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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. Every important destinations and sights in and around Hamburg can be reached through the well-connected network of the hvv.

Hamburg CARD: Great Hamburg Experiences & Savings!

With the "Hamburg CARD" you don’t have to worry about the "How do I get there?", because the Hamburg CARD is valid without exception in all means of transport. It applies to as many journeys as you like across Hamburg and all surcharges are already included. In addition, the Hamburg CARD offers the great advantage that it is generally valid before 9 a.m., which means all day from 0:00 a.m. and up to and including 6:00 a.m. of the following day. As the only hvv product, the Hamburg CARD offers multi-day tickets for 1 to 5 days for individuals and groups. Did you know? The group card is worth it from 2 persons and is valid for up to 5 persons. The single ticket is not only valid for one adult, but also for 3 children (6 - 14 years). Moreover, all children under the age of six travel free of charge in the hvv. With the Hamburg CARD and the Hamburg CARD plus Region, you can travel different distances in the hvv area: The Hamburg CARD, which is available from € 10.90, is valid in Hamburgs fare rings AB including the airport and is therefore the right choice for most guests. The Hamburg CARD plus Region is valid for the fare rings A-E. It is therefore perfect for day trips and is available from € 23.50.

The most important additional benefit of the Hamburg CARD is that it is far more than just a ticket! You can discover our hanseatic city at any time comfortable, flexible and inexpensive, because in addition to the free travel on buses, trains and harbor ferries, it offers up to 50% on over 150 offers. Customers receive discounts on harbor, Alster and city tours and save, for example, € 5.00 per adult on the Grand Harbor Tour. There is also reduced admission to sights and museums, and there are discounts at the box offices of theatres and musicals. For further information about the Hamburg CARD.

Explore the Elbe river with the hvv

A special tip for Hamburg guests is that even ships are part of the regular hvv offer. With the hvv you can also "set sail" and explore parts of the Port of Hamburg as well as the Elbe with one of the 6 lines of HADAG harbor ferries.

The hvv ensures that you get away well everywhere

The hvv operates with its approximately 30 transport companies in a widely branched system of rapid transit, regional transport, and bus and ship lines in and around Hamburg. The extensive route network ensures good connections in the Hamburg districts as well as in the bordering on Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein circles and the Lower Saxony district.

After the expansion of the transport network to Schleswig-Holstein and Lower Saxony, the districts of Lauenburg, Pinneberg, Segeberg and Stormarn in the north and Harburg, Lüneburg and Stade in the south have also been fully integrated into the hvv.

The hvv route network. Less stress. More time

Save yourself the time and stress behind the steering wheel. In the Hamburg area, S- and U- Trains as well as the Metro Buses run every weekday from 05:00 a.m. to around 11:00 p.m., usually every 5 to 10 minutes, at least every 20 minutes. On weekends in the nights from Friday to Saturday and from Saturday to Sunday and before public holidays, the S- and U- trains in Hamburg and Norderstedt run every 20 minutes. City, express, regional and night buses complete the transportation network.

To make sure you get home safely, you can get off the bus between the stops at weekdays after 07:00 p.m. and on Sundays and public holidays all day long on many bus routes in the Hamburg area.

Park & Ride facilities in the hvv

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

Accessibility at stops in the hvv area

Barrier-free stops and the Park & Ride facilities are marked in the route map. Furthermore, the personal online timetable offers the possibility of selecting criteria such as "without stairs" or "avoid changing trains". Many surburban and regional train stops are largely barrier-free, and the use of low-floor buses is steadily being expanded. The hvv website offers an overview of the offers, and the brochure "Barrierefrei unterwegs" is also available for download.

Hamburg CARD Discount

Free use

With Hamburg CARD

Free use of bus, train and harbor ferries.  The Hamburg CARD applies to Hamburgs fare rings AB incl. the airport and the Hamburg CARD plus Region is valid in the fare rings ABCDE.

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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