About Regio-S-Bahn

Route Network

The NordWestBahn operates four routes within the “Regio-S-Bahn” network:

RS 1 (Bremen-Farge – Bremen Hbf – Verden)
RS 2 (Bremerhaven-Lehe – Bremen Hbf – Twistringen)
RS 3 (Bremen Hbf – Oldenburg Hbf – Bad Zwischenahn)
RS 4 (Bremen Hbf – Hude – Nordenham)

Tickets & Fare Areas

All stations of the 4 lines of the “Regio-S-Bahn” are in the tariff area “Verkehrsverbund Bremen/Niedersachsen”. When travelling within this region, you can conveniently get your ticket at the ticket vending machines at the train station or in our customer centre at Bremen Hbf (central train station), from our ticket partners along the route or via the “Fahrplaner-App” application.

Your VBN ticket advisor can help you choose the right ticket for your journey. Different tariffs apply for journeys with a start or destination outside the tariff area “Verkehrsverbund Bremen/Niedersachsen”.

For example:

For any journeys by long-distance trains, the tariff of “Deutsche Bahn AG” applies. If you only use local trains in the Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) region, the valid tariff is “Niedersachsentarif”, and if you only travel with local trains throughout Germany the “Deutschlandtarif” is applicable. In order to get the right ticket, simply select your destination on the ticket vending machine at the train station or seek advice from our customer centres or our ticket partners along the route.

For more information on fares and schedules, please refer to the following links:

VBN Verkehrsverbund Bremen/ Niedersachsen GmbH:
Service phone number: +49 (0) 421 596059 fahrplaner.de or vbn.de

Niedersachsentarif: niedersachsentarif.de
DB-Tarif: bahn.de
Deutschlandtarif: deutschlandtarifverbund.de

"Only board with a valid ticket"

You will find a ticket vending machine at every stop of NordWestBahn. You must always buy and validate your ticket prior to boarding a train. Otherwise, you will be charged with an additional fee of € 60.

"Alcohol ban on trains"

The consumption of alcohol is prohibited on any of our trains in the regions of Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and Bremen. Any violation of this rule will be charged with an additional fee of € 40.

Rules of Transportation

Transport is directly regulated by the “Eisenbahnverkehrsordnung” (EVO), transport regulations of the different fare areas and the Regulation (EC) No. 1371/2007.

Follow this link for any further information (only available in German): nordwestbahn.de/de/befoerderungsbedingungen

Customer Centres

The friendly staff members at our service offices are the right contact for your travelling needs. The competent service team can provide advice, reserve tickets and take care of the connection with long distance transportation such as buses or ferries. You can get rail tickets, which are valid throughout Europe and the team will - upon request - also assist you with your entire travel planning.

New Opening Hours at Bremen Customer Centre:

Bremen Hbf (at the train station, platform 7)

Mondays to Saturdays: 06:30 a.m. to 09:00 p.m.
Sundays: 08:00 a.m. to 08:00 p.m.

You can find our Customer Centres here:

NordWestBahn Kundencenter

Bahnhofsplatz 15
28195 Bremen

opening hours

Mo - Fr 6:00 - 20:30 Uhr
Sa 6:00 - 20:30 Uhr
So 8:00 - 20:00 Uhr

Our partners


am ZOB
26123 Oldenburg

opening hours

Mo - Fr 7:00 - 18:00 Uhr
Sa 9:00 - 13:00 Uhr

Kundencenter BremerhavenBus

27570 Bremerhaven

opening hours

Mo - Fr 7 bis 18 Uhr
Sa 8 bis 13 Uhr