Travel & Accommodation
Information on how to get to Hannover, where to stay and how to get around.
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Hannover Airport (HAJ) is the largest airport and most important international hub in the state of Lower Saxony. It offers numerous direct flights within Europe and to all the important European hubs, providing convenient connections to locations all over the world. It is easily reachable by car or public transport.
Hamburg Airport (HAM) is a major international airport and can be reached by train from Hannover main station within 2 hours.
Two further international airports – the newly opened BER - Berlin Brandenburg Airport and Frankfurt Airport (FRA), where nearly all airlines are represented – can be reached in 2-3 hours from Hannover main station by long-distance trains.
Hannover has a fast long-distance rail service (ICE), which is well-connected to all major German cities and is also easily accessible from abroad through various international routes.
For train connections within Germany please check the website of Deutsche Bahn (the German railway company).
If you are travelling by car, please note that Hannover’s city centre is an environmental zone, which means only vehicles with a green environmental badge are allowed into the central ‘Cityring.
We compiled a list of various hotels near Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), the main Classical:NEXT venue in 2022. Make sure to book your hotel reservation as early as possible to profit from hotels discounts for early bookers.
Besides various online booking sites, the accommodation service of Hannover Marketing and Tourism GmbH offers free booking assistance whether you are looking for a hotel, a guesthouse or private rooms.Accomodation Service
Find out all about the new venues hosting Classical:NEXT 2022 in Hannover, Germany.Venue Information
From Hannover Airport to the city centre
There are several different options for travel between the airport and the city centre. The journey to downtown Hannover by car or taxi takes about 25 minutes depending on traffic. Taxi stands can be found straight in front of the terminal exits on the arrivals level and various car rental companies can be found inside the airport.
Alternatively, you can go by public transport. The metro line S5 (S-Bahn) operates between Hannover main station and ‘Hannover Flughafen’ (Hannover airport). Trains run every 30 minutes (between 3.35 am and 1.05 am) and the journey takes around 18 minutes. The metro station is located directly in the basement of Terminal C.
More information for your trip to the city centre can be found here.
From other German international airports to Hannover city centre
Hannover can easily be reached from different German international airports, either by fast long-distance train connections within 2-3 hours or by car. The nearest major international airports are Hamburg Airport (HAM), BER – Berlin Brandenburg Airport and Frankfurt Airport (FRA).
For train connections within Germany please check the website of Deutsche Bahn (the German railway company) here.
It is 2 kilometres between Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC), the main Classical:NEXT venue, and Schauspielhaus, where you can enjoy our showcases. If you have a passion for walking it should take a maximum of 30 minutes (depending on your walking speed). By public transport you will need around 12 minutes; the bus lines 128 and 134 operate between the stations ‘Hannover Congress Centrum’ and ‘Thielenplatz/Schauspielhaus Hannover’. Another option is using a bicycle or similar means of transport, which takes about 10 minutes.
It is easy to travel around Hannover by bus, tram or metro. Hannover’s public transport is called ÜSTRA, which is part of the GHV tariff area. There are various GHV ticket options to choose from, whether it’s a single, day or short trip ticket.
You can purchase tickets online through the GHV App, the GHV Customer Centre in the heart of Hannover’s city or GHV Service and Sales Centres (marked by a banner with the GVH logo). You can also buy tickets in most kiosks, stationery shops and other shops in Hannover. There are also ticket machines at all tram stops, bus and train stations.
All ticket options and prices can be viewed here.
Follow this link for detailed information about where to get your ticket.
Please note that Hannover’s city centre is an environmental zone, which means only vehicles with a green environmental badge are allowed into the central ‘Cityring’. There is a car park at Hannover Congress Centrum that is opened 24 hours and has 900 parking spaces. The price is a maximum of 3,50€ per day. You can have a look at the site map here.
Depending on your needs, there are several options for taxis and ridepooling around the city.
Local taxi companies are:
|Arnemann GmbH||+49 511 4584545|
|Gruß Taxen GmbH||+49 511 664964|
|Hallo Taxi 3811||+49 511 3811|
|Südkreis - Taxengesellschaft||+49 511 9886262|
The local ridepooling alternative is MOIA. To be able to use this service, the corresponding app has to be downloaded from your mobile app store. The service hours can be found here.
Hannover is a great city to get around by bicycle. Hannover Congress Centrum (HCC) offers a total of 116 bicycle parking spaces, 66 on the side of the HCC main entrance and 50 on the side of the HCC Parkrestaurant entrance.The bike-sharing companies Mobike and Nextbike are represented in the city as well as the e-scooter providers Tier and Lime.