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How to reach Oldenburg

Be aware that there exist two cities named Oldenburg in (northern) Germany. The one you want to go to is

"Oldenburg in Oldenburg" (or "Oldenburg (Oldb)" for short)

 

Do not go to "Oldenburg (Holst)" (though this is a nice city as well ...)

By plane

The two nearest airports to Oldenburg are:

From Bremen Airport to Oldenburg main station:

  1. By tram and train:
    • From the airport (tram stop Flughafen Bremen), take tram 6 in the direction Universität. Ticket vending machines are available on the platform as well as inside the tram. Choose Oldenburg Hauptbahnhof (or maybe just Oldenburg) as destination. A single trip is 8.45 Euro.
    • Leave the tram at the stop Bremen Hauptbahnhof, and enter the train station.
    • Take a local train to Oldenburg (Oldb).
    • Leave the train at Oldenburg Hauptbahnhof
    For more information, check the websites of the BSAG (public transportation in Bremen) and the Deutsche Bahn (national railway company)
  2. By shuttle taxi:
    • The company Luftibus-Transfer offers a shuttle taxi service from (and to) the City Airport Bremen to (and from) Oldenburg for a fixed price
    • You need to book the taxi in advance (see the website for details)!
    • The taxi will pick you up at the airport right after your arrival, and take you directly to you hotel (or whatever destination address you like)
    • It is possible to book a return trip (i.e., the taxi will take you from Oldenburg to Bremen Airport on the day of your departure) as well
    • The price for a single trip is 49 Euro (1 person)/56 Euro (2 persons)/..., the price for a return trip is 89 Euro (1 person)/99 Euro (2 persons)/...
    • Check the website of Luftibus-Transfer for more information
  3. By bus:
    Update July 7th: It was just announced that the publicexpress company will stop their service in August, in contrast to what was mentioned earlier you cannot use this bus when coming to the symposium.
    Note that this is not yet made explicit on the website, yet it is not possible to book a ticket for a date in September.

From Hamburg Airport to Oldenburg main station:

  1. By tram and train:
    • From the airport (tram stop Hamburg Airport (Flughafen)), take tram S1 in the direction Wedel. Ticket vending machines are available in the airport, in between arrival area and departure platform. You can probably buy a ticket to Oldenburg already, check with the airport office on the arrival level of terminal 2
    • Leave the tram at the stop Hamburg Hauptbahnhof (Hamburg Hbf), and find your way from the tram station/platforms to the train station/platforms (approximately 10 minutes walking)
    • Take a train to Oldenburg (Oldb). If you do not have a ticket already, be sure to buy one before entering the train. A single trip is around 35 to 40 Euro depending on the type of train you are travelling with.
    • Since the ticketing system of the Deutsche Bahn is somewhat complex - for example different prices for different types of trains (faster/slower) - and the vending machines offer all kinds of options, it is probably best if you buy your ticket at the counter
    For more information, check this flyer (information about tram S1, including for example the timetable), and the websites of the HVV (public transportation in Hamburg) and the Deutsche Bahn (national railway company)
  2. By shuttle taxi:
    • The company Luftibus-Transfer offers a shuttle taxi service from (and to) Hamburg Airport to (and from) Oldenburg for a fixed price
    • You need to book the taxi in advance (see the website for details)!
    • The taxi will pick you up at the airport right after your arrival, and take you directly to you hotel (or whatever destination address you like)
    • It is possible to book a return trip (i.e., the taxi will take you from Oldenburg to Hamburg Airport on the day of your departure) as well
    • The price for a single trip is 249 Euro (up to 2 persons)/259 Euro (3 or more persons), the price for a return trip is 490 Euro (up to 2 persons)/510 Euro (3 or more persons)
    • Check the website of Luftibus-Transfer for more information

By train

Oldenburg is located in the north west of Germany, in the state of lower saxony, and is nicely reachable by train.

Many ways lead to Oldenburg, therefor we recommend that you do your booking with your local travel agency. Of course, you can also book your ticket on the website of the Deutsche Bahn (national German railway company), but be aware that their ticketing system is somewhat complex.


In all cases, be aware that there exist two cities named Oldenburg in (northern) Germany. Make sure to choose

"Oldenburg in Oldenburg" (or "Oldenburg (Oldb)" for short)

as your destination!

 

As an overview, the minimal (train) travelling time is

1:45hfrom Hamburg
3:45hfrom Berlin
4:30hfrom Amsterdam
6:45hfrom Munich
6:45hfrom Copenhagen
8:15hfrom Paris

By car

Oldenburg lies at the intersection of the (German) motorways A28 and A29.

To get to Oldenburg by car, you will typically travel via (German) motorway

  • A28 when coming from the west
  • A1 and A29 when coming from the south west
  • A7, A1 and A28 when coming from the south east
  • A1 and A28 when coming from the north or east

When entering the destination into your GPS, be aware that there exist two cities named Oldenburg in (northern) Germany. Make sure to choose

"Oldenburg in Oldenburg" (or "Oldenburg (Oldb)" for short)

as your destination!

 

As an overview, the minimal distance of Oldenburg (via motorway) is approximately

170 kmfrom Hamburg
300 kmfrom Amsterdam
450 kmfrom Berlin
500 kmfrom Copenhagen
780 kmfrom Munich
780 kmfrom Paris

 

To check for construction works on your route, you can use this website (in German only).

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