Hamburg’s HVV to raise public transport prices come 2023

Hamburg’s HVV to raise public transport prices come 2023

Tickets for public transport in Hamburg will increase in price by an average of 3,2 percent come the new year. Rates for children and senior citizens will stay the same.

Hamburg senate approves HVV ticket price rise

The transport association in Hamburg, HVV, has announced ticket price rises for its transport services. Train and bus tickets are set to rise by an average of 3,2 percent from January 1. 

A Kurzstrecke (short-distance journey) within the AB transport zone of the German city will increase from 1,80 euros to 1,90 euros per trip. A ticket for the Nahbereich (surrounding area), which includes the possibility to change trains, will rise in price from 2,40 euros to 2,50 euros. The Hamburg AB 1-2 Ringe (AB Rings 1-2) card will soon cost 3,60 euros, up from 3,50 euros.

The 9-Uhr-Tageskarte (9am Day Ticket) will also increase in price. The ticket allows one adult passenger and three children up to the age of 14 to travel outside of the rush hour period (6am-9am) on weekdays and at all times on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. From January onwards it will increase in price from 6,90 to 7,10 euros.

The HVV policy that tickets purchased online include a 7-percent discount will continue as normal.

Hamburg transport tickets rise with inflation

According to broadcaster NDR, a HVV spokesperson said that the transport association in the German city state was adjusting its prices due to inflation. There are some groups that will be less impacted by the changes, as ticket prices for children and senior citizens are set to stay the same.

However, the age limitations for holding a Seniorkarte (seniors’ card) will be raised from 63 to 65 years old. Customers aged 63 and 64 who already hold a seniors’ card will be able to keep their subscription.

Olivia Logan


Olivia Logan



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