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).