EuroEM – Getting around in Hamburg

Hamburg offers an extensive public transport system including underground trains, a light-rail network, buses and ferries. Whether you prefer walking, driving or biking ─  getting around in Hamburg is easy. The city boasts an extensive public transport network of rapid transit and regional trains, buses and harbour ferries, operated by Hamburg’s public transport organisation HVV.


A range of single, daily and weekly tickets that are valid for all buses, trains and ferries are available at HVV ticket machines. The Hamburg CARD is recommended for tourists, as it grants discounts on various cultural and leisure activities in addition to free transportation. Note: Day-passes are cheaper after 9:00 a.m.

S-Bahn and U-Bahn

The key element to Hamburg’s public transport system is the network of rapid transit and regional rail services that connect the city centre to the greater region. There are four U-Bahn underground lines, six S-Bahn suburban lines and nine regional rail services that link Hamburg to other cities in the region.


The public network is structured into five rings centred around the Alster Lakes. Rings A and B (called Großbereich) cover the City, and if you are travelling further, Rings C, D, E will take you up to 60 kms away from the city. Some regional trains are also included in the fare (Gesamtbereich).

Operating hours

On weekdays, U/S trains operate from 4:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. the next morning and 24 hours on weekends. Bus services operate on similar schedules, with night buses running on main routes after midnight.


If you require assistance, just ask the staff at one of the information desks on the platform of larger stations or the Service Point at Central Station

During the conference

To scientists attending EuroEM 2020, the most important subway line is U1, connecting the transportation hub „Wandsbek Markt“ nearest to Helmut Schmidt University with downtown Hamburg and the Port Area. From „Wandsbek Markt“, busses number M10, 261, 262, 263 and X35 will connect to the bus stop „Universität der Bundeswehr“.

Airport service – How to go to Helmut Schmidt University

To find the fast train connecting the airport with the downtown are, leave the baggage claim and the security area. Head for the fast train („Schnellbahn“ -white S on green ground). Take the S1 Train in direction of „Hauptbahnhof“ (= main station); there is only one service in one direction available at the airport. Leave the train at the station „Wandsbeker Chaussee“, leave the station (only one exit), turn left. After 15 meters go downstairs, right, downstairs and take the subway U1 (white U on blue ground), direction „Grosshansdorf“ or „Ohlstedt“, for only one station to „Wandsbek Markt“. Exit in „Wandsbek Markt“ in the direction your subway train is heading and move upwards two floors (escalator or stairs, according to your fitness aims). Go straight ahead to „Abfahrtsbereich C“, take bus no. M10, 263 or 261 to „Universität der Bundeswehr“. Exit the bus, go back a bit to the crossroad the bus just passed and turn left. After approx. 150m you will see the entrance to the university (this includes a guardpost )  on the left hand side. You will find there: the keys to your accomodations plus an envelope with additional informations for your stay.




Letzte Änderung: 6. Januar 2020