Hannover International Airport, or Hannover-Langenhagen as it is also known, is located in the town of Langenhagen, just 11 km north of the centre of Hannover, the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony.
It is Germany’s ninth largest airport and has three passenger terminals: A, B and C. It is used by a number of low-cost airlines, including Hungarian Wizz Air and Germanwings (for the latter the airport is a hub).
Hannover-Langenhagen Airport is classified by the International Air Transport Association with a code ‘HAJ’.
The official website of the airport is www.hannover-airport.de.
From the airport to Hannover
Passengers can choose between two forms of public transport to reach Hannover city centre.
In front of Terminal C, just between the Maritim Airport Hotel and the multi-level car park, you will find bus stop No.470. This route connects the airport to the Langenhagen Zentrum bus stop, which is adjacent to red light rail line that will take you to your destination. The tramway in Hannover is half underground, so don’t be surprised.
The bus fare is €2.60 one-way and the tram fare is €4.30.
Another way to reach the city centre is by train (S-Bahn). The S5 line stops right at the airport, under the airport to be exact. Go to terminal C and take the escalator or lift down to the train platform. The stop is called Hannover Flughafen.
Trains leave for Hanover every 30 minutes. The journey time is 18 minutes. The ticket costs €3,40.
Well, if you don’t want to bother, you can easily find a taxi at the exit of each terminal. The journey to the city centre takes no more than 20 minutes. The fare for a taxi is about €30.
From Hannover to the airport
Depending on your availability, you can use any of the modes of transport listed above.