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There are 4 ways to get from Hanover to Osnabrück by train, bus, rideshare or car

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Train  •  1h 11m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...

€1 - €65

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Osnabrück central train station N1325 / ...

€9 - €12

Rideshare  •  1h 52m

  1. Take the rideshare from Hanover to Osnabrück 138.8 km

€5 - €10

Drive  •  1h 21m

  1. Drive from Hanover to Osnabrück 138.5 km

€15 - €22

Hanover to Osnabrück by train

The train journey time between Hanover and Osnabrück is around 1h 21m and covers a distance of around 131 km. The fastest train normally takes 1h 7m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, WestfalenBahn GmbH, VRR and others, the Hanover to Osnabrück train service departs from Hannover Hbf and arrives in Osnabrueck Hbf. Typically 139 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 21m
Fastest train time:
1h 7m
Trains per week:
139
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
6 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:09
Last train departs at:
23:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hanover to Osnabrück train schedules

Hanover → Osnabrück
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Osnabrück is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Osnabrück is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Osnabrück is to rideshare which costs €5 - €10 and takes 1h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Hanover to Osnabrück is to train which costs €1 - €65 and takes 1h 11m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Hanover central bus station station and arriving at Osnabrück central train station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Osnabrueck Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 11m.

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The distance between Hanover and Osnabrück is 115 km. The road distance is 138.5 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Osnabrück without a car is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs €1 - €65.

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The train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf takes 1h 11m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Hanover to Osnabrück bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hanover central bus station.

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Hanover to Osnabrück train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Hannover Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Osnabrück is to train which takes 1h 11m and costs €1 - €65. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €9 - €12 and takes 1h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Osnabrück.
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  • Distance: 114.9 km
  • Duration: 1h 11m

What companies run services between Hanover, Germany and Osnabrück, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf every 4 hours. Tickets cost €45 - €65 and the journey takes 1h 11m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hanover central bus station to Osnabrück central train station once daily. Tickets cost €9 - €12 and the journey takes 1h 50m. Blablabus also services this route once daily.

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 Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
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 Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Hanover central bus station to Osnabrück central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Hanover to Osnabrück
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Hanover to Osnabrück
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€5 - €10
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Hanover to Osnabrück bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Osnabrück central train station.

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Hanover to Osnabrück train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Osnabrueck Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Osnabrück is 139 km. It takes approximately 1h 21m to drive from Hanover to Osnabrück.

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Book your Hanover to Osnabrück bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 38+ hotels available in Osnabrück. Prices start at €75 per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Hanover and Osnabrück. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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