Hannover is not a typical European city, as most of the buildings are new and modern. It features many parks, green areas and hosts the Oktoberfest, the second-biggest beer festival after the one in Munich.
Must-visit attractions in Hannover
The most popular attractions in Hannover are the New Town Hall, the Old Town and the Opera House. Although it bears the name Old Town, this part of the city was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt afterwards. For those who wish to explore nature, the Herrenhausen Gardens are a real gem. It is one magnificent place that includes a botanic garden, orchid house, cactus house and a museum.
The Hanover public transportation is extensive and includes a bus, as well as a light railway network, Stadtbahn. The Stadbahn is a combination of the tramway in the suburban areas and metro in the city centre area.
Hannover is also famous for designer trams, as well as buses in different shapes and colours. They are punctual and operate on a strict schedule. The city is divided into zones, so depending on your destination, you will need to buy the corresponding ticket type. The public transportation night time fares are 50% higher than daytime ones.
Hannover taxis are available at designated ranks around the city. It is tough to hail a taxi on the streets. The taxi service in Hannover is regulated, and the rate is per kilometre.
For more extended stays, car rental is the most convenient option. You will have the opportunity to drive on a flexible schedule, as well as, use the vehicle for day trips from Hamburg to Brunswick, Wolfsburg, Walsrode and Bad Oeynhausen.
Hannover lies on the major highway and railway crossroad. It is the primary connection for passengers travelling from Berlin to Cologne and Hamburg to Munich. The central station Hauptbahnhof serves as a hub for ICE, the high-speed train network. Deutsche Bahn operates most of the international, ICE (high speed) and regional train lines to Braunschweig, Wolfsburg, Magdeburg, Bremen, Bielefeld, Gottingen.
Frequent direct buses depart from The Central Bus Station (Zentraler Omnibus Bahnhof) to the rest of Germany, Bosnia, Croatia and the Czech Republic. The ride is not the most comfortable for long-distance travels, but it avoids stops on the way to pick up passengers. The biggest bus operators are Berlinbus and Flixbus.
Travelling from and to Hannover airport
Hannover Airport (HAJ), known as Hannover-Langenhagen, is 11 km from the centre. TUI fly, SunExpress, Eurowings, and Condor use HAJ as a base for flights to many European cities and leisure destinations.
The suburban train line S5 runs from Hannover Airport to the city. The train operates on a 30 minutes schedule from 03:35 to 01:05. It departs/arrives at Terminal C, and the ride to the city centre is 17 minutes.
Another way to reach the airport is by bus. Local bus number 470 departs from a bus stop next to Terminal 3. The bus runs every 15-20 minutes to the Langenhagen Zentrum station. From the station, you can take the Stadtbahn to reach the city centre.
Hannover airport taxis are available in front of the arrivals at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Taxis use either the exit on the motorway A352 or local roads to reach the city centre.
Booking a private airport transfer
Private Hannover airport transfer is a door-to-door service with a professional driver. Many passengers arriving at Hannover Airport prefer to book their transfer in advance. It is the most comfortable way to reach your destination without waiting at the airport. We provide private taxi transfers with unmarked vehicles from Hannover Airport to Hannover, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Stillenhöfen and Wolfsburg.
You can book the Hannover airport taxi online, and the service is fully customisable. There is no night fare surcharge or extra cost for your luggage. The rates are fixed and all-inclusive. The price for the airport taxi from Hannover Airport to Hannover city centre is EUR 48 for three passengers.
Please select a destination from the list to set it as pick up point. We will ask you to choose a drop-off point at the next step. This booking method is an alternative way to make a booking if you prefer selecting destinations instead of searching.