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In and around Hamburg

Bike on board HVV services

Public transport and a bike are a marvellous combination for mobile people - and with the tips on this page you will find you can get where you want to go by bike with our services without arriving out of breath.
Please note: Of course you can only take your bike on board when there is room for it. There is no absolute right to do so.

  • Please note that you must hold on to your bike during the journey for safety reasons.
  • Please show consideration for other passengers and only take your bike on board when there is enough space for it without inconveniencing other people.
  • Please make sure that your bike stands in the area where you get on, but does not obstruct the doors. The side you get off may change from station to station. Please hold your bike steady while the train is moving.
  • Please note that you are not permitted to take your bike on board between 6 am and 9 am and 4 pm and 6 pm. This is the rush hour and the trains as well as the stations are particularly crowded at this time.
  • The open area behind the driver’s cabin on the S-Bahn is only intended for wheelchair users and prams. A bike would block access in the area of the doors here. For this reason, please use the other doors. 

As an alternative to taking your bike on board with you, there are bicycle racks where you can park it at almost all HVV stations. Many also have bicycle lockers. And on top of that, you can hire a StadtRad (CityBike) at more than 60 rapid transit stations to get where you want.

Taking your bike on board on the bus, train or ferry

In the U-, S-, A-Bahn and on many buses

You can not only take your bike on the U-, S-, A-Bahn and many bus services at the following times, it is even free of charge!

  • Mon – Fri before 6 am, 9 am – 4 pm and from 6 pm up to the close of services
  • Sat, Sun and public holidays as well as on 24 and 31 December all day up to the close of services
  • During the Hamburg summer holidays all day (only in the U-, S-, A-Bahn)

Taking your bike on board on our buses


On the R-Bahn regional trains

You need to buy a bicycle ticket for the RB/RE, priced at 3,50 €, to travel with your bike on the regional trains in the HVV system.
This allows you to take your bike on the regional (RB/RE) trains all day on the day you buy it as often as you like.

On the ferries across the River Elbe

You can take your bike on the HVV harbour ferries across the Elbe at any time with no extra charge. 
Please note: A different tariff applies on the ferry from Blankenese to Cranz. You can take your bike aboard this ferry all day, but there will be a charge for doing so.