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How to get to Hanover by train

Routes225
Trips per day6,698
train lines8
Stations11
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City Information

Situated on the River Leine, Hanover is the largest city in the German state of Lower Saxony. This historic city is now an important commercial center and home to a large university, the Leibniz University Hanover.

Aside from industry, Hanover is known for being a hub for festivals in Germany. The city is always celebrating something, but two of the biggest events are the hugely popular Oktoberfest Hanover and the Hanover Schutzenfest, a target shooting competition.

Even if you skip the revelry at these festivals, Hanover offers a rich cultural experience in its world-class museums, theaters, and galleries. One of Hanover's cultural centerpieces is the Hanover Opera House. Built in 1852, this impressive building hosts opera performances during opera season, from September to June.

Like most of Germany, Hanover is extremely accessible thanks to robust transport options. Hanover Airport is served by many major airlines, while the train station has many connections from various destinations across the country. Plus, intercity bus service on BlaBlaCar Bus, Sindbad, FlixBus, and more connects Hanover to other German cities, including Dresden, Cologne, Hamburg, and more.

What train companies travel to Hanover, Germany?

Located in Germany, Hanover is accessible by train from 225 other cities. You can choose from 6698 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Hanover on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Hanover are also available..

Train companies serving Hanover

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn2073h 48m€47.47
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company1984h 17m€47.43
DB Intercity-Express562h 14m€38.97
DB Intercity202h 17m€30.94
FlixTrain202h 15m€21.06
Non-federally owned railway company174h 4m€38.07
metronom51h 53m€20.15
erixx10h 57m€15.27

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Hanover?

€2.90 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Hanover, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Hanover. In the last month, trains from Celle to Hanover had the lowest average price at €6.13.

Where is the train station in Hanover, Germany?

The busiest train station in Hanover is Hannover Anderten-Misburg. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Hanover are:

  • Hannover Anderten-Misburg
  • Hannover Train Station
  • Hannover Karl-Wiechert-Allee

What is the closest airport to Hanover, NI?

The closest airport to Hanover is Hanover Airport (HAJ), it is located 6.2 miles from the city center of Hanover.

Is Hanover a popular train travel destination?

Hanover ranks number 232 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 2990 in Germany. Hanover has the second most number of destinations in Lower Saxony that are connected to Hanover by train service. Each day 473 direct train schedules arrive in the Hanover.

What is the population of Hanover?

The population of Hanover is 515140. Hanover ranks number 25 in terms of population in Lower Saxony and number 527 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Hanover cost?

Train tickets to Hanover range from €3 for a short trip to Hanover, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Hanover starts at , and a longer trip by train to Hanover can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as €5 .

What train station is located closest to the city center of Hanover?

The closest train station to the city center of Hanover is Hannover Train Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Hannover Train Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Hanover. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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