Hamburg Airport Informational Guide to Hamburg Helmut Schmidt Airport (HAM) - Non Official

Hamburg Airport Train

Want to get from Hamburg Airport to Hamburg’s downtown without moving from the terminals? We recommend you to keep reading since it may be the best choice for you!


S-Bahn (the suburban railway) S1 line gets to the city centre within 10 minutes.


From 04:28 am every 20 minutes, from 06:00 am to 11:00 pm every 10 minutes, and then until 00:14 am.

Frequency is of every 10 minutes (Monday to Friday) and every 10 to 20 minutes (Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays). 

Other destinations within Hamburg

On the other hand, if you wish to get to Hamburg Central Station (Hamburg’s Hauptbahnhof) instead of the city centre, it takes approximately 25 minutes. 

Also, the nearest underground rail station is Ohlsdorf junction station. It is accessible through U1 U-Bahn line.

At Ohlsdorf, S-Bahn U1, S1 and S11 lines are accessible.


S-Bahn Station is located in front of Hamburg Airport Terminals, accessible by both lifts and escalators. 


Price for a one-way adult ticket is € 3.20, adult return ticket is € 6.20.

Children (From 6 to 14 years old) one-way ticket is € 1.20.

On the other hand, to save money, you can use the Hamburg Card, which will allow you to travel for several public transport (bus, ferry, etc.) 

For picking up the train, and the entire public transport network, it will cost you just € 10.90. 

Where can I buy my ticket?

You can purchase your ticket at the ticket booths located in the station. 


If you plan to travel by public transport while your stay in Hamburg, then Hamburg CARD is the best option.

Travel for unlimited times by any mean of public transport (bus, train and ferry) throughout the HVV service area. It is valid within Hamburg and its metropolitan area. 

You can also get nice discounts (50%) in tourist attractions, restaurants and shops.

If you travel in family, a single Hamburg CARD will be enough for one adult and for 3 more children aged between 6 and 14 years’ old. Hamburg CARD is sold at The Airport Office, Hamburg Tourist Information Offices, at any ticket machine and at HVV service points.