There are 3 ways to get from Bremen to Heligoland by train, ferry or bus

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, ferry via Hamburg-Harburg  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg-Harburg to Cuxhaven Re5
  3. Take the ferry from Cuxhaven to Heligoland

Cheapest option

Train, ferry Reederei Cassen Eils  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf Rs 2 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Bremerhaven to Heligoland

$77 - $104

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  8 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Bremen to Hamburg N98 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB 250
  3. Take the ferry from Cuxhaven to Heligoland

Questions & Answers

The distance between Bremen and Heligoland is 137 km.

The best way to get from Bremen to Heligoland without a car is to train and ferry which takes 5 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 23 min to get from Bremen to Heligoland, including transfers.

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There are 37+ hotels available in Heligoland. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bremen to Heligoland.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 23 min

What companies run services between Bremen, Germany and Heligoland, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Bremen to Heligoland. However, you can take the train to Hamburg-Harburg, take the train to Cuxhaven, take the walk to Cuxhaven, then take the ferry to Heligoland. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Bremen to Heligoland via Bremerhaven Hbf and Bremerhaven in around 6 h 20 min.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hamburg-Harburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg-Harburg to Cuxhaven
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
NordWestBahn
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nordwestbahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bremen to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Cuxhaven, Cuxhaven ZOB
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Bremen, ZOB Breitenweg to Hamburg, ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
arriva.nl
Ferry operators
FRS Helgoline
Phone
+49 461 864-44
Email
info@helgoline.de
Website
helgoline.de
Ferry from Cuxhaven to Heligoland
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
helgoline.com
Reederei Cassen Eils
Phone
04721-667 600
Email
info@cassen-eils.de
Website
cassen-eils.de
Ferry from Bremerhaven to Heligoland
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Schedules at
cassen-eils.de

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