If you were wondering about Hannover airport transfers, you’ve come to the right place. When you arrive at the airport, you can choose between private transfers, take the train to the main station (“Hauptbahnhof” in German), or take a taxi. There is little walking to do, because the taxi stand is outside the main exit, and the train station is located inside the airport (a 5 minute walk). Trains can also drop you off directly at the fairgrounds, if you have come just for the day. I really wish all airports were like this!
The Train: Great Option for Hannover Airport Transfers
If you’re on a budget, then the best option is taking the train. Hannover trains are safe, clean, and reliable. There are regular trains that take you from the airport to the main train station. You can see how many minutes are left for the next one to leave, on the screens that are distributed in the airport arrivals area. Once you arrive to the main train station, you can either walk to your hotel, if it is nearby, or take a taxi (there are always plenty available).
Previously to the 2015 show, all public transport was free of charge, with your CeBIT fair tickets. Unfortunately, not any more, so that means you will have to get a train ticket from the machines available near the platforms.
Private Transfers: Reliable and Easy
The private transfer is a great option, if you don’t want to worry about carrying your bags or waiting in line for a taxi. A smart dressed gentleman will be waiting for you, with a big paper with your name on it, just like the celebrities. Best of all, you know that there will be no hidden extras, because you pay a fixed rate, depending on where you are staying.
You can choose the type of car you want, including Mercedes brand cars. Mini buses are also available, for small or medium groups.
Plenty of taxis are available at the airport. There is generally a person guiding people and telling them which taxi to take, and to keep the waiting line short. It is extremely rare to arrive and not get a taxi, but you might have to wait a few minutes, till the people before you get into the taxis, and the next six taxis arrive from behind. The cost from the airport to the city center is around 40 euros, or a little more if they take you from the highway. Hannover taxi drivers are quite honest, and rarely will take you on a round trip around the city to charge more money. Many are of Turkish origin, and other nationalites as well.
I hope this information helps your decision about Hannover airport transfers. The recommended option for most people, is the train. If you arrive in the middle of the night, or if your hotel is not near the main train station, then you might consider taking a taxi. There is little to worry about getting stranded and not being able to reach your hotel, so be calm, enjoy your trade show, and your “holiday”. 😉