Airfare to Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg is a major port located on the river Elbe in Germany. Its harbor is the heart of the city, with the Dungeon and the Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway . The area west of the railway station is the main shopping area. In the city center you’ll find interesting churches and the impressive City Hall. The other neighborhoods are also worth your time.
Airport Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel is the fifth largest in Germany but only a handful of low cost airlines fly here. However, Ryanair has a base at Hamburg-Lübeck, located 65 km from the city center. So, overall, it shouldn’t be hard to find affordable airfare to Hamburg.
If you want to save money, consider flying on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Mondays are usually the time when business travelers prefer to fly, while the weekends are reserved to leisure travelers who want to make the most of their time; which leaves mid-week for those who want to save money.
Consider flying into other Germany cities, such as Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin or Munich. From there you can catch a train to Hamburg. Or you can rent a car. Plus, low cost carriers connect various German cities to Hamburg.
Another way to save money is by flying into a larger European hub, such as London or Amsterdam. From there you can find plenty of low-cost flights into Hamburg. The distances between European cities are not very long so flights rarely take up to two and a half hours.
Lufthansa is the national carrier but the prices are typically higher than other airlines’ , let alone compared to the low cost carriers. Air Berlin, Wizz and Ryanair also fly to Hamburg.
Although, in general, airfare doesn’t vary too much from season to season when you fly into a large city, it’s still at its highest during peak travel season (July and August) , during Christmas (and the Christmas market), during events and festivals. So, plan your vacation during the shoulder season. April and September are lovely months to travel to Hamburg.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- fly mid-week
- fly during the shoulder season (April, September)
- fly into other large German cities or fly into a European hub
- check out other airlines than the national carrier