Hamburg Airport is served by all major European airlines and has non-stop intercontinental connections to Newark (NY, USA) and Dubai (UAE). Most attendees will however need to change planes on one of the major European hubs (e.g. Frankfurt, Paris, London) on their way to Hamburg. If you arrive by plane, there are several possibilities to reach the CCH:
Taxis are waiting just outside the arrival halls of Hamburg Airport. A trip to the CCH or the downtown hotels should take – depending on the time of the day – 20-30 min. and will cost around 30 EUR. All Taxis in Hamburg can be recognised by their crème-white colour and the yellow/black Taxi sign on the roof.
Since December 2008 the Airport has a direct local train (“S-Bahn”) link to the city centre of Hamburg. Just follow the signs with the white/green "S" to the train station, which is located in short walking distance from the terminals. Take the train “S1” to Hamburg Central Station (“Hauptbahnhof”) and change to trains “S31” or “S21” which bring you directly to the station “Dammtor”. The CCH is right next to the station. The ticket price for a single trip from the airport to the CCH is 2.70 EUR. Ticket vending machines are located at the station and accept Euro coins and smaller bills. Trains run every 10 min, check the timetable at the HVV webpage.
All major car rental companies are present at the airport. However, if you just plan to attend the conference, we suggest to do without a car, as Hamburg has a well established and comfortable local transport network and some hotels are even in walking distance to the CCH.
Arriving by train
The train station “Hamburg-Dammtor” is located right next to the CCH and is served by most local and long-distance trains going to Hamburg. If your train terminates at Hamburg Central Station (“Hauptbahnhof”), please change there to the local train (“S-Bahn”) lines S31 or S21 to Dammtor. Railway schedules can be found on the web-pages of the Deutsche Bahn.
Arriving by car
Check this web-page for driving instructions to the CCH and for parking information. Please note that parking in the city centre of Hamburg can be expensive. As most conference hotels are in close vicinity to the CCH, a car is not really needed for this conference.