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Bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Bremen central train station to Drachten 075

€22 - €30

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Train, bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl) Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Leer to Groningen 075
  3. Take the train from Groningen to Leeuwarden

€36 - €94

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Bremen to Holwerd 234.4 km

€29 - €45

Fly, train  •  5h 47m

  1. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden

€90 - €369

Bremen to Holwerd by bus

The bus journey time between Bremen and Holwerd is around 5h 15m and covers a distance of around 278 km. The fastest bus normally takes 5h 9m. Operated by FlixBus and Arriva NL, the Bremen to Holwerd bus service departs from Bremen central train station and arrives in Holwerd, Holwerd Provinciale weg. Typically five buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Bus route overview

Average bus time:
5h 15m
Fastest bus time:
5h 9m
Buses per week:
5
Cheapest price:
€22
Carbon emissions:
34 kg CO2

First and last buses

First bus departs at:
09:50
Last bus departs at:
09:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Bremen to Holwerd bus schedules

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International entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Andorra, Aruba, Australia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Rwanda, San Marino, Singapore, Sint Maarten, South Korea, Thailand, United Kingdom and Vatican

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • There are no current restrictions
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  • 10-day mandatory quarantine and a negative COVID-19 test issued at most 1 days before arrival
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Considerations leaving from Germany

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, entry into Netherlands is currently allowed from Germany.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Further restrictions may be implemented at short notice

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Holwerd is 1351.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Holwerd is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Holwerd is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1351.

Yes, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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The cheapest way to get from Bremen to Holwerd is to bus which costs €22 - €30 and takes 5h 4m.

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The quickest way to get from Bremen to Holwerd is to drive which costs €29 - €45 and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bremen station to Holwerd. However, there are services departing from Bremen central train station and arriving at Holwerd, Holwerd Provinciale weg via Drachten, Transferium Oost and Leeuwarden, Busstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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The distance between Bremen and Holwerd is 196 km. The road distance is 234.4 km.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Holwerd without a car is to bus which takes 5h 4m and costs €22 - €30.

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It takes approximately 5h 4m to get from Bremen to Holwerd, including transfers.

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Bremen to Holwerd bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Bremen central train station.

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The quickest flight from Bremen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Bremen to Holwerd bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Drachten station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bremen to Holwerd is 234 km. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Bremen to Holwerd.

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  • Distance: 195.9 km
  • Duration: 5h 4m

What companies run services between Bremen, Germany and Holwerd, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Bremen central train station to Drachten once daily. Tickets cost €13 - €16 and the journey takes 3h 35m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €410
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Leer(Ostfriesl)
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€16 - €23
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Groningen to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
arriva.nl
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Schiphol Airport to Leeuwarden
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
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Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€24 - €35
1st Class
€40 - €55
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Bremen central train station to Drachten
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€13 - €16
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Leer ZOB to Groningen central station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
arriva.nl
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Leer to Groningen
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€7 - €10
Website
Blablabus

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KLM offers flights from Bremen Airport to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Holwerd. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Bremen to Bremen Airport is to line 6 tram which takes 10 min and costs .

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