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Social discount

Social discount on tickets

You are entitled to the social discount on tickets if you are in receipt of the following basic subsistence benefits:

  • unemployment benefit II or income support under the Social Code (SGB) (Arbeitslosengeld II or Sozialgeld)
  • social assistance (Hilfe zum Lebensunterhalt)  according to Chapter 3 of Book XII of the Social Code (SGB)
  • basic subsistence income (Grundsicherung) for the elderly and for persons with reduced earning capacity under Chapter 4 of Book XII of the Social Code (SGB)
  • benefits according to the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz)

and are resident in the City of Hamburg. This social discount entitles you to get reduced-price HVV season tickets.

With a completely filled out form (257,55 KB)  (in German) which you can print out yourself and by presenting an official identification document you can buy monthly and all-year season tickets at a monthly discount of 22.60 € in one of our HVV service centres. Please note that when you buy monthly season tickets, you will need to present the order form every time you do so. The supplementary sheet containing further information on data protection mentioned in the order form refers to the general and product-specific data privacy provisions, which are available in the service centres as well as online (in German).

Alternatively, you can obtain the order form from the offices of Jobcenter team.arbeit.hamburg and the specialized offices for basic social security assistance (Grundsicherung) and social affairs (Fachämter für Grundsicherung und Soziales) or in the Social Services Centres (SDZ) at the local district council offices (Bezirksämter) as well as in the HVV service centres.