Arrival & Transportation


... by plane

The international airport Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel is serviced by almost sixty different air carriers. Traveling to Hamburg is easy from different European and global cities, such as Zürich, Vienna, London, Paris, Barcelona, Istanbul, New York or Dubai. You can reach Hamburg airport just as easily from Germany cities such as Munich, Stuttgart, Dresden or Köln. Hamburgs airport is centrally located with great connections into the city, such as with public transport, by car or by taxi.

... by train

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has four long-distance train stations (Hamburg Central, Hamburg-Dammtor, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg), which are serviced by the Deutsche Bahn ICE and IC trains. The Rotary Convention in Hamburg will take place near Hamburg-Dammtor station. Most large cities in Germany have a direct train connection to Hamburg. All four long-distance train stations are serviced by local public transport as well.

... by car

Hamburg is easily reached by car as well. Four major freeways and six federal highways lead directly into the city. Hamburg is reached from western Germany via the A1 freeway. The A7 freeway leads to Hamburg from southern Germany and A24 from eastern Germany. Many hotels offer parking and Hamburg's many parking garages and Park & Ride options near train stations allow for comfortable parking opportunities throughout the city. An overview of parking lots and parking garages in Hamburg's center can be seen here.

... by bus

You can even reach Hamburg via bus! The Central Bus Station (ZOB) is located downtown and operational 24/7. The bus terminal is extremely frequented, with multiple buses traveling to Berlin, Stuttgart, Dresden, Köln and other major cities in Germany and surrounding countries, such as the Netherlands, Denmark and Poland. These modern buses often have wi-fi charging stations and toilets on board!

Traveling Throughout Hamburg


The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg has an exhaustive public transport network. The Hamburg Transport Association (HVV) services multiple S and U train lines that take you from A to B. Piece of advice: You can board the HADAG ferries in the port with your HVV ticket as well!