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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Hamburg (HAM)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or PayID. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Fares displayed are the lowest available and may not apply on direct flights. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines.

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Visiting from Melbourne to Hamburg

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Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, after Berlin with plenty events, museums, restaurants, bars and theatres to enjoy - Hamburgers like to have fun. From modern art, music and maritime history, Hamburg boasts a wide variety of museums including the Ballinstadt museum and the International Maritime Museum. No visit to the city would be complete without visiting the Speicherstadt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From haute cuisine to local specialities, taste the wide range of Hamburg flavours, with plenty of seafood and schnaps. Walk along one of the many canals and see why the city has been called the "Venice of the North". There are plenty of parks and lakes to enjoy that give this harbour city a refreshing feel.

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Flight information

Fly Melbourne to Hamburg (MEL to HAM)

The approximate flight time for a flight from Melbourne to Hamburg is 26 hours and 30 minutes.

When to visit

The best time to visit Hamburg is in summer (June to August), with temperatures ranging from 20°C to 22°C when the city really shines. There are plenty of parks, outdoor pools and beaches in and around the city. Beach clubs open their doors along the Elbe River, cool down with a gelato or visit an open-air cinema. In winter, you can see the Christmas markets and parades, though temperatures are chilly dropping to 1°C and 4°C between December and February.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Hamburg Airport (HAM)Opens in a new tab or window. Known in German as Flughafen Hamburg, is a major international airport in Hamburg, Germany. The airport is located 8.5 km north of the city centre in the Fuhlsbüttel quarter.

Arriving in Hamburg

When your flight arrives on Hamburg you’ll be welcomed by the staff the airport to get your visit off to the right start. 

Getting into Hamburg from Hamburg Airport 

For a relaxed start to get into Hamburg from the airport choose from train, bus, taxi, shuttle services, car rental, car sharing or Uber. Travelling by train is an efficient way to reach Hamburg from the airport. The S-Bahn line S1 takes you from the airport to Hamburg Central Station, with services every 10 minutes and a journey time of only 25 minutes. If you would like to use the bus for your journey, there are stops directly in front of Terminal 1 on Level 0 (arrival) or you can book a shuttle service for a private way to travel to your destination. By taxi, the approximate travel time to Hamburg city centre is around 20 to 30 minutes. Taxis stands are located out the front of Terminal 1 and 2, or you may like to request and Uber. You can rent a car or use the car sharing service located at Terminal 2.

Getting around Hamburg

Getting around Hamburg is easy with public transport, taxi, ferry, Uber, car sharing and bicycles popular ways to get around. If you are keen to explore Hamburg by train, the network will get you to anywhere in the city and to the most beautiful sights around Hamburg. The S- Bahn and U-Bahn are the train services that operate throughout the city and connect to other cities in the region. Ferries serve the harbour and the River Elbe, all stop at Landungsbrücken. Hop on and off the red double decker bus or join one of the many bus tours to see the sights. It's best to buy a Hamburg card for unlimited travel on public transport. Taxi companies operate within the city that can be hailed from the street or from one of the taxi stands, alternatively you may wish to book an Uber. Join a city cycling tour or hire a bike to explore the town or go at your own pace and explore Hamburg on foot. 

Departure information

Fly from Melbourne

Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport.Opens in a new tab or window Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

Baggage allowance

 Passengers on Qantas flights from Melbourne are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.      

Checking in 

Ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

Why Qantas

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Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Find out all you need to know about checked baggage.

Food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine+.

Inflight entertainment

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight including TV, the latest movies and more+.

Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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Disclaimer: +Meals, beverages, entertainment and offerings vary between flights and cabins. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.