Information & Facts
Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Budget, National and Sixt are all
represented in Terminal 2.
The Airport Express runs frequent buses to the Central Station
(Hauptbahnhof) and Hamburg Airport is accessible by S-Bahn which is
a 25 minute journey from central station at a normal fare. Hamburg
Bus Lines service the city centre and other suburban areas. Taxis
are readily available outside all terminals, they take around 30
minutes to the city centre.
There are several restaurants, shops, bars and cafes throughout
the airport, as well as banks, currency exchange and ATMs in
Terminals 1 and 2. There is wireless Internet access in all
terminals. Disabled facilities are good; passengers with special
needs should contact their airline in advance.
German is the official language. English is also widely
spoken and understood.
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents.
ATMs and exchange bureaux are widely available. The major credit
cards are becoming more widely accepted in many large shops, hotels
and restaurants, although Germans themselves prefer to carry cash.
Travellers cheques are best cashed at exchange bureaux, as banks
often won't change them. The quickest and most convenient way to
change money is to obtain cash from one of the ATM machines that
are ubiquitous features on all German streets. Banks are closed on
weekends, but exchange bureaux at airports and main railway
stations are open daily from 6am to 10pm.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last
Sunday in October).