You can travel by train from Hannover to Bremen in less than an hour thanks to high-speed rail connections. Deutsche Bahn's fast Intercity Express trains operate between these two cities several times a day, with up to three services per hour. Why drive when the train takes around half the time and allows you to take advantage of services such as onboard dining and free WiFi?
Once in Bremen, discover this charming Hanseatic city, home to a stunning Market square with its UNESCO protected gothic Town Hall. The Market Square is also the epicentre of the impeccably conserved Old Town. Check out some of the city's more unusual attractions such as the Glockenspiel Museum or the interactive Universum Bremen, an architecturally stunning museum of human history.
Train travel from Hannover to Bremen is faster than driving, not to mention being a far more comfortable option that transports you directly to the centre of the city. Book your train travel from Hannover to Bremen today and enjoy discounted advance bookings, available on a range of frequent, daily services. Still not sure? Use our journey planner now and see how much you could save.
It takes an average of 1h 18m to travel from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf by train, over a distance of around 62 miles (100 km). There are normally 42 trains per day travelling from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf and tickets for this journey start from £8.90 when you book in advance.
62 miles (100 km)
42 trains per day
Direct trains available
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The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.
An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.
Enjoy comfy seats with power sockets, fold-down tables and free WiFi in Second Class. Some IC trains are double decker trains (IC2) too.
Upgrade to First Class and you'll get to enjoy Fast Track in some German stations and free access to DB lounges.
If you're travelling in ICE's Second Class, you'll get to enjoy free WiFi and a bistrò carriage where you can buy snacks and drinks.
In addition to all the amenities in Second Class, in First Class you'll get more legroom, a catering service, Fast Track in some stations and free access to DB lounges.
Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Hannover Hbf to Bremen Hbf by booking early.§
Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.
On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!
For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.