Simply arrive!

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No matter from which direction want to get to Hamburg, our city is easy to reach by plane, train or car. Via the Baltic Sea port of Lübeck-Travemünde even by ferry. The Hanseatic city has always attached importance to good connections, not only in trade and business.

Arrival by plane

Hamburg Airport serves a wide range of worldwide destinations and receives 37,000 passengers daily. Located within the city limits, it offers a train connection of only 20 minutes to Hamburg city centre. The journey by car is almost as fast, even during rush hour.

Hamburg Airport – named after our former Hamburg Senator of the Interior and later German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt – is awarded „Best Regional Airport Europe“ in the 2021 Skytrax World Awards. Our airport is also ranked second in the „World’s Best Regional Airport“ category and 26th in the „World’s Top 100 Airports“ ranking.

Daily Flights


Non Stop Flights

A total of 350 flights take off or land at Hamburg Airport every day. These are divided between 55 airlines. There are 120 non-stop connections daily. A total of 1000 worldwide destinations can be reached with just one stopover. So it almost doesn’t matter where you are coming from. In Hamburg, you will always be greeted with a friendly and Hanseatic “Moin!“

Arrival by train

The connections to Hamburg are also excellent for rail travellers from Germany and Europe. For example, Berlin can be reached by train in less than two hours or Copenhagen in around four and a half hours. The Hanseatic city alone has four long-distance railway stations.

The central hub is the main station, which opened in 1906. The ICE train station Dammtor is only a few steps away from the CCH – Congress Center Hamburg. Anyone planning a congress or conference in the Hanseatic city can also travel at particularly favourable conditions with the event ticket of Deutsche Bahn.

Arrival by car

Mobility has traditionally played a major role in the region. Hamburg is woven into a dense network of long-distance roads. As Germany’s longest motorway, the A7 forms the north-south axis, the A1 runs from the Baltic Sea to Saarland, while Hamburg is connected to Berlin via the A24 and to Schleswig-Holstein via the A23. Currently and in the coming years, the motorway network around the Hanseatic city is being further expanded at a cost of around 2.5 billion euros.