Hanover Airport Guide (HAJ)
Also known as Hanover-Langenhagen Airport, Hanover Airport is situated a short distance from Hanover in Germany’s Lower Saxony region. Our Hanover Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, public transportation and local accommodation.
The Airport Service Centre (tel: +49 511 9770) in the Terminal B arrivals hall provides 24-hour general information, help with transport and parking, and a variety of other services.
The terminals are situated close together and are easily accessible on foot.
From Hanover city centre, take the L190 northbound, and then merge onto Flughafenstrasse, which leads to the airport site.
From the west or east, head along the A2, then turn onto either Autobahn A352 (if arriving from the west) or Flughafenstrasse (if arriving from the east).
Rail: S-Bahn (tel: +49 180 699 6633; www.bahn.de) suburban trains (line S5) depart from Hanover Airport's station (outside Terminal C) to the city's central railway station (journey time: 15 minutes; fare: €3.10). Tram 1 runs between Langenhagen and the main railway station. More information is available from the Airport Service Centre (tel: +49 511 9770) and from üstra (tel: +49 511 16680; www.uestra.de).
Bus: Bus 470 (tel: +49 511 16680; www.uestra.de) connects Hanover Airport with Langenhagen (fare: €2). Buses leave from the bus stop between the Maritim Airport hotel and car park 3, next to Terminal C.
Shuttle: 24-hour door-to-door shuttle services are offered by several companies including ATH (tel: +49 511 2351 9335; www.athaj.de).
Taxi: Taxi stands are located at the entrance of the arrivals areas of each terminal (journey time to central Hanover: 20 minutes; fare: €25 approx.). Taxi providers include Flughafen Taxen (tel: +49 511 724 9230; www.flughafentaxen.de).
A branch of Sparkasse bank is located in the departures area of Terminal B, and is open 24 hours a day. Bureaux de change facilities are available in the arrivals and departures areas of Terminal B. ATMs can be found throughout the terminal buildings.
Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the airport (free of charge for one hour), and an internet café is situated on the departures level of Terminal C. Additionally, there is an on-site post office within Hanover Airport.
There is a good selection of cafés, bars and restaurants at Hanover Airport, with options in each terminal. These include a sports bar in Terminal C and a bakery in Terminal B.
Most shops at Hanover Airport are located on the departures level of the Airport Plaza, between Terminals A and B. However, there are other outlets within Terminal C and in the waiting lounges. Among the options are duty-free outlets (for travellers leaving the EU), tobacconists, gift shops and an electronics outlet.
Left-luggage and lost property enquiries are handled by the Airport Service Centre (tel: +49 511 9770) in the arrivals area of Terminal B.
A number of event spaces are available within the airport complex, including the Skylight lounge on the airport's fifth floor. Paid-for lounges include the Karl Jatho Lounge (between Terminals A and B), and the Lufthansa Lounge for Star Alliance customers (Terminal A). For information on special services and facilities, contact Hanover Airport’s VIP Service (tel: +49 511 977 1910).
Conference and business facilities are also available at the on-site Maritim Airport Hotel Hannover (tel: +49 511 97370; www.maritim.de) and the nearby Achat Hotel Airport-Hannover (tel: +49 511 771 9610; www.achat-hotels.com).
Wheelchair transportation is available on request from the Airport Service Centre (tel: +49 511 9770) and from airline ticket counters – passengers should inform the airline in advance of any special requirements. Lifts, disabled toilets, dedicated ‘pick-up points’ and accessible public telephones are located throughout Hanover Airport. There are numerous parking spaces for disabled visitors in car parks P1 and P2.
There are multistorey car parks opposite each terminal, with short-term parking located directly opposite Terminals A and B. Long-term rates are available in Parkhaus Ost, Parkhaus Nord, P3 and the perimeter parking area; a free, daily shuttle bus service linking from these areas to the terminals is available 24 hours a day. Executive parking is available in car park P1 and must be reserved in advance. A further long-term car park, P10, is available further from the terminals during the summer months. For further information, call the airport parking service (tel: +49 511 977 1894).
Car hire companies represented at Hanover Airport include: Avis, Enterprise, Euromobil, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt. Offices for these providers are located in the Car Hire Centre in the arrivals area, between Terminals A and B.
There are two on-site hotels at Hanover Airport, with other options closer to the city centre. An information and a bookings service for hotels is available from the Airport Service Centre (tel: +49 511 9770). During specific events and trade fairs, there is also a designated information desk in the arrivals area of Terminal A.