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Train via Osnabrück  •  5h 39m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Bremen Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf Ic / ...
  3. Take the train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo Ic / ...
  4. Take the train from Hengelo to Zutphen
  5. Take the train from Zutphen to Nijmegen

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  7h 44m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hanover central bus station to Nijmegen Centraal Station N367

€34 - €44

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Train  •  6h 22m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Deventer Ic
  3. Take the train from Deventer to Nijmegen

€87 - €138

Train via Duisburg  •  8h 13m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf Re
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Porta Westfalica Re
  3. Take the train from Porta Westfalica to Duisburg Hbf Re / ...
  4. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Emmerich Re / ...

Drive  •  3h 35m

  1. Drive from Soltau to Nijmegen 415.1 km

€50 - €80

Train to Bremen, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Bremen Hbf
  2. Fly from Bremen (BRE) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRE - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Nijmegen

€85 - €354

Train to Hamburg, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6h 36m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Buchholz(Nordheide)
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Dusseldorf (DUS) HAM - DUS
  3. Take the train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal

Train to Hannover, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Langenhagen Mitte
  2. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAJ - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Nijmegen

€132 - €451

Train to Hamburg, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Buchholz(Nordheide)
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) HAM - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Nijmegen

€63 - €271

Train to Hamburg, fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the train from Soltau(Han) to Buchholz(Nordheide)
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) HAM - CGN
  3. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Moenchengladbach Hbf
  4. Take the train from Venlo to Nijmegen

€65 - €260

Soltau to Nijmegen by train

The train journey time between Soltau and Nijmegen is around 7h 10m and covers a distance of around 382 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 13m. Operated by Erixx, HVV, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Soltau to Nijmegen train service departs from Soltau(Han) and arrives in Nijmegen. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 10m
Fastest train time:
5h 13m
Train distance:
382 km
Trains per week:
50
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
20 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:23
Last train departs at:
20:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Soltau to Nijmegen train schedules

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Conditions of entry into Netherlands from Germany

  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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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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  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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Rules to follow in Netherlands

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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 Nijmegen is 1351.

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

The social distance requirement in Nijmegen is 1.5 metres.

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

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

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Soltau to Nijmegen is to train and bus which costs €30 - €45 and takes 7h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Soltau to Nijmegen is to drive which costs €50 - €80 and takes 3h 35m.

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No, there is no direct train from Soltau to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Soltau(Han) and arriving at Nijmegen via Bremen Hbf, Osnabrueck Hbf, Hengelo and Zutphen. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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The distance between Soltau and Nijmegen is 299 km. The road distance is 415.1 km.

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The best way to get from Soltau to Nijmegen without a car is to train via Osnabrück which takes 5h 39m and costs .

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It takes approximately 5h 39m to get from Soltau to Nijmegen, including transfers.

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Soltau to Nijmegen train services, operated by Erixx, depart from Soltau(Han) 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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Soltau to Nijmegen train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Nijmegen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Soltau to Nijmegen is 415 km. It takes approximately 3h 35m to drive from Soltau to Nijmegen.

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  • Distance: 299 km
  • Duration: 5h 39m

What companies run services between Soltau, Germany and Nijmegen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Soltau to Nijmegen via Bremen Hbf, Osnabrueck Hbf, Hengelo, and Zutphen in around 5h 39m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€35 - €120
Flights from Hamburg to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €450
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bremen to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Flights from Hannover to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Flights from Hamburg to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€85 - €550
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hamburg to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€180 - €500
Train operators
Erixx
Phone
05191/ 96944-250
Website
erixx.de
Train from Soltau(Han) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
Erixx
Train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erixx
Train from Soltau(Han) to Buchholz(Nordheide)
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erixx
Train from Soltau(Han) to Langenhagen Mitte
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Erixx
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Soltau(Han) to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€13 - €19
Website
HVV
Train from Soltau(Han) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
HVV
Train from Soltau(Han) to Buchholz
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
HVV
Train from Soltau(Han) to Langenhagen Mitte
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
HVV
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 Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Deventer
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€60 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€17 - €24
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 Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Moenchengladbach Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
NordWestBahn
Phone
01806 / 600161
Email
dialog@nordwestbahn.de
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Osnabrueck Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nordwestbahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Bremen central station to Osnabrück central station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Flixtrain
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Osnabrueck Hbf to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
Eurobahn
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Hengelo to Zutphen
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Blauwnet
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 Zutphen to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€10 - €23
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €14
1st Class
€16 - €23
Train from Deventer to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€18 - €26
Train from Schiphol Airport to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€16 - €35
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€16 - €21
1st Class
€26 - €35
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Porta Westfalica
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Porta Westfalica to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Emmerich
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
National Express Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Emmerich
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Emmerich Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Venlo to Nijmegen
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
arriva.nl
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 Nijmegen Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€18 - €22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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