Bremen is Germany’s second-most important port city after Hamburg, and one of the most important industrial cities in the country. Bremen is home to the manufacturing centers and headquarters of major companies such as Daimler, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, Airbus, Becks and Kellogg’s. Visitor traveling to Bremen fly in to Bremen Airport, which is located 3.5 km from the city center. It is one of the most convenient airports in terms of transportation to and from the city center. Bremen Airport handled over 2.5 million passengers in 2015 and serves not only Northern Germany but also some parts of the Netherlands.
The tram is one of the most convenient transportation alternatives to get to the city center from Bremen Airport. The tram also provides transportation to surrounding cities. Tram number 6 provides transportation to the city center and departs directly from the terminal. The tram takes 11 minutes to get to the train station in the city center (Hauptbahnhof). One of the stops along this route is Bremen Am Brill, which is a 5-minute walk from the historic city center, where St. Peter’s Cathedral is located. From the main train station you can transfer to a train to get to Bremerhaven, which is known as “Bremen’s Harbor”.
One of the fastest transportation alternatives to get to the city center from Bremen Airport, which is located 3.5 km away, is by taxi. The fact that the airport is located in such close proximity to the city makes the total fare quite reasonable. Taxis are readily available at the terminal exit.
Renting a car is another transportation alternative to get to the city center. There are 5 different rental companies that have offices at the airport, all of which are located in Terminal 3. Each company offers vehicles with winter tires due to the city’s location in the north. In addition, each company offers vehicles that come equipped with navigation and baby car seats. You can also rent a bicycle and bike to the city center since it is located in such close proximity. Biking to the city center from the airport takes approximately 15 minutes. The airport features free bicycle parking areas in front of Terminal 2.
To drive to the city center by car make a left on Neuenlander Street once you exit the airport. This will take you to Langemarckstraße, passing directly over the Weser River, which splits the city into two, and going through the city center, which is where the central train station is located. The street named Hutfilterstraße after the bridge will take you to the historic city center.Last Updated: November 23, 2016