Hamburg Airport Guide to Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport - HAM

Hamburg Airport taxi to city centre

If you seek for a fast and individual way of transport you can ride a taxi, as in some occasions may be the most efficient mean to reach the city centre.

The approximate trip time within 20 to 30 minutes.

Legal and licensed Taxis in Hamburg are of an ivory white colour with a yellow and black sign placed on the roof which displays the word Taxi. 


Find taxis 24 hours outside both airport terminals at the taxi stands. The taxi ranks are located in front of Terminal 1, and at Terminal 2 in the Arrivals Hall. 

Book your taxi

To assure you trip by taxi from Hamburg Airport, just remind you you can pre-book your taxi to Hansa-Taxi app or Mytaxi app. 

Order your taxi

Many of taxi companies that offer this service are the showed below:

- Taxi Hamburg: +49 66 66 66
- Hansa Taxi: +49 211 211 / 311 311
- Das Taxi: +49 22 11 22
- Taxiruf: +49 44 10 11
- Prima Clima Mobil: +49 40 211 522

Opening hours: 24 hours. 


The trip to Hamburg city centre approximately costs € 25.00 and is expected to last up to 20 to 30 minutes. The meter is set at € 2.80 from the airport. 

Taxi rates in Hamburg are legally fixed and should be accomplished by taxi companies and drivers. 

For either discounts or to get a better price, you can negotiate fares with the driver. 

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip. 

Apps like Uber or Bla Bla Car may be useful for your trip to Hamburg. 


In Hamburg there is one of the most popular cycle routes in Germany, The Elbe Radweg. 

Moving through the city by bike comes to be a nice option, since this lane follows the valley and Elbe’s course and can be a cool experience for everyone who wish to take a ride and forget about public transport.