Hannover is the capital and largest exhibition center of the state of Lower Saxony, Germany. The name of the city is thought to come from the word Hanovere which means High Coast. Hannover, a small town where salvation and fishermen lived in its early days, was later an important commercial city. Due to the intersection of the trade routes, it is located in the center of industrialization in southern Germany, the city was frequently bombed and destroyed during World War II.
Hannover is a city where world-famous Expo 2000 and Cebit Informatics Fairs and fairs from many fields take place. The city is also famous for its green areas and parks.
There are flight tickets at affordable prices to Hannover all year round.
Hannover is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Hannover departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which are connected through various domestic flights.
You can book your ticket in advance find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen to Hannover International Airport.
Transport from Hannover Airport to the City Center
Airport is the ninth largest airport in Germany. It is located in Langenhagen, 11 km north of the city.
You can go to Hanover city center from the airport by train, bus, shuttle or taxi.
There is a frequent train service to the city center via the Hannover S-Bahn S5 line, which passes the Hannover Flughafen train station under Terminal C. The train runs every half hour to the city center for 22 hours a day. The single-use train ticket costs 3.4 euros and the journey takes approximately 17 minutes. Tickets and public transport cards can be purchased from the ticket machines at the station.
You can also use the 470 bus line to get to the city center. Buses leave from the car park at walking distance from terminal C exit. Buses that run from 04:30 to 23:00 leave every half hour. The single-use bus ticket costs 2.6 euros. You can buy the tickets from Üstra ticket booths in the arricals hall or from the bus driver.
There is a taxi at the exit of the passenger lounge of all terminals. Taxis are available 24 hours a day. Depending on the traffic situation, the average cost of taxis reaching the city center in 20 to 30 minutes is 25 euros. Apart from taxis, you can use the shuttle services of private transportation companies.
If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
Hannover is a highly developed city in terms of public transport. There is very little traffic problem in the city, and since it is an exhibition center, traffic arrangements and directives have been made quite regular and understandable. Trams, buses and commuter trains are available 24 hours a day.
You can travel for free on public transport and benefit discounts at museums, operas, city tours and restaurants by having the Hanover Card offered by the Tourism Office. Public transport in Hannover is divided into zones. Ticket fares vary according to distance, i.e. the number of regions crossed.
Hannover Card fees (2019):
- Single valid for 1 days: € 9.50
- Single valid for 2 days: € 15
- Single valid for 3 days: € 18
- Group ticket for 1 day (max. 5 people): € 20
- Group ticket valid for 2 days (max. 5 people): € 27
- Group ticket valid for 3 days (max. 5 people): € 35
Hanover has 4 main tram lines, yellow, green, blue and red. The lines themselves are divided into 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 17. You can reach almost every point of the city by tram line. You can also easily reach the outer parts of the city from the center by commuter trains.
There are about 200 different bus lines in Hannover including the night time bus lines. Bus routes have intersections with the tram lines and are fairly regular. You can get your ticket from the vending machines at the stations or from the tourism offices.
Another option is to rent a bicycle. Since Hannover is a city built on a flat terrain, cycling is very comfortable and enjoyable. Therefore, it is highly preferred by the most people living in the city. You can rent a bicycle and go around the city streets as you wish.
We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Hannover more enjoyable and comfortable:
Germany is a country within the Schengen Agreement region and you will need a Shengen visa to enter the country. If you are going to get your Shengen visa through Germany, you must first go to Germany. The main documents required to obtain a Shengen visa are hotel bookings, round-trip air tickets, travel insurance, and financial documents. You can find all the detailed information about the Germany visa in this link.
There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Hannover.
- Brunswick, Germany (57 km)
- Bielefeld, Germany (88 km)
- Bremen, Germany (101 km)
- Hamburg, Germany (133 km)
Hannover's climate is classified as warm and temperate. The coldest month of the city is January with 2-3 degrees and the warmest month is July with 18-20 degrees.
Country Code: +49
Hannover Area Code: 511
Airport Contact: +49 511 9770
Emergency Dial: 112
Airport Taxi Service: +49 163 2941975
Places to see
Hannover, known as the world's exhibition center, is one of the most important cultural and touristic cities of Germany with its magnificent nature, city parks and elderly areas. The structure of the city, which attracts attention with its architecture bearing the traces of the Second World War, is worth seeing. Herrenhäuser Gärten, Sprengel Museum, Neues Rathaus, Lake Maschsee, Marienburg Castle are the most popular touristic sites of the city that we recommend you to see if you visit Hannover. We are sure that you will enjoy your trip in the city which is very developed in terms of transportation as well.
To learn more about Hannover, you can have a look at Hannover Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.