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City Airport Bremen is a comparatively small facility that is located just over two miles from Bremen city centre. Its highlight for travellers is its aviation and space museum with its Spacelab module and Junkers W 33 plane. Trams, municipal buses and taxis ferry passengers to their final destinations, while car hire in Bremen Airport is easily arranged on the complex. Bremen’s historic old town and surrounding villages are popular with tourists, with self-drive a favourite means for getting around the region.
Who to Book With
Car rental is easily arranged on the complex, with a choice between Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt. Car hire desk are open daily between 08:00 and 23:00, with the exception of Saturday, when they close at 22:00. The Europcar desk also deals with Alamo and National rentals.
Need to Know Essentials
The following documents will need to be presented at vehicle collection:
- Your UK/EU or home country driver’s licence
- The credit card used to make the reservation
- A passport or utility bill confirming your ID
- Your booking confirmation
Driving in the city and across the region is straightforward due to excellent road conditions and careful local drivers. Recommended speed limits on autobahns and dual carriageways are 80mph, with rural road limits enforced at 62mph and urban limits at 31mph. Winter visitors should note that, in bad visibility, the overall speed limit is 31mph. Winter or all season tyres and snow chains are compulsory, and first-aid kits and a set of spare light bulbs should be carried. Warning triangles are recommended and seatbelts must be worn. No less than 55 municipal car parks are found in Bremen, with several surrounding the old town and charges averaging at £0.50 per 30 minutes. The heavy rush hour traffic is best avoided, and petrol stations are easily found, with the vast majority accepting card payments.
Onward transportation from the airport is by taxi, BSAG tram, express bus, public bus or hire car, with buses the cheapest form of arrival and departure, and taxis the most expensive. As the complex is close to city centre hotels, there’s not much difference in journey times, although local buses stop several times before their final terminal.
There is no rail connection between Bremen’s airport and the city centre, but frequent DB rail services depart from Bremen railway station for Hamburg and Hanover, among other places. Ticket prices are relatively expensive, but shared tickets can reduce the Bremen to Berlin fare to around £10.
The taxi rank is located in front of the terminal’s Ryanair departures area E, a few undercover steps from the entrance. All taxi companies serving the airport are licensed and metered, and the short journey of around 20 minutes between the complex and downtown is comparatively inexpensive by European standards.
Bremen Airport to Bremen city centre is about £8
Bremen Airport to Hamburg is about £120
Bremen Airport to Bremerhaven is about £55
Bus travel here includes the BSAG Tram service’s line 6, running every 10 minutes from the airport to Bremen’s central district, taking 20 minutes and costing around £1.75. The express Bus2Fly connects Bremen Airport with Hamburg up to four times daily, taking around 1 hour, 30 minutes and costing around £15.
Bremen Airport has a single terminal which is divided into sectors dependent on airlines. It’s a hub for Ryanair and Germanwings, and serves over two million passengers a year. Ryanair flies from London-Stansted and Manchester, Air France flies from Paris, Lufthansa from Frankfurt and Munich, and KLM from Amsterdam. A plethora of Mediterranean and North African holiday destinations are covered by a number of low-cost, continentally-based carriers.
There are two car parks on the complex, offering 4,500 parking bays within a few minutes’ walk of the terminal building. Both P1 and P2 are multi-storey, with P1 used for short- and long-stay parking, and P2 for long-stay. The P3 outdoor car park is used for tall vehicles. Women’s parking bays are found on the ground floors of both multi-storey car parks, with parking for the disabled on level 3 at P1 and on the ground floor of P2. Pick up and drop off is at the front of the terminal building. Short-stay parking is charged at around £1.50 per hour, with a maximum daily rate of £14 and a week-long stay costing around £55.
Wi-Fi internet access is found landside and airside in the Ryanair area of the terminal.
Information desks are found in the public and Arrivals areas.
Service Centre: +49 421 5595
Assistance for passengers with reduced mobility is provided throughout the terminal building. Facilities include adapted toilets, escalators and lifts, dedicated parking spaces, information in Braille and the dedicated Help Service, contactable on: +49 421 559 5294.
Restaurants and Bars
Six snack bars and eateries are found in the terminal, although they’re mostly set in the public areas before security. Cucina’s opens at 05:30 for early flights, with Punta Pasta opening from 11:00 to 21:00. In the Ryanair terminal area E, the Time Out snack and coffee bar opens at 04:00 and closes after the last Ryanair flight departs.
Money and ATMs
Two currency exchange outlets and ATMs can be accessed in the terminal building.
The Airport Shop on the ground floor of terminal area 1 offers all the usual travel items, pharmaceutical products, snacks, tobacco products, gifts and souvenirs, and there’s also a bakery and a hairdressing salon. In terminal areas 3 and E you’ll find duty-free stores and the Space Shop.