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Airport of arrival: Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport
Flight time from Istanbul to Hamburg: 3 hours 20 minutes
Flight time from Ankara to Hamburg: 2 hours 50 minutes

Hamburg, Germany's second most populous city, has the second largest port in Europe. Hamburg, a canal city, comes from the word Hamme, which means wooded hill. Built on the banks of the river Enbe, which flows into the North Sea, many rivers flow through the city and there are bridges of various sizes, such as Amsterdam and Venice. Carrying the finest examples of Gothic architecture, Hamburg welcomes thousands of tourists every year. There is an air ticket to Hamburg all year round at affordable prices.

Hamburg is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Hamburg departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Ankara Esenboga Airport which are connected through various domestic flights to 19 different cities within Turkey and to 25 different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport and Ankara Esenboga Airport to Hamburg International Airport.

You can book your ticket in advance in order to benefit from seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines.

About the Airport

Hamburg Airport, also known as Flughafen Hamburg, is the fifth busiest airport in Germany and is located 8.5 km north of the city center. Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to Hamburg Airport.

Hamburg (Fuhlsbuettel) International Airport

Hamburg Airport, which dates back to the beginning of the 1900s, started to play an active role in the field of civil aviation since 1990. It is one of the busiest and largest airports in Germany with an annual capacity of 17 million passengers and 150 thousand aircraft traffic. The airport, which has two terminals joining the airport building and baggage claim hall, is quite large and has a high wing-shaped ceiling. Hamburg Airport is a modern airport which is equipped to meet all the needs of passengers.

Transport from Hamburg Airport to the City Center

From the airport, the city center can be reached by public transport, taxi and shuttle.

There are many bus lines and metro lines running between the airport and the city center. Passengers and tourists can get public transport cards or free city tour tickets from the Hamburg Airport Welcome Center at the arrivals hall.

There is a subway line called S1-Bahn just below the airport. The journey takes 25 minutes and the ticket for adults is 3.30 EURO and for children between 6-14 years 1.20 EURO. For children under 4 years of age you can get free tickets from Hamburg Airport Welcome Center. The S1-Bahn line runs between 04:00 and 23:00 between the airport and the city center.

There are also bus lines between the city center and the airport. Daytime bus lines run to different points of the city and metro stops. These are lines 392, 28 and 292. Bus line 606 runs every hour at night and goes directly to the city center.

If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.

Public Transport

In Hamburg, public transport is well developed and is provided by metro, buses, commuter trains and taxis.

There are three underground lines in Hamburg. These are U1, U2 and U3. The yellow U3 line makes ring flights in the city. U2 and U1 operate between the city center and the north and northeast. Check out this link for a detailed subway line map.

The city center is accessible by commuter train in all directions. The train service runs between 05:00 and 01:00 and ends at 23:00 in remote areas of the city. Click here for suburban train line map.

Bus lines in the city are open 24 hours a day and go to every point in the city, even to the surrounding districts. Buses from Rathausmark, near the Hamburg City Hall, arrive every half hour. Buses with a total of 600 lines are also connected to metro and commuter train lines.

White taxis are available 24 hours a day. While traveling around the city center costs between 6-12 Euro, you have the option of paying the journey fee by credit card.

There are also ferries on the river Elbe. We can say that bicycles, which are frequently used by the people of Hamburg, are another means of transportation that you can use in the city.

Since Hamburg is a commercial city, there are many accommodation options. There is a high chance of finding hotels, hostels, boutique hotels and apartments suitable for all kinds of budgets. St Georg is an area with shopping centers and entertainment and is within walking distance of tourist attractions. Another tourist area is St Pauli. Hamburg Nord is located in the north of the city, Wandsbek is located in a greener area and is surrounded by parks. The Alona region is also close to the river and is very advantageous in terms of tourism. There are affordable accommodation options in all regions.

You can follow the discounts made at different times of the year and the accommodation options at affordable prices with Pegasus Airlines and you can book your hotel in advance.

In addition to potatoes and meat products found in German cuisine, dishes made with fish meat are also famous in Hamburg. Imbiss, French fries and Aalsupp (fish soup) are some of the dishes we recommend you to taste when you come to Hamburg. You can also try delicious dishes of Turkish cuisine from Turkish restaurants in the city.

You can have a look at What to Eat in Hamburg page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.

We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Hamburg more enjoyable and comfortable:

About Visa

Germany is a country within the Schengen Agreement region and you will need a Shengen visa to enter the country. If you are going to get your Shengen visa through Germany, you must first go to Germany. The main documents required to obtain a Shengen visa are hotel bookings, round-trip air tickets, travel insurance, and financial documents. You can find all the detailed information about the Germany visa in this link.

Neighboring Cities

There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Hamburg.

  • Lubeck, Germany (58 km)
  • Kiel, Germany (88 km)
  • Bremen, Germany (95 km)
  • Hanover, Germany (133 km)

 

Weather

In Hamburg, the climate is mild. The coldest months are between December and February with the average temperature between -2 and 4 degrees. This average temperature rises to 22 degrees in July August. The best time to visit Hamburg is between May and September.

Essential Numbers

  • Country Code: +49
  • Hamburg Area Code: 040
  • Airport Contact: +49 (40) 50 75 - 0
  • Police: 110
  • Fire: 112
  • Ambulance: 112
  • Airport Taxi Service: +49 40 211 211

There are beautiful historical buildings, museums and nature parks all over Hamburg, where you can find the best examples of Gothic architecture.

At the top of the list is the Hamburg City Hall, which is currently used by the municipality. The building is quite large and has a total of 647 rooms. It is also used for public exhibitions and concerts in addition to diplomatic reasons.

St Michael's Church is another important historical building in Hamburg. The Jungfernstieg is the tourist center of Hamburg, where you will find many local and foreign markets and shops. We also recommend you to visit Hamburg Harbor, Miniatur Wunderland, Blankenese, Fish Market, Schmidts Tivoli Theater, Binnenalster, Rathausmarkt.

To learn more about Hamburg, you can have a look at Hamburg Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.

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