Car Hire from Bremen Airport
Bremen in northern Germany has a broad appeal, with a wide range of both unusual and traditional attractions together with shopping, exhibitions, plays and musicals. Hiring a car from Bremen Airport is one of the easiest ways to explore Bremen and the surrounding towns and cities of Germany such as Bremerhaven and Oldenburg.
Where to hire a car at Bremen Airport
When hiring a car from Bremen Airport you can choose from Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Sixt all of which have desks located in Terminal 3 at Bremen Airport, opposite the check-in area. The desks have flexible operating times and a return outside opening hours can often be arranged. Budget and Caro Car Hire have offices located off site with a shuttle service to and from Bremen Airport provided.
Petrol Stations near Bremen Airport
If you have selected a “full to full” fuel policy when you hire a car, you will need to refuel to full before your arranged drop-off time to avoid penalty charges.
The closest petrol station to Bremen Airport is the Shell station 1.7km, a 5 minute drive along the Flughafenallee, Bremen Airport’s only access road.
Driving around Bremen Airport
German roads are well-maintained with plenty of scenic routes to explore around Bremen. It is worth noting that unless you have parked your hire car under the light of a lamp post if outside, German law requires the use of parking lights at night.
When you have collected your car you will leave Bremen Airport on the Flughafenallee that links to the A281 autobahn from here you can join major roads to several destinations in northern Germany.
It is important to note that German motorways or ‘autobahns’ have no universal speed limit although more than half of them now post variable speed limits. It is therefore not uncommon to be overtaken by cars or motorcycles travelling more than 200 km/h (125 mph) when driving on the autobahn
Getting to your Destination
Here are some of the popular destinations for visitors to North Germany which can be easily reached from Bremen Airport.
Bremen City is famous for its bars, pubs and vibrant nightlife. Establishments shut when the last person leaves making for very lively entertainment through the night. Most of Bremen City’s clubs and bars are found along the Schlachte Embankment and in the surrounding roads of the main train station.
Bremen Airport is 3.5 km to the city centre and can be reached by following the A281 for 2km before joining the B75 directly into Bremen City.
There is plenty of on-street parking and car parks in Bremen City centre. Spaces are available from Monday to Sunday 24 hours a day. The parking rate for on-street parking is €0.50/15min. Parking rates in the public car parks in Bremen are charged at €1.20-€1-70/hour with a daily maximum of €10.00-€20.00. There is free parking available in the outskirts of Bremen City.
Hamburg is Germany’s second largest city and home to one of the largest harbours in Europe. Hamburg’s famous waterways and canals have earned the city the nickname “Venice of the North”. A popular destination for tourists, there is waterside dining, a vibrant nightlife in the university quarter and its own red light district, the Reeperbahn.
Bremen Airport to Hamburg is a 1 hour 15 minutre, 122km drive and can be reached by following the A281 towards Obervieland for 3km before joining the A1 and driving for 114km (1 hour) into Hamburg City centre.
There is plenty of parking available in Hamburg City with plenty of car parks as well as Park & Ride spaces at many railway stations. Free parking is widely available in Hamburg’s districts and suburbs.
The Brunsberg Nature Reserve
The Brunsberg Nature Reserve is located in Harburg, just outside Hamburg, covering an area of 60.6 hectares and is a popular destination with walkers, mountain bikers and sightseers. The Brunsberg Mountain is the 129m high, the highest point of the nature reserve and offers breath-taking views over a moorland landscape.
After leaving Bremen Airport by car on the Flughafenallee link road to the A281 and driving towards Obervieland to join the A1. Follow the A1 for 95.3km (59min) directly to the Brunsberg Nature Reserve.
There is plenty of free parking at The Brunsberg Nature Reserve although vehicles are prohibited in the many parts of the park which fall under a conservation order in Germany.