terminals 1 and 2 in Hamburg airport.
Bus Number 392
Bus Number 392 is going from Hamburg Airport to Ohlsdorf and Teufelsbrück. The buses are running from 6 am to 10 30 pm. Check here Bus Number 392 route and schedule!
Bus Number 28
Bus Number 28 is going from Hamburg Airport to Wandsbek Markt and Hebebrandstraße.
Bus Number 292
Bus Number 292 is going from Hamburg Airport to U Lattenkamp. The buses are running from 5 30 am until midnight.
Night Bus Number 606
Night Bus Number 606 is going from Hamburg Airport to city center from 12 15 am until 4 15 am every hour perfect if you are coming at night to the airport.
Airport Express Bus
There are Airport Express Bus leaving every 20-30 minutes Hamburg airport to city center from 5 am to 10 45 pm. The departure is from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The final destination is Ohlsdork train station and Altona station.
Hamburg Card is available online or at the airport for €10.50 and you will get free transportation for 24 hours including the train from Hamburg airport to city center.
It’s the best option if you are planning to visit a few places around the city. You will be able to visit museums and a few attractions with Hamburg Card.
TAXI FROM HAMBURG AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Hamburg airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 20 minutes and the taxi fare from Hamburg airport to Hamburg city center is €30. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and will depend on traffic and your final destination.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM HAMBURG AIRPORT TO HAMBURG CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Hamburg. Prices are around €30 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €7 per person.
RENTING A CAR IN HAMBURG AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Hamburg’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Hamburg. It will take you 30 minutes to get from Hamburg airport to downtown in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.
Car rental options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Hamburg and the countryside. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Hamburg.
BEST WAY FROM HAMBURG AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
The best way from Hamburg airport to Hamburg city center is by train around 25 minutes for €3.40 and available 24/7 running every 10-20 minutes. You will be able to connect to city center with the metro and buses.
If you prefer the bus from the airport will be €3 the cheapest way. If you prefer comfort check private transfers that can be cheaper than a taxi booking online.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN HAMBURG
You can access a dorm from that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN GERMANY
Food budget travel in Germany can go €20 per day. The typical usual breakfast consists of coffee or hot chocolate milk with bread. You can go to restaurants expect to pay €15-20 per person and if you want cheaper options Asian cuisine will be affordable. You can cook on your own to go down your food budget travel expenses in Germany. Make sure your hotel or Airbnb provides a kitchen.
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN GERMANY
In Germany every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience high temperatures. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhood.
And the Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Germany. It starts out with chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.
CASH AND ATMS IN GERMANY
The currency used all throughout Germany is Euro just like all European countries. The exact currency of the Euro to the dollar is A €1 = $1.03678 USD. You can use debit cards everywhere in Germany. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.
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