Public transit

HVV (Hamburger Verkehrsverbund), the local public transit system, will be the main mode of transportation during the convention. It is an extensive bus, rail, and ferry network that makes travel throughout Hamburg easy.

Attendees will be required to use their convention badges as substitutes for tickets. The badges are valid beginning Friday, 31 May through Thursday, 6 June 2019.

Download the HVV rail system map and  use your convention badge for travel anywhere within the gray circle on the map. Most public transportation options run between the hours of 05:00 and 23:00.

Find route information on the HVV website that will assist you in getting from your hotel to the convention center. (Note: If you have downloaded directions prior to 14 February, those are no longer valid.)

Both the Sternschanze and Messehallen stations are located on the grounds of the Hamburg Messe, the convention venue. They are highlighted in yellow on the system map. The U3 train serves Sternschanze, which is the main train station that’s closest to registration and the House of Friendship. The U2 train serves the Messehallen station, located between Buildings A&B.

Learn more about the HVV

Local Taxis

MyTaxi is Europe's leading ride-hailing app and also a sponsor and supporter of the Rotary convention.

Download the free MyTaxi app in the IOS App Store or at Google Play.

MyTaxi will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to Rotary from all rides to and from the Hamburg Messe during the convention, 31 May through 5 June.

Donations will support:

  • Bee pasture project (Rotary Club of Ahrensburg) to help the dwindling bee and butterfly populations to flourish
  • Emotions Training for Autism (Rotaract Germany) to support those with autism spectrum disorder thrive in their personal and professional lives
  • Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation and Health Strategy (HANWASH): a collaborative, national initiative by Rotary District 7020, The Rotary Foundation and DINEPA to bring clean water to Haiti

Travel smart, travel conveniently, and support Rotary.

Please note: Rotary will not provide shuttle service from the airports to hotels or to the Hamburg Messe, or from hotels to the Hamburg Messe.