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London to Hamburg flights

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Flight DurationFlights between London and Hamburg take, on average, 1 h and 47 m minutes, but the time can vary according to other factors
Cheapest flightCheapest price for a one-way flight between London with Hamburg found by our customers in the last 72 hours
Departing AirportThe airport Heathrow is the departure airport operating flights between London and Hamburg
Arriving AirportFlights departing London with Hamburg as destination arrives at Airport Helmut Schmidt

Cheap last minute flights to Hamburg

Latest deals and top flight routes from London airports.

Departure Wed, 10 Nov Return Sun, 14 Nov
LON London
HAM Hamburg
return from £15
Departure Wed, 17 Nov Return Mon, 22 Nov
LON London
HAM Hamburg
return from £10
Flight route information
When touring Hamburg, don't be surprised when you come across many bridges - the city has a whopping 2300!
Currency and price comparison
Exchange rate
1.00 GBP = 1.18 EUR
British Pound Sterling Euro
1 EUR = 0.86 GBP
Last checked on 25 October 2021
Local, one-way ticket

A train in Hamburg costs roughly the same as in London.

Mid-priced restaurant

A meal in Hamburg is 32% cheaper than a meal in London.

Standard daytime start rate

A taxi fare in Hamburg is 1% cheaper than in London.

Regular cappuccino

Coffee in Hamburg is 19% cheaper than in London.

London airports
  • ( Heathrow (LHR)
    How far from city centre: 14 miles
  • ( Stansted (STN)
    How far from city centre: 30 miles
  • ( Gatwick (LGW)
    How far from city centre: 25 miles
  • ( Luton International (LTN)
    How far from city centre: 27 miles
  • ( London City (LCY)
    How far from city centre: 7 miles
  • ( Southend (SEN)
    How far from city centre: 35 miles
Hamburg airports
  • ( Hamburg Lübeck (LBC)
    How far from city centre: 34 miles
  • ( Airport Helmut Schmidt (HAM)
    How far from city centre: 6 miles
K Distance: 448 miles

Getting to and from the airport

Flights departing from London

London has five main international airports, two of which are Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport. The former is the second largest and busiest airport after Heathrow (by far the busiest in London) while the latter is the third busiest Airport (after Gatwick and Heathrow). Gatwick Airport has North and South terminals, whereas Stansted Airport only has one terminal building.

Gatwick has a single runway that sees more traffic than most airports in London. Stansted also has a single runway, much like Gatwick. Both airports offer comfortable lounges where you can wait while you await flights from London to Hamburg.

Getting to London airport

Located in West Sussex, Gatwick Airport is around 45 km far from Central London. Stansted Airport is located in Sussex about 64km away from the hub of London. The most efficient mode of transport for getting to both airports efficiently is the express trains, Gatwick Express and Stansted Express, respectively. They run at intervals of 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can use the National Express coaches which can be found at Victoria Coach Station.

Whether you decide to use the Express trains, coaches or taxis, it is clear that you are spoilt for choice and you will get to the airport in good time for flights to Hamburg from Gatwick or from Stansted.

Arriving to Hamburg

The 'Gateway to the world' city of Hamburg in Germany is located on the River Elbe. As a port city, it enjoys quite a number of maritime activities. For a fresh experience, dubbed 'On the Elbe' by locals, take a tour and enjoy the exquisite view from the harbour. Enjoy the camaraderie of the people at the Fish Market and get yourself a souvenir of note.

To unleash the inner child in you, explore Miniatur Wunderland and get ready to be blown away by this model railway exhibit with approximately 930 trains on show. For night-life lovers, there are many clubs and bars in Hamburg that you can choose from.

How to get to the city centre

Flights to Hamburg from Stansted or Gatwick will land at Hamburg Airport (Flughafen Hamburg). Hamburg Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 and 2. It is located approximately 9km north of Central Hamburg. You can get to the city centre from the airport using different transport options.

You can use the S1 S-Bahn metro rail network which will get you to Hauptbahnhof station in Hamburg. This journey is less than 30 minutes away. You could also use the U-Bahn underground rail system. Alternatively, you can use taxis that can be found around the airport outside the terminal buildings. Want to hire a car instead? Car hiring companies can be found at Terminal 2.

Frequent asked questions about flights from London to Hamburg

😷 Is it safe to travel from London to Hamburg during the Covid-19 situation?
At Opodo we want to make sure that your travel plans are not affected by any cancelation as well as any possible restrictions Germany may apply when travelling from London. Is your flight cancelled? We've got your back! With our flexible ticket guarantee you can decide if you want to book another flight - free of rebooking fee - or get a full refund!
🔍 How can I find cheap flights from London to Hamburg at Opodo?
The cheapest price for a flight from London to Hamburg is 10£. At Opodo we use different machine learned based methodologies to find our costumers the best option available, considering airline combinations, stopovers and direct flights as well as different criteria for inbound and outbound journeys.
💰 Is Hamburg expensive to visit compared to London?
If you compare transportation prices, the taxi ride in Hamburg costs an average of 2.96 GBP, 1% cheaper than London, with a fare of 3.00 GBP, while train tickets are cheaper, but cost the same in both Hamburg and London: 2.79 GBP. If you compare the price of a lunch meal, however, you can find it from 10.16 GBP in Hamburg, 32% less than the 15.00 GBP in London. The price of the coffee is around 19% cheaper in Hamburg, with an average of 2.43 GBP, while in London the coffee costs 2.99 GBP.
📉 When is the best time to book a flight from London to Hamburg?
The most popular months to book a trip from London to Hamburg are July, May and September, based on the searches of our customers.
📅 When is the best time to travel from London to Hamburg?
The best time of the year to go to Hamburg when flying from London depends on several preference factors like climate, seasonality and, of course, price. When it comes to popularity, December is the top 1º month to fly to Hamburg from London in terms of searches from our customer, followed by August and July. If you prefer to avoid high peaks of turism, however, and escape a crowded period, January, February and March are the months with less volume of searchs for the route London -  Hamburg.
🕑 How long does the flight take to go from London to Hamburg?
The total flight time between London and Hamburg is of around 01:47 hours on average, considering an average distance of 770 km, for both direct and indirect flights for the route (which may have 1 or more stops in other cities in between).
🌡️ How is the weather in Hamburg compared to London?
While in London the temperatures can reach an average of 29.01 ºC in summer, with precipitation levels up to 9.0 mm ,Hamburg's temperatures can go up to 30.88 ºC during the hot season, with 9.0 mm average of rain rate . In winter, however, weather indicators show around -6.13 ºC in Hamburg, compared to the -3.09 ºC average degrees reported in London. During the winter period, London can register 6.0 mm precipitation, while Hamburg have an average of 3.0 mm rain level.
🛄 Which airports have flights between London and Hamburg?
The main airport route flying between London and Hamburg is: Stansted (STN) to Airport Helmut Schmidt (HAM). This route is covered by the following airline(s):
  • Ryanair.
  • Alternatively, you can find London - Hamburg flights between Heathrow (LHR) to Airport Helmut Schmidt (HAM) with the following airline(s) flying the route: British Airways.
  • Eurowings.
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Airlines with indirect flights from London to Hamburg are:
Airlines with indirect flights from London to Hamburg are:
  • Lufthansa, stoping in Cologne for 60 minutes minimun.
  • Scandinavian Airlines, with 60 minutes scale in Copenhagen.
  • Scandinavian Airlines, with 60 minutes scale in Copenhagen.

Airport Helmut Schmidt - Latest customer reviews

4.0 /5
Reviews: 1
4.0 /5
Date 2018-11-27 Age 51-70 City UK

Everything horribly expensive but thats what you get when you are a captive audience.

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