Transport in Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg Transport

Getting There

By plane:

Hamburg Airport is located a mere 8 kilometres from the city centre and is an international airport connecting with approximately 52 cities throughout the world. Getting from the airport to the city centre is easy. You can either catch a taxi right outside of arrivals or you can hop on the S-Bahn at the airport station. The trip takes around 25 minutes and services run every 10 minutes during the day.

By train:

Hamburg’s Hauptbahnhof, which is the city’s central train station, is located on Hachmannplatz. Services from a wide selection of German and European cities terminate at the station, including services from Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Copenhagen, Zurich, Prague, Vienna and many more.

By bus:

Located just a short walk from the Hauptbahnhof, Hamburg’s main bus station welcomes arrivals from across Germany along with various other cities throughout Europe. Buses from Berlin arrive at this station a number of times during the day.

Getting Around

On foot:

Getting around Hamburg’s city centre on foot is quite easy and you’ll find that you’ll be able to walk to many of the city’s main attractions.

By U-Bahn/S-Bahn:

The S-Bahn is Hamburg's light rail system, while the U-Bahn refers to the city's network of subway trains. Six S-Bahn lines operate across the city and there are three different underground lines. These trains are the best way to get to some of the great neighbourhoods and attractions you'll find outside of the city centre.

By bike:

Hamburg is a very bicycle friendly city, with cycle lanes to be used all over town and plenty of places where you can rent a bike.

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