There are no direct flights between San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) and Hamburg Airport (HAM), so your next best option is to book with an airline that offers just one stopover. Accumulate those air miles with Lufthansa, United Airlines or Air Canada.
With the quickest flight time from San Francisco, CA Airport (SFO-San Francisco Intl.) to Hamburg Airport (HAM) being 11 hours and 20 minutes, you'll want to have a few in-flight survival strategies up your sleeve. An eye-mask, a neck pillow and earplugs should be among the essentials you put in your carry-on bag.
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The San Francisco International Airport (Highway 101 near the junction of Highway 380) is the primary commercial passenger airport serving San Francisco and the surrounding areas. The airport hosts most international and domestic airlines offering cheap flights from San Francisco. You can also use Orbitz.com to book an alternate flight out of Oakland International Airport (1 Oakland Drive, Oakland) or San Jose International Airport (2065 Airport Boulevard, San Jose).
San Francisco International's parking garages are a 10-minute walk or less from the gates, and there is free shuttle service from the long-term lots. Parking costs anywhere from $18 to $38 per day, depending on the option you choose. If you've used Orbitz.com to book your discount flights, you may have saved enough to justify spending the extra money to use the airport's valet parking service.
A taxi, limousine or shared-ride van to the airport will cost anywhere from $17 to $40. Factor in plenty of extra travel time for the 13-mile ride, as rush-hour traffic can be brutal. You can also use the public BART system or the SamTrans public bus service, both of which will cost you less than $10. Don't forget to use Orbitz.com before you leave to book a rental car in your destination city.
The San Francisco airport has roughly 50 eateries where you can grab a coffee or have a light meal. Most of the restaurants and cafes are located within the terminals past the security checkpoint, but there are a few restaurants before you reach the security gates. Have a great flight to your final destination, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com the next time you're looking for cheap flights from San Francisco.
Hamburg is one of the larger transportation hubs in Germany, with Hamburg-FuhlsbÃ¼ttel Airport doing its part to provide passenger and cargo air services for the region. The airport is located only 5.3 miles from the city center and transports nearly 13 million passengers yearly. Flights to Hamburg are provided by airlines such as Aeroflot, Air Berlin, British Airways, Czech Airlines and United Airlines. Reservations can often be found at bargain prices on Orbitz.com.
Transport from the airport to the city center is provided by the Hamburg public transit network, with trains running every 10 minutes. The journey by train takes 25 minutes. Bus service is also available to the city for a cost of $3.50. Metered taxis can be hired as well, and fares begin at a base price of $3.50. Taxis can be hired from the arrivals level at the front of the airport terminals.
Hamburg's weather is cool to cold throughout the year, though it rarely experiences snowfall. During the summer, average highs reach the low 70 degrees Fahrenheit, with winter temperatures averaging in the 30s. Dress during the warmer months should include a light jacket, while winter weather necessitates the wearing of a heavy coat to handle the chill.
Sports are a big attraction in the city, and Hamburg possesses more first-league teams than any other city in Germany. Hamburger SV is a football team playing in the Bundesliga league. As a former German champion, the team attracts a stadium full of spectators, with over 50,000 people attending each game. Those booking flights to Hamburg may also be interested in setting off on a cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2, which docks in the city regularly.
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