The Hamburg Public Transport Association
One ticket, one pricing system and one integrated network of public transport services – these are the advantages of a transport association and this is the watchword for all our activities.
The German Federal states and the local administrative districts, which are charged as the competent public transport authorities with organizing and financing public transport in their areas, set up Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV) GmbH to implement this task.
Today, we are responsible for managing the entire palette of local public transport on behalf of three federal states, seven administrative districts, something like 30 public transport operators and something like 3.6 million residents. That includes all services by bus, harbour/river ferry and rapid transit - (U-, S-, A-Bahn) or regional rail (R-Bahn).