Travel Guides, Tips & Advice

Traveling to ESL One Hamburg 2019 made easy!

Basic Information

Age Restriction

Yes, you have to be 12 or older  - so bring your little brother, your grandma or your whole family!

What can you bring into the arena

The arena doesn’t allow big bags that exceed A4 format and all bags need to be searched at the entrance, so if you can, leave your bag at home or at your hotel.

Please note that only point and shoot, or action cameras can be brought into the arena. Cameras with interchangeable lenses and DSLR cameras are not permitted. Taking photos with your smartphone is, of course,  allowed!

Parking facilities

There are a variety of parking options located around the Barclaycard Arena. A practical parking system already shows you where there are still available park spaces and the quickest way to reach those spaces. The cost of parking is normally 8 EUR per vehicle.

public transportation

By Subway:
Buses run past the Arena all day long. The closest S-Bahn station is Hamburg-Stellingen. From there it's a 20 minute walk to the arena. Check the page of HVV to find the best connection for you. Don't forget: Public transportation is included in any event ticket; you don't have to buy a separate ticket!

By Cab:
Why not let someone else do all the driving for a charge? The Barclaycard Arena is approx 25 minutes away from the central station or 15 minutes away from Hamburg-Altona by cab.

Best way to ESL One Hamburg 2019

The three major train stations in Hamburg including the central station, Hamburg-Dammtor and Hamburg-Altona have direct connections to the S-Bahn which will bring you to the Barclaycard Arena.

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof:
S3 direction Pinneberg or S21 direction Elbgaustrasse , excit Stellingen – Arenen station

Hamburg Dammtor:
S21 direction Elbgaustrasse, exit Stellingen – Arenen station

Hamburg Altona:
S3 direction Pinneberg, exit Stellingen – Arenen station

The closest distance to the arena by car: Hamburg Airport (HAM) 11km. The airport has its own public transportation station (S-Bahn), which operates a frequent service to the central station.


The arena is located outside of the city centre and can be easily reached by car, although a lot of traffic can come along.

Coming from the South:
Take the A7, exit at Hamburg- Volkspark and follow the signs to “Arena”/Barclaycard Arena. You can also use the HH-Bahrenfeld exit and follow the signs.

Coming from the North:
When on the A23, take the AK Hamburg-Northwest on the A7, direction south, and then exit at Hamburg-Stellingen. Then follow the signs to “Arena”. The same is true for anyone coming from the north.

Coming from the East:
Take the A24, direction Hamburg, until you reach a traffic circle. Take the second exit, direction center, on the Sievekingsallee. This will lead to Bürgerweide. When you reach a T intersection, turn right onto Wallstraße, this merges into Sechslingspforte Str. heading towards the Alster. Turn left on the Alster and cross over the first bridge, staying on the right side (Kennedy Bridge). Afterwards continue straight on the main street, keeping slightly to the left, in the direction of the TV tower. Drive approx. 5 km straight and then turn right onto the Schnackenburgallee. Follow the signs until you reach the arena.

Coming from the West:
From the A1, merge onto the Bucholzer intersection (Dreieck), then on the A261 drive until you reach the Autobahn intersection Hamburg Southwest. Here you can change onto the A7, direction north, until you reach the exit Hamburg-Volkspark. From there simply follow the signs to “Arena”/Barclaycard Arena. You can also take the exit HH-Bahrenfeld and follow the signs to the arena.

Where to sleep

Hotels & AIRBNB

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