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About Münster Osnabrück Intl. Airport

The work at the airport started in 1966 when German authorities asked for help from England to build an airport in Munster and this was completed in 1972. Muenster International Airport gained the status of an international airport in 1986. In 1995 a new terminal building was inaugurated. Muenster International Airport has domestic flights to Ruhrgebiet, Lower Saxony, Emsland and Westfalia regions and also international flights to important cities in Europe. The annual passenger average in 2000 was 1.7 million passengers, but in 2016 decreased to 800 thousand passengers.

Getting to the City Center from Münster Osnabrück Intl. Airport

The city of Münster is located in North Rhine-Westphalia and the city of Osnabrück is located in Lower-Saxony in north-west Germany. Both cities are in close proximity to each other and therefore share a common airport. Travelers who plan to visit one of these two cities travel to Münster Osnabrück International Airport. Public transportation services in Münster are well developed and since the city is quite small in terms of surface area it is also easy to explore on foot.

You can purchase tickets for public transportation alternatives from sales offices or various markets. The most commonly used means of public transportation in the city are buses. In addition, there are train services that provide transportation both within the city and to other cities in the country. The central railway station in the city (Münster Hauptbahnhof) is located in the city center, as is the case in many German cities. Cycling is another common means of transportation in Münster.

In Osnabrück, the area known as the city center is called Neumarkt and almost all the buses pass through this area.

Buses have a big role in urban transportation. In addition to buses, just like in Münster, traveling by bicycle is a highly preferred alternative in the small city of Osnabrück. You can purchase bus tickets from the automated machines at Neumarkt, the central terminal. You can also get more detailed information about the bus schedules and fares at this terminal. The central railway station is located about 10 minutes from the city center but these trains are only used for intercity transportation.

Transportation to Münster from the Airport

To get to the city center from the airport you can use public transport services such as buses or trains. Münster Osnabrück International Airport is located 25 km from Münster city center. It takes an average of 25 to 30 minutes to get to the city center from the airport by public transportation.

You can also take a taxi or rent a car to get to the city center, which would be a faster transportation alternative.

Bus

One of the most affordable methods of transportation to get to Münster from the airport is by bus. There are various bus lines that provide transportation to the city center from the airport. D50 Direct Bus line provides transportation to Münster Central Railway Station in approximately 20 minutes. The S50 Schnellbus bus line departs from the Ibbenbüren station, which is located in close proximity to the airport, and also provides transportation to the central railway station. The interregional bus line R51 RegioBus provides transportation to the central railway station in about 50 minutes, stopping in Sprakel and Greven along the way.

Train

The train lines in Germany, known as S-Bahn and operated by Deutsche Bahn (German Railways), are also an important part of intra-city transportation. Although there is no direct train service from the airport to Münster there are train stations located in close proximity to the airport, providing a public transportation alternative to buses with connecting lines from the nearby stations.

There are three main train lines that provide transport services throughout Münster. The red line provides transportation between the Hafen (Halle Münsterland), Hauptbahnhof (central railway station), Servatiiplatz, Lambertikirche (Prinzipalmarkt), and Grevener Straße stations.

The yellow line provides transportation between the Warendorfer Straße, Servatiiplatz, Lambertikirche (Prinzipalmarkt), and Schützenhof (Hammer Straße) stations.

The blue line provides transportation between the Wolbecker Straße, Servatiiplatz, Lambertikirche (Prinzipalmarkt), Neubrückenstraße, Stadttheater, Stadthalle, and Nordplatz stations. Trains begin operate from 6 am until 12 am. Depending on the time of day the trains will run every 6 to 12 minutes.

Taxi

Taxis are another transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport. Taxis are a very convenient method of transport that provide door-to-door service.

Rental Car

There are many Rent a Car offices located at the airport terminal. You can also book a vehicle in advance by making a reservation online before your trip. Once you get to the city center you can also rent a bicycle for urban transportation from the car rental offices.

Transportation to Osnabrück from the Airport

Münster Osnabrück International Airport is located 35 km from the city of Osnabrück. Therefore transportation alternatives take a bit longer and are a bit more expensive when compared to transportation to Münster. Nevertheless, there are a variety of alternatives available to get to Osnabrück from the airport such as buses, taxis, and rental cars.

Bus

Shuttle bus x150 provides transportation from the airport to the central railway station in Osnabrück. The fare for this bus is higher than general public transportation vehicles in the city. The bus runs frequently throughout the day and is on-time and reliable. You can follow the daily schedule of the line on the internet. This line also provides service at night.

There are 24 buses that operate in the city and 10 different buses that provide intercity transportation. A large majority of these lines offer transportation to the city center and train station. The Stadtwerke Osnabrück company, which coordinates bus services within the city, also organizes night buses (Nachtbus) that operate on Friday and Saturday evenings.

Taxi

Another transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are a very convenient method of transportation.

Rental Car

After arriving at the airport, you can rent a car from the Rent a Car offices located in the terminal or reserve your vehicle on the internet before your flight. Just like in Münster, renting a bike in Osnabrück is also a popular option for urban transportation. Once you get to the city center you can rent a bicycle to explore most parts of the city.

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2017
Getting to Münster Osnabrück Intl. Airport from the City Center

Münster and Osnabrück are two cities that are located in close proximity to each other, with one in North Rhine-Westphalia and one in Lower-Saxony in north-west Germany. These two neighboring cities share an airport. Travelers who plan to visit these two cities use Münster Osnabrück International Airport. Münster is quite small, in terms of surface area, so it is easy to explore the city on foot. Nevertheless, public transport in the city is well developed.

You can purchase tickets for public transportation alternatives from sales offices or various markets. The most commonly used means of public transportation in the city are buses. There are also train lines that provide transportation services to many parts of the city. These line are also used for intercity transportation.

The central railway station in the city (Münster Hauptbahnhof) is the main junction of the train lines and is located in the city center, as is the case in many German cities. Bicycles are another common means of transportation in Münster. In Osnabrück, the area known as the city center is called Neumarkt and almost all the buses pass through this area.

Buses provide almost all of the urban transportation in Osnabrück. In addition to buses, just like in Münster, traveling by bicycle is a highly preferred alternative. Those who want to travel by bus can purchase tickets from the automated machines from the central terminal, which is located in Neumarkt. You can also get more information regarding the bus schedules and fares at this terminal.

The central railway station is located about 10 minutes from the city center. However, only intercity services are available from this station.

Transportation to the Airport from Münster

Münster is located about 25 km from the airport. Münster Osnabrück International Airport is accessible by public transportation, such as buses and trains. It takes an average of 20 to 30 minutes to get to the airport from the city center by public transportation. Almost all of these vehicles depart from the city center. In addition to public transport, the airport is also accessible by taxi or rental car.

Bus

One of the most affordable public transportation alternatives to get to the airport from Münster is by bus. The easiest way to access the airport buses is to go to the city center. Bus line D50 Directbus provides transportation from the Münster Central Railway Station to the airport in approximately twenty minutes. Bus line S50 Schnellbus provides transportation to the airport from the central railway station. After the airport this bus continues in the direction of Ibbenbüren. If you are traveling to the airport from Ibbenbüren then you can use this bus and get to the airport in a short amount of time. The interregional bus R51 departs from the central railway station, passes through the Sprakel and Greven regions, and gets to the airport in about 50 minutes. This line takes longer to get to the airport because it stops in other regions.

Train

The train lines in Germany, known as S-Bahn and operated by Deutsche Bahn (German Railways), are another transportation alternative in the city that have a very important role in urban transport. In Münster there is no direct train service from the city to the airport. However, the airport is accessible from train stations located in close proximity to the terminal via short connection lines. In addition, there are three main train lines that provide transport services throughout Münster.

The first line, known as the red line, provides transportation between the Hafen (Halle Münsterland), Hauptbahnhof (central railway station), Servatiiplatz, Lambertikirche (Prinzipalmarkt), and Grevener Straße stations.

The second line, known as the yellow line, provides transportation between the Warendorfer Straße, Servatiiplatz, Lambertikirche (Prinzipalmarkt), and Schützenhof (Hammer Straße) stations.

The third line, known as the blue line, provides transportation between the Wolbecker Straße, Servatiiplatz, Lambertikirche (Prinzipalmarkt), Neubrückenstraße, Stadttheater, Stadthalle, and Nordplatz stations. Trains begin operating at 6 am until 12 am. Depending on the time of day the trains will run every 6 to 12 minutes.

Taxi

One of the most convenient and most reliable transportation alternatives to get to the airport from the city center is by taxi. There many taxi stands located throughout the city.

Rental Car

Another convenient way to get to the airport is by rental car. There are many Rent a Car offices located throughout the city. A more practical way to rent a car is to make a reservation online. If you have time before your flight, you can also rent a bicycle from one of the many companies to explore many parts of the city by bike.

Transportation to the Airport from Osnabrück

Osnabrück is located about 35 km from the airport. Therefore, transportation between the city and the airport is a bit more expensive and takes longer when compared to Münster. Nevertheless, Münster Osnabrück International Airport is accessible by bus, taxi, or rental car.

Bus

In order to travel to the airport you have to first go to the city center. Shuttle bus x150 departs from the “Bussteig 3” bus stop in the city center, providing transportation between the Osnabrück central railway station and the airport. The fare for this bus is a bit more expensive compared to bus fares for urban transport. Bus x150 runs frequently throughout the day and is an on-time and reliable service.

You can find the daily schedule for this line on the internet. Line x150 continues to run after midnight. In addition to day buses run by Stadtwerke Osnabrück, there are night buses (Nachtbus) that run after midnight on Fridays and Saturdays.

There are 24 buses that operate in the city and 10 different buses that provide intercity transportation. The vast majority of these lines provide access to the city center.

Taxi

One of the most convenient transportation alternatives to get to the airport from the city center is by taxi. You can easily find a taxi from the taxi stops in the city.

Rental Car

Another way to get to the airport is by rental car. There are various rental car offices located in the city. You can also arrange your rental vehicle in advance by making a reservation online.

If you’re not in a hurry we would recommend using a bike as a transportation alternative. You can rent a bicycle from many offices throughout the city.

Airport Information

Münster Osnabrück International Airport is located near the town of Greven. The airport is used to provide transportation to the cities of Münster and Osnabrück, and smaller towns nearby. The airport is well-maintained, clean, and has a beautiful view and good service quality. Münster Osnabrück International Airport is a rather small airport, serving passengers out of one terminal building.

The building is divided into two; Terminal 1 for arrivals and Terminal 2 for departures. The ground floor contains check-in counters and travel agencies. The second floor contains waiting areas, a terrace, and various services. These include restaurants offering a rich selection of food and beverage options from different cuisines, stylishly decorated boutique cafes, and duty-free shops where you can find a variety of luxury goods.

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2017

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