Hannover International Airport is north of the city centre, in the suburb of Langenhagen. Operating since 1952, it has become Germany’s ninth busiest airport and a major hub for a number of German and European airlines. Hannover Airport has three commercial passenger terminals, plus a fourth used by the Royal Air Force.
Flights to Hannover Airport
Hannover Airport offers a range of direct flights to destinations in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, with connecting routes to cities around the world. From the UK, direct flights are available from London Heathrow, London Stanstead, Birmingham and Manchester. Major airlines serving Hannover Airport include British Airways, Air France, KLM, Lufthansa and Aeroflot.
Flying Business Class to Hannover Airport
As a regional capital with a major congress centre and a number of company headquarters, Hannover attracts plenty of business visitors. Several full-service airlines offer business class flights to Hannover Airport, and there is a choice of premium lounges to relax in before or after your flight.
Shopping at Hannover Airport
There is a good range of shops at Hannover Airport, including an extensive duty free store, a newsagent and bookshop, several souvenir shops and a music and media shop. If you’ve just arrived and are staying in a self-catered hotel, look out for the small supermarket in the airport – it’s perfect for stocking up on essentials before you head to Hannover city centre.
Drinking, Dining and Relaxing
Eating and drinking options at Hannover Airport range from coffee shops and fast-food chains to upmarket sit-down bistros. For a pre-flight drink, head to the Sportsbar in terminal C, which offers a relaxed atmosphere and live sports. Meanwhile, kids and aviation buffs will love the ‘Welt der Luftfahrt’ exhibition, which charts the history of aviation with hands-on displays.
Getting Around Town
Terminal C is home to the Hannover Flughafen railway station, which will whisk you to the city centre in 15 minutes. Hannover’s central train station, the Hauptbahnhof, is one of northern Germany’s main transport hubs, with an extensive local and regional network, as well as InterCity services to most major German cities. Taxis and a range of car hire companies are also available at Hannover Airport – if you’re planning to hire a car, it’s worth doing so in advance to be sure of securing the right vehicle.
Why Visit Hannover?
Hannover Airport is the gateway to one of northern Germany’s most important cities. Hannover is a beguiling mix of the medieval and the modern, with enough market squares, historic buildings and grand Gothic churches to satisfy every sightseer. The city centre is home to a series of scenic parks and fascinating museums, as well as a mix of designer shopping and quirky independent boutiques.
Hotels Near Hannover Airport
There are a number of hotels near Hannover Airport, including some options within the airport complex itself. Alternatively, base yourself in Hannover’s city centre, where you’ll find an exhaustive range of accommodation, from affordable bed and breakfasts to luxurious design hotels. Use Expedia’s search filters to find the perfect Hannover Airport accommodation for your stay.