Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport is situated close to Braunschweig, or Brunswick, around 43 miles (70km) to the east of Hannover. There are no scheduled flights to or from the airport, but it is used for private business flights – it is often used by Volkswagen, whose headquarters are in nearby Wolfsburg, The German Aerospace Centre runs meteorological and scientific missions from Braunschweig-Wolfsburg, and the airport has traditionally been a centre for gliding.
Where to Find Hotels Near Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport
There is a choice of hotels close to Braunschweig-Wolfsburg, mostly grouped around the highway interchange just to the west of the airport. Brunswick itself is within easy reach, and has a wide choice of hotels, hostels and B&Bs to suit every budget.
What Kind of Hotels Are Available Near the Airport?
Braunschweig-Wolfsburg accommodation ranges from luxurious five-star hotels to simple and affordable two-star guesthouses. Two-star properties are available in Brunswick itself, just a few miles from the airport, but for five-star accommodation you’ll need to look in the nearby towns of Wolfsburg and Celle. The closest hotels to Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport are in the four-star range – there are several options within three miles of the airport.
Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport – Facts and Figures
Braunschweig-Wolfsburg’s current site was developed as an airfield by the German Air Ministry in the 1930s. The airfield rapidly grew as a commercial hub, and in the post-war years Braunschweig-Wolfsburg became a popular site for recreational flights, including gliding. An asphalt runway was added in 1967.
If you’re a business visitor to Hannover, consider the hotel options in Hannover’s city centre, and around the Hannover Fairground events complex. There is a fast and efficient train service between Brunswick and Hannover, and a very quick metro service between Hannover’s Hauptbahnhof and the Hannover Fairground.
Getting to and from Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport
Brunswick is a 15 minute drive from Braunschweig-Wolfsburg, and bus journeys to the city centre take around 30 minutes. If you’re travelling on to Hannover, expect a 45-minute drive from Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport, or take the bus to Brunswick Hauptbahnhof and continue your journey by train. Direct services from Brunswick to Hannover take around 30 minutes..
Getting to and From Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg is a half hour’s drive from Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport by car or taxi. You can also take a train to Brunswick, then change to a Brunswick-Wolfsburg service, a total journey time of about 1 hour 15 minutes.
Facilities at Braunschweig-Wolfsburg Airport
While Braunschweig-Wolfsburg doesn’t have the range of facilities you’d expect at a major commercial airport, there is a good Italian restaurant on-site. In the summer months, choose a table on the outdoor terrace to enjoy views over the airfield.