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About Bremerhaven

Bremerhaven is a port city located in the state of Bremen, Germany, where the Weser River flows into the North Sea.  It is home to the country’s most important harbor, after Hamburg, in terms of container trade and fishing. Together with Bremen, Bremerhaven forms the two-city state of Bremen, creating an interesting administrative and geographical picture. The main parts of the marine industry, which creates great diversity in the city, are the harbor, shipyards, and fishing. The emphasis on investing in tourism has increased in recent years. Bremerhaven is a city that is intimately intertwined with sea, incorporate every aspect of the sea in its being. In addition to the harbor, the city’s port is involved in building some of the world’s most luxurious cruise ships. Sail Bremerhaven is organized every 5 years with the participation of large sailboats; drawing sail boat enthusiasts from all around the world to Bremerhaven.

In 1827 Bremerhaven was founded as a small port city connected to Bremen. Today it continues its own development and sea-oriented development. Major attractions in the city include the German Maritime Museum, transforming the old harbor into an outdoor museum, the German Emigration Center, which is the largest emigration-themed museum in Europe,  and the Klimahaus exhibition center, which architecturally resembles a boat. Bremerhaven is usually rainy, with a warm and mild climate. The Bremerhaven Airport is quite small and only operates regional flights; it is located 7.6 km southwest of the city. 

Transportation to Bremerhaven City Center from Airport


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Weather in Bremerhaven

DayMin - Max
SundayMin 20ºC - Max 30ºC
MondayMin 17ºC - Max 21ºC
TuesdayMin 16ºC - Max 21ºC
WednesdayMin 15ºC - Max 19ºC
ThursdayMin 13ºC - Max 20ºC

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