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In and around Hamburg

Tickets for trainees, apprentices and students

For apprentices/trainees and full-time students who need to use bus and rail services regularly, we offer reduced-price monthly season tickets as well as the supersaver all-year season ticket.   

Monthly season tickets for apprentices/trainees and students are valid for the calendar month printed on them from 0.00 on the first of the month till close of services on the last day of the month. Close of services is 6 am the following morning.


The SemesterTicket authorizes you to travel as often as you like over fare rings ABCDE during the semester printed on the ticket.

Full-time students at the following universities automatically get a HVV SemesterTicket for fare rings ABCDE together with their study documents after payment of the semester contribution:

  • Akademie Mode & Design
  • Asklepios Medical School Hamburg
  • Brand Academy (University for design and communication)
  • BSP Business School Berlin Potsdam - Campus Hamburg
  • Bucerius Law School (Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft)
  • EBC Euro - Business - College Hamburg GmbH
  • Evangelische Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit & Diakonie Hamburg
  • Hamburger Konservatorium
  • HafenCity Universität Hamburg
  • University Fresenius Hamburg
  • University of Applied Sciences Hamburg
  • University of Fine Arts Hamburg
  • University for music and theatre
  • Iba Internationale Berufsakademie
  • International School of Management
  • International University of Applied Sciences Bad Honnef, Bonn (IUBH, Standort Hamburg)
  • Kühne Logistics University
  • Macromedia Fachhochschule Hamburg
  • Medical School Hamburg (Fachhochschule für Gesundheit und Medizin)
  • NBS Northern - Business - School
  • Technische Universität Hamburg
  • University of Hamburg
  • University of Applied Sciences Europe GmbH

Students at the Leuphana Universität Lüneburg will receive a separate SemesterTicket.

Most of the public institutes of higher education in Schleswig-Holstein issue a SemesterTicket valid in the entire federal state to their students.

Our tip: The SemesterTicket from Hamburg universities allows you to take along up to 3 children aged 6-14 free of charge. Children under 6 travel free of charge on the HVV.

Tickets for apprentices/trainees and students who do not have a SemesterTicket

When you buy a ticket for an apprentice/trainee or student, you will need to submit a filled out entitlement form. This must be validated by the company where you are doing your apprenticeship/traineeship (and then by the relevant Chamber of Crafts or Chamber of Commerce) or by your university or college for students.

Apprentices/trainees will automatically be sent the form (entitlement form) by post when their apprenticeship/traineeship contract has been officially registered by the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and Crafts, or they can otherwise get it at our service centres or via the our Infoline on 040/19 449.

If your university is on our list of verified institutes of further education, you can get the entitlement form at our service centres or via our Infoline on 040/19 449.

It is so easy – just a few steps to get your monthly season ticket

Personal passes for apprentices/trainees and students are only issued via our service centres. Just bring along a passport photo which shows you to advantage and your entitlement form. The entitlement form for the reduced-price ticket must always be carried together with the ticket.

Area of validity

Monthly season ticket for apprentices and students
(price per month)
All-year season ticket for apprentices and students
(price per month)
Saving with all-year season
ticket for apprentices and students per year1

1 fare zone
only outside Hamburg AB
39.10 € 32.10 €

2 fare zones

51.10 € 41.90 €

3 fare zones

71.40 € 58.50 €

4 fare zones

81.90 € 67.10 €

5 fare zones

103.10 € 84.60 €

6 fare zones

123.90 € 101.60 €

7 fare zones

144.90 € 118.80 €

Hamburg AB

81.90 € 67.10 €

Hamburg AB + 1 fare zone

103.10 € 84.60 €

Hamburg AB + 2 fare zones

123.90 € 101.60 €

Hamburg AB + 3 fare zones

144.90 € 118.80 €

fare rings ABCDE

163.80 € 134.20 €

Upgrade ticket Express bus/ 1st class

53.90 € 44.40 €

1 compared with buying 12 monthly season tickets (standard price)

Upgrade fare for 1 journey

The upgrade fare for 1st class on regional trains RB/RE 2.10 € per journey (valid in fare rings ABCDE).

Supplementary ticket

On your season ticket, you need a supplementary ticket for 1 journey outside the fare zones.

Buy in advance

You can buy all season tickets up to 2 months in advance at our service centres. The 24/7 all year season ticket is also available online (German only).

Changing the area of validity

If you want to change the area your season ticket is valid for, take it along to one of our service centres.


Season tickets are not transferable.

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.

External students

In special cases, you may also be eligible for the reduced-price HVV tickets described above.  You can get detailed information on this as well as the entitlement form from the students’ union (Studierendenwerk Hamburg). You can access the service portal easily and conveniently at Studierenden Werk Hamburg.

Once you have chosen the right ticket for you and fixed the area it is to be valid for, you can get the personal pass and the sticker to go with it at one of our service centres.