Free use of public transport

The best way for students to get from A to B

“What’s the quickest and easiest way to get where I’m going without a car?”

In Hamburg, this question can be answered quite easily: Besides the bicycle, public transport is particularly convenient. Local public transport is also unbeatable in terms of environmental friendliness. Moreover, the transport network in the metropolis on the Elbe – the second largest city in Germany – is excellently developed. As a UMCH student you can use public transport free of charge in the rings A-E. Thus, you enjoy the greatest possible mobility in large parts of Hamburg – thanks to the Semester Ticket of the Hamburg Transport Association (HVV).  In this way you can not only get to UMCH and home quickly and easily, but also to your friends, to your favorite bar or to one of the many parks of the city.

With the HVV Semester Ticket you can use public buses (H), regional trains (R), commuter trains (S), subway (U) and ferries (Fähre) free of charge

Here’s how it works

The UMCH Semester Ticket is handed out to you at the beginning of your studies and at the end of each semester for the following semester. Once you have decided on a destination – for example, using the HVV timetable info or app – you can board any of the public transport services listed above and set off. Simply present your semester ticket on request. However, it is only valid in combination with your identity card.

Extensive applicability

In addition to the area of validity in Hamburg, the Semester Ticket is also valid in the following surrounding districts:



  • Herzogtum Lauenburg
  • Pinneberg
  • Segeberg
  • Stormarn




  • Harburg
  • Lüneburg
  • Stade
Gültigkeitsbereich de s HVV-Semestertickets für UMCH-Studierende