Find the cheapest flight to Hamburg
Hamburg Airport (airport code HAM) lies about eight kilometers from Hamburg’s city center. It is on par with Berlin’s Tegel International Airport in terms of passenger traffic; but while it might be one of Germany’s busiest airports, it closes down at night. If a late-arriving flight has been seriously delayed and the Hamburg airport is already closed, the flight could be sent to another German airport to land. This should not be an issue with international flights, which generally do not suffer such drastic schedule changes, but if you are flying on a smaller airline with big schedule fluctuations, be aware of this.
A complete list of airlines serving Hamburg’s airport can be found here, and you can track real-time flight information via the links on this page. To assist you in getting around the airport, there is a Terminal 1 map here and a Terminal 2 map here. Hamburg’s airport has a left luggage service in Terminal 2 on the Arrival Level which is open from 4:30am until 11:00pm. You can while away your time waiting for your flight in one of the restaurants or bars listed here, or spend your leftover holiday cash in the shops here and here. And do not forget about Duty Free here! There are lots of options for ground transportation to and from the Hamburg Airport, including subway, bus and taxi, which are all detailed here. If you prefer the freedom of driving your own car, you can rent a car from one of the agencies listed here and you will find driving directions here.
More Information on Hamburg
Hamburg is Germany’s second most populous city, thanks in large part to the number of people it takes to run its enormous port. It is traditionally a wealthy city, and while it might not be on most tourists’ lists of must-see cities in Germany, it has a nice collection of pretty architecture (all those rich people have to live somewhere, after all). And why not visit the city where the hamburger itself was invented?