Hamburg Airport is 8 km (5 miles) northwest of the city. S-bahn line No. 1 runs about every 10 minutes from the airport to Hamburg’s main station (Hauptbahnhof) on its way to Altona. The trip takes 25 minutes, and tickets are €3.10. A taxi to the center of the city (Alstadt and Neustadt) will cost about €25. If you're driving a rental car from the airport, follow the signs to "Zentrum" (Center). There is an Edeka supermarket on the arrivals level between Terminal 1 and 2. It's a bit smaller than a full-size German supermarket and the prices are a bit higher than they would be in town. However, it is a great place to pick up some snacks or drinks for your hotel room or some food for an extended journey.
Hamburg Airport. Flughafenstr. 1–3, Hamburg, Hamburg, 22335. 040/50750; www.hamburg-airport.de.