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In and around Hamburg

The ProfiTicket for employees

The ProfiTicket is the HVV's "job ticket". Your company already qualifies for a Corporate Client Subscription programme if only 20 of your employees apply for a HVV ProfiTicket. The tickets are usually distributed at work via your HR Department. That saves time and the trip to pick it up.

There is no cash to pay, the costs for the ProfiTicket are deducted monthly from people’s salary. If you already have a HVV all-year 24/7 pass, it is simply exchanged for the ProfiTicket – it doesn’t cost you any extra. The ProfiTicket is not transferable and only valid in conjunction with a current photo ID.

Advantages for employees

You save money

You can save up to 965 € a year with a ProfiTicket compared with a HVV all-year 24/7 subscription season ticket.

You save time

With a ProfiTicket, there is no need to buy tickets over the counter. Payment is convenient and cashless direct from your salary account.

You relieve the stress on your nerves and on the environment

Forget standing in a traffic jam mile after mile (for hours) and the hassle of finding somewhere to park. You can read a book or a paper while you travel and arrive at your destination relaxed. And you are actively doing something to protect the environment. 

You are always mobile

You can use your ProfiTicket 24/7 in the zones it is valid for – on all trains in the rapid transit system (U-/S-Bahn/AKN), regional trains (RB and RE), buses and the regular harbour ferry services.

By the way...

As from 01.01.2019 you don’t have to pay income tax and social security on the company subsidy towards the ProfiTicket – however high it is! For the employer, that has the advantage that he doesn’t need to check if the threshold for tax exemption (44.00 €) when granting a benefit in kind or for flat-rate taxation is exceeded.

Social Ticket

As a citizen of Hamburg, you can get a subsidy of 21.80 € per person and month towards the cost of HVV monthly and all-year season tickets as well as on the ProfiTicket from the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg with the Social Ticket.

Pluses with the ProfiTicket

Make more of your free time with HVV - 1+3 …

At weekends (Saturdays from 0am till Monday 6am) and on public holidays you can take 1 adult and 3 children up to 14 along – free of charge. So that your family and friends can enjoy themselves too.
On top of that every ProfiTicket is valid on the entire network (fare rings ABCDE) at weekends and on public holidays.

Get better rates when you drive by car with the HVV

And when you do need a car, you benefit from special rates from our cooperation partners in carsharing and car hire as a ProfiTicket holder.

Special rates when you hire a bike from StadtRad with the HVV

There are over 2,400 bicycles waiting for you at more than 200 hire stations in Hamburg and Lüneburg. As a ProfiTicket holder you get favourable special rates at our partners StadtRAD Hamburg and StadtRAD Lüneburg (both websites German only).

All about the ProfiTicket


Employees of a company whose employers have signed on for a Corporate Client Subscription for at least 12 months are eligible to take part in the Corporate Client programme (GKA). ProfiTickets are issued as proof of such participation. The cardholder has the option to object to his participation being renewed as per the last day of any month.

Validity – HVV tariff area

The HVV tariff area consists of five rings - A, B, C, D and E. Rings A + B consist of the city of Hamburg itself as well as a number of adjoining towns and country districts. (Rings should not be confused with zones!).

On the HVV tariff map, Rings A + B are marked in blue and represent the Area Hamburg AB. Ring C (yellow) goes out as far as Elmshorn, Lauenburg/Elbe, Aumühle/Friedrichsruh and Bargteheide/Kupfermühle.
As a ProfiTicket holder you can choose between a ticket for 2 rings (AB, BC, CD, DE), 3 rings (ABC, BCD, CDE) or one for the entire network (fare rings ABCDE).
With a subscription upgrade for First Class you can use the Express Buses and First Class compartments on the regional trains. Would you like to explore the entire network (fare rings ABCDE) during the week with your “3-Ring” ProfiTicket? No problem: just buy a supplementary ticket for 1-2 rings each way.

ProfiTicket pricing

The price you pay for your ProfiTicket depends on the Corporate Client Subscription variant your company has chosen. Just ask the ProfiTicket contact person at work.

And this is how it works!

The fastest way to get your ProfiTicket:
If your company already offers the ProfiTicket, just get in touch with the ProfiTicket contact person at work. If you already have a HVV all-year 24/7 subscription season ticket, you can exchange it without any problem and at no extra cost for a ProfiTicket.

If your company doesn’t offer the ProfiTicket yet, convince your employer that they should.