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A port city that fuses maritime history with modern urban living and culture, Hamburg boasts a beautiful waterfront lined with impressive architecture. In fact, its countless waterways and canals have earned it the nickname of ‘Venice of the North’. Admire the striking Elbphilharmonie concert hall, a contemporary architectural masterpiece, as you start your visit with a walk along the Elbe River.

Fly to Hamburg with British Airways and explore historic Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, housing a maze of old brick warehouses and narrow canals dating back to the 19th century. You can explore this area on foot or cruise down the canals by boat. Then, stroll along the Jungfernstieg promenade and shop in the boutiques of Neuer Wall. For food, head to the lively Fish Market, where you can choose from a range of fresh seafood and local delicacies. Once the sun sets, get up close and personal with Hamburg’s thriving arts and nightlife scene by visiting its numerous theatres, galleries and clubs. Book your flights now.

Hamburg flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Hamburg?

A flight from London Heathrow to Hamburg Airport takes around one hour and 30 minutes.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Hamburg?

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Hamburg. The most popular time to visit Hamburg is during the summer months, so book your flights for spring or autumn to save but still enjoy the city’s cultural attractions and scenic beauty in mild weather.

Is Hamburg cheap to visit?

You can make a trip to Hamburg fit any budget. Take advantage of the city's efficient public transportation system or get your steps in by exploring this walkable city by foot. The St. Pauli district, Alster Lake and Speicherstadt are all free to visit and offer beautiful scenery. Sample German street food from local markets for budget-friendly dining options. Many of the city's museums and galleries offer reduced or free entry on certain days, making it easy to enjoy Hamburg's rich cultural scene without breaking the bank.

Is it easy to get around Hamburg?

Once you touch down at Hamburg Airport, you’re only 8km from the city centre. Catch the airport bus or train, which will take you to the centre of town in about 25 minutes. Taxis can be easily found outside the airport terminal, too.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Germany has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Why visit Hamburg?

There’s so much to see in Hamburg, so make sure to plan ahead. The St Nikolai Memorial, a partially destroyed church tower, offers panoramic views when you climb to its top. You can also learn more about the city’s wartime history through the exhibitions and displays that take place inside the building. Wander round the Planten un Blomen and discover its colourful gardens before visiting Deichtorhallen Hamburg to see some contemporary art in its two historic market halls. Finish things off by admiring Chilehaus, a unique brick expressionist building, before cycling through the historic Elbe Tunnel.

Why fly British Airways to Hamburg?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Hamburg Travel Essentials

Flight time

1 hr 30 mins

Time zone

GMT +1



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