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About Weser-Ems

About Weser-Ems

Route Network

The NordWestBahn operates three routes in the Weser-Ems Region:

RE 18 (Osnabrück Hbf – Oldenburg Hbf – Wilhelmshaven)
RB 58 (Osnabrück Hbf – Bremen Hbf)
RB 59 (Wilhelmshaven – Esens)

Tickets & Fare Areas

Depending on your start and final destination, the NordWestBahn route network connects different fare areas. Together with Deutsche Bahn Tarif, there are Niedersachsentarif, Deutschlandtarif and Verkehrsverbund Bremen/Niedersachsen (VBN). In order to get your valid travel documents, just choose your destination at the ticket vending machines at your train station, at our service offices and customer centres, or via the Fahrplaner-App application.

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 to be selected is “Niedersachsentarif”, and when travelling throughout Germany by using only local trains, 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 centers or our ticket partners along the route.

For more information on fares and schedules please refer to the following links:
Verkehrsverbund Bremen/Niedersachsen GmbH (VBN):
24h service information available at: +49 (0) 421 596059 or


Contact phone line for buses and trains in Nordrhein-Westfalen:
08006 50 40 30 (free of charge from all german networks)

"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:

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, reserves tickets and takes 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.

You can find our Customer Centres here: