Hannover travel guide

Hannover Tourism | Hannover Guide

You're Going to Love Hannover

With a population of 515,140, Hannover is the largest city in Lower Saxony, Germany by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Hannover has to offer.

Where to Eat in Hannover

Mitte is the neighbourhood with the most restaurants in Hannover. These include popular favourites such as BBQ-The Finest Steakhouse (Liebrechtstraße 60), BESTIA Vera Pizza Napoletana - Hannover (Osterstraße 27) and Le Feu Hannover (Bödekerstraße 46). If you’re looking for affordable options, Teichhûs (Wilkenburger Str. 32) and Burgerheart Hannover (Am Marstall 1a) are great picks.

When to visit Hannover

Hannover in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 140
1 night at 3-star hotel
Hannover in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 140
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Hannover in July, when the average temperature is 16 °C, and the highest can go up to 22 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as -2 °C, with an average temperature of 0 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in July, when precipitation is around 70 mm. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Hannover, with an average rainfall of 30 mm.

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How to Get to Hannover

Plane

When flying to Hannover, you’ll arrive at Hannover Airport (HAJ), which is located 6 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Hannover from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 13h 05m.

Train

ÖBB is the most popular train carrier serving Hannover, followed by Deutsche Bahn. The train journey from Hannover to Berlin takes 1h 27m and costs around C$ 32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Munich, expect to pay about C$ 63 for a 4h 15m trip. Located 0.6 miles from the city centre, Hannover Hauptbahnhof is the busiest station in Hannover. Another popular train station is Hannover Hauptbahnhof ZOB, located 0.7 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Hannover is to pick up a car rental from Frankfurt am Main, which is about 163 miles from Hannover. You’ll find branches of Ok Mobility and Sixt, among others, in Frankfurt am Main.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Hannover, including FlixBus, Regiojet and BlaBlaBus. From Bremen, the bus ride to Hannover takes 100 miles and will cost you around C$ 22. From Hamburg, the ticket costs about C$ 28 for a journey of 120 miles. Hannover’s bus station is located 18 miles from the downtown.

Plane

When flying to Hannover, you’ll arrive at Hannover Airport (HAJ), which is located 6 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Hannover from Canada departs from Montreal and takes around 13h 05m.

Train

ÖBB is the most popular train carrier serving Hannover, followed by Deutsche Bahn. The train journey from Hannover to Berlin takes 1h 27m and costs around C$ 32 for a one-way ticket. When coming by train from Munich, expect to pay about C$ 63 for a 4h 15m trip. Located 0.6 miles from the city centre, Hannover Hauptbahnhof is the busiest station in Hannover. Another popular train station is Hannover Hauptbahnhof ZOB, located 0.7 miles from the centre.

Car

Another option to get to Hannover is to pick up a car rental from Frankfurt am Main, which is about 163 miles from Hannover. You’ll find branches of Ok Mobility and Sixt, among others, in Frankfurt am Main.

Bus

Several bus lines operate bus routes to Hannover, including FlixBus, Regiojet and BlaBlaBus. From Bremen, the bus ride to Hannover takes 100 miles and will cost you around C$ 22. From Hamburg, the ticket costs about C$ 28 for a journey of 120 miles. Hannover’s bus station is located 18 miles from the downtown.

Airports near Hannover

Airlines serving Hannover

Lufthansa
Good (4,575 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (919 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,399 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,590 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (971 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,542 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (482 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,924 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,119 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,662 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (833 reviews)
LOT
Good (681 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,153 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (830 reviews)
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Where to stay in Hannover

Average rates range from around C$ 195 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 239 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Gästeresidenz Pelikanviertel and B&B Hotel Hannover-City. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Hannover, with prices from C$ 55 to C$ 348 per night. Döhren-Wülfel is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Hannover are about 61% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Mitte - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Hotel Savoy Hannover, DoubleTree by Hilton Hannover Schweizerhof and Premier Inn Hannover City University. The average nightly price for a double room in Mitte is C$ 78.

Mitte - Here you’ll find travellers’ favourites such as Hotel Savoy Hannover, DoubleTree by Hilton Hannover Schweizerhof and Premier Inn Hannover City University. The average nightly price for a double room in Mitte is C$ 78.
Most popular hotel in Hannover by neighborhood

Where to stay in popular areas of Hannover

Most booked hotels in Hannover

prizeotel Hannover-City
3 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 97+
Mercure Hotel Hannover Mitte
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 130+
Wyndham Hannover Atrium
4 stars
Good (6.6, Good reviews)
C$ 103+

Renting a car in Hannover

Renting a car in Hannover costs C$ 48 per day, on average, or C$ 145 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 3% more expensive than at Hannover.

Expect to pay C$ 2.78 per litre in Hannover (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 33.29 and C$ 44.39. The most frequently booked car type in Hannover is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Hyundai i30 or similar) are, on average, 56% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Hannover costs C$ 48 per day, on average, or C$ 145 if you want to rent it for 3 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 3% more expensive than at Hannover.

Expect to pay C$ 2.78 per litre in Hannover (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 33.29 and C$ 44.39. The most frequently booked car type in Hannover is Mini (Fiat 500 or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Hyundai i30 or similar) are, on average, 56% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.