Hamburg Airport, since November 2016 named Hamburg Airport Helmut Schmidt, is the international airport serving Hamburg, the second-largest city of Germany with one of the largest seaports in the world. The airport is with over 15 million passengers a year the fifth-busiest German airport. It opened in 1911 on this location making it the oldest airport in the world still in operation. It was for a while the main base for national carrier Lufthansa in the 1950 before it moved its base to Frankfurt. Now it is a main hub for low-cost carriers EasyJet and Ryanair.
A modernization plan called HAM21 made the airport ready for the 21st century and included a new terminal, shopping area, pier extension and a connection to the Hamburgs S-Bahn train system.
The airport is located about 10 km north of Hamburg city center.
Best way to get into the city is by the S-Bahn commuter train line which connects the airport with Hamburgs Central Station. The train station is right in front of the terminals. The trains depart several times an hour, a one-way ticket costs 3.20 euro and the ride takes 30 minutes.
See for tickets and schedule: trains: s-bahn-hamburg.de .
A taxi into Hamburg will take about 30 minutes and would cost around 30 euro.
All prices quoted here were found in July 2017