Thanks to its central location in the heart of Europe, Hannover Region is ideally integrated in the major European transport connections. This is where the A7 motorway (Munich-Hamburg) and A2 motorway (Ruhr area-Berlin) intersect. The Deutsche Bahn ICE network also ensures fast rail links to and from all major conurbations. Hannover Airport offers direct flights to more than 100 destinations.

By Plane

The city’s airport, Hannover-Langenhagen, is located about 11 kilometers to the north of Hannover.

From there, you can:

  • Take the S-Bahn (S1) train to the city center (central station). It runs every 30 minutes and costs about 3 Euro.
  • Take a taxi. The taxi ride will take about 15 minutes and will cost approximately 20 Euro.

By Train

Hannover Central Station (Hannover Hauptbahnhof) is located in the city center of Hannover. There are a number of direct trains to the Netherlands, France, Switzerland and Austria that ride multiple times a day. The InterCity Express (ICE) connects Hannover to Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Munich.

By Car

The German Motorways (Autobahn) A2 and A7 lead to Hannover.

In Hannover

When you are in Hannover, you can take the subway (“Stadtbahn” or “U-Bahn”) line 4 (to “Garbsen”) or 5 (to “Stöcken”) from the citiy (e.g. from the stop “Kröpcke”) to the stop “Leibniz Universität Hannover”. You can buy a “Kurzstreckenticket” for 1,60€, as there are only two stops in between. The Open Street Map picutre below presents the way from Kröpcke to Leibniz University Hannover.