Hamburg Airport

Hamburg, DE


Getting around the airport


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.

Terminal 1

  • Level 0: Arrivals, pharmacy, meeting point, baggage claim
  • Level 1: Departures, check-in, information, customs, access to gates
  • Level 2: Prayer room
  • Level 3: Restaurants

Airport Plaza

Used for security clearance. Contains a conference center, lounges, restaurants, shops and the S-Bahn train station.

Terminal 2

  • Level 0: Arrivals, meeting point, airport office, car rental, post office, baggage claim
  • Level 1: Check-in, information, access to gates
  • Level 2: Lounge, conference center
  • Level 3: Restaurants
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Getting into Hamburg

Take the S-Bahn

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

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Power plugs

Throughout the airport

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

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Luggage storage

Terminal 2, before security

  • One normal item of baggage (backpack, laptop bag, suitcase, etc.): EUR 3 per calendar day or part thereof
  • One item of outsized baggage (bicycle, surfboard, golf buggy, etc.): EUR 5 per calendar day or part thereof
  • One small item (knife, zippo lighter, perfume, etc.): EUR 4.00 for up to 4 weeks
    Note: baggage left overnight is counted as 2 calendar days. Cash only. 

Terminal 2, before security, level 1 
Opening hours: 4:30 - 23:00 Mon-Sun 

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All companies are located in Terminal 2, arrivals level (level 0), landside.


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Enterprise / Alamo / National


Hertz / Dollar / Thrifty


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Save 15% at Filini Restaurant

At Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg Airport

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.

Save 15% on Food & Drinks with FLIO, available all day. 

Super Breakfast Buffet: 6:00-10:30 Mon-Fri, 6:00-11:00 Sat-Sun.

Lunch and Dinner: 11:30-23:00 daily.

To claim your discount, simply unlock the offer below and present your FLIO code at the time of ordering.

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Point Bar

Next to Gate C16

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. 

After Security, next to Gate C16
Hours: 05:00-21:00 daily

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St. Pauli

Located next to Gates A37 - A40

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

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Pier 1

Next to Gates A17/A18

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.

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New quiet area

Relax and unwind

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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Designer brands 30 to 70% less than RRP

Find your favourite designer brands at 30 to 70% less than RRP, all year round at Designer Outlet Neumünster. The beautiful setting, inspired by classic local architecture, is the perfect setting for a relaxed shopping day. Enjoy cafes and restaurants, children’s play area, free parking and more than 120 brands. You’ll find everything from iconic fashion brands to sportswear labels and casual favourites.

Designer Outlet Neumünster is only 40 minutes away from Hamburg. Find out more here: Designer Outlet Neumünster

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Decent Fashion Shopping

Marc O'Polo, Boss, Gant, Victoria's Secret

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:

  • Marc O'Polo 
  • Boss
  • Gant
  • Victoria's Secret
  • NavyBoot
  • Tom Taylor
  • Witty Knitters
  • Olymp (Airport Plaza, landside)
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Hamburg airport miniature model


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

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Arrivals, Terminal 2

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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