Cheap Flights to Airports in the North of Germany

Airlines Flying to Hamburg, Lübeck, Rostock, Bremen and Hanover

Major airports in Northern Germany include Hamburg (HAM), Lübeck (LBC), Rostock (RLG), Bremen (BRE), and Hannover (HAJ). Cheap tickets on low-cost airlines make these attractive alternatives to Frankfurt, Düsseldorf and Berlin airports.
Hamburger Airport
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The number of flights and destinations served from Northern Germany inceased dramatically in recent years. Low-cost airlines fly to many airports in the north of Germany including Hamburg, Lübeck, Rostock, Bremen, and Hannover. Although most intercontinental passengers still have to travel via Frankfurt International, cheap, direct flights on low-cost airlines allow many European travelers to fly directly to their destinations in Northern Germany.

  • Use major ticket reservation services to compare prices and alternative routes before accepting a low-cost airline’s price to a less convenient airport as a true bargain. Also note the additional charges low-cost airlines add for services that are still included on traditional full-service carriers.

Cheap Flights from Hamburg Airport (HAM) in Northern Germany

Hamburg Airport (HAM) is the largest airport in Northern Germany but much smaller than Frankfurt International (FRA) and Munich (MUC) Airports. Flights from Hamburg are available on most European airlines to major European airports. Low-cost airlines fly from Hamburg to many large European cities but most cheap flights are to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean region.

  • Hamburg Airport is the only airport in northern Germany with intercontinental flights – Continental flies daily to New York-Newark.

Cheap Flights from Lübeck Blankensee Airport (LBC) near Hamburg

Lübeck Blankensee Airport (LBC) is often advertised by low-cost airlines as Hamburg (Lübeck) Airport. However, LBC is around an hour by road from Hamburg but very convenient to Lübeck with its lovely UNESCO World Cultural Heritage listed old town. The number of flights are limited but generally cheaper than from Hamburg on budget airlines Ryanair and Wizz Air.

Cheap Flight from Hannover Airport (HAJ) in Germany

Hannover Airport (HAJ) – Hanover in English – is a major departure point for low-cost and charter flights to holiday destinations especially along the Mediterranean. Hannover Airport also has a remarkable number of flights to Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

Cheap Flights from Bremen Airport (BRE) in Germany

Bremen Airport (BRE) is a mere 3.5 km (2 miles) from downtown Bremen. It has far fewer flights than Hamburg and Hannover but is increasingly popular with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair and airberlin. Locally based regional airline Ostfriesische Lufttransport (OLT) has many flights from BRE.

Cheap Flights from Rostock Airport (RLG) on the Baltic Sea

Rostock Airport (RLG), on the Baltic Coast of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, is one of the smallest international airports in Germany. The majority of flights from here is on low-cost and charter airlines to holiday destinations. However, travelers also appreciate the frequent flights to Munich (MUC), an otherwise over eight-hour journey by rail.

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