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There are 7 ways to get from Franeker to Bremen by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus via Leer  •  5h 2m

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

37€ - 94€

Cheapest option

Line 97 bus, line 320 bus, bus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the line 97 bus from Franeker, Voorstraat to Leeuwarden, Busstation 97
  2. Take the line 320 bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost 320 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte 304 / ...
  4. Take the bus from Groningen to Bremen

23€ - 34€

5 alternative options

Train via Enschede  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo Ic
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...

41€ - 155€

Train, bus  •  5h 21m

  1. Take the train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
  2. Take the bus from Groningen central station to Oldenburg central bus station
  3. Take the train from Oldenburg(Oldb) to Bremen Neustadt

Train  •  6h 4m

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

42€ - 106€

Drive  •  2h 41m

  1. Drive from Franeker to Bremen 258.3 km

30€ - 50€

Train, fly  •  5h 9m

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

113€ - 480€

Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

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  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
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No, entry into Germany from Netherlands is currently restricted.

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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
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bremen is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Bremen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Netherlands from Germany.

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Last updated: 4 May 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Franeker to Bremen is to line 97 bus and line 320 bus and bus which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 5h 32m.

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The fastest way to get from Franeker to Bremen is to drive. Taking this option will cost 30€ - 50€ and takes 2h 41m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Franeker to Bremen. However, there are services departing from Franeker, Voorstraat and arriving at Bremen via Leeuwarden, Busstation, Drachten, Transferium Oost and Groningen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from Franeker to Bremen. However, there are services departing from Franeker and arriving at Bremen Hbf via Leeuwarden, Zwolle, Hengelo and Osnabrueck Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Franeker and Bremen is 218 km. The road distance is 258.3 km.

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The best way to get from Franeker to Bremen without a car is to train and bus via Leer which takes 5h 2m and costs 35€ - 95€.

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It takes approximately 5h 2m to get from Franeker to Bremen, including transfers.

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Franeker to Bremen bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Franeker, Voorstraat station.

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Franeker to Bremen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Leeuwarden station.

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The best way to get from Franeker to Bremen is to train via Enschede which takes 5h 20m and costs 40€ - 160€. Alternatively, you can line 97 bus and line 320 bus and bus, which costs 22€ - 35€ and takes 5h 32m.

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Map of how to get from Franeker to Bremen.
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  • Distance: 218.2 km
  • Duration: 5h 2m

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

You can take a train from Franeker to Bremen via Leeuwarden, Zwolle, Hengelo, and Osnabrueck Hbf in around 5h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Franeker to Bremen via Leeuwarden, Busstation, Drachten, Transferium Oost, and Groningen in around 5h 32m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
170€ - 650€
Train operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Leeuwarden to Groningen
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 13€
Website
arriva.nl
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 28€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Leeuwarden to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 18€
1st Class
21€ - 30€
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
10€ - 25€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 25€
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
13€ - 30€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
13€ - 19€
1st Class
22€ - 30€
Train from Groningen to Weener
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
10€ - 24€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
10€ - 15€
1st Class
17€ - 24€
Train from Leeuwarden to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 55€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
24€ - 35€
1st Class
40€ - 55€
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hengelo to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
Eurobahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Osnabrück central station to Bremen central station
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
17€ - 24€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Oldenburg(Oldb) to Bremen Neustadt
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
11€ - 16€
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Franeker, Voorstraat to Leeuwarden, Busstation
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Leeuwarden, Busstation to Drachten, Transferium Oost
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
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 Groningen to Leer
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
7€ - 10€
Website
Blablabus
Bus from Groningen to Bremen
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
Blablabus
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen central station to Oldenburg central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Groningen central station to Bremen central train station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
11€ - 14€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Qbuzz
Phone
033 -4601580
Website
qbuzz.nl
Bus from Drachten, Transferium Oost to Groningen, Hoofdstation, uitstaphalte
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
5€ - 7€
Website
Qbuzz

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Franeker to Bremen train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Bremen Hbf station.

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