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In and around Hamburg

Our service offer

On track for where you want to go

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4 underground services (U-Bahn), 6 rapid transit services (S-Bahn), 20 regional train services (R-Bahn) and 3 AKN lines provide fast, direct links throughout the Hamburg region (1,71 MB) - whatever the traffic conditions on the roads may be like.

Underground and rapid transit services (U and S) keep running through the night in the Hamburg urban area at weekends and in the night before a public holiday. Regional trains in some cases offer night-time services at Weekends.

On top of this there is a network of buses with many MetroBus and some StadtBus lines which connect with the rapid transit trains. You can find easily understandable information at all rapid transit stations so that you can find your way around without any Trouble.

Buses come in all varieties


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This network within the network – 29  MetroBus lines (675,62 KB) – stands for fast, direct links, reliable connections and services every few minutes. The MetroBus lines run direct connections into the city centre and central districts as well as linking outlying districts without a detour through the centre.

Xpress buses (XpressBus)


Get there faster – without paying extra: with the 9  Xpress bus lines (817,47 KB) . They provide a fast link with limited intermediate stops to major interchange points  or important destinations so that you can get where you want to go with the least delay. Depending on the line and passenger volume, the buses run either from early morning to late at night or only at peak times.  You can recognize the XpressBuses by an X and the single or double-digit line number.

City and regional lines (StadtBus and RegionalBus)

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City and regional bus lines can be recognized by their three-digit numbers (outside Hamburg four digits).

Night buses (NachtBus)

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U and S-Bahn as well as many MetroBus- und StadtBus lines run through the night for you at weekends. On top of this, there are also several night bus lines, mainly to serve outlying districts and the surrounding communities. Night bus lines always have three-digit numbers from 600.

Mobility on call

The hvv is on course to become an interconnected network of mobility companies, combining existing classic public transport services with individual on-demand mobility options.

ioki Hamburg

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The ioki Hamburg shuttle (in German only) is part of the public transport options offered by the hvv. The special feature: ioki is not tied to a timetable. The service can be booked 24/7 via the ioki Hamburg App in:

  • Osdorf/Lurup
  • Billbrook
  • City borough of Ahrensburg
  • Brunsbek/Lütjensee/Trittau


elbMOBIL-Logo - Verkehrsangebot

elbMOBIL (in German only) offers flexible, on-call individual mobility in the Elbmarsch/Süderelbe region as well as in the town of Winsen.

Dial-a-ride taxis and minibuses (Anruf-Sammel-Taxi / -Mobil / RufBus)


Anruf-Sammel-Taxi (AST), Anruf-Sammel-Mobil (ASM) and RufBus provide an on-demand mobility service (in German only) in certain areas and at certain times in the regions surrounding Hamburg.

N.B.: Please phone and tell us in plenty of time when you want to travel so that we can arrange transport at the time you wish.


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There are 7 ferry lines (2,15 MB) which run in the port of Hamburg and along the River Elbe. They have double-digit numbers starting with 61. Your hvv ticket lets you “weigh anchor”.
By the way: if you ever feel like taking a cruise along the Elbe or on the Alster just for the fun of it, there is also a wide range of pleasure or party excursions and tours that you can book at Hadag or Alster Touristik. Of course these cost extra: hvv tickets are not valid here.

Complementary mobility

The hvv is currently in the process of transforming itself into a mobility network combining existing classical public transport and individual mobility offers from third-party providers. The sharing products or on-demand services are a valuable addition to the mobility revolution (in German).