Transportation to and from the airport is perfectly arranged by HVV (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund), every 10 minutes S-Bahn S1 departs from the airport. The S-Bahn starts and ends right in front of the airport terminals, the journey to and from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof takes 25 minutes. If you are travelling in the direction of Hamburg Airport you should keep in mind that S-Bahn S1 is divided at metro station Ohlsdorf. Only the first trains drive to the airport, the other trains continue to metro station Poppenbüttel. An adult ticket costs € 3.00 (Grossbereich). The price of a ticket for one day is € 5.90, to be used on the day of purchase until the next day 9 a.m. (9-Uhr-Tageskarte). Tickets can be purchased from vending machines at the stations. Please consult website and timetable S-Bahn S1 for more information.
A taxi to the centre of Hamburg costs approximately € 30; the ride takes 25 minutes.