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Hamburg Airport

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Hamburg Airport (IATA code: HAM) is the international airport of Hamburg, which is the second-largest city in Germany.

In November 2016 the airport was officially renamed Hamburg Airport Helmut Schmidt, to honour the former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt.

HAM serves as a hub for Eurowings and focus cities for Condor, Ryanair, and TUI fly Deutschland.


The airport is located 8.5 km (5.3 mi) north of Hamburg city center, in the Fuhlsbüttel quarter.

The airport is just 8 km (5.0 mi) north of Hamburg city centre, and 8 km (5.0 mi) south of Norderstedt in the borough of Fuhlsbüttel.


Facilities Include:

Numerous retail stores (including duty free)

Numerous food outlets, including fast-food, coffee shops and sit down meal options


Free Wi-Fi

Information counters


Conference rooms

Duty Free Shops

Luggage & storage lockers

Smoking allowed areas

ATMs and bank services (including currency exchange)


Currency exchange

Children’s play area and baby care rooms

Lounges Include:

The Airport Lounge: Access available for a fee. Open 5:15AM – 9:00PM. Located within the Airport Plaza, Airside, Level 3. Complimentary facilities include air con, drinks (including alcoholic), children's play area, flight monitors, WiFi, showers, newspapers and magazines, TV and smoking area.

Lufthansa Business Lounge: Located in Terminal 2 , Airside, 2nd Floor and open 5:00AM – 9:00PM. Access only for Lufthansa passengers with elite status. Complimentary facilities include air con, drinks (including alcoholic), premium buffet, flight monitors, WiFi, newspapers and magazines, TV, printers/copiers/fax, and smoking area.

Book Lounge Passes for Hamburg Airport

Did you know that you can buy lounge passes for Hamburg Airport with Alternative Airlines? You can purchase them for the Airport Lounge at the Airport Plaza.


Hamburg airport has two runways: Runway 15/33 and Runway 05/23.


The airport has two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, across three buildings. They are connected by the Airport Plaza and the baggage claim area, which extends through the lower levels of all three of the terminal building. In all buildings level 1 is the departure level and the ground floor is arrivals.

The Airport Plaza is home to the central security check, as well as shops, restaurants, lounges and other service facilities. It also where passengers will find the the S-Bahn station (suburban railway).

Terminal 1

Terminal 1 hosts international and local flights and houses most of the airlines including those from the Oneworld and SkyTeam alliances.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 hosts international and local flights andhouses Eurowings and Lufthansa with its Star Alliance partners, amongst others.

Airlines that fly to Hamburg Airport

Airline Destinations
Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
airBaltic Riga
Air Europa Charter: Gran Canaria, Tenerife–South
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Malta Malta
Air Serbia Seasonal: Belgrade
AtlasGlobal Seasonal: Istanbul
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Blue Air Bucharest
British Airways Friedrichshafen, London–Heathrow
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal: Burgas, Varna
Condor Agadir, Antalya, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Gran Canaria, Hurghada, Jerez de la Frontera, Lanzarote, Palma de Mallorca, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Corfu, Dalaman, Heraklion, Kalamata, Kos, La Palma, Malta, Olbia, Rhodes, Zakynthos
Corendon Airlines Seasonal: Antalya, Izmir
Corendon Airlines Europe Seasonal: Heraklion, Hurghada
Czech Airlines Czech Airlines
easyJet Basel/Mulhouse, Edinburgh, Geneva, London–Gatwick, Manchester, Venice
Seasonal: Bordeaux, Nice, Salzburg
Emirates Dubai–International
Eurowings Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bodrum, Budapest, Catania, Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Lanzarote, London–Heathrow, Milan–Malpensa, Munich, Nice, Nuremberg, Oslo–Gardermoen, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Pristina, Rome–Fiumicino, Salzburg, Stockholm–Arlanda, Stuttgart, Thessaloniki, Venice, Vienna, Zurich Seasonal: Adana, Antalya, Bari, Bastia, Cagliari, Corfu, Dubrovnik, Faro, Fuerteventura, Heraklion, Ibiza, Innsbruck, Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, La Palma, Marsa Alam, Monastir, Naples, Olbia, Reykjavik–Keflavík, Rhodes, Rijeka, Split, Tenerife–South, Tunis, Zadar, Zagreb
Finnair Helsinki
Flye Birmingham
FlyEgypt Seasonal charter: Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Sharm El Sheikh
Freebird Airlines Seasonal: Antalya
HOP! Nantes
Iberia Madrid
Icelandair Madrid
Iberia Reykjavik–Keflavík
Iberia Madrid
Iran Air Tehran–Imam Khomeini
KLM Amsterdam
Level Vienna
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt, Munich
Luxair Luxembourg, Saarbrücken
Norwegian Air Shuttle Gran Canaria, Málaga, Oslo–Gardermoen, Tenerife–South
Pegasus Airlines Ankara, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir
Seasonal: Antalya
Qeshm Air Tabriz, Tehran–Imam Khomeini
Rhein-Neckar Air Mannheim
Rossiya Saint Petersburg
Ryanair Alicante, Barcelona, Bergamo, Dublin, Edinburgh, Faro, Gdańsk, Gran Canaria, Kraków, Lamezia Terme, Lisbon, London–Stansted, Málaga, Manchester, Marrakesh, Palma de Mallorca, Porto, Seville, Sofia, Treviso
Seasonal: Sandefjord, Thessaloniki, Zadar
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Bergen
SunExpress Antalya, Izmir
Seasonal: Dalaman
SunExpress Deutschland Seasonal: Burgas, Varna
Swiss International Air Lines Zurich
Sylt Air Seasonal: Sylt
Tailwind Airlines Seasonal charter: Bodrum
TAP Air Portugal Lisbon
TAROM Bucharest
TUI fly Deutschland Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Tenerife–South
Seasonal: Boa Vista, Heraklion, Hurghada, Jerez de la Frontera, Kos, Menorca, Palma de Mallorca, Rhodes, Sal
Tunisair Djerba, Enfidha, Monastir, Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul

Seasonal: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen, Izmir
Vueling Barcelona
Widerøe Bergen
Wizz Air Gdańsk, Kiev–Zhuliany, Kutaisi (begins 20 December 2019), Skopje, Varna

Top Destinations

Busiest Domestic Routes (2017)

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Munich 1,738,973 Eurowings, Lufthansa
2 Frankfurt 1,394,973 Lufthansa
3 Stuttgart 690,451 Eurowings
4 Düsseldorf 607,141 Eurowings
5 Cologne/Bonn 486,034 Eurowings

Busiest International Routes (2017)

Rank Destination Passengers Airlines
1 Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands 982,336 Condor Flugdienst, Eurowings, Ryanair, TUI fly Deutschland
2 Zurich, Switzerland 707,970 Eurowings, Swiss International Air Lines
3 Vienna, Austria 590,638 Austrian Airlines, Eurowings
4 London - Heathrow, UK 580,721 British Airways, Eurowings
5 Paris - Charles de Gaulle, France 483,763 Air France, Eurowings

How to get to Hamburg Airport

By Train

Deutsche Bahn operates a service, S-Bahn (route S1), every ten minutes between the airport, Ohlsdorf, Wandsbek, Hamburg central station, Altona, Blankenese and Wedel. Going towards the airport, S1 trains split at Ohlsdorf station, with some services going onwards to the airport and others going to Poppenbütte.

By Bus

The airport is linked by local bus routes to nearby areas of Hamburg, as well as offering regular coach services to the cities of Kiel and Neumünster.

By Car

By road, the airport can be easily reached from motorway A7 using the state highway B433 (the third ring road).