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Getting to the City Center from Bremerhaven Airport

Air travel to the city of Bremerhaven, located in Northern Germany, was served by the Bremerhaven Airport, which is about 5km from the city. However, that airport has been closed to scheduled flights. The closest international airport that serves the city is located in Bremen, which is south of Bremerhaven.

Transportation to Bremerhaven from Bremen Airport

Once you land at Bremen Airport you can get to Bremerhaven by train, which will include a transfer in the city center, rental car, which allows you to drive directly from the airport to the city, or by reserving a private shuttle service or transfer vehicle. Taxis are another transportation alternative and they are readily available at the terminal exit 24 hours a day. If you want a more exclusive and comfortable travel experience to get to Bremerhaven from Bremen Airport then consider renting a limousine.

Train

Although traveling from Bremen Airport to Bremerhaven by train requires that you transfer vehicles in Bremen, it is among the most comfortable and economical transportation alternatives. To get on a train to Bremerhaven you have to first get to the main train station in Bremen, which is located in the city center. There is a tram that departs directly from the airport every 10 minutes, providing convenient transportation to the Bremen Train Station. To get to the main station in the city center from Bremen Airport take tram number 6. At Bremen Train Station you can easily transfer to a train to Bremerhaven.

Bus

Just like the train, buses to Bremerhaven from Bremen Airport require that you transfer vehicles in Bremen. As you can get to the train station by bus from the airport you can also get to the main bus station. From there you can transfer to a bus to Bremerhaven.

The bus transfer is a bit more laborious and takes longer than the train and tram option. However, the bus is a more economical option than direct transport vehicles, especially taxis and private shuttle or transfer services. Buses to Bremen city center depart from the airport every 30 minutes. Once you get to Bremen you have to transfer to a different vehicle to get to Bremerhaven.

Taxi

The distance between Bremen Airport and Bremerhaven is about 65 km. Therefore taxis are not among the most affordable transportation alternatives but they are reasonable. Taxis are readily available in front of the terminal exit at Bremen Airport. Taxis provide passenger services 24 hours a day. It takes no longer than 1 hour to get to Bremerhaven from Bremen Airport by taxi. That can vary depending on the road and traffic conditions. If you are traveling in a group then you can split the taxi fare to Bremerhaven, making it a more affordable transportation alternative.

Rental Car

There are a lot of rental car companies located at Bremen Airport, one of the most advanced airports in Germany and Europe. You can rent your vehicle in a short amount of time from one of the rental car offices that are located at Terminal 3 of the airport and enjoy your drive to Bremerhaven. Rental car companies that you can choose from include AVIS, Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, National, Alamo and Sixt. You can book a vehicle in advance by making a reservation over the phone or online; this way your vehicle will be ready for you once you land. If it is your first time driving in the city we recommend having a GPS device with you to help navigate your way.

Car

The drive from Bremen Airport to Bremerhaven can be considered extremely comfortable and convenient for those who prefer to travel by car. It takes about 45 minutes to get to Bremerhaven from Bremen Airport by car. That can vary depending on the traffic conditions.

Shuttle Services

There are shuttle services that provide transportation from Bremen Airport to Bremen city center or its surroundings. Furthermore, these services are more affordable than renting a car or taking a taxi. However, the departure time for shuttle services might not coincide with your arrival time. We recommend doing some research online regarding shuttle service hours. If you want to take a shuttle service to Bremerhaven you have to make a reservation in advance. It takes no more than 1 hour to get to Bremerhaven from Bremen Airport by shuttle service.

Transfer Vehicles

Transfer vehicles are another, luxurious, transportation alternative to get to Bremerhaven from Bremen Airport. You can find transfer vehicles when you land at Bremen Airport or you can make a reservation for this service in advance, which we strongly recommend. Transfer vehicles provide door-to-door transportation and come with a driver.

People traveling to Bremerhaven for business or in large groups tend to prefer traveling by transfer vehicles because they are a comfortable and practical transportation alternative. We strongly suggest you make a reservation for this service in advance. During the busy season we would recommend making a reservation at least a few weeks in advance. If you book this service ahead of time then your vehicle will be ready for you once you land, making it even more convenient.

Limousine

Renting a limousine is another transportation alternative to get to Bremerhaven from Bremen Airport. Newlyweds or those looking to surprise their loved ones tend to prefer this method of transportation. Traveling by limousine, or limousine-like vehicles, is convenient and unique. Limousine rentals in Bremen are quite expensive, as they are in many other cities. However, if you rent a limousine then you are greeted at the airport by a chauffeur and can enjoy a privileged service that provides door-to-door transportation. You can find more detailed information about companies that provide limousine rental services on the internet. You can also ask the rental car offices located at the airport about luxury vehicle rentals.

Last Updated: December 13, 2016
Getting to Bremerhaven Airport from the City Center

Bremerhaven Airport, located near the city of Bremerhaven in Northern Germany, was the primary airport for air travel to the city. However the airport was recently closed to scheduled flights. The closest international airport is located in Bremen, about 65 km from Bremerhaven. Those who want to travel from Bremerhaven to other cities in Germany or around the world need to use Bremen Airport. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to Bremen Airport from Bremerhaven city center, including public transportation vehicles, taxis, or by rental car.

Transportation to Bremen Airport from Bremerhaven City Center

It takes about 1 hour to get to Bremen Airport from Bremerhaven city center but that can vary depending on the method of transportation you choose and the traffic conditions. One of the most practical and fastest transportation alternatives to get to Bremen Airport from Bremerhaven is by taxi. Taxis are a convenient option because they provide door-to-door service. Other transportation alternatives include private passenger services, rental cars, trains, car, transfer vehicles, and limousines. Each alternative is offered to meet the variety of needs that passengers might have.

Train

Taking the train to Bremen from Bremerhaven is very convenient. There are trains that provide transportation from the Bremerhaven Train Station to Bremen city center at almost every hour of the day. Once you get to the train station in the city center of Bremen you can transfer to the tram that goes directly to the airport terminal. Trams to the airport run every 10 minutes.

Bus

Buses are another transportation alternative that include transferring to another vehicle. Buses depart from Bremerhaven city center and provide transportation to Bremen city center, where you have to transfer to another vehicle to get to the airport. Under normal traffic conditions taking the bus from Bremerhaven to Bremen Airport, including the transfer, takes as long as it would if you traveled by train. However, when the traffic is bad the bus can take much longer. If you are in a hurry, the fastest transportation alternative would be to take the train to Bremen city center and transfer to the tram to the airport.

Taxi

Another transportation alternative to get to Bremen Airport from Bremerhaven is by taxi. Taxis aren’t the most affordable alternative but they do provide convenient, door-to-door service, which might make the extra cost worth it. The taxi fare to the airport from the city center is generally a fixed rate. But you can try to negotiate with the driver to get a lower fare. The likelihood of getting the price down is higher during the off-season. Another option would be to ride share with other passengers headed in the same direction. If you can find other people who are going to the airport you can split the fare and ride together.

Rental Car

Compared to other cities in Germany, Bremerhaven may be a bit inadequate when it comes to rental car services. Nevertheless, you can still find rental car offices in the city center that offer vehicles with a variety of features. You need to have a driver’s license that is valid internationally. Another way to rent a car would be to do so at Bremen Airport once you land. There are various rental car companies located at the airport. That way you can use the car during your trip and easily return your vehicle at the airport before your departure at the end of your trip.

Car

The drive from Bremerhaven to Bremen Airport takes about 40 to 50 minutes, depending on the traffic conditions. Once you leave Bremerhaven city center head towards Bremen and then follow the signposts for Bremen Airport. Once you get to the airport you can park your car in the parking lot, which offers short-term and long-term parking options.

Shuttle Services

Shuttle services are usually used as a method of transportation to and from Bremen city center and the immediate vicinity. However, if you want to schedule a shuttle service from Bremerhaven to Bremen Airport you can do so my making a reservation in advance. Shuttle services are ideal for those traveling to Bremerhaven or nearby on business and for those traveling in groups. Shuttle service providers offer advantageous prices for large groups.

Transfer Vehicles

Transfer vehicles are another transportation alternative to get to Bremen Airport from Bremerhaven. Transfer vehicles are luxurious and comfortable and provide a convenient method of transportation with direct, door-to-door service. Vehicles vary in capacity and features according to your needs. You have to make a reservation in advance if you want to use a transfer vehicle service. You can also ask the hotel you are staying at to assist you in arranging a transfer vehicle.

Limousine

Renting a limousine to get to Bremen Airport from Bremerhaven is an elite experience. Most limousine rental companies are located in Bremen or nearby but they also serve Bremerhaven. Limousines provide door-to-door service and will be waiting for you at your location in the city at your requested time. It takes about 40 to 50 minutes to get to Bremen Airport from Bremerhaven by limousine.

Airport Information

Bremen Airport is located 3.5 km from Bremen, one of Germany’s largest and most developed cities. Bremen Airport also serves surrounding cities such as Bremerhaven. The airport operates direct and connecting flights to many cities in Germany and Europe. The visitor’s terrace located at Terminal 3 offers passengers a unique experience. At the visitor’s terrace passengers get the chance to take a closer look at aircrafts on the runway and watch them take off and land.

There are a variety of things you can do at the airport while you are waiting for your flight or before you leave the airport, like visiting Bremen Hall, which hosts exhibitions and events during certain periods. Bremen Airport offers visitors a rich selection of eating and drinking venues, including restaurants that offer European, Far East, American, and Turkish cuisines. Places where you can get a bite to eat include Istanbul Foods & Drinks, Punto Pasta, Kamps Bakery, Asien Bankett, Camps Bakery and Mc Donald’s.

If you want to go shopping, you can find a wide variety of goods for sale at the airport like souvenirs, cosmetics, personal care items, clothing, and much more. Places where you can go shopping before your flight or after you land include Space Shop, Travel Value & Duty Free Shop, and Martinshof Airport Shop. You can also find ATMs at the airport to meet your monetary needs.

If you want to read the local newspaper or browse magazines then head to the bookstore in Terminal 1. The airport offers Wi-Fi throughout the terminal at a cost. There is also an internet café where passengers can connect to the internet.

Last Updated: December 13, 2016
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