How to Get from Hamburg Airport to the City

Hamburg Train Station
Hamburg Train Station

If you need to get to Hambrug after your flight arrives at the airport, you have a few different options for transportation. Which one you choose depends on your preference for speed, comfort, and price. Below are the details of various ways to get from Hamburg airport to the city centre:

Trains from Hamburg Airport to the City

Trains from the airport to the city are one of the easiest and cheapest ways to get to Hamburg after your flight arrives. There is an S-bahn train station in the airport, and the journey to the city centre and the main train station takes just 20 minutes. You can learn more about this option here.

Taxis from Hamburg Airport to the City

Hamburg airport taxis are a good choice if you need to travel quickly, if your final destination is not well-served by public transportation, if you have large bags, or if you want to take the most comfortable method of transportation. Taxis are more expensive than other options, but can be economical if you travel with one or more other people. You can find more details about airport taxis here.

Car Hire at Hamburg Airport

Hiring a car at Hamburg airport is a good idea if you plan to travel further afield while you are visiting Germany. All of the well-known international car hire companies are represented at the airport, so you have a range of options. You can learn more about airport car hire in Hamburg here.

Trains from Frankfurt Airport to the City

Train at Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport Train Station

Trains from Frankfurt airport to the Frankfurt city centre are a fast, efficient, and cost-effective way to travel to your final destination when you are visiting Germany.

Trains run from the airport train stations to destinations in the heart of the city, including the the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main train station).

Trains to the city centre depart from either the regional train station (Regionalbahnhof) in the airport or the long-distance train station (Fernbahnhof) adjacent to Terminal 1. The former is located inside the terminal building, while the latter can be reached via a walkway in the terminal. If your flight arrives at Terminal 2, you can take a bus or the Sky Line to get to the train stations in Terminal 1.

Once at Terminal 1, you have three choices. The easiest of the three is to go to the Regionalbahnhof and take an S-Bahn S8 or S9 train from Frankfurt airport to the Frankfurt city centre. There are multiple stations at which you can get off, so you can choose the one closest to your final destination.

The train journey on the S-Bahn will take 11 minutes and cost around 4 euros. Trains operate every 5 to 15 minutes at peak times and less frequently at off-peak times. Trains run almost around the clock for journeys from the airport to the city.

The second option is to take a regional train from the Regionalbahnhof to Frankfurt. They are opertated by Deutsche Bahn, but are no better than the S-Bahn. You’re better off taking the S8 or S9 unless the timing of the regional train is better. If you do take a regional service, the journey time will be 11 to 15 minutes.

If you want to take a slightly nicer train, you can travel to Frankfurt on an InterCity Express (ICE) train from the long-distance Fernbahnhof station. They are also run by Deutsche Bahn and will take 11 to 14 minutes to reach the Hauptbahnhof. These trains run slightly less frequently than S-Bahn trains, but are more comfortable. Tickets for ICE trains cost 12 euros each way, and can be purchased online or at the station.

Whatever you choose for your train from Frankfurt airport to the Frankfurt city center, make sure to puchase a ticket before you board the train. Tickets are not sold on board, and you will be fined if an inspector discovers that you do not have a ticket.

Trains from Frankfurt to Ansbach

Train in Ansbach Germany
Ansbach Train Station

Taking the train from Frankfurt to Ansbach is a great way to travel to Bavaria when you are visiting Germany.

Trains on this route are run by Deutsche Bahn. They are a mix of fast InterCity Express (ICE) trains and regional Regionalbahn (RB) trains. Departures take place up to twice an hour.

There are no direct trains between the two cities, so you will have to change en route at Wurzburg. The travel time on trains from Frankfurt to Ansbach ranges from 2 hours and 18 minutes to 3 hours and 14 minutes. Longer journey times are usually due to longer connections at Wurzburg.

Ticket prices for trains from Frankfurt to Ansbach vary depending on when you purchase them and what your departure time is. The farther in advance you buy your tickets, the less expensive they will be. You can buy them online starting at 49 euros for first class and 19 euros for second class, or at the station on the day of departure for around 79 euros for first class and 49 euros for second class.

If you buy them at the station, you can either pay at the ticket counter or at an automatic ticket kiosk. Either way, remember to stamp your ticket in the yellow machines on the platforms before boarding. This will time stamp it and ensure that you will not be fined when your ticket is checked on board the train from Frankfurt to Ansbach.