Public Transport

Getting around the city

Hamburg has an excellent public transport system which means that you will not need a car to get around.

HVV Ticket

It may be worth getting a monthly season ticket for the public transport system in Hamburg. The so-called HVV ticket includes transport by metro, bus, night bus and ferries. The cost of the public transportation ticket is about EUR 90 for three weeks.

For more information on the public transport system in Hamburg, please refer to the HVV Website.

Hamburg by bike

If you prefer to jump on a bicycle instead of taking the bus or the metro, you may be interested in StadtRAD (City Bike), a bike-for-hire network that covers the whole inner-city area. You can pick up a bike at one of the many hiring stations around town and drop it off at one near your destination.

The first 30 minutes are free of charge, which is usually enough time to get anywhere within the city center. After 30 minutes, you pay by the minute. Alternatively, you can rent a bike for a whole day.

HVV Metro Map (click to enlarge)
HVV Metro Map (click to enlarge)
StadtRAD bikes
Photo: / C. Kalk