To discover the advantages of purchasing a travel pass on direct-debit subscription, ie in monthly instalments which you authorize us to book direct from your bank account, please read on for answers to any questions you may have. You’ll also find further useful tips and advice on and around our HVV direct-debit subscription offer.
Value for money
Depending on the type selected an Abo-Karte all year travel pass can save you almost 20% on the regular monthly season ticket price.
Avoid long queues at the ticket counter – your Abo-Karte all year travel pass is mailed to your home and we book the instalments due monthly from your bank account.
Right from the day you order your provisional Abo-Startkarte all year travel pass you can travel at the reduced rate. Bring along your completed order form, a passport photo, your EC debit card or passport/ID to any HVV service centre and obtain an HVV Abo-Startkarte all year travel pass.
Although we hope you will remain a satisfied customer, your Abo-Karte all year travel pass can be cancelled at any HVV service centre as of the end of any month you like.
Hamburg citizens with a Sozialkarte (Welfare Ticket) are entitled to a price concession of € 18 respectively per person and month paid by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on any HVV monthly season ticket, Abo-Karte all year travel pass or ProfiCard (Job Ticket). Further details on the Sozialkarte are available on www.sozialkarte.hamburg.de
Let’s assume your trip to and from work amounts to 21 Kilometres on 220 working days a year (an average distance defined by the tax authorities).
If you buy an Abo-Karte all year travel pass for use in the HVV Greater Hamburg Area (Großbereich) the cost of travelling to work on HVV services amounts to only € 69.00 per month, ie € 828 per year.
Just for the trip to and from work the car costs* (for an intermediate-sized model such as the Golf Variant 1.4/ 75 hp) over the same distance amount to an annual € 1,346.00 (variable trip-related costs).
* acc. to ADAC automobile club
On this basis you make a saving of € 518.00 a year simply by leaving your car in the garage.
Further information on the system adopted for car-cost calculation is provided at the bottom of this page.
At the weekend and on statutory public holidays a standard Abo-Karte all year travel pass* entitles you to travel around the Total HVV Network (Gesamtbereich), eg on a ferryboat trip along the River Elbe, irrespective of the area of validity specified on your ticket. On top of that 1 adult and 3 children up to 14 years of age inclusive can accompany you free-of-charge.
* does not apply to the concessionary Abo-Karte travel passes (ie for school pupils, apprentices/trainees/students and senior citizens), the CC off-peak Abo-Karte travel pass and monthly season tickets
As an Abo-Karte all year travel pass holder you can travel totally independent of bus or train services!
How does this work? Quite simply:
As an HVV direct-debit subscriber you are entitled to the attractive special conditions offered by our major co-operation partners in the car sharing- and rentals sector:
A variety of cars await you at numerous locations in Hamburg, often in immediate proximity to rapid transit rail stations.
You can use these cars on an hourly or daily basis, just as you please.
Simply present your Abo-Karte all year travel pass at any Hertz car-rental office and benefit from the favourable rates available to you. You can also make a reservation by phone. When doing so please state the special booking number for HVV direct-debit subscribers: CDP-Nr. 509 280
Further advice, price details and an order form for your Abo-Karte all year travel pass are all provided at the bottom of this page.
An HVV Abo-Karte all year travel pass always consists of a customer photocard and a corresponding coupon valid for one year.
That’s all you have to do. We’ll send you a coupon valid for 12 months and book the amount due to us each month from your bank account.