Hamburg Airport (HAM) – Germany’s Oldest Airport

Hamburg Airport (HAM), also known as Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel, is Germany’s oldest, continually operating airport, having opened its doors back in 1911. There are two terminals.

Distance

8.5 km (5 mi) north-west of Hamburg city center.

Hours Of Operation

Hamburg Airport operates from 6:00 a.m. through 12:00 midnight.

Hamburg Airport Airlines

Lufthansa and the Star Alliance are the most frequent fliers here.

About seventy other airlines make stops at Hamburg. The official airport site has a full list on their Web site…

Hamburg Airport — Arrivals & Departures

Here are the links to the live time tables for both arrivals and departures…

Getting To And From Hamburg International Airport

Hamburg airport is well-served and easily accessed by public transportation.

Long-Distance Trains

There is no direct connection to long-distance trains. But the regional S1 train (below) will get you to Hamburg’s main station in just under a half hour.

Regional Trains

The S-Bahn train is a convenient way to get to and from the airport. The S1 train will take you from the main train station (in central Hamburg) to the airport in about twenty five minutes. The trains leave every ten minutes.

Remember to buy and validate your ticket BEFORE you get on board.

Buses

There are many options for bus travel to and from the airport. Regular local buses and airport express routes are available. There are even night buses available for those with super early take-offs.

Shopping

The Lufthansa WorldShop or Destination Hamburg are great places to pick up some last-minute souvenirs. Several boutiques sell the latest fashions. A supermarket will allow you to pack some on-board snacks. There’s even an internet cafe that will help pass the time before boarding.

Food & Drink

There’s a few different places to choose from for your pre-flight meal. Apart from the usual bistro and cafe fare, why not try the Sashimi sushi bar, or try a buffet of specialty sandwiches and pasta. Restaurant Oliva offers a tasty cheese-and-olive bar.

Fun Facts

You can take a tour of the airport’s fire brigade. Check out the massive trucks that can reach any corner of the airport in under three minutes. This tour is available as a part of the Airport Model Exhibition.

 

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