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Air

Bremen Airport is about 3.5km south of the city centre and well-connected to the city by the line 6 tram (€2.80, 15 minutes). Fly from here to destinations in Germany and Europe. Airline offices here include Lufthansa Airlines (www.lufthansa.com). Low-cost carrier RyanAir (www.ryanair.com) flies to Dublin, Edinburgh and London Stansted.

Boat

Hal Över Schreiber Reederei operates scheduled services along the Weser between April and September, leaving from Martinianleger, at the southern end of Schlacte. Boats from Bremen to Bremerhaven (one way/return €17/27, 3½ hours), with numerous stops en route, depart during peak summer months at 8.30am every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, and 9.30am on Sunday. Children pay half-price.

Bus

Long-distance services depart from and arrive at the central bus station on Breitenweg, in front of Übersee Museum. FlixBus runs regular service on wi-fi-enabled buses to various European destinations.

Car & Motorcycle

The A1 (from Hamburg to Osnabrück) and the A27/A7 (Bremerhaven to Hanover) intersect in Bremen. The city is also on the B6 and B75. All major car-rental agencies have branches at the airport; Sixt and Europcar also have offices near the Hauptbahnhof.

Train

Frequent IC trains go to Hamburg (€30, one hour), Hanover (€31, one hour) and Cologne (€69, three hours). Less frequent IC trains go to Berlin (€93, three hours).