Travel by plane

Hamburg Airport has 80 airlines operating flights direct to 115 national and international destinations. The Airport is located in the Northern part of the city, in the district of Fuhlsbüttel. You can find your flight connection on the Hamburg Airport website or use our flight search.

Travel from the airport to the Hamburg Fair site is by S-Bahn (rapid transit train), Line S1, which takes about 25 minutes; or by taxi, which takes about 20 minutes depending on traffic conditions.

Your fastest way

From the Airport, take S-Bahn S1 towards Wedel, and get off at Hamburg Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). Change across the platform to take S-Bahn S21 or S31, taking you to Dammtor (1 stop) or Sternschanze (2 stops).

From Dammtor station, it is just a few minutes walk to CCH or to the East Entrance of the Hamburg Fair site. From Sternschanze station, it is just a few minutes walk to the West Entrance or Central Entrance.

Travel time: travel by S-Bahn from the Airport to the Hamburg Fair or to the main entrance of CCH takes about 30 minutes (+ 10 minutes walk).

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To find out your best way of travelling by public transport, use the personal schedule provided online by HVV (Transport for Hamburg). A city plan extract is provided to show you the way from the stations to the Fair Site or CCH.

HVV also provides comprehensive information for travellers arriving by air.

Hamburg Airport online

Personal schedule of HVV

HVV information for air travellers


A single ticket costs EUR 3. A day ticket costs EUR 5.90 (9 am day ticket) / EUR 7.30 (All-day ticket) per person.

The normal cost for a taxi from the Airport to Hamburg Fair or CCH is about EUR 20.00. There are no fixed journey prices for taxis in Hamburg.

Special Offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa Group Airlines

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These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to lufthansa.mobility(at)dlh(dot)de and providing the access code as a reference.



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[Translate to English:] Anfahrt innerhalb Hamburgs

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