Hannover has an excellent public transportation network, made up of buses, trams, and a subway. Day tickets are available and are good value for travellers planning to take more than two trips. The Hannover Card, issued by the tourist office, provides free rides on public transportation as well as discounts for museums and other attractions. Taxis are expensive, but large vehicles for seven to nine people are available by phone and can be cost effective for groups. Like many cities in Europe, Hannover is a bicycle and pedestrian-friendly metropolis, with bike lanes on many roads and a large pedestrianised area in the city centre.
The airport is located seven miles (11km) north of Hannover.
Hannover Airport (HAJ)
LocationThe airport is located seven miles (11km) north of Hannover.
Getting to the city
The S5 Hannover Airport Line runs to Hannover Central Station every 30 minutes between 3:35am and 1am. The 470 bus departs several times per hour for the Langenhagen Zentrum station from the stop between the Maritim Airport Hotel and Car Park 3. Several shuttle services are also available.
TimeGMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Car rental companies operating from the airport include AVIS, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt.
Taxi ranks are located in front of the terminal exits on the arrivals level. The trip to the city centre takes about 20 minutes.
Transfer between terminals
The three terminals are all connected and can be explored on foot.
Facilities at the airport include a lost and found, left luggage facilities, a tax-refund desk, bureaux de change, religious counselling facilities, executive lounges and VIP services, and a variety of shopping and dining options.
Parking starts at €4 for the first hour, up to €22 for the first day, €42 for two days, and €48 for three days.