Off-peak season ticket

New prices, valid from 01.01.2018
Subject to the approval of the authorities

Off-peak season tickets are valid for 1 adult and 3 children (6-14 years of age inclusive) from 0900 – 1600 and  1800 – 0600 of the following day, all day on Sat, Sun and public holidays, upgrade ticket required for travel on 1. class R-Bahn regional rail services. Offer includes SchnellBus limited-stop services. 

All 24/7 season tickets and supplementary tickets are valid until services officially terminate on the last day of validity indicated. The services officially terminate at 0600 of the following day.

The date of validity for off-peak season ticket travel pass, as well as corresponding upgrade tickets for Schnellbus limited stop/1. class services may be chosen at your convenience, e.g. from Tuesday to the following Monday, or from the 8th of a month to the 7th of the following month.

No problem at all – the few steps to your monthly Off-peak travel pass

A Off-peak season ticket always consists of a customer photocard and a corresponding coupon indicating the period of validity.

  1. First select the ticket type you require and the area of validity as shown in the HVV Fare Zone Plan. Or enter the mask for our HVV Timetable Information service and let the assistant guide you to the right HVV season ticket just for you.
  2. If you do not yet have a customer photocard we will be glad to issue one to you at any of our HVV service centres. Just bring along a passport photo you’d like us all to see.
  3. Once we have issued your customer photocard and the corresponding coupon indicating the period of validity you are free to travel on HVV services.

That’s all you have to do. The easiest and most convenient way to buy your voucher week for week or month for month is in person at any HVV customer service centre.

Area of validity Flexible monthly season ticket
(price per month in €)
Abo-Karte all year travel pass
(price per month in €)
Abo-Karte saving per year*
(in €)
1 fare zone
only outside Hamburg AB
3 fare zones
4 fare zones
6 fare zones
Hamburg AB
Hamburg AB + 2 fare zones
fare rings ABCDE
Upgrade ticket for 1. class R-Bahn regional rail services

Fares from 01.01.2017

* as compared with the purchase of 12 monthly season tickets (normal price)

Upgrade ticket per trip

Upgrade ticket for SchnellBus limited-stop/1. class services RB/RE € 2,00 per trip in fare rings ABCDE.

Supplementary ticket

If you intend to travel beyond the area of validity specified on your season ticket you will need to buy a supplementary ticket (Ergänzungskarte).
This supplementary ticket does not prolong the time periods in which your Off-peak season ticket is valid.

Advance purchase

All season tickets can be purchased up to 2 months in advance at any HVV service centre.


Season tickets are not transferable.

Sozialkarte (Welfare Ticket)

Hamburg citizens with a Sozialkarte (Welfare Pass) are entitled to a price concession of  20,80 € respectively per month and person paid by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg on HVV monthly season tickets, the Abo-Karte (all-year travel pass) and ProfiCard (Job Ticket). Information on the Sozialkarte is available on the web pages of hamburg.de (new window).