Travel Information

About Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is the second-largest city in Germany, its most important sea port and its largest foreign trading centre. Founded in about 811 during the reign of Charlemagne, Hamburg was one of the great Hanseatic cities and has maintained its prominence down the centuries until the present day as a meeting place for the world. This city on the Elbe river also has an elegant side, with palatial department stores along its boulevards, art centres, international musicals, exclusive shopping arcades and the famous St. Pauli entertainment district.


Hamburg Airport (HAM)

Ground Transportation


The S-Bahn (suburban rail network) line S1 operates every 10 minutes between Hamburg Airport and Hamburgs central railway station, Hauptbahnhof, a journey of only 25 minutes. The Hamburg Airport (Flughafen) S-Bahn station is directly in front of the terminals and is easily reached by lift, escalator or stairs.

The S1 goes from the airport to the main station and from there you have to take the S31 or S21 for one station to the Dammtor Station. The cost is 2.75 EUR.

Subway map

Taxi Companies

It is approximately 20 EUR to take a taxi from the airport to the hotel, a 20 minute drive. Taxis line up at a stand. Taxi drivers are supposed to accept credit cards but as always, do check before you get into the car.


A1, A7, A23, A24

Rail services

ICE/IC/EC trains

Hamburg Tourist Board

Time Zone

The standard time zone for Hamburg, Germany is UTC/GMT + 1 hour. For more detailed information, please visit:


Germany uses the EUR.