Even if you leave your car behind, there are many ways to get around in Hamburg. The following article provides an overview of possible alternatives to taking a cab.
The HVV provides the public transport network in Hamburg, which consists of buses, trains and ferries from about 30 transport associations. The rail network for the Hamburg region consists of 4 subway lines, 6 commuter rail lines, 20 regional lines and three lines of the AKN. In addition, there are 29 metro bus lines, 9 X-press buses, city and regional buses, night buses and 7 harbor ferries.
During the week, most suburban and metro trains, as well as metro buses, usually run every five or ten minutes from five in the morning to eleven in the evening. In less frequented areas, departures are set to no more than every 20 minutes. While you have to change to a night bus at some point on weekdays, the trains run all night on weekends.
To find your way around the HVV, it’s worth either downloading the HVV app, which is available in German and English, or using the timetable information on the website. Both options allow people
without local knowledge to enter the start and destination in the form of addresses and, in addition to the connection itself, show travel times and ticket prices.
Tip: The U3 line and the harbor ferries are particularly suitable for a city tour at the regular HVV fare and offer a good alternative to commercial offers.
There are about 250 “StadtRAD stations” throughout the city, where you can easily rent a bike.
The good thing is that the first 30 minutes of every rental are free of charge! In many cases you
can get from a to b for free.
To use StadtRAD Hamburg, there is a one-time registration fee of 5.00€, which is charged as credit. From the 13th month, an annual fee of 5€ is incurred to continue using the service. If the 30 free minutes for a ride are exceeded, one pays 10 cents per minute, the maximum fee per rental for normal bikes is 15€, for cargo bikes 24€. Holders of an HVV card or a Bahncard benefit from lower per-minute rates.
Moia is Hamburg’s ride-sharing provider, basically an all-electric shared cab that transports up to five people who want to travel in the same direction. The price is based on various parameters, Moia is usually significantly cheaper than a regular cab. Children up to the age of 13 travel free of charge when accompanied by an adult.
In Hamburg, there are various car sharing providers that allow customers to rent a vehicle at a location as needed and simply park it again within the business area. Charges are usually based
on usage time and/or distance. The largest providers in Hamburg are Share Now, Miles and Sixt Share. In addition to the mobile options, there are also fixed-station providers in Hamburg where you rent a vehicle and then return it there. The largest providers here are cambio, CarlundCarla.de and Flinkster.
Emmy and felyx are providers for renting e-scooters. They drive purely electrically, offer space for two people (two helmets are on board) and drive up to 45Km/h- a class B or A driver’s license is
There are now many e-pedal scooters in Hamburg that can be rented for set minute prices. They can be parked within the business area at the end of the ride. The vehicles from the providers
TIER, VOI, Bird, Bolt and Lime are distributed throughout the city and offer a good opportunity to flexibly cover shorter distances. All providers charge a starting fee and then bill on a per-minute