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Airport bus Hannover

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.

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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.

  20Comments

  1. L Ayres   •  

    We arrive at Hanover and need to get to hildersein which is the best way

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Lorraine,

      I assume You were thinking of Hildesheim near Hannover. The best way to get there is to take S4 bus from Central Bus Station in Hannover. The bus departs every 30 minutes.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  2. Alper   •  

    Hello,
    I will be arrriving to Hannover airport today at 15:00.
    How can I get to Bad Oeynhausen? By train or by bus?
    For train should I go to Hapfbaunhoff Hannover or I can find a train from the airport?
    Thank you very much in advance,
    Alper
    I will apprecite If ucan make your answer to:
    cetinoglu.alper@gmail.com.
    Thank you again.

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hello,

      You have train from Hannover HBF to Bad Oeynhausen, so first you will have to travel from the airport to the HBF, you can do this e.g by S-Bahn 5.

      Kindest regards,

      Morten

  3. Robert Johnson   •  

    Hi

    We are coming to Hanover in November to see the city of my ancestors- is there a local records office anywhere please, to trace the family connection as well as seeing the sights?

    And is the train next to the airport really close by? I am partially disabled.

    Thanks.

    Robert Johnson

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Robert,

      Regarding the local records office – unfortunately, we don’t have that kind of information. As for the train station at the airport, it is located on Terminal C and it is easily accessible by escalators and lifts.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Sofi   •  

    Hallo,
    ich akomme aus Wien am 16 August 12,35 und ich muss fahren weiter nach Wernigerode mit Flixbus.
    Habe ich genug Zeit?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Sofi,

      Unfortunately we do not have that kind of information. I suggest to contact Flixbus directly.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. Yeshwant Patil   •  

    Hello I m Yeshwant Patil from India . I m coming to Hannovar on 22nd October. How much a bus will cost me from Hannovar Airport to Röblingweg 4 30519 Hannover ? How often is the bus service?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Yeshwant,

      Since there is no direct line to your destination then the best option is to go by S5 train from Hannover Airport to Hannover Hauptbahnhof and then take metro line U8 and exit at Hannover Am Mittelfelde metro stop. Once you get out, there’s additional 6 min walk. Total cost of the trip would be around €7. Trains run approximately every 20 minutes.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. Elica   •  

    Hello,

    I want to ask you how can I get from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to the Hannover Airport?

    Thank you.
    Best regards!

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Elica,

      You can get to Hannover Airport to Hannover Hauptbahnhof by S5 S-bahn train.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  7. marina   •  

    Hello.

    I travel from Gottingen to Hannover on 17.november.
    I found a bus from Gottingen- Hnnover, and I whant to ask how to get to the aiport?

    Best regards,

    Marina

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Marina,

      Once you get to Hannover, you can go by S5 S-Bahn train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Airport.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

      • marina   •  

        thnak you 🙂

  8. Fares   •  

    I want to ask about the best way to get from Hannover airport to Clausthal zellerfeld?

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Fares,

      There’s no direct link between Hannover Airport to Clausthal Zellerfeld. However, once you get to Hannover Central Station, take regional train RE10 to Goslar Train Station and from there take local bus line 831 to Clausthal Zellerfeld.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  9. ALAN BORRILL   •  

    Hi, we land at the airport at 21-30, what’s the best option to get to design hotel wulfel 30519 bus or train? Thanks

    • Melani   •     Author

      Dear Alan,

      First you need to take S5 train to Hannover Central Station and then transfer to U1 metro and exit at Hannover Wiehbergstraße metro station.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

      • ALAN BORRILL   •  

        That’s great thank you 😊

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