Train, bus, car or bike: Hamburg has a number of transport options, both public and private, to explore the city.
Hamburg is a huge city, but the old town area is best accessed on foot. In fact, walking around Altstadt or by one of the city's many canals can be very entertaining. There are also several free walking tours offered, which include attractions such as the famous Town Hall building, St. Petri medieval church, Hafen City, etc.
Public transportation information can be found at the Hamburg public transport website (HVV).
Single tickets start at 1,50 EUR for a short journey, while day tickets cost at least 6,20 EUR. A great option for exploring Hamburg is the Hamburg CARD, which includes unlimited travel on city's buses and trains as well as discounts in theatres, museums, and restaurants. Prices start at 9.90 EUR per day per person. You can find more information about the HamburgCARD here.
Hamburg public transport website (HVV).
Route map of public transport
The StadtRAD gives you spontaneous, individual mobility. Experience all Hamburg has to offer, whether work, leisure or tourist attractions, in a very special way, right in tune with the pulse of the city. Many hire stations throughout the entire city offer facilities round the clock for hiring and returning a StadtRAD - as simply as cycling itself. For more information about the StadtRAD system please click here.
As an alternative you can also ask at your hotel reception whether they rent bikes.
There are numerous apps and websites allowing to book a taxi/limousine in Hamburg:
Alternatively, taxis can be booked at the following numbers (German only):
- Autoruf +49 40 44 10 11
- Das Taxi +49 40 22 11 22
- Hansa-Taxi +49 40 211 255 or 211 211
- Taxi Hamburg +49 40 66 66 66
Alternatively you can drive yourself with carsharing. Just register and download the app, find a car, drive wherever you want to go to and find a zone to park in. Visit DriveNow or car2go for further information.
For travel tips please visit the homepage of Hamburg Tourismus. Here you can find many interesting sights and maritime highlights of the city e.g. the port, the Speicherstadt and the Jungfernstieg.
You can also use the free Hamburg App to get an overview of more than 1,500 attractions, bars, cafés, clubs, restaurants, events and shopping ideas. You can either plan your trip here in advance as well as walk down the street with it, it offers suggestions for what you can do next. Stay up-to-date about what's happening exactly where you are with tips or search for ideas yourself to enjoy your stay.