From 1 January 2024, HOCHBAHN and VHH will be introducing cashless payment on all their buses in Hamburg, thus following a trend all over Germany.
The modern method of payment: cashless
The right moment
Since the hvv Deutschlandticket was introduced, some 860,000 hvv clients have decided for this flexible, attractively priced ticket – which also guarantees them countrywide mobility. For this reason, very few passengers are paying cash on the buses.
The small number of ticket purchases on our buses are disproportionately cost-intensive, and also take up a great deal of our bus drivers’ time – and this in a situation where the frequency of services is increasing. Ending cash sales on the buses will therefore be a significant factor in helping our buses to leave stops on time and get you to your destination faster!
Many clients who only use the buses occasionally are already using the hvv App and the hvv switch App. Passengers who do not want to use the Apps to buy tickets can now use the non-personalized Prepaid Card or one of our many ticket machines.
That means that there are very good alternatives available to replace buying tickets from the driver on the bus:
With hvv switch you can
- buy tickets quickly and easily with just a few clicks
- pay by credit card, PayPal or SEPA direct debit
- get 7 % off on single and day tickets
- use hvv Any in the hvv switch App: check in, go where you want on hvv and at the end of the day you always pay the most favourable price, which we will calculate for you automatically. Just download the App for iOS or Android now and off you go!
- buy the hvv Deutschlandticket for only € 49 per App and travel straight away
Do you still have questions? You can find out more at hvv switch.
It’s practical: with the hvv Prepaid Card you can
- buy single, day and supplementary tickets directly at the terminals on the buses without needing to log in, have an internet connection, a credit card or a smartphone
- pass it on to your family or friends including the credit balance on it
- top it up flexibly in 5-euro steps
You can get the hvv Prepaid Card everywhere in the Hamburg AB area: from the new ticket machines at many bus stops or from our sales partners such as REWE, PENNY, toom, Wolsdorff and at many petrol stations.