Hamburg Airport bus

Hamburg Airport (HAM) is the international airport of the second largest city in Germany, Hamburg. It is located 8.5 km north of the city center in the Fuhlsbüttel quarter. With over 17,6 million passengers served in 2017, it is fifth-busiest airport in Germany in terms of passenger traffic. Hamburg Airport is hub for Eurowings, Conodor and easyJet and it has two terminals and two runways.

NOTE: The airport is not to be mistaken for the nearby private Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport.

How to get from Hamburg Airport to Hamburg

Public bus

Public bus transportation provides two lines which operate during the day and two night lines.

  • Line 392 – connects Hamburg Airport and Ohlsdorf/Teufelsbrück
    from 6:05 to 22:34
  • Line 28 – connects Hamburg Airport with Wandsbek Markt and Hebebrandstraße.
  • Line 292 – connects Hamburg Airport and U Lattenkamp
    from 5:31 to 23:53
  • Night line 606 – connects Hamburg Airport and city center
    from 0:15 to 4:15; buses go every one hour

NOTE: Check timetables because departure times may vary depending on the day in the week.


The airport has its own train station which is located directly underneath the terminals. The line which connects the airport with Hamburg is S1 S-Bahn. Train runs every 10 minutes to and from the airport. The journey to the main railway station Hamburg Hauptbahnhof takes 24 minutes, but the following station Jungfernstieg has a more central location in Hamburg (travel time: 27 minutes).

  • Tickets can be bought from the ticket machines, directly from the bus driver or online using HVV App.
  • An adult ticket costs 3.20€ (Grossbereich), children from 6 up to 14 years can buy a ticket for 1.20€ (Grossbereich Kind). The price of a ticket for one day is 6.20€ for adults or 2.30€ for children. Also children under the age of 6 years can use the HVV services free of charge!

Taxi Service

Hamburg Airport has 10 licensed Taxi companies waiting for you outside of the terminals. An average taxi fare to city center will cost you around 25€ and it will take you 25 minutes.


Another way to travel from Hamburg Airport is with a private, door-to-door transfer directly to your accommodation in the city. You can pre-book a transfer for a hassle-free experience, professional driver will wait for you at the airport and take you to your destination.

Renting a car at Hamburg Airport

If you prefer reaching and exploring the city by yourself, you should rent a car online or do it on the spot. Terminal 2 of Hamburg Airport has 7 different car rental offices like Budget, Europcar, Hertz etc.

Hamburg city center with town hall and Alster river, Germany

Accommodation near Hamburg Airport

There are several hotels situated in the airport area, you can check them below:

Hamburg Airport FAQs

I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

Not at all, the airport is very well connected with Hamburg throughout the day either by bus or by train. But in case you don’t like public transport you can always call a taxi.

Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?

Of course, there are multiple exchanges offices in both terminals where you can exchange money and several ATMs throughout the airport. We recommend you to bring euros with you to avoid low currency rates.

I would like to visit Hamburg in between flights. Is that possible?

The city center is only 8.5 km from the airport and it will take you approximately half an hour to reach the city, but the airport is well-connected to the center at all times of the day, so it should be no problem to go there and back. If you need to leave your luggage you can do that on Terminal 2, Level 1 and the price for one item is up to 10 euros depending on the size, weight and time.

Is there free WiFi at hamburg Airport?

Yes, the airport provides free WiFi for 24 hours to all passengers.

I am continuing my journey outside Hamburg. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?

Yes, firstly you need to reach Hamburg Central Bus Station from where you can go to numerous locations in Germany or throughout Europe. Check available bus routes on and find one yourself.


  1. DA   •  

    Does bus 39 still run from Hamburg Airport to Wandsbek Markt? I can’t find a timetable on HVV website or map.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear DA,

      As we have checked, the bus line 39 is renamed to bus line 392 and it slightly changed the route. The new line 392 took over the route from Ohlsdorf to Teufelsbrück (ferry) while line 28 runs to
      Wandsbek Markt and Hebebrandstraße. Check here more details.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  2. Linda A Winter   •  

    By Bus from Hamburg International Airport to Hamburg Hbf. Are big Luggages allowed inside the bus?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Linda,

      The luggage should be allowed inside the bus. Some of the buses are coaches which means you can put your luggage in the lower luggage compartment. Other buses are public and you should hold your luggage beside you as there’s no extra place for the luggage.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  3. Hope   •  

    Hi, Are buses and trains running as normal during this strange time (Covid 19)?

    • Maja   •  

      Dear Hope,

      currently, all buses and trains should be operating normally, but we suggest you check the airport’s official website before your flight, just to be on the safe side.

      Best regards,
      Maja GBB Team

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