Tickets for trainees/apprentices and students

For trainees, apprentices or students who regularly use bus or train services we offer reduced-price monthly season tickets and the supersaver annual Abo-Karte all year travel pass.

All General 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.

Monthly season tickets are valid during the month specified on the ticket from midnight on the first of the month until services officially terminate on the last day of the month (ie 0600 the following day).


On paying their semester tuition fee students at the universities listed below will automatically receive an HVV-SemesterTicket valid in fare rings ABCDE together with their matriculation or other administrative documents. With a SemesterTicket you are entitled to travel as often and whenever you like within the fare rings ABCDE during the semester specified on the ticket. This offer also includes SchnellBus limited stop services.

  • Akademie Mode & Design
  • Asklepios Medical School Hamburg
  • Brand Academy (University for design and communication)
  • BSP Business School Berlin Potsdam - Campus Hamburg
  • Bucerius Law School (Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft)
  • EBC Euro - Business - College Hamburg GmbH
  • Evangelische Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit & Diakonie Hamburg
  • Hamburger Konservatorium
  • HafenCity Universität Hamburg (Universität für Baukunst und Raumentwicklung)
  • University Fresenius Hamburg
  • University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
  • University of Fine Arts Hamburg
  • University for music and theatre
  • Iba Internationale Berufsakademie
  • International School of Management
  • International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Bonn (IUBH, Standort Hamburg)
  • Kühne Logistics University
  • Macromedia Fachhochschule Hamburg
  • Medical School Hamburg (Fachhochschule für Gesundheit und Medizin)
  • NBS Northern - Business - School
  • Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
  • University of Hamburg
  • University of Applied Sciences Europe GmbH

Students at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg receive a separate SemesterTicket.

Tip: When travelling with a SemesterTicket valid for the various Hamburg universities you may take along up to 3 children aged between 6 and 14 years inclusive. Children under 6 years of age travel free-of-charge on HVV services.

We offer the following season tickets for apprentices, trainees and students

In order to buy a season ticket for apprentices, trainees or students you must present a completed certificate of authorization. Its authenticity must either be confirmed by your institute of learning or, if you are a trainee or apprentice, by the company at which you are receiving professional training and then by the competent Chamber of Commerce, Crafts and Industry.

As a trainee or apprentice you receive the application form (certificate of authorization) by post as soon as your contract of apprenticeship or professional training has been registered at the local Chamber of Commerce, Crafts and Industry. Otherwise you can obtain this form at any HVV service centre or via the HVV Infoline on Tel. 040/19 449.

Provided their institute of learning is listed in the HVV official schools register students can obtain the application form for a certificate of authorization at HVV service centres, from the secretary at their respective institute of learning or by phoning our HVV Infoline on Tel. 040/19 449.

No problem at all – the few steps to your monthly season ticket

An HVV season ticket always consists of a customer photocard and a corresponding voucher 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 and the certificate of authorization.
  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. Please note that your season ticket is only valid in conjunction with the certificate of authorization. Remember to take this with you whenever you travel.

That’s all you have to do. The easiest and most convenient way to buy your coupon week for week or month for month is at our HVV service centres.

Area of validity Season ticket
(Price per month in €)
All year (Abo-Karte)
(Price per month in €)
All year (Abo-Karte) saving per year*
1 fare zone
only outside Hamburg AB
2 fare zones
3 fare zones
4 fare zones
5 fare zones
6 fare zones
7 fare zones
Hamburg AB
Hamburg AB + 1 fare zone
Hamburg AB + 2 fare zones
Hamburg AB + 3 fare zones
fare rings ABCDE
Upgrade ticket Express bus/ 1st class

Fares from 01.01.2018

* 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 € 2,10 per trip (valid 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).

Advance purchase

All season tickets can be purchased up to 2 months in advance at any HVV service centre. If you already have a customer photocard the corresponding coupon indicating the period of validity can conveniently be purchased from our onlineshop.


Season tickets are not transferable.

Familienpass Sozialkarte (Welfare Ticket)

Hamburg citizens with a Sozialkarte (Welfare Pass) are entitled to a price concession of 21,10 € 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 ProfiTicket (Job Ticket). Information on the Sozialkarte is available on the web pages of hamburg.de (new window).

Study programmes and internships/job placements outside of Hamburg

In many such cases you may also be entitled to one of the above reduced-price HVV season tickets. You can obtain an application form for the certificate of authorization at:

Studierendenwerk Hamburg

Studierenden Werk Hamburg

On selection of the ticket type and area of validity you can obtain your customer photocard and the corresponding voucher indicating the period of validity at any HVV service centre.