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Hamburg S-Bahn Information

The city Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city. Hamburg S-Bahn metro network opened to the public early in the year 1907. Hamburg S-Bahn, Hamburg U–Bahn and AKN railways are the backbone of public transportation in the city and its surrounding areas.

Hamburg S-Bahn metro system operates using its 6 route lines that serve 68 stations running through an extensive route of 147 kilometers. More than 590,000 commuters use the Hamburg S-Bahn metro daily. You will find four U-Bahn underground lines and 6 S-Bahn suburban lines are directly linked with each other in the suburban region. On public holidays, both U-Bahn and S-Bahn Metro offers their services to the passengers throughout the night. Hamburg doesn’t have any light rail system any longer.

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Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Map

The Map of Hamburg S-Bagn Metro showing various route lines and stations is below. You can also Download Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Map in PDF.

Hamburg S-bahn Metro Map, Map of Hamburg S-bahn Metro

Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Lines / Hamburg S-Bahn Routes

The Hamburg S-Bahn Network consists of two main routes in east to west direction that are between the north and south city, apart from this,  S-Bahn is connected by 6 routes. Altona and Hauptbahnhof are connected with each other. The metro rail route covers 12.5 km within the tunnel, and it covers 7.9km in single track route. Hamburg S-Bahn operates through four main lines, and they are S1, S21, S3, S31. During peak hours two additional lines S11 and S2 are being used to run the metro. The trains with a single digit number run through the inner city tunnel while trains with  two digit numbers run through Verbindungsbahn to Dammtor.

  • S1 Line – the S1 line of Hamburg S-Bahn starts from Wedel touching Hamburg airport and finally, the route ends at poppenbuttel.
  • S21 Line – the S21 line starts from Elbgaustrabe and the route ends at Aumuhle.
  • S3 Line – The S3 line of Hamburg S-Bahn starts from Pinneberg, and while touching other main stations and regions, the metro service ends at Stade.
  • S31 Line – the S31 line operates only during daytime and rush hours. The metro route starts from Altona and its ends at Neugraben.
  • S11 Line – The S11 line of Hamburg S-Bahn operates only during peak time. The metro line operates from Blankanese to Poppenbuttel.
  • S2 Line – The S2 line also runs during the peak time. The metro runs between Altona and Bergedorf.

Among the 68 stations of Hamburg S-Bahn, 10 are fully operated through the underground. Three stations are located in the center of Hamburg, and one station is at Hamburg airport. Most stations have a single island platform, and you will find two island platforms where interchange stations are located. The interchange stations are Altona and Hauptbahnhof. The terminal stations are Neugraben and Pinneberg, and they are located between and side platform and island platform. You will find electronic passenger information system at all stations and that are used to inform the passengers about metro line, route, time, the next train and missed connection.

Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Hours

The Hamburg metro runs daily from 4.30 to 1.00 and night services are also provided to passengers on public holidays in Germany. During day time 10 minutes is the frequency for lines S1, S21, S3 and S31. For night service, the frequency is 20 minutes.

Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Fare, Tickets and Card

Using the S-Bahn you can travel in any direction from the center of Hamburg. A train station is indicated by the green S plate. On public holidays, the S-Bahn runs round the clock and during weekdays metros will stop running 12.30 am. Tickets are available for passengers on all buses or you can purchase from automatic machines at every S-Bahn stations. Hamburg offers you a card or pass to explore the surrounding areas. A single ticket for 1 day will cost you €8.90 and for 3 days €21.90. Group ticket for 1 day is €14.90 and for 3days is €38.90. A single ticket for 5 days will charge you €37.50 and group ticket for 5 days will charge you €63.90. This card is valid for all types of public transport service. A single card is valid for 1 adult and 3 children. Group card is valid for 5 people of any age.

Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Parking

Parking of personal vehicles is available at park and ride area. The parking area is connected to public transport, and you can easily transfer to a bus or rail.

Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Rules and Tips

Special assistance is provided to mobility impaired passengers. They offer barrier free boarding and guidance system are installed for blind passengers. Senior commuters can avail discounted fares. Unaccompanied children between the age 6 and 15 years can also travel safely under supervision of trained metro staff under the “Kids on Tour” or the “solo traveler” scheme.

Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Resources:

  1. Official Website of Hamburg S-Bahn Metro 
  2. Hamburg S-Bahn Metro  on Wikipedia
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