The HVV which is Hamburgs public transportation system is quite impressive. I think it is second only to London's. Using the buses, S and U-bahns, as well as the Regional trains you can reach almost anywhere you want to go in and around Hamburg.
A "Grossbereich" ticket can take you up to Ahrensburg, Prisdorf, Wedel etc. and if you purchasse one for the "Gesamtbereich" you can go even farther such as Lüneburg, Stade, Elmshorn and many other cities and towns in Niedersachsen and Schleswig-Holstein.
If you like staying out late and heading to the Reeperbahn there are night buses that will get you back home or to your hotel.
All in all excellent and compared to places like Tampa, Florida it is a dream come true.
Hamburg has an excellent public transport authority -- the HVV.
Disabled visitors will find that the overwhelming majority of buses are disabled friendly. The S-bahn metro train is being made more accessible, but there are problems relating to access of the underground stations in Hamburg's inner city. So far, only (but at least) the central train station (Hauptbahnhof) has lifts to the platforms. A number of other stations has escalators, but don't count on them being operational.
quite tidy and cheap . Scedule depends from where are you going. If you are two people and you are going to travel all day around Hambutrg then cheaper is to buy group card for two circles (rings) or Grossbereich Hamburg. It is valid only from 9 AM. It costs 7.75 EUR. Then with you can travel five people.
With day ticket we could make a ship sightseeing in Elbe river. it is just ferry for those who ork in other side of the Elbe but it is good enough to see Hambrg port without guide.
Hamburg's public transportation (HVV) is really great: you can go everywhere with the U and S-Bahn and the buses too.
And it's inexpensive too: the "Familien/Gruppenkarte" ticket is really cheap if you are in a group up to 5 people: 7.40 euros for the whole day!
There is also GSM coverage by operator E-Plus in all the U-Bahn lines.
Hamburg's extensive system of U-bahn, S-bahn, buses and ferries won't leave you stranded. S- and U-bahn tickets can be purchased at the bright orange machines at station entrances, while bus tickets are available from the driver.
We took the train to Hamburg - a comfortable way to travel - restaurant and bar on board - belgian beer from Leuven and excellent food by a catering company called Eurest !!
Nice way to travel to the Hannover Messe via a transit stop in "Die Hansestadt Hamburg"
Hamburg has a great local transportation network. There's S- and U-Bahn trains you can easily get everywhere with. S-Bahns are divided into 1st and 2nd class. Don't even think about getting a 1st class ticket - the 1st class looks about the same as the 2nd class!
If there is more of you - make sure to buy a day ticket for groups (up to 5 people!). It costs 7.40 EURO and that's really cheap isn't it?
Hamburg is a large, sprawling city. But the excellent network of commuter rail lines they call the U-Bahn and S-Bahn provide an easy, cheap and convenient way to get around. Ticketing is so easy for tourists. Buy a 5 person 3 day pass at one of the automatic machines and you're on your way! The trains are clean, but oh what a shame many of the windows have been scratched by vandals.
I flew in from Manchester (united Kingdom)
A bus takes you to the Hauptbanhof in app 25/30 mins from where you can catch Trains/U and S Bahn or Buses to just about anywhere
Very simple. The best public transport I have encountered anywhere - BAR NONE and by a long way.
The day or 3 day pass tickets are valid on : U and S bahn, buses and some ferries on the alster. Frequency and reliability of services excellent, ease of use excellent, it runs from early to late again I could go on and on if politicians from your city/town/country want to see how it SHOULD be done (sorry but public transport in UK - where I live - is a pathetic joke) they should go to Hamburg and bring back the lessons learned.
Oh and it's very good value for money I believe the current (18 Jul 2002) price for a 3 day pass is just Euros 12,80
Hamburg has an airport, harbor, Autobahn and trainstation - so you can get there by any means of transportation!
The HVV = Hamburger Verkehrsverbund covers all of Hamburg and outskirts with buses, trams, subways and even ferry boats.
There are day tickets available (from 9 until 4.30h next morning) - but make sure to ask for group tickets/ family tickets as well!
Take the bus from the airport into the Centrum. The driver wouldn't change a hundred-mark note, but he was willing to change a 50.
U-Bahn, S-Bahn, the subway. Fast, easy, inexpensive. No need for a car.
it called Subway "U-Bahn", but if you see, a lot of time the trains are running over the edge, like here in the harbor area! You have a very nice view out of it. Dayticket is 4,65 EUR!
The subway was empty this morning.
I was on my way to the airport.
Time to go back to New York.
So Long Srbija and Deutchland!!!
S-Bahn and U-Bahn are the fasted and easiest public transport in Hamburg. You can reached almost every spot by using them.
The easiest way of getting aroung the city is taking suburban railways (S Bahn) and undeground (U Bahn). The same tickets are valid for busses, S and U bahn. Single ticket costs 2 euro.