Cheap flights to Hamburg
You can’t help but notice the water as you arrive on your flight to Hamburg. Despite being 100km from Germany’s North Sea coast, water has brought life, people, trade and money to Hamburg for centuries via the Elbe River, a major shipping channel that runs from the city to the sea. As Germany’s second largest city, Hamburg is a smart, cosmopolitan hub of culture and business. With so many exciting areas to explore, book cheap flights to Hamburg today and discover the city for yourself.
Birmingham to Hamburg
Flight frequency: 4x weekly
Currency: EUR (€)
Overview of Hamburg
Hamburg’s distinctive maritime flavour is evident wherever you go and there are countless ways to immerse yourself in its watery past and present. Go back in time as you stroll along the canals of the historic Speicherstadt area, now a UNESCO World Heritage site. A complex of giant warehouses once used to store goods from incoming ships, the area now houses shops, cafés and museums. Or explore the ever-expanding HafenCity next door. Packed with bars, restaurants and new cultural attractions – including the spectacular Elbphilharmonie concert hall – you’ll find cutting-edge architecture and a buzzing atmosphere. Hamburg is also famous for its green spaces. Wander through the parkland or hire a pedal boat at Lake Alster, right in the heart of the city. Whether your flight to Hamburg is for business or leisure, you’ll find a city that perfectly balances its fascinating past with its glittering present-day.
Restaurants and nightlife in Hamburg
An early morning trip to the legendary Fischmarkt (fish market) is a must. Open only on Sundays from 5am to 9.30am, visitors are treated to the spectacle of rowdy traders selling their wares and revellers attempting to shake of the excesses of the night with fresh fish burgers. Later on, locals and families join the throng for breakfast. For dining at a more civilised hour, Anna Sgroi on Milchstrasse takes Italian cuisine to another level. Mö-Grill on Mönckebergstrasse is the locals’ favourite for traditional German currywurst. And for delicious baked goods and coffee, head to Mikkels on Kleine Rainstrasse. Live music is a big deal here and the Kaiserkeller is worth a look. It also happens to be one of Hamburg’s best-known nightclubs, having nurtured The Beatles’ talent in their early days.
Shopping in Hamburg
Fashion aficionados head to the hip Karolinenviertel to find vintage gear, while the chicest designers can be found in the elegant Eppendorf district. Eppendorf also hosts the Isemarkt on Tuesdays and Fridays where you can pick up anything from food and clothing to souvenirs. And if you’re visiting Hamburg in late November to late December, the city’s Christmas markets are truly magical.
Events and attractions around Hamburg
With Hamburg being one of Europe’s busiest ports, a night cruise makes for an unforgettable experience. From your viewpoint on the river, you’ll witness all the fascinating bustle of the port at work as well as vistas of the city you wouldn’t see otherwise. The world-renowned International Maritime Museum covers Hamburg’s seafaring past as well as 3,000 years of maritime history. For modern art and photography head to the Deichtorhallen, and don’t miss the nearby Chilehaus, one of Hamburg’s most beautiful and distinctive buildings.
Travel to and from Hamburg International Airport
Travelling from Hamburg Airport to Hamburg city centre couldn’t be easier thanks to excellent rail and taxi links. You’ll be checking into your hotel or seeing the sights in no time after your Flybe flight to Hamburg.
IATA code: HAM
Name: Hamburg Airport
Address: Flughafenstrasse 1-3, 22335 Hamburg, Germany
Telephone: +49 40 50750
There are over 12,000 car parking spaces at Hamburg Airport and digital signage along the route provides up-to-date information on free spaces.
To take the train from Hamburg Airport to Hauptbahnhof (Hamburg’s central railway station), the S1 S-Bahn service departs every 10 minutes during peak times. Simply follow the signs to the airport’s dedicated station, Flughafen, located directly in front of the terminals. The average journey time is 25 minutes. The Airport Office in the Arrivals hall sells the Hamburg Card, general public transport tickets, and tickets for city tours.
Taxis are available from Arrivals at Hamburg Airport. A taxi ride to the city centre takes around 25 minutes.
Several car hire companies operate from Hamburg Airport, including Flybe’s car hire partners, Avis and Budget. The rental car centre is located in Terminal 2 Arrivals. We recommend booking your hire car in advance for the best price, and to ensure a speedy departure from the terminal after your flight to Hamburg. Booking car hire with Avis or Budget is easy - simply add on a car hire option when booking your Flybe flights. Central Hamburg is just 10km from the airport and around a 25-minute drive.
Find Hotels around Hamburg
Whether your trip to Hamburg is for business or leisure, the city’s hotel offering has something to suit all tastes and all budgets. With our partner, Booking.com, it’s easy to find accommodation in Hamburg that ticks all the boxes.
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Any flights booked are subject to the General Conditions of Carriage and subject to availability. Available for travel until 09.09.18. Not all routes operate for entire travel period. Some routes may be operated by our franchise partners Eastern Airways, Stobart Air or Blue Islands. Some routes may be operated by our codeshare partners. Route and fare information correct as at 31.10.17. Flybe does not charge additional fees for the use of Debit Cards. Bookings made by American Express will incur a processing fee of 2.5% of the total transaction value. Bookings made with any other type of credit card or PayPal will incur a processing fee of 1%