Forget business stereotype by exploring local culture


Approximate flight time: 1 hour 30 minutes (total distance 480 miles)

Airlines that fly indirect: KLM

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. There is transport is a free and frequent service which takes you from the station to the terminal in just 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 70%.

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, there's World 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 Giraffe, and even a Wetherspoon.  Or, if you just fancy a coffee, you have a choice between Costa, Pret a Manger and Caffé Nero.

Need currency for your trip abroad? Look no further. Whether you’re looking to top up your Euros before you fly, or withdraw a few UK pounds for your return, head over to our Travelex stores conveniently located in the Arrivals area of the terminal building and Departures Lounge.  If you prefer, you can pre-order your currency and get next day collection if you order before 3pm at Birmingham Airport.  

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.

To find out about our other services, head to our terminal facilities page. Travelling to Hannover for business? Read our travel tips for the business traveller.

Average temperature in Hannover

(Hi + Low monthly temperatures)
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Minimum -2°C -2°C 0°C 3°C 7°C 10°C 10°C 12°C 9°C 6°C 2°C -1°C
Town Hall (Rathaus) in Hannover, Germany

Town Hall (Rathaus) in Hannover, Germany

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.

Canal Lock in Hannover Germany

Canal Lock in Hannover Germany

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.

New Town Hall in Hannover

New Town Hall in Hannover

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.

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