How to get to Osnabrück?
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Osnabrück is easy to reach:
- the city is a major stop on train lines running between Berlin-Amsterdam and Cologne-Hamburg
- many German airports with international connections are easy to reach by bus/train (Münster Osnabrück, Bremen, Hannover, Hamburg, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt). First you have to get from the airport to the train station (by suburban railway, taxi etc.). Please ask the airport information center for the best, most affordable way. Frankfurt has its own long-distance train station.
- the well-developed German and European long-distance bus network offers an inexpensive alternative for the journey
- the city center is a 15-minute walk from Osnabrück's main train station
Arrival via Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO)
Although no transatlantic carriers land directly at the Münster/Osnabrück airport (FMO) itself, there are numerous domestic carriers that fly regularly from most major German cities, as well as many continental European locations.
The X52 Express Bus travels from the airport to the city of Osnabrück, the journey takes approximately 40 minutes, and costs 7,90 €. Here you may find up-to-date schedule information for the X52.
Arrival via City Airport Bremen (BRE)
The City Airport Bremen is also close to Osnabrück, but it also has no direct transatlantic flights. Many discount airlines - such as Ryan Air - fly to Bremen from cities around Europe. The airport is a sixteen minutes tram ride on the S6 to the Bremen main train station. Regional trains (RB/RE) leave hourly from the main train station to Osnabrück and take approximately one hour.
Arrival via Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)
Take the “sky train” in the terminals to Düsseldorf airport train station. From Düsseldorf airport train station, regional (RE/RB) and S-trains leave to Duisburg main station or Dortmund main station, from where intercity trains (IC) leave hourly to Osnabrück. IC train time to Osnabrück: between 2 and 2.5 hours, depending on connections.
Arrival via Hannover Airport (HAJ)
Take the S-Bahn S5 from Hannover airport to Hannover main station. There you will find Inter-City (IC) and regional (RE/RB) trains leaving every hour to Osnabrück. The journey takes between 1 and 1.5 hours.
Arrival via Hamburg Airport (HAM)
Take the S-Bahn S1 to the main station. The S1 leaves the airport in frequency of 10-minutes and takes about 25 minutes to get to the main station. From Hamburg main station, take an intercity (IC) train to Osnabrück. IC / ICE train time to Osnabrück: 2 hours
Arrival via Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS)
Take an intercity train (IC) that leaves directly from Schiphol Airport. IC trains with connections to Osnabrück leave the airport regularly. IC train time to Osnabrück: 3.5 to 5 hours, depending on connections and the number of transfers.
Arrival via Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Take a long-distance train that leaves directly from Frankfurt Airport train station („Fernbahnhof“). Long distance trains with connections to Osnabrück leave the airport every 30 minutes. IC/ICE train time to Osnabrück: between 3 and 4.5 hours, depending on connections.
Information about train connections to Osnabrück (incl. timetables, ticket fares, etc.) in German, English and other languages.
You can get to Osnabrück from the north and the south via the highway A1, from Amsterdam and Berlin on the highway A30 and from Bielefeld on the highway A33.
If you stay in Osnabrück with your car, please note that you will have to apply for a “grüne Plakette” - an official sticker by the city of Osnabrück confirming that your car meets the defined pollutant emissions regulations.
The bus stop for long-distance buses is at Eisenbahnstrasse, 49074 Osnabrück. There are several bus routes to Osnabrück: long-distance bus lines in Germany (Fernbusse) and Eurolines (Europe-wide).
From Osnabrück main train station (“Osnabrück Hauptbahnhof”) to your place
Take a taxi (taxis are available in front of the station) or a bus (a single ticket costs 2.70 €). Overview of the bus stops at the station.
- map of bus routes in the city of Osnabrück (“Liniennetz”)
- bus timetable information (“Fahrplanauskunft”)
- interactive map of the city of Osnabrück
Your way to the International Office at Osnabrück University
Take the bus towards the city centre and get off the bus at “Neumarkt” or “Universität/OsnabrückHalle” (overview of the bus stops at Neumarkt) or take a walk. You will find the International Office in university building no. 19 (address: Neuer Graben 27, 49074 Osnabrück), room E07 (ground floor). The entrance of building 19 (“StudiOS”) is located on the right side between building 19 and the castle.
- Map of the city center of Osnabrück, with university buildings
- Interactive map of university buildings in the city center