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.
Most flights from Hamburg Airport - Helmut Schmid are to Cologne and to Amsterdam but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Eurowings. Every day there are flights to 12 destinations from Hamburg Airport - Helmut Schmid. Here are the most popular destinations:
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