Visitors to Bremen may find Tram #6 to be of particular use.
We made extensive use of Tram #6 during our visit to the city in August 2013.
Tram #6 runs from the airport (Flughafen), which is located just south of the city centre, to the university (Universitat), which is located just north of the city centre. Along the way it includes various useful stops, such as:
Wilhelm-Kaisen-Brucke – this stop is useful for visiting the riverside Weserpromenade Schlachte, with its great selection of restaurants, bars and biergartens. It is also convenient for visiting the nearby historic quarter of Schnoor.
Domsheide – this is the most central stop on the line and is just a few metres from the market square, the statue of Roland and the famous Bremen Town Musicians. Many of the city's attractions, restaurants and shopping areas are within easy walking distance of this stop.
Hauptbahnhof - this stop is right outside the front of Bremen's main railway terminal. It is also convenient for visiting the excellent Ubersee Museum which is practically next door to the station and Bremen Arena which is directly behind the station.
We stayed at the Mercure Hotel Hanseatic Bremen, which is located just a few metres away from the tram stop at Schleiermacherstrasse. From here, Tram #6 transported us south to the airport in just 3 stops and north to Domsheide in just 4 stops.
At the time of our visit, a single journey on the tram cost 2.40 Euros. However, it was more cost effective for us to purchase a TagesTicket Plus – an all day ticket for 2 adults and up to 4 children – for just 8.50 Euros. Tickets can be purchased from a machine on board the tram.
Tram #6 runs frequently throughout the day. At the busiest times of day, the trams are every 5 or 6 minutes. Outside the busier times, the trams are every 10 minutes or, later in the evenings, every 20 minutes.
The Flughafen tram stop is right outside the main airport terminal building. If, like us, you fly in and out of Bremen with Ryanair, you'll have to walk for a few minutes between the tram stop and the separate Ryanair terminal.
The heart of Bremen's public transport is the Central Station or Hauptbahnhof.
From this location you can take the following
-R1: Vegesack / Verden
-R3: Rotenburg - Wümme
-1: Huchting Roland-Center / Osterholz Züricher Strasse
-4: Arsten / Borgfeld
-5: Arsten / Horn-Lebe
-6: Hünefeldstrasse - Flughafen (Airport) / Universität - Klagenfurter Strasse
-8: Huchting Roland-Center / Kulenkampfallee
-1S: Osterholz Züricher Strasse
-4S: Arsten / Borgfeld
-24: Rablinghausen / Neue Vart Nord
-25: Weidedamm / Osterholz - Nusshorn
-26: Huckelriede / Hochschule für Künste
-27: Huckelriede / Finndorff-Weidedamm
-62: Hasenbören - Jachthafen
-64: Hasenbören - Jachthafen
-665: Osterholz-Schambeck Hambergen
-680: Bf Ostlebhausen
-N1: Huchting-Am Brill / Schwachhausen-Neue Vahr-Osterholz
-N3: Rablinghausen-Domsheide / -Universität-Horn-Oberneuland
-N4: Arsten-Kattenturm-Huckelriede-Domsheide / Schwachhausen-Horn-Borgfeld
-N5: Domsheide / Neue Vahr-Tenever-Nußhorn
-N7: Findorff-Gröpelingen-Bf Vegesack-Bf Blumenthal-Bf FargeNeuenkirchen
-N10: Gröpelingen-Walle / Steintor-Hulsberg-Hastedt-Sebaldsbrück
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By tram from airport
You can take a tram from Bremen Airport to the city center. Tram stop is just in front of the main door (or 200 meters to the right). You can pay for the ride inside the tram or on the tram stop. There is a machine with a monitor which accepts coins (euros). The machine will instruct you in English. I think a ticket cost 2,40 euros (Spring 2013) per adult.
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Validate your tickets
Since we stayed next to the train station we could walk to most places in the downtown area of Bremen.Only a few times did we take public tranport.
A day pass was the best deal for us. The first time we bought the tickets, we asked if they had to be validated and we were told, yes, before first use they need to be stamped.That's what we did.
The next time we overheard other tourists saying since there is a date on the day pass, they should not be validated. I checked and what we were told is right.
The date on the ticket just shows when it was bought, not when it used. So if you get checked and your ticket is not stamped, you'll have to pay a fine.
Good news about the emission sticker
If you come by car to Bremen and don't have the emission sticker, you can still enter the inner city provided you have proof of your hotel booking there. Ask your hotel for a sign which can be displyed in the car, so you don't get a ticket.
We travelled by train from Bremen to Diepholz and beyond. We bought a Niedersachsen Tageskarte for just 26E (or 13E each) which can be used for up to 5 people for the entire day, all over the region until 3am the next day - a real bargain as we had a lot of travelling to do that day and it saved us a small fortune in fares!
This is a central station and as well as local trains, you can catch an IC train to many other German cities including Hamburg, Magdeburg, Berlin etc, and also Schiphol (Amsterdam!).
Through the Deutsche Bahn website it is now possible to book AND print your tickets in advance of your trip. Check the website for details.
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This is a taxi service with a route and cost planner:
Start = departure point
Ziel = arrival point (Ziel = goal)
Fahrpreis = travel cost
Taxi from main station (Hauptbahnhof) to airport is around 10 euro.
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From airport to city centre/main station
Hi, I'll give you the info as I know it. I've done it myself but I've looked it up to check.
The airport website tells you 3 ways how to get from the airport to the Hauptbahnhof:
You can take tram (Strassenbahn Line 6)
Or bus (Line 52)
Or a taxi to the Hauptbahnhof (about 10 euro).
Enjoy Bremen. Lovely city.
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Roaming around Lower Saxony
Buy a Niedersachsen pass and you can travel anywhere from 9am to 3pm the NEXT day for 28 euros on Metronom trains. The ticket includes the possibility of travelling to Hamburg (which isn't Niedersachsen).
The Radzentrum, next to the Hauptbahnhof (to the right as you exit), rents out bicycles for 80 euros a month (40 euros a week). Next to it is a secure compound where you can leave bikes for a fee if you are going off somewhere on the train.
At the link below there are two addresses where you can rent a bicycle to explore the city.
One is conveniently next to the station: 1-2-3rad.de
28201 Bremen - Neustadt
Tel.: 0421 5578699
Send Dalladas an e-mail.
You can find 1-2-3Rad and Dalladas on this map
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Traveling to Bremen by train
Bremen easily can be reached by train, either by regional trains or also by InterCityExpress, InterCity or EuroCity trains. You can check for connections on the website www.bahn.de.
The central station is north of the centre and you easily can reach the centre by foot from there, and in front of the train station there's also a tram station. The train station is not really big (I think it has 9 platforms), but it's a very nice building that even is a historical monument.
We found local transport in Bremen to be excellent. Integrated bus and tram services work very well.
A Tagesticket (dayticket) plus is good for 2 adults and up to 4 kids for the day on trams and buses, cost is 7.30 Euro (9/2009), good value.
Flew into Bremen with Ryanair, spotted Air Berlin flights there also.
Easy to get to / from, tram #6 stops outside and runs into the city centre, excellent!
Unusually there is a viewing area here too, not many flights to watch for us unfortunately.
Strassenbahn / tram
Costs 1 euro 10 for a single ticket. Good service going to useful palces (airport, university, railway station).
If you get a `Fleck' or stain on your clothes from dirty seats, the company will pay your cleaning costs.
Never seen that offer on before
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