Weser-Ems - English

Route network

The NordWestBahn operates four routes in the Weser-Ems region:
RE 18
(Osnabrück – Oldenburg – Wilhelmshaven)
RE 19 (Bremen – Oldenburg – Wilhelmshaven)
RB 58 (Osnabrück – Bremen)
RB 59 (Wilhelmshaven – Esens)

Fare areas

The NordWestBahn route network connects different fare areas. The NordWestBahn agreed on a cooperative fare arrangement together with Deutsche Bahn AG, while the tariff regulations of the regional transport associations and transport associations apply in the regional transport area networks. This means that you can get your travel documents reliably from a single source - conveniently at the ticketing machines on our trains or at our service and sales offices in Osnabrück and Bremen.

Offers such as the Schönes-Wochenende-Ticket [weekend ticket], Niedersachsen-Ticket [Lower Saxony-ticket], Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket [Across the country ticket], SchönerTagTicket NRW [Nice day ticket] and the Bahncard discounts are of course also valid with the NordWestBahn. Thus, you have the usual fare system when travelling by rail.

Our Service Office will be happy to provide information on fares: NWB Service Telephone
0541 2002 4231 (local rate, mobile communications may differ)

Information for buses and trains in North Rhine-Westphalia:
Automatic schedule information: 08003 504030 (free of charge)
Personal schedule information: 01806 504030
(20 ct./call German landline, mobile network max. 60 ct./call)

Questions about fares and schedules in the VBN (Verkehrsverbund Bremen/Niedersachsen GmbH):
Service information: +49 (0) 421 596059

"Only board with a valid ticket"

Since December 2016, you must always buy and validate your ticket in the Weser-Ems network prior to boarding. Otherwise, a €60 additional fare will be charged. You will no longer find the ticketing machines on the trains in the Weser-Ems region but at the stops.

Customer Centres

The friendly staff at our service offices are the right contact for your travel needs: What is the next route to Wilhelmshaven or Paderborn? Information on the tourist offering in the Osnabrück area? The competent service team can provide advice, reserves tickets and takes care of the connection with long distance transportation, the bus or ferry. You can get rail tickets which are valid in all of Europe and the team will - upon request - also assist you with your entire travel planning.

You can find our Customer Centres here:
Wilhelmshaven: NordWestBahn Customer Centre in the Nordseepassage
Opening hours: Mo. – Fr. 8:00 – 17:00, Sa. 8:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 14:30

Oldenburg: VWG Infocenter am ZOB
Opening hours:: Mo. – Fr. 7:00 – 18:00, Sa. 9:00 – 13:00

Bremen: NordWestBahn Customer Centre in the main railway station
Opening hours: Mo. – Fr. 08:00 – 18:00, Sa. 9:00 – 14:00

Cloppenburg: NordWestBahn Customer Centre, Bahnhofstr. 82
Opening hours: Mo. – Fr. 8:00 – 12:30, 13:15 – 17:30, Sa. 8:00 - 11:30, 12:00 - 14:45

VarelNordWestBahn Customer Centre, Am Bahnhof 1 Opening hours: Mo. - Fr. 8:00 - 12:30, 12:00 - 16:00

VechtaNordWestBahn Customer Centre, An der Gräfte 35 Opening hours: Mo. - Fr. 8:00 - 12:30, 13:00 - 16:30


Service Telephone:
0541 2002 4321
(local rate, mobile communications may differ)