Hamburg S-Bahn Metro

Hamburg S-Bahn Information

The Hamburg S-bahn is a popular means of Public Transportation in Hamburg, Germany. The network is a popular and important means of public transport due to its schedule and great coverage. It is interconnected with Hamburg U-Bahn Metro. The system began operation in 1907 and presently has 6 lines that serve 68 stations. It has a total track length of 147 kilometers. The four main lines are S1, S21, S3, S31, while two additional lines S11 and S2 are operational during peak hours. All of the 68 stations are fully underground and most of them have single island platform. The metro system is operated by S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH. The network is a member of Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV), Hamburg’s Transport Association. The S-Bahn is represented by a white “S” inside a green circle, as its logo. The transit system is also connected to many metro buses and some town bus lines.

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.

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Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Hours

The metro services operate from 4.30 am to 1.00 am on Monday-Friday. The frequency between trains during day time is around 10 minutes. Before 6.00 am and after 11 pm and on nights before holidays and weekend nights, the frequency is around 20 minutes. The peak time lines, S2 and S11 have lesser time interval between trains during mornings and afternoon. During weekends and on public holidays, the S-Bahn services operate all night.

Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Fare, Tickets and Card

Riders can buy Single tickets that are valid for only one trip per person. For unlimited travel in a day, Day Ticket can be purchased which include travel for 1 adult and 3 children (6-14 years). These can be purchased from vending machines.

There are various Season Tickets that provide saving and suit the needs of the travelers. There are CC-Ticket off-peak travel passes that allows travelling during off peak hours for 1 adult and 3 children. These can be used on Monday-Friday 9am to 4 pm and after 6 pm all ay on public holidays and weekends. Seniors can also buy Senior citizen season tickets that are valid after 9 am Mon-Fri and all day long on weekends and public holidays. Concessionary tickets are also available for students, trainees and children.

The system also offers cheap rates for employees of a company that has an agreement with the HVV. It is provided in the form of ProfiCard. Apart from that there is an Abo-Karte, which is a yearly travel pass.

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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

At stations, the passengers are well informed about the line, route, stopping position of next train and destination, or any disruption in the services through the electronic passenger information systems. Bicycles are allowed free of charge before 6 am and between 9 am to 4 pm on Monday-Friday and all day long on public holidays and weekends. Two bicycles are allowed per car.

The system also provides free of charge, car park and ride facility, where riders can park their cars in the HVV service area and ride on public transport services.

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 Pictures

Hamburg S-Bahn Metro Resources:

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