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How to get from Hannover Airport to Hannover Hbf

Whether you’re visiting Hannover or looking to reach Hannover Hbf to take the train to another destination in the country, you have three different transportation options to get there from Hannover Airport; taxi, train, and bus. The most convenient way to get from Hannover airport to the Hauptbahnhof is to take an airport taxi or pre-book a private Hannover airport transfer; this guarantees you’ll reach your destination quickly and directly without any intermediate stops. If you’re looking for more budget-friendly options, you can use public transport; a direct train line connects Hannover Hbf to Hannover Airport and runs most of the day. There is also a bus that departs from the airport and stops at Langenhagen where you can switch to the tram that heads to Hannover Hbf.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €30 25min 24/7
Train €6.20 18min 04:00–01:30
Bus €6.20 40min 04:37–23:08

How to get from Hannover Airport to Hannover Hbf by taxi

Getting from Hannover Airport to Hannover Hbf by taxi is the most convenient transportation all day long; there are taxis lined up 24/7 at the airport taxi rank or you can pre-book your airport taxi and have a driver wait for you as soon as you land.

How much is the fare for a taxi from Hannover Airport to the Hauptbahnhof?

Hannover taxis operate with set rates and use a taximeter throughout the entire ride to calculate the total fare. A standard taxi for up to 4 passengers from Hannover Airport to the Hauptbahnhof costs an average of €30; note that the exact fare might differ depending on additional fees that may apply. To ensure a flat rate you can book your Hannover airport taxi in advance.

Cost

€30

Trip Duration

25 min

The total fare might differ unless you book your Hannover airport taxi in advance.

Convenience
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Value for Money

Taxis are available at Hannover Airport 24/7 all year long.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Once you go through customs and baggage claim, just head straight right in front of the terminal exits on the Arrival level; there are taxis lined up there 24/7.

Convenience

Taking an airport taxi is the most comfortable and convenient transportation option to get from Hannover Airport to the Hauptbahnhof; you will get you to your destination quickly and comfortably without any intermediate stops. Especially if you’re in a hurry to catch a train at Hannover Hbf, you can book your taxi in advance so that you won’t have to wait in line with the rest of the passengers arriving at the same time as you.

Editor’s Note

An airport taxi might seem like a pricey option if you're a solo traveller. For groups of 4 people or more, it's a great option, as you can split the cost and get to your destination quickly and comfortably for less! The same goes if you're travelling with young children and prefer a stress-free door-to-door ride.

Useful Tips

Not all taxi drivers speak English so it's best to have your address written down in German.
Once you enter the taxi, check that the taximeter is set to the base fare of €3.90.
At the end of the ride, it’s best to ask for a receipt to have as much information as possible in case you leave any personal items behind.
Standard taxis that you take from the rank are unlikely to be equipped with a baby/child seat; make sure to bring your own if you need one.
You don't need to tip your taxi driver but you can round up to the nearest euro if you were happy with the service.

How to get from Hannover Airport to Hannover Hbf by train

Train line S5 Hannover Flughafen – Hannover directly connects the Hannover Hbf to Hannover airport and is the fastest public transport option to get from one to the other. It’s a budget-friendly option and it’s available for most of the day.

How much does the train ticket cost from Hannover Airport to Hannover Hbf?

A single ticket for the train from Hannover Airport to the Hauptbahnhof costs €3.10 per traveller. There is also a reduced fare for children up to 14 years old.

Cost

€3.10

Trip Duration

18 min

The train schedule is subject to change; it's best to check the current timetable online in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The S-Bahn departs from Hannover Airport every 30 minutes from 04:00 to 01:30 daily.

Where do I take the train from?

To reach the train station at Hannover Airport, head to the basement of Terminal C; you can use the elevators or escalators on the Departures level to get there.

Convenience

The S-Bahn is the fastest transportation option to get from Hannover Airport to the Hauptbahnhof and the ticket cost per traveller is low. Being a popular choice both for locals and tourists, the train tends to get pretty crowded during peak hours; if you’re travelling with many pieces of luggage or toddlers, you might be more comfortable taking an airport taxi.

Editor’s Note

If you're travelling light and you don't mind waiting a bit for the next departure, the train is a great transportation option. If you're in a larger group or you're travelling with young children, consider taking a taxi instead; the cost will be higher but it will take you directly to your destination in comfort.

Useful Tips

The ticket price is the same regardless of how many stops you ride the train for, as long as you're within the same zone.
After you exit the train, you can use the same ticket to ride the bus or tram within the same zone.

How to get from Hannover Airport to Hannover Hbf by bus

There is no direct bus line connecting Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Airport and vice versa, but it’s still possible to get there by switching to the tram along the way. Bus line 470 departs frequently from the airport and will take you up to Langenhagen Zentrum; there you can switch to tram line 1, which will take you directly to Hannover Hbf.

How much does the bus ticket cost from Hannover Airport to the Hauptbahnhof?

In Hannover, the same ticket can be used to ride the bus, the tram or the train, so you don’t need two different tickets to get from Hannover Airport to the Hauptbahnhof. You can purchase a single ticket for €3.10 to ride the bus and then with the same ticket you can use the tram.

Cost

€3.10

Trip Duration

40 min

The cost and trip duration refer to the entire journey from Hannover Airport to the Hauptbahnhof.

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Safety
Value for Money

Bus line 470 departs every 30 minutes from Hannover Airport from 04:37 until 23:08. Tram line 1 departs every 20 minutes from 03:59 until 01:28.

Where do I take the bus from?

The bus stop at Hannover Airport is located between the Maritime Airport Hotel and Car Park 3 adjacent to Terminal C. Once you arrive at Langenhagen Zentrum, it’s only a 500-metre walk to the east to reach the Langenhagen Kurt Schumacher Allee stop where you can take the tram line 1.

Convenience

Taking the bus and the tram to get from Hannover Airport to Hannover Hbf is a slow but budget-friendly option. If you’re carrying a lot of luggage or you’re travelling with young children, changing two different means of transport can be rather inconvenient so in that case, you’re better off taking an airport taxi to reach your destination directly.

Editor’s Note

Choosing the bus and tram combination to reach downtown Hannover is a more complicated transportation option; if you don't feel comfortable checking bus and tram routes, it's best to take a taxi or the train, which are more convenient options.

Useful Tips

Children up to 14 years old can travel at a reduced fare.
The ticket that you'll purchase for the bus is valid for other bus lines, trams and the metro, as long as it's towards the same direction; for a return journey, however, you'll need a new ticket.
Most buses and trams in Hannover are fully accessible to wheelchair users.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get from Hannover airport to Hannover Hbf?

Hannover Airport is well connected to the Hauptbahnhof and there are three different transportation options between them to choose from; taxi, train or bus. The most convenient option from Hannover Airport to Hauptbahnhof is to take an airport taxi, which will take you directly to your destination. The train and the bus are two more budget-friendly alternatives, with the train being the fastest.

What’s the distance from Hannover Hbf to Hannover airport?

Hannover Airport is located approximately 12 kilometres north of Hannover Hauptbahnhof; by car or taxi, it’s a 22-minute drive in light traffic.

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