Air travel

Around 60 airlines offer direct flights from and to Hamburg Airport, making Hamburg accessible from approximately 130 national and international cities and more than 40 countries without changing planes.

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.

Hamburg Airport sign
[Translate to EN:] Airport Route

NEW: SMM Airport Shuttle

Our shuttles take you from Terminal 1 & 2 to exhibition centre (West entrance) and back. Tickets for €10 per person one-way can be purchased directly at the shuttle stop right before departure.

Your stay at the Airport

Would you like to enjoy the comfort and service of the Hamburg Airport Lounges before departure or after arrival? Please check the following link for any details. There ais also special VIP-Service like a limousine service as well as special passenger handling available:

 Lounges & exclusive Services

West Entrance
  • Take  at Hamburg Airport until Barmbek
  • Change at Barmbek to  and get off at Sternschanze (Messe)
Central Entrance:
  • Take  at Hamburg Airport until Jungfernstieg
  • Change at Jungfernstieg to  and get off at Messehallen
South Entrance
  • Take  at Hamburg Airport until Jungfernstieg
  • Change at Jungfernstieg to  and get off at Messehallen
East Entrance:
  • Take  at Hamburg Airport until Hauptbahnhof
  • Change at Hauptbahnhof to  or  or  and get off at Dammtor (Messe/CCH)
From the West Entrance:
  • Take   at Sternschanze (Messe) until Barmbek
  • Change at Barmbek to  and get off at Hamburg Airport
From the Central Entrance:
  • Take  at Messehallen until Jungfernstieg
  • Change at Jungfernstieg to  and get off at Hamburg Airport
From the South Entrance:
  • Take  at Messehallen until Jungfernstieg
  • Change at Jungfernstieg to  and get off at Hamburg Airport
From the East Entrance:
  • Take  or  or  at Dammtor (Messe/CCH) until Hauptbahnhof
  • Change at Hauptbahnhof to  and get off at Hamburg Airport

A single ticket costs approx. EUR 3. A day ticket costs approx. EUR 6 (9 am day ticket) / EUR 7.50 (All-day ticket) per person.

If you need any assistance concerning your ticket for public transportation please go to the Hamburg Welcome Center (Airport Plaza ground floor across the entrance of the “S-Bahn” (rapid transit train station).

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.

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Hamburg Messe und Congress GmbH

Messeplatz 1
20357 Hamburg / Germany