Local Transportation

Bremen Airport

Bremen has an international airport situated 3 km (2 mi) south of the city centre.

With almost 30 non-stop destinations in many countries in Europe and North Africa, Bremen Airport ranks among Germany’s key international commercial airports. Bremen Airport is Europe’s fastest airport for departures. Travellers will not find an international airport in Germany closer to the city centre. It takes only eleven minutes for passengers to reach the airport from the city centre. Overseas passengers will usually fly in via the european hubs Franfurt, Munich and Amsterdam, which have multiple connections to Bremen every day. Especially within Europe, it might also make sense to fly in to Hamburg or Hannover and take the train to Bremen (about 1 hour from the respective main stations to Bremen main station with at least one connection per hour).

From touchdown to downtown – getting from Bremen International Airport to the city centre


The tram stops directly in front of the terminal.

Tram line 6 (Direction “Universität”) departs every 6 to 10 minutes (on Sunday evenings up to 20 minutes) runs to the university via Domsheide (right next to the conference venue) and Hauptbahnhof (main station). The ride takes 11 minutes to the city center, 16 minutes to the central station and 30 minutes to the university.

Map of Bremen tram lines here.

A single ticket from the airport to anywhere in the city (except from the far north) is 2.85€ and a ticket for an entire day is 8€. There are ticket machines in the trams and there is one right at the airport stop. For further details see:

Tickets | BSAG


A taxi ride to Bremen Airport costs around € 10. The journey takes approx. 20 minutes depending on the traffic situation. Taxis are available at the airport, at the main station and at Domsheide (close to the conference venue “Die Glocke”)

Bremen Central Station

Bremen Hauptbahnhof (German for Bremen main station) is the most important rail station in the city of Bremen and situated within walking distance to the Northeast of the city centre. The station is well integrated into Germany‘s ICE bullet-train system and sees 100 long-distance as well as 410 regional trains per day. About 100,000 passengers per day use the station.

The station is connected to the Bremen tramway network by a large, six-track tram station in front of the main hall, including line 6 airpoirt-city centre-main station-university.