Hannover Airport (HAJ) is the international airport serving the city of Hannover, situated in Langenhagen, 11 kilometres north of Hannover. In terms of the number of passengers, Hannover Airport is the ninth busiest airport with almost 5.5 million passengers annually. The airport serves mainly as a base for companies like Germanwings and SunExpress Deutschland.
Train: Hannover Airport was once linked to the city centre by a shuttle bus, but was eventually replaced by the S5 S-Bahn train, which turned out to be a lot faster option:
- The airport train station is situated in Terminal C and it is easily accessible by escalators and lifts
- S5 S-Bahn train runs every half an hour, from 00:35 to 01:05. The journey to the central train station in Hannover (Hauptbahnhof) takes approx. 17 minutes.
- The price of a single ticket will cost you 3.4€ (to the main train station). You can also buy a daily ticket for 6.8€ and drive around for unlimited number of times during the day – don’t forget to validate them in ticket machines.
Local bus: The bus line 470 operates from Hannover Airport to Langenhagen Zentrum station every half an hour (every hour on Sundays) → full timetable. You will find the bus stop between Maritim Airport Hotel and multi-storey car park.
Taxi services: Official airport taxis are located in front of all terminal exits. The journey to the city centre is going to cost you between 25 and 30 euros, depending on your destination.
Transfer: Avoid waiting for taxis and book yourself a private door-to-door transfer and that way you won’t have to walk around searching for you accommodation location. The price of transfer is similar to taxi price (30€), but still, it is a safer option.
Renting a car at Hannover Airport: Car rental companies like Avis, Enterprise and Hertz are available within the airport area, in case you decide to have your own vehicle to get around. If you want to have a car already waiting for you, just book it here.
Renting a bus at Hannover Airport: For bigger groups of people, the ideal solution of getting around is renting a bus. Do it on time, so that bus rental companies can be able to organize every detail.
FAQ – bus and transport from Hannover airport
Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
A: No, it won’t. S5 S-Bahn train connects the airport with the main railway station in Hannover and since it is only 11 kilometres away, you will get there in only 17 minutes. Trains run regularly, but if you happen to miss all of them, call an airport taxi for 25-30€.
Q: I have an early morning departure from the airport, are there any airport hotels I can stay at?
A: Definitely, you can choose between a couple of hotels located in the airport area:
- Leonardo Hotel Hannover Airport (4*) – free Wi-Fi, indoor pool, access for the disabled, free shuttle bus from and to the airport
- Maritim Airport Hotel Hannover (4*) – free Wi-Fi, indoor pool
Q: I would like to visit Hannover in between flights. Is that possible?
A: Of course, you can reach the city centre in 17-20 minutes and S5 S-Bahn train runs 24/7 to the airport, so there’s no worry of missing your next flight. While in Hannover, you might as well visit beautiful Herrenhausen Gardens and Wilhelm Busch Museum. You can leave your luggage at the airport for 4.50€ per day.
Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
A: Yes, you can exchange your money at Travelex office located at the airport, or withdraw money from several ATMs throughout the airport. However, we recommend having some euros on you, because currency rates are much higher at the airports.
Q: I am continuing my journey outside Hannover. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
A: From the airport no, but once you reach the bus terminal in Hannover, you can continue your journey wherever you wish to go. Here are some of the popular routes you could pick → Hannover – Berlin, Hannover – Karlsruhe, Hannover – Bonn, Hannover – Dortmund. Or, find the one that suits you most on getbybus.com.