The Hamburg Airport (HAM) is the primary hub for the German port city of Hamburg. This city is one of the largest in the country, and you’ll find that this aviation facility is well up to the task of handling all the passengers looking to travel through its terminals. Yearly traffic sees over 16 million people transit through Hamburg’s airport, making it one of Germany’s top five air travel hubs.
There are two main terminals at Hamburg Airport, and these are very well equipped. Passengers can seek advice on the airport and the city from two information desks, and connect to the comprehensive and free WiFi. There are ATMs, and currency exchange services for your monetary needs, and for other travelling amenities you will find a hairdresser, a medical centre, executive lounges, a pharmacy, and even a casino!
Of course, if you are hungry there are restaurants, fast-food places, vegan options, and cafes that you can grab food from, before or after your flight. There are coffee shops and bars that you can also relax in should you have a bit more time to kill. You will find shops pre- and post security, but after security there are duty-free outlets, lots of fashion boutiques, book stores, and travel stores.
There are several airlines that have operations bases at this airport, and these include the low cost carriers, easyJet and Germanwings, as well as the leisure airline, Condor. You can find flights with these airlines, or you can also book with Emirates, Lufthansa, Finnair, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, Thai Airways, Air Serbia, KLM, Air France, airberlin, Turkish Airlines, Swiss Air, British Airways and many more.
· The airport is 11km from the centre of town, and the drive is relatively straightforward. Get onto the Alsterkrugchaussee/B433, and then head onto the Sierichstraße, which turns into the Ander Alster that will take you into town. You can rent a car, and the primary agencies are situated in Terminal 2, and you can hire a car when you land, or you can book a car with Skyscanner online.
· Trains are the fastest mode of transport into town, with a journey time of about 25 minutes and a cost of 3EUR ($4) in total.
· Buses also operate services into town, and these are only marginally more expensive at 3.10EUR ($4.50) for a ticket. You can also find private airport transfers with Skyscanner, which may be a better option if you’d like to go via road and are travelling in a group.
· Taxis operate 24/7 and a journey into town will start at about 25EUR ($35) depending on traffic, and where in the city you are going.
Please note that information is correct as of April 2017