Facts and usage statistics about public transit in Hamburg, Germany

Commute patterns by Subway, Train, Bus, Ferry & S-Bahn in Hamburg - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transit Index helps anyone discover how people in Hamburg get around each day with public transit compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transit and the average distance people in Hamburg walk each day. See which Subway, Train, Bus, Ferry & S-Bahn and stations are most popular in Hamburg, and more!

Hamburg has 5 transit type(s), including: Subway, Train, Bus, Ferry & S-Bahn, operated by several transit agencies, including Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV), Hamburger Hochbahn AG, AKN, S-Bahn Hamburg GmbH, HADAG, Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) & Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein GmbH (VHH)

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In Hamburg, the average amount of time people spend riding public transit is 58 min. Over 59% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
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How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Hamburg each day? Commuters wait on average 11 min, but over 32% wait longer than 20 minutes.
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The average distance people ride in a single trip within Hamburg is 8.9 km. Yet 49% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
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The percentage of public transit riders who transfer lines at least once in Hamburg is 72%. On average, 30% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
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Did you know that in Hamburg, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.70 km? Approximately, 22% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time in Hamburg

How long do people usually commute in Hamburg by public transit everyday?

The average amount of time people in Hamburg spend commuting with public transit, for example to and from work, on a weekday is 58 min.

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How many people have a long commute every day with public transit in Hamburg, Germany?

The percentage of transit riders in Hamburg who ride public transit, including Subway, Train, Bus, Ferry & S-Bahn for more than 2 hours every day is 59%.

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Waiting Time in Hamburg

How long do people usually wait at a station in Hamburg every day?

The average amount of time people in Hamburg wait at a stop or station for their Subway, Train, Bus, Ferry & S-Bahn line on a weekday is 11 min.

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How many people in Hamburg usually wait a long time at a transit station?

The percentage of people in Hamburg who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transit line every day, for example to and from work is 32%.

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Trip Distance in Hamburg

How far do people usually commute each way with public transit in Hamburg?

The average distance people in Hamburg usually ride in a single trip, for example to or from work, with public transit including Subway, Train, Bus, Ferry & S-Bahn is 8.9 km.

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How many people have a long commute every day in Hamburg?

The percentage of people in Hamburg that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transit is 49%.

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Number of Transfers in Hamburg

How many people perform single line trips in Hamburg?

The percentage of people in Hamburg who don't need to transfer during an average commute trip (one way) is 72%.

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How many people transfer twice during a single trip in Hamburg?

The percentage of people in Hamburg who make exactly two transfers when traveling to a certain destination on a single trip is 72%.

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Walking Distance in Hamburg

How far do people usually walk per trip in Hamburg?

The average distance people in Hamburg walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work is 8.9 km.

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How many people walk for more than 1 km in Hamburg?

The percentage of people in Hamburg who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work is 49%.

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Most popular S-Bahn lines

  • S3 - Pinneberg > Altona > Jungfernstieg > Hauptbahnhof > Neugraben > Stade
  • S1 - Wedel > Hauptbahnhof > Ohlsdorf > Hamburg Airport/Poppenbüttel
  • S31 - Altona > Dammtor > Hauptbahnhof > Berliner Tor/Neugraben

Most popular S-Bahn stations

  • Hauptbahnhof
  • Hamburg Altona
  • Ohlsdorf

Most popular Subway lines

  • U1 - Norderstedt Mitte > Hauptbahnhof Süd > Ohlstedt / Großhansdorf
  • U3 - Barmbek > Schlump > Hauptbahnhof Süd > Wandsbek-Gartenstadt
  • U2 - Niendorf Nord > Hauptbahnhof Nord > Mümmelmannsberg

Most popular Subway stations

  • Hauptbahnhof Süd
  • Jungfernstieg U
  • Hauptbahnhof Nord

Most popular S-Bahn lines

  • S3 - Pinneberg > Altona > Jungfernstieg > Hauptbahnhof > Neugraben > Stade
  • S1 - Wedel > Hauptbahnhof > Ohlsdorf > Hamburg Airport/Poppenbüttel
  • S31 - Altona > Dammtor > Hauptbahnhof > Berliner Tor/Neugraben

Most popular S-Bahn stations

  • Hauptbahnhof
  • Hamburg Altona
  • Ohlsdorf

Most popular Subway lines

  • U1 - Norderstedt Mitte > Hauptbahnhof Süd > Ohlstedt / Großhansdorf
  • U3 - Barmbek > Schlump > Hauptbahnhof Süd > Wandsbek-Gartenstadt
  • U2 - Niendorf Nord > Hauptbahnhof Nord > Mümmelmannsberg

Most popular Subway stations

  • Hauptbahnhof Süd
  • Jungfernstieg U
  • Hauptbahnhof Nord

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