The international airport in Hamburg is eight kilometers north of the city center. In 2008 a new central hall was finished being built, where the security checkpoint is for both terminals. There is also a large shopping and restaurant area planned.
Federal Republic of Germany
IATA airport code: HAM
ICAO airport code: EDDH
A direct connection between the airport and the city rail line of Hamburg (S-Bahn) was built in 2008. Until then, the S-Bahnstation Ohlsdorf was accessible with the Airport Express Bus (line 110).
Car and bus
The airport lies between the two ring roads around Hamburg (R2 and R3) and is right along highway A7 (exit Schnelsen – Nord). From the center of Hamburg, the route to the airport is clearly indicated on traffic signs. In morning and evening rush hours the roads around the airport are very busy.
Directly in front of the terminal, buses leave to various destinations in Hamburg, line 110 (Airport Express) goes to the Central Station.
Car rental - Hamburg Airport
In the Arrivals Hall you can find the counters for car rental companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.
A ride to the center of Hamburg takes approximately 30 minutes and costs around €20.00, during rush hour both travel times and prices will increase considerably. For destinations outside of Hamburg you can generally agree on a fixed price. Limousines can be ordered through the company STARS Limousinen-Service (tel: +49(0)40 5075 3540).
Upon arrival at the airport you are led to many parking areas by various signs. Short-term parking is in garages P1, P2, P4 and P5 and costs €3.00 per hour. Long-term parking is at parking area P8 and costs €50.00 per week and in garage P9 it costs €60.00 per week. Information about parking can be obtained (tel: +49(0)40 5075 3303).
There is one hotel at the airport, a country house style Airport Hotel (tel: +49(0)40 531 020). Close to the airport is the Mercure Hotel (tel: +49(0)40 532 090) and the Best Western Alsterkrug Hotel (tel: +49(0)40 513 030). In 2008 a new luxury hotel opened and is across from the terminal building. For more hotels and to reserve online you can go to Booking.com, they have a large range of hotels with great internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
As a large airport, Hamburg Airport has no shortage of shops, restaurants, snack bars and cafes. In Terminal 2 you can find the table service restaurant, Mövenpick (tel: +49(0)40 5075 3328).
You can store your baggage in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2. The Airport Office is where you can ask about lost and found items. Porters can be reserved (tel: +49(0)40 5075 2010).
There are information counters in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 that can also be reached through the general telephone number. The Airport Office (tel: (0)40 5075 1010) not only gives information about the airport, but also provides information about all kinds of services including the possibility to get last minute travel insurance.
At the Airport Office you can send faxes, make photocopies and use computers. Offices and meeting rooms for a maximum of 90 people can be rented at the Airport Conference Center (tel: +49(0)40 5075 2500). The Hanseatic Conference and Banqueting Center (tel: +49(0)40 5075 3338) offer larger rooms and all sorts of business services such as fax, copying, translating and rental of audiovisual equipment. For VIP support (tel: +49(0)40 5075 2012).
The airport has excellent accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. For the support or accompaniment of disabled travelers, such as door to door service, you can call the German Red Cross at the airport, DRK Mediservice, (tel: +49(0)40 5075 3353).
There are banks, money exchange offices and many ATM's. Furthermore, there are play corners for children. First Aid is offered by the Red Cross on the first floor of Terminal 2 (tel: +49(0)40 5075 3353). With the opening of the new Central Hall that was completed in 2008, the service level at Hamburg Airport is considerably higher.
Federal Republic of Germany
Telephone, fax, email
Telephone: +49(0)40 50750
Fax: +49(0)40 5075 1234
Email: via de website
IATA airport code: LPA
ICAO airport code: GCLP