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Contact & Directions

How to reach us:

The International School of Hamburg is located in Hamburg’s green west. The green and spacious campus is surrounded by the beautiful Hamburg Botanical Garden, some parks and a sports club. This tranquil place is easily accessible through the different measures of transportation:

Hamburg Airport

Hamburg’s only airport ‘Hamburg-Fuhlsbüttel’ is located North of the city centre. A taxi ride from the airport to our school takes approx. 30 minutes.

Alternatively, you can take the S1 train from the airport in the direction of “Wedel” or "Blankenese". You will need to get off at station “Klein Flottbek”. From there you can take an attractive 10-15min walk along Hesten and Max Emden Weg, between the Botanical Gardens and the Polo Club (note that there is no access to the school through the Botanical Gardens).

Public train & bus

A popular way of reaching ISH from points in the city is the 283 bus line, which also serves the stop “Hemmingstedter Weg”, or any bus line that serves the nearby Elbe Einkaufszentrum (shopping mall).

If you are coming by train, take the S-Bahn line S1/S11 to Klein-Flottbek. Then take the bus no. 21 in the direction “Niendorf Nord”. Exit after two stops at “Hemmingstedter Weg”

We highly recommend the use of the DB Navigator App for mobile devices, which is convenient for planning trips by trains and other public transport.

ISH School Bus

The International School of Hamburg offers a voluntary transportation service to its students: Two school buses run by the local Hamburg Transportation Department (HVV) go around the outer Alster region of Hamburg. They stop at regular bus stops but are only available to our students. Below, you will find a map with the approximate area covered by our two busses.

ISH School bus routes

For information on the cost of the bus and/or the route, please contact Admissions Officer Margaret Metzler (see details to the top right) as it differs every year based on how many students want to use the service.

Transport by car

ISH features a drop-off zone in front of the main entrance, where cars are not allowed to park or even wait. For those who would like to park longer, there is a school parking lot with a number of designated spaces for parents. In case you visit us by car, we recommend avoiding the usual rush hours in the morning and afternoon.

About Hamburg


The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg



The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, after the capital of Berlin. The city is, indeed, famous for its tolerance and open-mindedness - symbolized by the gate in its crest, which has earned it the title "Tor zur Welt" (gateway to the world) and was voted one of the world's most liveable cities. Click here for more.

Contact Us & Directions

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about our community and learning environment, so please do not hesitate to contact us.