Planning to fly London to Hamburg? Find out all you need to know here before booking your cheap flights.
When looking for cheap flights from London to Hamburg, you’ll need to know which London airport to fly from. Ryanair flights from London to Hamburg fly via London Stansted Airport. There are a number of ways to get from central London to Stansted Airport including bus, train and car. If taking the bus, you’ll find National Express coaches run 24 hours a day and have 15 pick-up points in central London. The most direct way by train is the Stansted Express which runs every 15 minutes and takes only 47 minutes from London Liverpool Street. Stansted Airport is just 40 miles outside central London, just off the M11 motorway and has ample parking.
Stansted Airport (STN) handles around 25 million passengers a year and is one of London’s most popular airports. There are plenty of duty-free shops in Stansted Airport once you have passed through security if you need to do any last-minute shopping. You’ll also have the opportunity to relax in one of the many restaurants and cafes if you fancy a bite to eat or drink before your flights from London to Hamburg.
Once you’ve landed off your London to Hamburg flights, you’ll find Hamburg Airport has two terminals and two runways and is a rather large airport. Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany after Berlin and the airport deals with a large number of passengers every year. There are many transportation options for you to choose from to reach the city centre such as the Metro station located underneath both terminals at the airport. The S1 S-Bahn line leaves every ten minutes. If you do not wish to use public transport when you arrive from your London to Hamburg flights, there are some incredible deals on Ryanair Car Hire if you prefer to rent a car during your visit.
After arriving on your cheap flights to Hamburg from London, one of the biggest attractions in Hamburg is the Fish Markets that take place every Sunday morning from 5am to 9.30am. There is also the waterfront and Port of Hamburg, known as the Gateway to Germany because of the sheer size of the port. Other popular attractions include Miniatur Wunderland the world’s largest model railway. Of the 6,800 m2 (73,195 sq. ft.) of floor space, the model takes up 1,490 m2 (16,038 sq. ft.). There is also the World Heritage Site the Speicherstadt or City of Warehouses the world's largest continuous warehouse complex, filled with the towering red brick buildings. Some of the buildings are now museums and others are still used to store cocoa, coffee, tea, spices.
- Every ship receives a special welcome when it comes into port. Ships heading from the port of Hamburg are welcomed or bid farewell by dipping the Hamburg flag and by hoisting the international flag signal for "bon voyage".
- The Beatles actually began their music career in Hamburg - John Lennon famously said, “I might have been born in Liverpool – but I grew up in Hamburg.”
- The biggest model railway in the world can be found in Hamburg
- In Hamburg there are more bridges than in Venice, London and Amsterdam combined. The total number of bridges in the city is a little more than 2,300 which is a world record.
- Hamburg is one of the greenest cities in Europe with about 14% area of the city is covered with gardens, parks and public spaces.
They use euros in Hamburg so you’ll need to convert your pounds sterling in to euros before your cheap flights to Hamburg from London. It would also be worth bringing an adaptor for any electronics you plan on taking with you such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. Transport in the city is affordable and you’ll find plenty of very reliable ways of getting around the city for when you want to go see the sights and visit the markets.
If you’re in need of accommodation during your stay in Hamburg be sure to visit Ryanair Rooms for an excellent choice of accommodation and money off- your next Ryanair flight.