Turkish Airlines offers three direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Hamburg. Flights take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM) within three hours and twenty five minutes. No big changes occur in the number of flights operated between these cities all year round; however there may be slight differences on the hours of departure seasonally.
As a city with a cultural background of thousands of years, Istanbul shines out as a brilliant future-oriented metropolis. The city’s silhouette is truly a wonderful contrast by historical artifacts and bridges on one side, and giant skyscrapers rising to the sky on the other… Although often cited with its spectacular view of Bosporus, what this city offers as a whole is far beyond this view… The Historical Peninsula with its historic churches, mosques, cisterns and baths is generally the starting point of the touristic adventures in the city. Istanbul is looking forward to welcome also the nature lovers by its splendid recreation areas and verdant forests.vThere are two international airports serving in Istanbul: Istanbul Airport (IST) in the European side and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW) in the Anatolian side. Although Turkish Airlines passengers holding a flight ticket from Istanbul have a chance to use both airports, Istanbul Airport (IST) serves as the point of departure for the flights to Hamburg.
Istanbul city center is approximately 35 km from Istanbul and there are plenty of transport options available, such as taxi, rent-a-car and airport shuttles. For more information on public transportation to Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.
It takes about 30 minutes to reach Istanbul Airport by taxi, and costs around 100-110 TL. You can travel comfortably on the Airport shuttles at all most any hour of the day, and these shuttles reach many places in the city.
As the second most populous town in Germany, Hamburg is a city of canals due to its geographical location. The biggest reason of the high population in this city is that Hamburg is one of the largest ports in Europe. The canals connecting the city are totally attractive for the visitors. The most crowd-pulling districts in the city are Jungfernstied and Inner Alster, full of pretty stores and tourist attractions, offering a pleasant day for the guests. Moreover, make sure to see the luxury shopping district Mönckebergstrasse, together with Hamburg City Hall, as the best model of Neo Renaissance architecture, Old Elbe Tunnel, HafenCity and Elbphilharmonie right in the middle.
Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM) is the sole airport open to commercial public flights in Hamburg. Passengers with a flight ticket to Hamburg with Turkish Airlines therefore land at this airport.
If there is no hotel transfer service welcoming you at Hamburg Fuhlsbüttel Airport (HAM), you may use the means of public transport or take a cab to reach the city center. Cabs offer a certain quality standard thanks to a special deal made between the airport companies and cabs. Furthermore, if you are planning to reach outside of the city, you may have a chance to agree on a standard fare as well.
Passengers wishing to use the public transport may get on the trains heading towards the city’s main railway station Hauptbanhof. Journey with these trains lasts for nearly twenty five minutes. Moreover, you may reach Ohlsdorf station via the train line S1 from the airport and transfer here to the subway line U1 to reach any destination within the city.