Public transport in Hamburg includes. Buses, metro, commuter trains, ferries and taxis. In the article, we will deal with local transport routes. Fares and find out where to buy tickets.

City and long-distance buses

There are 100 city bus routes in Hamburg. The city buses red and white. You can find out their schedules. And routes on the Hamburg public transport website Hvv.de. There you can also pave the optimal route from A to B. Find a bus stop in Hamburg, as in other German cities, just. Look for the green letter H on a yellow background and stop with a canopy.

Long-distance buses to other cities in Germany. And abroad depart from Hamburg’s main bus station. This bus station located at Adenauerallee 78, 20097 Hamburgs. To get to the bus station. Take the U1 or U3 metro and exit the Hauptbahnhof Sued station. From the bus station there are flights to most European countries. The most popular and busiest flights carried out in the following countries. Denmark, Poland, Russia (Kalingrad). The main bus carrier is Flixbus. The station covered, and on its territory. There are cafes, eateries, luggage storage. Buses depart from this bus station, both in German cities and abroad.

Electric Trains and Trains

A dense network of trains connects the center of Hamburg with the outskirts. Fares on trains within the city are the same as for public transport. The branches of the trains marked with the letter S – the figure. For example, S1, S2, S3, etc.
There are several railway stations in the city. The main one is Hamburg Hauptbahnhof. It is from it depart trains near and long distance. Popular destinations in the country include. Berlin, Frankfurt, Bremen, Cologne, Kiel.

Metro

Do not confuse the train in Hamburg with the subway. Their branches on the transport map of the city. Marked with different letter-digital symbols. Train – S1, subway – U1. You can see the integrated map of the metro. And city trains on the map below. In total, there are 4 branches of the U-Bahn metro. And 6 branches of suburban trains S-Bahn. Subway and train hours: 04:30 to 01:00 on weekdays and around the clock on weekends.

Taxi

Taxis in Hamburg are subject to strict regulations. Taxi cars are recognizable by their cream-colored exterior. And a “Taxi” sign on the roof. Official taxi ranks can found at Hamburg Airport. All train stations, popular shopping centers and business districts. Taxis are also available on the street.

Approximate taxi fares:

  • Boarding: €3.2
  • First 4 km: €2.35 per km
  • Travel from 5th to 9th km: €2.1 per km
  • Travel after 10 km: €1.45 per km
  • Downtime Payment: €0.1 for 12 seconds

Port

The port of Hamburg is one of the most important and largest ports in Europe. From the local cruise terminal departs. Many cruises to the Nordic countries – Norway, Iceland, Denmark, etc.

A map of the city’s ferry routes with stops for viewing attached below. You can find out the current schedule of the ferries on the Hadag.de website. To see the port, take the 62 river tram towards Finkenwerder.

Prices of public transport tickets

The fare for city public transport. Depends on the number of transport zones that you overcome. Please find below a map of Hamburg transport zones. In it you can see that Hamburg airport and the entire center included in the Hamburg AB zone. This way, the ride from the airport to the city center won’t hit your budget.

The summary plate below. Contain prices for the most popular types of tickets among tourists. Buying any of these tickets. you can use it to travel on any mode of transport. We have considered fares only in Hamburg’s central hamburg ab. As you move away from the center. The fare will increase.

Ticket nameTicket priceNotes
Adult ticket for 1 trip (Einzelfahrschein Erwachsene)€3,4The most used type of ticket, which is suitable for travel from Hamburg airport to the center.
Child ticket for 1 trip (Einzelfahrschein Kind)€1,3The most used type of ticket, which is suitable for travel from Hamburg airport to the center.
Ticket for 1 day (9-Uhr-Tageskarte)€6,6Valid from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Entitles 1 adult and 3 children (from 6 to 14 years old) to any number of trips.
1 day ticket (Tageskarte)€7,9Valid from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Entitles 1 adult and 3 children (from 6 to 14 years old) to any number of trips.
Group ticket for day 1 (9-Uhr-Tageskarte)€12,4Valid from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Entitles you to any number of trips 5 adults within 24 hours.
Children’s ticket for 1 day (9-Uhr-Tageskarte)€2,5Valid from 9 a.m. to 6 a.m. the next day. Entitles you to any number of trips 1 child.

Where to buy Tickets

Tickets sold in vending machines. At the entrance to the metro station and at Hamburg airport.
You can make your way from Hamburg Airport to your destination. Find out the travel time. And ticket prices on Hamburg’s official public transport website Hvv.de.