Hamburg Airport lies 8.5km north of the city center. The four-level 'SkyWorld' building is made up of two terminals, connected by the Airport Plaza. You can walk easily between terminals.
Used for security clearance. Contains a conference center, lounges, restaurants, shops and the S-Bahn train station.
In general there are some power sockets available throughout the airport, hidden near the seats at the waiting areas often, most of them at the airside. In addition also at:
Upper Deck, Terminal 2, level 1, after security, near Gate A17
'The Upper Deck' is a great free waiting area with a park atmosphere and numerous power sockets, USB-slots and comfortable seats.
McDonalds Terminal 1, level 3, before security
Hamburg Airport is extremely close to the city of Hamburg, and public transport is a quick and cheap way to get into the centre.
The local S-Bahn train takes you to Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (main station) in about 25 minutes and leaves every 10 minutes.
When returning to the airport, make sure you travel in the first three carriages. The others will be separated from the train at Ohlsdorf station and will bring you to the suburbs.
Cost: Under EUR 5 one-way
Location: The station is connected with the Arrivals level
A taxi will take you to the centre in about 25 minutes, but this can also take 40 minutes on a busy morning.
Cost: Around EUR 28
Terminal 2, before security, level 1
Opening hours: 4:30 - 23:00 Mon-Sun
All companies are located in Terminal 2, arrivals level (level 0), landside.
Buchbinder / Global Drive
Enterprise / Alamo / National
Hertz / Dollar / Thrifty
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With a view over the busy shops in the departures hall, this quiet area offers relaxation before take off.
Terminal 2, airside, level 2, above gate A17/C16
Hamburg Airport hosts a perfect modell of its facility with all its buildings, runways 500 times smaller and illuminated by 8,000 luminous diodes. An entertaining show gives inside information on all that is happening behind the scenes of the airport. Hamburg airport in times of the zeppelines gives an intersting insight into the history of the airport.
Miniature airplanes will be starting and landing to airplane sounds while your seats vibrate in a simulated take off.
The show is suitable for kids 5+ years.
Mini Tour (60 minutes)
Adults: EUR 5.00, kids EUR 3.00
Next to Terminal 1, access from outside the terminal, before security
Hours: 10:00 and 13:00 Mon-Fri; 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00 Sat-Sun
Lobster, shrimps, or salmon, accompanied by a glass of wine, beer or champagne – now that is an elegant way to pass the time waiting for your flight.
Airport Plaza, after security, departure level
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