Whether by air, rail or road – Hamburg has excellent trafﬁc links with the whole world. Hamburg Airport offers direct international connections to Europe, America, Africa and Asia. With the new ICE route, Berlin can be reached by rail in 90 minutes. Being a hub in the international motorway network, Hamburg is very well linked up with the whole of central and northern Europe.
State-of-the-art Hamburg International Airport is served by many German and foreign airlines. Almost all large German cities and European metropolises are accessible within between one and three hours. Non-stop intercontinental services, for example with the Asia hub Dubai (Emirates Airlines) and the America hub New York (Continental Airlines, Emirates Airlines) bring the world to Hamburg. The airport’s location in Fuhlsbüttel is connected with the city centre within 20 minutes via a rapid transit S-Bahn.
With its four long-distance rail stations, Hauptbahnhof (centre), Dammtor (centre), Altona (west) and Harburg (south) Hamburg is perfectly embedded in the European high-speed train network. With Hamburg as the rail hub for Northern Germany, all the main cities in Germany can be reached within a few hours (e.g. Munich in 6 hours, Stuttgart in 5 hours, Cologne in 4 hours, Frankfurt in 3 hours) and so can the Northern European metropolises of Copenhagen and Stockholm. High-speed trains connect the main station of Hamburg to all major European cities. You can book online tickets on the website of Deutsche Bahn or get more information via their call center 0049 1805 – 996633.
Hamburg is also a north German hub for road trafﬁc. South Germany and Scandinavia can be quickly be reached from the Hamburg metropolitan region by the A7 motorway, while the A1 (Lübeck-Bremen-The Ruhr) links Hamburg with the Baltic and West Germany, the A24 leads to Berlin and Eastern Europe and the A23 (towards Heide) directly to the North Sea.