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In and around Hamburg

In and around Hamburg

Hamburg CARD – Your Explorer Pass 

Filled with the finest that Hamburg has to offer, a Hamburg CARD or Hamburg Card plus Region is the practical and inexpensive way to explore the city and its surrounding area.

With these leisure-time passes you are entitled to unlimited travel by bus and train throughout the HVV service area. In addition, you enjoy discounts at more than 150 tourist attractions as well as on other interesting offers. These include:

  •     City-sightseeing bus tours and boat trips around the port or on the River Alster
  •     Places of interest and museums
  •     Musicals and theatre
  •     Restaurants and souvenirs

The Hamburg CARD leisure-time pass is valid for travel within Hamburg AB, comprising the Hamburg metropolitan area and certain surrounding municipalities and towns.

With a Hamburg CARD plus Region pass you can travel on the entire network (fare rings ABCDE). For a map of our fare zones please click the related link at the bottom of this page.

Tip for Hamburg residents: Why not use a Hamburg CARD to rediscover your home city or show guests around?

Essential information on the Hamburg CARD leisure-time pass

  • Both types of pass are valid on all HVV public transport services:
  • U- and S-Bahn rapid-transit rail, regional trains, buses, MetroBuses, SchnellBus limited-stop/Eilbus sprinter services, night buses and harbour ferries. First-class travel is not included.
  • A individual pass is valid for one adult and up to 3 children (6-14 years inclusive)
  • A Group Pass is valid for up to 5 persons of any age
  • The upgrade required on SchnellBus limited-stop services is included
  • Both passes are valid on the days you have selected (see stamp) and expire when public-transport services close down on the last of these days. Close of service is at 6 am the following morning. Only consecutive days of validity are permitted.

How to buy the Hamburg CARD?

You can buy a Hamburg CARD from all ticket machines, via HVV-App, the Online Shop, at HVV service centres, from the bus driver, at the DB travel agencies and at the Tourist Information Centres (Hauptbahnhof/Central Station, Dammtorbahnhof, Harbour, Airport). Many Hamburg hotels, youth hostels and travel agencies also sell these passes. Or – if you prefer – simply phone 040/300 51 300 or visit the website of hamburg-tourismus to get your Hamburg CARD.

Please note that it is not possible to buy the 5-day Pass or Hamburg CARD plus Region on the bus.