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
The Filini Restaurant is located at the Radisson Blu Hotel, opposite terminal 1 and 2 of Hamburg Airport. The restaurant offers classic pastas, antipasti and pizzas as well as fresh takes on Italian cuisine and regional specialties. The Filini Restaurant also serves the Super Breakfast Buffet each morning.
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The central bar at the junction of the security checkpoint and the Passenger Pier offers fresh snacks and drinks to go or to enjoy in a brief break on the way to your flight. The stylish bar has an unusual panoramic view over the apron. This is the perfect place to land.
Location: After Security, Next to Gate C16
Hours: 5:00-21:00 daily
With a view of aircraft taking off and landing, passengers can enjoy warm snacks and specialty coffees, wine by the glass, and a range of sandwiches and soups. All specialty coffees are prepared exclusively with Mövenpick organic fair-trade coffee beans.
Location: After Security, Next to Gates A17/A18.
Hours: 4:30-22:00 daily.
The best coffee for miles, a glass of water, and little savoury croissants or cakes. Right next to the hustle and bustle of passengers, or further back in a relaxed environment, enjoy a relaxed start to the day or wind down after a successful business trip to Hamburg. All specialty coffees are prepared exclusively with Mövenpick organic fair-trade coffee beans.
Tip: Show your ADAC (German Automobile Club) card and get a 10% discount.
Location: After security, airport plaza, departure level
Hours: 04:30-20:00 daily
A perfect cup of coffee and the tasty snack of your choice are the perfect foundation for a great day! Starbucks at Hamburg Airport has exquisite drinks, prepared by hand, and selected snacks.
Location: Terminal 2, Arrival Level
Hours: 7:00-23:30 daily
If you like Mediterranean cuisine then you will love San Pino: fresh salad, homemade pizza and tasty pasta à la minute prepared especially for you. Wine lovers will get a quality wine selection from the Mövenpick winery.
Airport Plaza, after security, Departure Level
Hours: 11:00-20:30 Mon-Fri, 12:00-20:30 Sun
Discover traditional baker‘s handiwork at the Marché Bakery – 100% natural and without added baking mixes. The sweet and savoury delicacies can be enjoyed here or taken away.
Location: Airport Plaza, Departure Level
Hours: 5:00-19:00 daily.
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. And the attractive design of the restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere to enjoy it.
Airport Plaza, after security, level 1
Hours: 11:30-20:30 daily
The restaurant with its typical American diner atmosphere pampers its guests with juicy premium burgers, fries, snacks, and fresh, crisp salads. Enjoy the consistently high quality and the friendly service.
Location: Airport Plaza, Airside, Departure Level
Hours: 11:00-21:00 daily
Interesting people and the colourful comings and goings on the apron – there is always something to see at the “St. Pauli” bar! Enjoy tasty snacks like sandwiches and sausages, fresh beer on tap, and specialty coffees from Mövenpick organic fair-trade coffee beans.
Location: After Security, Next to Gates A37 - A40
Hours: 5:00-22:00 daily
This quiet lounge bar with large panorama windows has a hint of Hamburg’s modern port atmosphere. Savoury snacks and tasty sweets are on offer, along with freshly drawn beer and specialty coffee from Mövenpick organic fair-trade coffee beans.
Location: After Security, Next to Gates B20 - B37
Hours: 7:30-21:00 daily
Save on your bottle of water, grab a quick yogurt or try one of the delicious sandwiches at the Edeka supermarket.
Airport Plaza, before security, Terminal 2, arrivals level
Hours: 6:00-22:00 daily
With a view over the busy shops in the departures hall, this new quiet area offers relaxation before take off.
Terminal 2, airside, level 2, above gate A17/C16
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The Hamburg Airport Lounge is one of the best airport lounges in Germany. It provides a spacious area with free newspapers, very good quality free drinks and some snacks.
If you head towards the toilets, you will find a quiet zone which is rarely used, free showers (just ask for the key) as well as a smokers' lounge.
Access to the lounge is for all passengers with a valid boarding card. Charge: EUR 30.
Airport Plaza, airside, level 3
Opening hours: 5:15-21:00 Mon-Sun
Showers, warm and cold dishes, large plasma tv screens, full-equipped business center.
Airport Plaza, airside, level 3
13:30-16:00 and 18:25-20:55 Mon-Sun
Surprisingly for many travellers, Hamburg Airport offers some very decent clothes shopping. Most shops are located airside in the main terminal buildings.
Prices are, to our knowledge, not more expensive than downtown, however, it must be said there are also no real bargains to be found. Some big brands you'll find:
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
Public showers are available in Arrivals, Terminal 2. The showers are clean, but bring your own flip-flops for extra comfort. Fees: EUR 3.50 including shampoo, plus EUR 10.00 for a towel.
Terminal 2, arrivals, before security, level 0, across from the airport information
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