Forget business stereotype by exploring local culture
Approximate flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes (total distance 480 miles)
No of flights per week: 5
Airlines that fly direct: Flybe
No. of Airports in Hannover: Hannover Airport
Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - March
Currency: Euro (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
Getting to the airport is easy and convenient whichever mode of transport you choose. Bus services run directly to the airport or take the train to Birmingham International Airport station. The Air-Rail is a free and frequent service which takes you from the station to the terminal in just two minutes. If you prefer to travel by taxi, they can drop you right outside departures.
Those driving to the airport will find a choice of seven car parks, which are all easily accessible from the terminal by foot or via the free shuttle bus. Book a parking space online in advance and save up to 50%.
Whether you prefer to spend the time before your flight eating, shopping or relaxing, Birmingham Airport can cater to you. We have a fantastic selection of restaurants, shops and amenities to keep you entertained before you board your flight to Hannover.
If you’d like to spend your time browsing shops, we’ve got plenty to choose from. Why not treat yourself before you fly? Head to Aerospa for beauty treatments in under 15 minutes or spice up your wardrobe with a new pair of Kurt Geigers. Of course, we have Duty Free too, where you can find your favourite brands at discounted prices.
Rather spend your time in one of our cafés, bars and restaurants? We’ve got some great restaurants like All Bar One, Giraffe, and even a Wetherspoon. To celebrate your trip to Hannover in style, you could head to the Bottega Prosecco Bar for a glass of fizz. Or, if you just fancy a coffee, you have a choice between Costa, Pret a Manger and Caffé Nero.
We have five fantastic airport lounges where you can relax for a small fee. Enjoy comfortable seating, unlimited and fast Wi-Fi, runway views and complimentary refreshments. Our business lounge is ideal for those wanting to get some work done before they fly.
Arriving at Hannover Airport
Hannover Airport is an international airport, located around 11km from Hannover city centre. It is served by buses, trains and taxis which all take you to the city centre.
You can take the 470 public bus route downtown from Hannover Airport (Langenhagen Zentrum – Hannover Central Station), and the journey takes just 20 minutes. You will find the bus stop located between the Maritime Airport Hotel and car park 3 adjacent to Terminal C.
You can also travel on the S-Bahn train S5 line. The Hannover Airport Line will transfer you downtown within 18 minutes.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi to Hannover city centre or pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Hannover
Hannover is often overlooked by tourists, who prefer to visit neighbouring states like Hamburg. However, those who take time to explore the city are rarely disappointed. From world-class architecture and lush nature to awesome museums and great shopping—the city has something for everyone.
The native language spoken in Hannover is German, however many people can speak English. It’s nice to make an effort and learn some simple words and phrases though.
Hannover has a Maritime temperate climate. During the summer, between May and August, the city of Hannover can get pleasantly warm with many hours of sunshine. Winters (December - March) can be bitterly cold and damp. Rain is spread out evenly throughout the year.
Culture in Hannover
Hannover might be better known for its tradeshows and conferences than its cultural scene, but the city is a hidden gem for any business traveller. Locals know how to have fun; Hannover hosts the second largest Oktoberfest in Germany.
Although its reputation is that of a lacklustre travel destination, Hannover is largely misunderstood. It’s got a fascinating history, from the House of Hannover glory days to utter destruction during WWII, there’s deep history on every corner. Explore the stunning old town and we love the royal gardens of Herrenhausen. Hannover’s Red Thread is a 4km walking trail taking you to the city’s most important (and beautiful sites), so follow the red line painted onto the ground and enjoy your surroundings.
Hannover is in Lower Saxony and the region has many of its own culinary specialities, which you won’t necessarily find in the rest of Germany. Some delicacies include eel, apple soup, shrimp rolls and buckwheat pancakes.