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Transportation to and from Hanover Airport


What is the distance from Hanover Airport to the centre of Hanover?

Hanover’s city centre (Kröpcke) is 12 kilometres / 7.5 miles from the airport, by car you can cover the distance in just 20 minutes via the Vahrenwalder Strasse.

From HAJ Airport to Hanover City centre by Taxi
12 km
20 min
€ 25.-

Public transport

S-Bahn to Hanover

The S-Bahn S5 (Hannover Flughafen – Paderborn) is the fastest way to travel between Hanover Airport and the city, travel time to Hannover Hauptbahnhof is only 18 minutes. You have a travel option every 30 minutes between 04:00 hours and 01:30 hours, so almost all day. On the way to the main railway station of Hanover the S-Bahn calls at intermediate stations Langenhagen Pferdemarkt, Langenhagen Mitte, H-Vinnhorst, H-Ledeburg and H-Nordstadt.

S-Bahn tickets
Tickets for 2 zones are available from the ticket machines, the price is € 3.90 for adults and € 1.30 for children aged 6 to 14 years. A day ticket which can be used in 2 zones costs € 7.70 for a single person and € 14.20 for a maximum of five persons. The airport’s station (S-Bahnhof) is situated beneath Terminal C and can be reached via the escalators. If S-Bahn S5 is not available, you can take bus line 470 to Langenhagen and change to the train there. Please consult timetable S-Bahn S5 and website GVH Großraum-Verkehr Hannover for more information.

Train to Wolfsburg and Braunschweig

At Hannover Hauptbahnhof you can change to the train in the direction of Wolfsburg and Braunschweig, two major cities in Lower Saxony. Wolfsburg is known as the home town of car manufacturer Volkswagen. Once every two hours there is a direct ICE intercity train to Wolfsburg, the journey time is only 40 minutes. Travel time to Braunschweig is 55 minutes by regional train WestfalenBahn, you have an hourly travel option in both directions. The price for a single journey is € 13.20 (Braunschweig) to € 17.90 (Wolfsburg), tickets can be bought online via the Deutsche Bahn website or at one of the stations. Hildesheim, Salzgitter and Göttingen are also directly accessible by train from Hannover Hbf, travel time is 25 minutes to Hildesheim, 52 minutes to Salzgitter-Ringelheim (RE10 erixx) and 35 minutes to Göttingen (ICE). Please consult website Deutsche Bahn for more information.

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Hannover: SEA LIFE Entry Ticket

Immerse yourself in the underwater world with tickets to SEA LIFE Hannover. Admire colorful fish, sharks, turtles, and other marine wildlife.


Heide Park Resort: Day Ticket

Heide Park Resort is Northern Germany's largest amusement park and offers over 30 attractions, shows, and extraordinary adventures for everyone - from families with kids to fearless action fans.


Hannover: AbenteuerDate, exciting Outdoor-Game for couples

Discover Hannover in a unique and fun way with this app-based exploration game. Learn about eachother or your relationship as you answer tricky questions, solve creative tasks and explore the area.



Hanover: 24-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

See the main attractions of Hanover from the deck of an open-top bus with your 24-hour ticket. Enjoy an audio guide, and hop on and off whenever you like at 7 stops across the city.


Hannover: Culinary Walking Tour

Join this tour for a culinary stroll through Hannover. Discover some of the city's highlights, including the old town and State Opera, and enjoy 5 different food tastings throughout the city.


Hanover: Flashlight Guided Walking Tour at Night

Discover the highlights of Hanover in the dark on a guided nighttime walking tour of the city. Use a flashlight to illuminate building facades and monuments including Leineschloss and Market Church.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Hanover: Crime Walking Tour

Join a city walking tour to hunt for historical crimes in Hanover. Learn about murderers, fraud cases, prisons, key sights, and more as you explore the city on foot with a guide.

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Hannover: Guided Old Town Walking Tour

Experience medieval Hannover on this guided walking tour. Explore the Old Town's narrow alleys, stand outside the impressive Leineschloss, and marvel at the state-of-the-art Hannover Opera Theater.

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Hannover: New Town Hall Guided Walking Tour

Discover what's behind the doors in Hannover's New Town Hall on a guided walking tour. See 3D models of Hannover, learn about the New Town Hall's history, and get an exclusive look inside.


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