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Hamburg public transport association (hvv)

Public transport in and around Hamburg

Getting easily across the town with the Hamburg Public Transport Association (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund - hvv) and the Hamburg CARD

Buses, trains and harbor ferries can be used free of charge with all hvv tickets and the Hamburg CARD. All important destinations and sights in and around Hamburg can be reached via the hvv's well-developed and well-connected route network.

Hamburg CARD: Experience more Hamburg & save money

Any number of journeys throughout Hamburg, all day from 0:00 am to 6:00 am the next day. With the Hamburg CARD, you no longer have to worry about how to get where and when - just hop on and explore the city!
Hamburg offers multi-day tickets for 1 to 5 days, for individuals and groups.
Expert tip: The group ticket is worthwhile for groups of 2 or more and is valid for up to 5 people. The one-way ticket is valid for one adult and 3 children aged 6 to 14. All children under the age of 6 travel free of charge on the hvv.

With the Hamburg CARD you can explore the entire city from €11.90. And save a lot at the same time.

The Hamburg CARD is more than just a ticket! With the Hamburg CARD you can discover the Hanseatic city conveniently, flexibly and inexpensively. In addition to free travel on buses, trains and harbor ferries, the Hamburg CARD offers up to 50% discount on over 150 offers.  You receive a discount of up to €7 on harbor tours (one or two hours with audio guide, on original or modern barges). You can experience Alster and city tours at a lower price and admission to sights and museums is also reduced. Further discounts are available at the box office for theaters and musicals.

Over 100 restaurants and cafés round off the Hamburg CARD offer. Simply book the Schlemmerglück upgrade from €2/day and enjoy culinary Hamburg experiences. https://www.hamburg-tourism.de/buchen/hamburg-card/vorteile/

More information to experience & save more in Hamburg.

Explore the Elbe with the hvv

A special tip for Hamburg guests is that ships are also included in the regular hvv offer. This means that you can also "set sail" with the hvv and explore parts of the Port of Hamburg and the Elbe with one of the 6 scheduled HADAG harbor ferry services.

The hvv ensures that you can get to and from anywhere easily

With around 30 transport companies, the hvv operates an extensive system of suburban trains, regional services, bus and boat lines in and around Hamburg. The extensive network of routes ensures good connections to the districts of Hamburg as well as to the Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony districts bordering Hamburg.

The hvv route network. Less stress. More time

Save yourself time and stress behind the wheel. In the Hamburg AB area, S-Bahn and U-Bahn trains and MetroBuses run on weekdays from 05:00 in the morning until around 23:00, usually every 5 to 10 minutes, at least every 20 minutes. From Thursday to Saturday, buses and trains run continuously. On Friday and Saturday nights, they are supplemented by city, Xpress, regional and night buses

Park & Ride facilities in the hvv

Simply park your car at a Park & Ride facility and change to the train or bus. There are Park & Ride facilities at around 110 rapid transit and regional transport stops in the A-E rings, which are open day and night and some are even covered. There are also parking spaces for bicycles at many stops, most of which are also covered.

Accessibility at stops in the hvv area

Accessible stops and Park&Ride facilities are also marked on the route network map. The personal online timetable also offers the option of selecting criteria such as "no stairs" or "avoid changing trains". Almost all underground, suburban and regional train stops are largely barrier-free, and the use of low-floor buses is constantly being expanded. The hvv website provides an overview of the services on offer, and the brochure "Barrier-free travel" is also available for download.


Hamburg CARD Discount

Free use

Free use of bus, train and harbor ferries. The Hamburg CARD applies to Hamburgs fare rings AB incl. 

from 11.90 €

Hamburg CARD

Free travel by bus, train and harbour ferries (HVV) and up to 50% discount on over 150 tourist offers

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Do you need assistance with booking or would you like further advice? We are here for you online, by phone and on site. We offer you a wide range of everything to make your visit to the Hanseatic city even more enjoyable: tickets for events, musicals and shows, the Hamburg CARD, Hamburg information, brochures, sightseeing tours and more.

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