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There are 5 ways to get from Hanover to Recke by train, bus, night bus or car

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

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Train, bus  •  2h 34m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Osnabrück, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Recke, Poststraße S10

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Bus  •  3h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Osnabrück central train station N1325 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Osnabrück, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Recke, Poststraße S10

Train, bus via Ibbenbüren, Busbahnhof Bus stop point A  •  3h 15m

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the bus from Ibbenbüren, Busbahnhof Bus stop point A to Recke, Poststraße R26 / ...

Night bus, bus  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the night bus from Hanover to Osnabrück BlaBlaCar Bus
  2. Take the bus from Osnabrück, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Recke, Poststraße S10

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Hanover to Recke 169 km

€18 - €27

Hanover to Recke by train and bus

The journey time between Hanover and Recke is around 2h 57m and covers a distance of around 162 km. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 16m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, WestfalenBahn GmbH, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Hanover to Recke service departs from Hannover Hbf and arrives in Recke, Poststraße. Typically 64 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 57m
Fastest journey time:
2h 16m
Journey distance:
162 km
Services per week:
64
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:15
Last service departs at:
23:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hanover to Recke train and bus schedules

Hanover → Recke
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COVID-19 help in Germany

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 116 117

Frequently Asked Questions


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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 Recke is 116 117.

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

The social distance requirement in Recke is 1.5 metres.

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

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Recke is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Hanover to Recke is to drive which costs €18 - €27 and takes 1h 45m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hanover station to Recke. However, there are services departing from Hanover central bus station and arriving at Recke, Poststraße via Osnabrück, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Hanover and Recke is 137 km. The road distance is 169 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Recke without a car is to train and bus which takes 2h 34m and costs .

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Hanover to Recke, including transfers.

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

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Hanover to Recke bus services, operated by Regionalverkehr Münsterland GmbH, arrive at Recke, Poststraße station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Recke is 169 km. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Hanover to Recke.

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There are 33+ hotels available in Recke. Prices start at €75 per night.

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  • Distance: 136.8 km
  • Duration: 2h 34m

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

You can take a bus from Hanover to Recke via Osnabrück central train station and Osnabrück, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB in around 3h 13m.

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 3 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
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Bus operators
Regionalverkehr Münsterland GmbH
Phone
0 800 3 / 50 40 30
Website
rvm-online.de
Bus from Osnabrück, Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Recke, Poststraße
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Regionalverkehr Münsterland GmbH
Bus from Ibbenbüren, Busbahnhof Bus stop point A to Recke, Poststraße
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Regionalverkehr Münsterland GmbH
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
3 times a day
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Gronemann GmbH
Phone
+49 561 707430
Website
reise-freunde.de
Bus from Ibbenbüren, Busbahnhof Bus stop point A to Recke, Poststraße
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Website
Gronemann GmbH
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
Night bus from Hanover to Osnabrück
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €11
Website
Blablabus

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