Getting to the festival
You can fly to Hamburg from almost anywhere in the world. There are various bus lines (172, 26, 292, 39, 114, 23, 34) connecting the airport with the city centre. An express bus connects the airport with the central train station. More information at www.airport.de
The Airport Hamburg/Lübeck is situated about 100 km east of Hamburg. Ryan Air www.ryanair.com, a low cost airline runs a connection to the destinations Glasgow Prestwick, Milan Bergamo, London Stansted, Shannon, Stockholm and Pisa. From the Airport Hamburg /Lübeck there is a Ryan Air Bus Shuttle (NNVG Airport-Bus A20) which brings you to the central bus station (ZOB) in Hamburg. Single tickets are 8 €, the journey takes about 1,5 h.
Timetable and more information about the bus shuttle www.vhh.ag
The Hamburg-Altona train station is very close to the festival centre and we recommend booking a connection to Altona if possible. If you arrive at the central train station, you can take the S-Bahn to Altona.
Timetables, prices and booking at www.bahn.de
Coming from the north and west (A7 Flensburg/Kiel – Hamburg):
Exit Hamburg-Bahrenfeld (28): turn left and follow the main road to the city centre for 100 metres (Osdorfer Straße or Von-Sauer-Straße). After 100 metres turn right into Pfitznerstraße (this street will eventually lead into Friedensallee).
Coming from the south (A1 Bremen – Hamburg):
Coming from the motorway A1 change onto A261, direction Hamburg. Change onto A7, direction Hamburg/Kiel, go through the Elbe tunnel and take the first exit, Hamburg-Othmarschen (29). Turn right towards the city centre into Behringstraße and right again into Friedensallee.
Coming from the east (A1 Lübeck – Hamburg):
At the motorway junction East (31), take motorway A24 towards Hamburg-Horn / Zentrum and follow it until it ends. At the Roundabout “Horner Kreisel” turn right towards the city centre (Sievekingsallee, that leads to Bürgerweide). Turn right at “Berliner Tor” into Spaldingstraße and follow the street through the “Deichtortunnel” (direction Altona) onto Ost-West-Straße (leading to Ludwig-Erhard-Straße). Keep left at “Millerntor” and turn into “Reeperbahn” (which eventually becomes Königstraße and Holländische Reihe). Turn right at the junction of Holländische Reihe and Große Brunnenstraße. Turn right at the junction of Große Brunnenstraße and Behringstraße , and right again into Friedensallee.
There is a parking lot in Behringstraße behind the Zeise cinema with space for 250 cars, but please be aware that parking tickets are obligatory!
Getting around in Hamburg
The Festival Centre with the Zeise Cinemas,the info counter and the film market can be reached from Bahnhof Altonaby taking exit Ottenser Hauptstraße. Follow Ottenser Hauptstraße andturn right into Bahrenfelder Straße, keep straight on Friedensallee.This takes 5 minutes.
A limited number of day passes for Hamburg’s public transportsystem (HVV) are available at the info counter at a discounted price of 3,50 euro. They can only be purchased one day in advance (especiallyrecommended if you plan to attend one of our trips) and are valid forbusses, U and S trains as well as the steam boats on the river Elbe.
More information and time tables for local transport can be found at www.hvv.de.
As the festival takes place in so many locations itis always a problem to get from one place to the other and in summer itis really boring to sit in the underground all the time... Therefore we transfer the International ShortFilmFestival into the International BicycleFestival:
At the Infocounter we have five bikes for rent. If you like you can rent them- also for the whole festival period- for only 3 EURO a day.
For other ways to get around, please contact our info-counter team!