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Hanover Hbf station information & facilities

Distance from Hanover Hbf to city center
Distance from Hanover Hbf to city center
1.4 miles (2.2 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 20: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U7, U8, U9
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S4, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8, S21, S51
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, NJ, FLX 30, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE8, RE10, RE30, RE60, RE70, RB38
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Langenhagen Airport
7 miles
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
The airport can be reached from the station by public transit in 17 minutes via the S5 train.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi in the station.
ATM
ATM
Located near Platforms 1/2 and 13.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
Luggage lockers are located near the main entrance.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Balzac Coffee | Burger King | McDonald's | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | asiahung | Mr. CLOU | Nordsee | Starbucks | Pizza Hut | & many more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
Located near the main entrance by the DB ticket office.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Escalators, elevators, wheelchair access. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.
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Travel from Hannover city centre to Hannover Hbf train station

The city of Hanover in northern Germany, or Hannover, if you use the German spelling, boasts beautiful parks, a forest and epic fairgrounds that you’ll want to visit and explore. The city, rich in German history, has connections to British and American history as well, since kings George I, George II and George III of England came from the House of Hanover. Though much of Hannover’s city centre was destroyed in World War II and rebuilt in a 1950s style, other parts of the city feature the historic architecture of palaces, government buildings and classic half-timbered structures. In the city centre, Kröpcke Square, you’ll find the Big Green Clock, the perfect place to meet fellow travellers.

To travel from Hannover city centre to Hannover Hbf, the city’s main train station, walk down The Bahnhofstraße for 4min. This street full of shops is designed for foot-traffic only and leads directly to Ernst August Platz and the train station. You will enter on the ground floor near Platform One. From Hannover Hbf train station, you can catch long-distance, regional and local trains that connect the city to the suburbs. The train company Deutsche Bahn operates all trains in Germany, including those arriving at and departing from Hannover Hbf.

How far is it from Hannover city centre to Hannover Hbf train station?

Many local attractions in Hannover are less than a 15min walk from Hannover Hbf train station. The heart of the city centre is Kröpcke Square, which is 1300 feet (400m) from Hannover Hbf. The city centre extends south to The Old Town by the River Leine, which is about an 11min walk from Hannover Hbf. From east to west, the city centre extends from the Steintor to the Aegidientor. The Aegidientor is approximately 2953 feet (900 m) and a 12min walk from Hannover Hbf. Steintor is about an 8min walk and 2132 feet (650 m) from the Hannover Hbf train station.

What is the best way to get to Hannover Hbf train station from Hannover city centre?

If you need to travel from Hannover city centre to Hannover Hbf, you are probably embarking on a train trip. Planning a train journey on Omio is convenient and comprehensive because you can find train times to your destination in one easy-to-access place. Since the Hannover Hbf train station is in the city centre, the easiest way to travel from Hannover city centre to Hannover Hbf is to walk, either via The Bahnhofstraße or The Georgstraße. Subway stations can also be found throughout the city centre and subways to Hannover Hbf depart every few minutes.

Where is the airport in Hannover and how to get there?

Getting from the Hannover Hbf train station to the airport is convenient and affordable. There is only one airport in Hannover, Hannover Airport, which is located in the town of Langenhagen, 6.8 miles (11 km) north of the Hannover city centre. Regional train S5 runs from the Hannover Hbf train station to the airport approximately every 30min. The trip takes about 17min, usually costs much less than a taxi or town car and gets you to the airport in the same amount of time. Buses also run from Hannover train station to the airport, but the trip takes closer to 90min and buses run less often, about every half hour. Another option is the subway U line 1 that runs from Ernst August Platz outside Hannover Hbf train station to Langenhagen Zentrum, and takes 18min. After disembarking, passengers will need to walk to the Langenhagen Flughafen bus station and catch bus 470 to the airport.

How accessible is Hannover main train station for those with limited mobility?

The Hannover Hbf train station offers facilities for passengers with limited mobility. Elevators are located throughout the station, connecting to all platforms except 5 and 6. These platforms offer step-free access as well as tactile access and tactile guiding strips. Information about trains is broadcast over a public address system and displayed on information boards. When taking a train to or from Hannover Hbf, passengers with limited mobility can use services provided by the Mobility Service Centre, which can help passengers with getting on trains, getting off trains and changing trains. Contact the Mobility Service Centre a day in advance of your journey or 48h in advance of an international train trip to ensure they can help you on your journey.

Travel from Hannover city centre to Hannover Hbf train station: castle in Hannover

Hannover Train Station. Source: Shutterstock

Night trains to/from Hannover Hbf

In 2016, Deutsche Bahn discontinued its City Night Line and all of its night trains were cancelled. The Austrian trains ÖBB Nightjet have taken over some of the City Night Line routes, but they do not travel to Hannover Hbf. However, passengers can still catch a night train from Hannover Hbf on an Inner City Express (ICE) or Inner City (IC) train to cities such as Zurich and Innsbruck.

Traveling by train in Hannover : Sustainable journey

Deutsche Bahn prides itself on limiting its carbon footprint and striving to become carbon-neutral. Hannover Hbf train station is one of fifteen major German railway stations that run on renewable power and use green electricity. By replacing old lighting and heating systems, as well as installing insulation and conforming to energy inspections, Hannover Hbf has reduced its power consumption by over 20%.

Local tips: Hannover main train station points of interest

Hannover Hbf train station offers almost everything a traveller could desire, even before you step outside the station to enjoy the beautiful German city. You can store your bags in luggage lockers at the station so you can explore the city without the hassle of carrying your bags. You can hail a taxi or rent a car from the station, or you could catch a bus, a subway, or a local train to take you throughout the city and suburbs. You can walk to the city centre in around 4 to 15min. If you are hungry when you arrive, the station has several restaurants where you can grab a quick bite or sit down to a meal. Hannover Hbf also features Wi-Fi, bathrooms with wheelchair access, a lounge for first-class passengers and many shops.For more local tips, you can check Omio magazine.Places to see within minutes of the Hannover Hbf train station, include:

  • Kröpcke Square, considered the very heart of the Hannover city centre
  • The Bahnhofstraße, a promenade that provides two levels of shops and restaurants
  • Marktkirche, the historic Market Church
  • Kramerstrasse, capture the feeling of old bygone Hannover in this well-preserved neighbourhoods
  • Ruins of Aegidienkirche, a church built in 1347 and destroyed in 1943
  • The Leine Palace

What to do in Hannover

One of the most impressive features of Hannover is how steeped in nature it is, especially considering that it is the largest city and the capital of the German state of Lower Saxony. Eilenreide, commonly referred to as the “Green Lung,” is a 1600-acre forest in the heart of Hannover. Featuring hiking trails, biking trails and bridle paths, exploring this woodland is an adventure. Several world-renowned gardens grace the city, including Berggarten and The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen. Maschsee is an artificial lake in the middle of Hannover, popular for water sports as well as paddle-boating and picnicking on the shores.

For culture buffs, Hannover has many museums, featuring everything from classic and modern art, to historic documents, caricatures and aviation. At the New Town Hall, built in 1913, you can climb to the viewing platform in the dome at the top of the tower to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. And when you are ready to leave Hannover and move on to your next adventure, book your travel tickets on the Omio website.

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