Super eight. The routes that take Hamburg across the River Elbe.

For those who cross the river each day, the HADAG fleet links the maritime sides of the city.

It is also part of the Hamburger Verkehrsverbund (HVV) public transport network, so you can hop straight on the HADAG ferries with a HVV ticket for the underground/suburban railway or bus. There are no fewer than 20 jetties along the river, including stops at the Landungsbrücken and Fischmarkt – must-sees for anyone visiting Hamburg. Fancy popping over to the jet-setters on Finkenwerder, meeting a Flying Dutchman for a night at the opera, or simply admiring the logistical ballet at the container terminals? No problem!

Route 73: Ernst-August-Schleuse

I see no ships! We can’t dock at the Ernst-August-Schleuse jetty if the water level is above average. High tide can be exceptionally high here, especially when there are westerly winds. When that happens, our ships can’t pass below the Argentinienbrücke bridge. If you find yourself high and dry with no ferry in sight (which happens on about 40 days a year), check our Twitter account Alternatively, you can just walk to the Argentinienbrücke jetty. Problem solved!

Route HBEL

Don’t get caught out: if you want to travel at the weekend or on a public holiday, you need to pay the special HADAG fare unless you hold a HVV season ticket (annual, monthly or weekly ticket or a ProfiTicket) which is valid for the relevant zone. From Monday to Friday, the standard HVV fare applies. There is an extra charge for bicycles every day of the week. For example, a single fare on the Cranz–Blankenese route would look like this:

From Cranz or Neuenfelde to Blankenese:
  • Adults 4€
  • Children (aged 4-15 ) 2€
From Cranz to Neuenfelde:
  • Adults 1,50€
  • Children (aged 4-15) 0,75€
  • Bicycles per journey 1,50€

Casting off, winding down.

Captain Cookie

All sea routes lead to Rome! Or do they lead to Hamburg? To make sure you get to the right destination, we have embedded Google Maps on our site. For even more orientation and user-friendliness. Because whether on water or on land: Nothing works without proper maps! Of course, you can also just drift aimlessly with us.

Captain Cookie

All sea routes lead to Rome! Or do they lead to Hamburg? To make sure you get to the right destination, we have embedded Google Maps on our site. For even more orientation and user-friendliness. Because whether on water or on land: Nothing works without proper maps! Of course, you can also just drift aimlessly with us.

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