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Transfer trains in Osnabrück Hbf - is 18 minutes enough time

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Transfer trains in Osnabrück Hbf - is 18 minutes enough time

We're traveling from Hamburg to Amsterdam and have 18 minutes to change trains from platform 12 to platform 2. Is that enough time? We're a family of 5, but the youngest is 9.

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1. Re: Transfer trains in Osnabrück Hbf - is 18 minutes enough time

If it were not possible, DB wouldn't offer it as a valid connection. As platforms are arranged in pairs, you're not going that far. if you're particularly concerned you can specify a stopover in Osnabrück (at least 1 hour) but that will extend your journey considerably, and it's already 5 hours.

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2. Re: Transfer trains in Osnabrück Hbf - is 18 minutes enough time

Yes it is easily possible.

The station is a bit special as tracks 1 - 5 are on a higher level going from North to South and the two digit tracks at a lower level going from West to East but the walk is not far and there are plenty of signs to guide you to your platform.

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An advantage of this crossing station layout over 2 levels of Osnabrück Hbf is that you can go directly up from platform 11+12 to platform 2+3.

From the viewpoint of a frequent travel 18 minutes is an unpleasant long transfer time for this. You'll do fine.

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4. Re: Transfer trains in Osnabrück Hbf - is 18 minutes enough time

Thank you so much for your help!

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