Services and Support for People with Disabilities in Hamburg

Overview of transport facilities and of associations available for people with mobility, sight or hearing impairments in Hamburg...

Public Transport

HVV, the Hamburg Transport Association, has information in English for passengers with impaired mobility on getting around the region by bus, rail and ferry.

Other transport services

There are also transport services provided by non-profit organisations (fee required) for those who are not able to use public transport.

  • Deutsches Rotes Kreuz mediservice gGmbH
    : Behrmannplatz 3, 22529Hamburg
    Tel: 040 554 201 06 (Monday to Friday 05:30-18:00, service from 09:00-24:00)
  • Johanniter-Unfall-Hilfe e.V.
    : Barmbeker Straße 19, 22303 Hamburg
    Tel: 040 650 541 84 / 040 650 541 87 / 0163 855 7300, service from 06:00-23:00 or on request
  • For a list of transport providers for people with disabilities in Hamburg: Click here (in German)

People with disabilities who are unable to use public transport, don't have a private car or need a special vehicle or help, are entitled to a lump sum for the use of specialised transport services. This sum can be filed for at the social administration office (Grundsicherungs- und Sozialdienststellen) of the local Bezirksamt.

Associations for People with Disabilities in Hamburg