Travel to Hamburg by train, plane, car or long-distance bus

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How to get to Hamburg by car, train, plane and bus.

By car

From the west of Germany, the A1 leads directly to Hamburg. The A7 leads from the south of Germany through the middle of the country past Hamburg. Coming from Berlin, the A24 is the right motorway. There are plenty of parking spaces in Hamburg. Most hotels have their own parking spaces and there are also plenty of multi-storey car parks in the city centre as well as Park & Ride spaces at numerous Banhstations. There are also many free parking spaces in the city districts.

By train

With the four long-distance train stations Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Hamburg Dammtor, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg, which are integrated into the Intercity-Express (ICE) as well as Intercity (IC) network, Hamburg is easily accessible.

There are direct connections to Hamburg from most major German cities.

If you are planning a day trip to Hamburg, you may also want to consider the “Länder-Tickets” offered by Deutsche Bahn. With the Schleswig-Holstein-Ticket, the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern-Ticket and the Niedersachsen-Ticket up to 5 persons can use all trains of the regional traffic in the areas of validity for one day. Also included is always the public transport in Hamburg (HVV).

By plane

By plane you can travel to Hamburg comfortably and quickly. On approach you can already catch a first glimpse of the Hanseatic city on the Elbe.

No desire for traffic jams and overcrowded streets? By plane you can travel to Hamburg easily and uncomplicatedly. From the airport you can reach the vibrant city centre in just 25 minutes.

The route network of Helmut Schmidt Airport is large. Numerous airlines fly to international and national destinations. Within Germany, there are direct flights to Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne and many other cities. From Munich, you can reach Hamburg Airport in just over an hour.

By long-distance bus

Cheap and convenient is the journey by bus to Hamburg with various bus companies. Thanks to the free wi-fi on board, which many bus companies offer, you can spend the trip optimally preparing for your upcoming visit to Hamburg. There are also enough sockets at the rows of seats in many buses with which you can charge your end devices on the way. Thus, the entertainment is also secured for the whole trip. The often available seat guarantee and comfortable legroom contribute to the fact that you arrive relaxed and comfortable in the Hanseatic city, of course in the middle of the city center at the Central Bus Station (ZOB).

Buses arrive and depart at the Bus Port in Hamburg around the clock and the list of bus routes is long. For example, many buses run daily from Berlin, Stuttgart, Dresden and Cologne to Hamburg and will, of course, reliably take you home again on the same routes. There are also many bus companies coming to Hamburg from abroad, such as from Denmark or Poland.

For more information regarding the bus lines departing and arriving from the Hamburg Bus Port as well as the exact timetables, please visit the website of the ZOB Hamburg.