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Hamburg Hbf station information & facilities

Distance from Hamburg Hbf to city center
Distance from Hamburg Hbf to city center
1.8 miles (2.9 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Hamburg Airport
6 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached by public transit on the S1 train departing every 10 minutes with a journey time of 25 minutes.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
There are ATM machines throughout the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
The station has luggage lockers.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Le Crobag | Burger King | Coffee Fellows | Havin Grill | KFC | Mr. CLOU | Starbucks | dean&david | SPAR Express | Pommesfreunde | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
SIXT | Europcar
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located in the east hall on the opposite side of the DB ticket office.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Wheelchair friendly with lifts and ramps. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.
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Travel from Hamburg city centre to Hamburg Hbf train station

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, also known as Hamburg, is the main train station in Hamburg. It was built in 1906 to replace smaller termini and now serves as the main point for trains to Hamburg. The station is huge with 14 platforms, numbered one to 14 from east to west. It is a through station, not a terminus, and you’ll find trains fromBerlin, Cologne, Switzerland, and so on coming in from the south, while trains from Copenhagen and the nearby Hamburg Altona come in from the north. You can access the platforms from the main footbridge on the north end of the train station or the smaller footbridge on the south end.

The station is very accessible, with escalators and steps provided for access to the footbridges and lifts between each platform. The station has around 75 shops and restaurants open all week, and travellers have plenty of options. Travel from Hamburg city centre to Hamburg train station is pretty easy, as the train station is located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the centre. The other options include hire cars, trains, buses, and taxis, all available at Hamburg station. For more information about train stations in Hamburg and Hamburg train times, check out the Omio magazine, Omio The Window Seat.

How far is it from Hamburg city centre to Hamburg Hbf train station?

Hamburg Hbf is just over a mile (1.6 km) from Hamburg's city centre, and there are several ways of getting to and from the station. Walking is the first option, and it will take you about 12min to get to the centre of the city. The metro is the other option, and bus lines 16 and 3 should get you central at an affordable fee; and the trip takes around 10min as there are several stops along the way. Taxis are available at the taxi rank at Hamburg station, and a taxi ride to the city centre takes about 4min. You can also take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hamburg Jungfernstieg, and walk to the city centre, and the trip takes about 5min. If you’re driving, perhaps a hire car, the trip takes about 7min via Glockengießerwall and 9min via Ballindamm.

What is the best way to get to Hamburg Hbf train station from Hamburg city centre?

Since Hamburg Hbf is only a short distance from Hamburg city centre, there are many options of getting to and from the station. The best way of getting to the station is by taxi. Taxis are readily available on both sides of the station. At the west and east exits of the station, there are taxi ranks where you can get a taxi to central Hamburg, and the trip takes about 4min. Hire cars are the other best option, but a bit expensive. Driving to Hamburg city centre takes between 7min to 9min, depending on your preferred route.

You can also take the bus to the city centre, with buses departing every 10min from the station. Bus lines 3 and 16 are the ones that travel to the centre, and the former will get you there in around 9min and the latter in about 10min. Walking is another good option and allows you to explore the city as you head to your destination. The walk from Hamburg Hbf to the city centre takes about 12min.

Where is/are the airports in Hamburg and how to get there?

Hamburg Airport (HAM) is the main airport serving the city of Hamburg the surrounding area. Hamburg Airport sits 7 miles (11 km) north of Hamburg Hbf, and there are several ways of getting to the airport. The fastest means of getting to the airport is using taxis. Taxis are available outside the station, and a trip to HAM takes about 15min. It is the same with hire cars available at Hamburg Hbf, and take the same time reaching the airport.

You can also take the train to the airport, with the S-Bahn and HVV trains operating on this route. The HVV trains depart the station every 15min and will get you to HAM in about 25min. The S-Bahn trains depart every 25min and take about the same duration getting to the airport. The last option is the bus which takes about 1h 6min to get to the airport and includes a changeover en route. Bus line 19 will take you to Hamburg Winterhuder Marktplatz, where you’ll alight and walk to U Lattenkamp, where you can board bus lines 292 or 392 to Hamburg Airport.

How accessible is Hamburg main train station for those with limited mobility?

Hamburg Hbf is an accessible station with various accessible services provided at the station. First, the station has a Mobility Service Centre, which organises everything a passenger with limited mobility might need when finding or changing trains. However, these services are available up to 8:00 p.m. and require the passenger to inform the station in advance. Nonetheless, the station has accessibility equipment to assist passengers with limited mobility get through the station. All platforms, one to 14, offer step-free access, and there’s a public address system to assist the visually impaired.

There are lifts and escalators for passengers looking to access the footbridges and tactile warning strips on the platforms. The station’s parking and toilets are also wheelchair accessible, and those in wheelchairs can comfortably get to any of the restaurants and shops at the station.

Travel from Hamburg city centre to Hamburg train station: cityscape of Hamburg

Hamburg Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Hamburg Hbf

Yes, there are night trains at Hamburg Hbf, and the station is operational all night. If you have an early flight or are arriving on a late flight, don’t worry since you can get train connections between the airport and the station at night. Also, some of the shops and restaurants are open all night at the Hamburg Hbf train station. However, the night trains are not as frequent as day trains, since not many passengers travel through Hamburg Hbf at night, so you might have some waiting time.

Travelling by train in Hamburg: Sustainable journey

Trains are a sustainable way of travelling. There are many ways that trains from Hamburg are promoting a greener earth. First, trains use regenerative braking, meaning energy used in braking is saved up instead of going to waste. The same energy is then used in various train operations. Moreover, trains cause less noise pollution since trains travel less frequently than buses, cars, or aeroplanes. And since many trains are now electric, train travel is no longer the polluting activity it once was. Finally, with Omio, you can book a train to Hamburg and save your ticket electronically, saving on paper.

Local tips: Hamburg train station points of interest

There is a lot to enjoy at Hamburg Hbf station. The station has free Wi-Fi, and travellers can browse at high speeds for up to 30min. The station has over 75 shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars, and you can get everything from a quick meal to a premium meal. If you’re in the mood for coffee, there are several coffee shops at Hamburg Hbf and several bars for those who need something stronger. There’s a first-class lounge at the station too, and it is accessible to first-class passengers, and there you can enjoy complimentary beverages and snacks as well as free unlimited Wi-Fi. The station also has left luggage lockers, ATMs, and a supermarket on the station's upper level. Here are a few more things to enjoy in and around the station.

  • Visit the Museum of Arts and Crafts
  • Enjoy a show at Ohnsorg Theatre
  • See the statue of Columbus
  • Get on a local tour of the Hamburg Historic Centre
  • Visit Kunsthalle Hamburg

What to do in Hamburg

Hamburg is Germany’s second-largest city and the top of many people’s bucket list at the moment. Someone might wonder why Hamburg and not Berlin. Well, for one, Hamburg has the best nightlife in Germany, and in fact, many people think of it as the country’s capital of cool. It is also the best place to visit if you love seafood. due to its proximity to the sea, Hamburg has the best fish, and you’ll find all kinds of fish delicacies in this city. The city has a lot of history, and it hosts some of the best museums in the country. Art lovers, for instance, will enjoy seven centuries worth of history and art in Hamburg’s Kunsthalle.

If you wish to enjoy the outdoors, visit during the summer and feel the sun on your face as you walk or bike through the lush green spaces of the city. If the kids are tagging along, Hagenbeck Zoo is home to over 200 species of animals and includes a four-level aquarium that they’ll love. There’s also a lot of boats and water activities to enjoy in this city by the sea.

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