There are 10 ways to get from Harwich to Bremerhaven by train, plane, car, car ferry, bus or car train

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 to London Stansted, fly to Bremen, train  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Bremen (BRE) STN - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Cheapest option

Drive, car ferry  •  9 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Harwich to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bremerhaven

$142 - $216

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Train to London Stansted, fly to Hamburg, train  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Chelmsford
  2. Fly from London Stansted (STN) to Hamburg (HAM) STN - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Hamburg, train  •  9 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Hamburg (HAM) LHR - HAM
  3. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Train, train to London Gatwick, fly to Hamburg  •  9 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Manningtree to Stratford (London)
  2. Take the train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
  3. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Hamburg (HAM) LGW - HAM
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
  5. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Drive, train  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Harwich to Margate
  2. Take the train from Margate to Ashford International
  3. Take the train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof Ice
  5. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  6. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Car ferry, train, bus  •  17 h 53 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  2. Take the train from Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Take the bus from Amsterdam to Bremen
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Car ferry, train, bus via Zwolle  •  18 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Harwich to Hook of Holland
  2. Take the train from Den Haag Centraal to Zwolle
  3. Take the bus from Zwolle to Bremen
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Bus, train  •  23 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London 250
  2. Take the bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
  3. Take the bus from London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk 814
  4. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bremen 075 / ...
  5. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Harwich to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Bremerhaven

$288 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Harwich to Bremerhaven is to drive and car ferry which costs £100 - £170 and takes 9 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harwich to Bremerhaven is to drive and Eurotunnel which costs £220 - £270 and takes 8 h 59 min.

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The distance between Harwich and Bremerhaven is 326 miles.

The best way to get from Harwich to Bremerhaven without a car is to car ferry and train and bus which takes 17 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to get from Harwich to Bremerhaven, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from London Stansted Airport to Bremen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 25 min.

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Bremerhaven is 1 h ahead of Harwich. It is currently 6:17 AM in Harwich and 7:17 AM in Bremerhaven.

Ryanair offers flights from London Stansted Airport to Bremen Airport.

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There are 313+ hotels available in Bremerhaven. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Harwich to Bremerhaven.
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  • Distance: 326.3 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 13 min

What companies run services between Harwich, England and Bremerhaven, Germany?

There is no direct connection from Harwich to Bremerhaven. However, you can take the train to Manningtree, take the train to Chelmsford, take the walk to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn), take the bus to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), take the walk to London Stansted airport, fly to Bremen, take the walk to Bremen Airport, take the line 6 tram to Bremen Hauptbahnhof, take the walk to Bremen Hbf, then take the train to Bremerhaven. Alternatively, you can take the train to Manningtree, take the train to Chelmsford, take the walk to Chelmsford City Centre, Bus Station (Chelm Bus Stn), take the bus to Stansted Airport, Coach Station (Stansted Aprt), take the walk to London Stansted airport, fly to Hamburg, take the walk to Hamburg Airport, take the subway to Ohlsdorf, take the subway to Hamburg Hbf, take the train to Bremen Hbf, then take the train to Bremerhaven.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Stansted to Bremen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $230
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $150
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $490
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from London Stansted to Hamburg via Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $410
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $200
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Hamburg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Train operators
Greater Anglia
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Chelmsford
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to London Liverpool Street
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Train from Manningtree to Stratford (London)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
abelliogreateranglia.co.uk
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
NordWestBahn
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Bremerhaven Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
nordwestbahn.de
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 Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $28
Standard
$22 - $40
Train from Brussels Midi-Zuid to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
hvv.de
Second Class
$22 - $28
Standard
$22 - $40
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from London Bridge to Gatwick Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
Southeastern
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Ashford(Kent) Int. to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$55 - $150
Premier
$120 - $180
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 Schiedam Centrum to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $23
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Train from Den Haag Centraal to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Amsterdam to Bremen
Ave. Duration
5 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
Low
$22
High
$37
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Colchester to Stansted Airport London
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Stansted Airport London to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 London to Amsterdam City Center - Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
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 London to Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Bremen
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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