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Hannover Airport
New Terminal C (on the right)

Hannover Airport

On the way to the Airport 2000. Hannover airport was opened in time for the Hannover fair on 26 th April in 1952. On the 6 th April 1973 the new passenger terminals A and B went into operation, an important step on the way to the airport of the year 2000. The triangular - shaped construction avoids long walking distances for the passenger and the extension now necessary (Terminal C) is based on this successful "Hannover system".

New Terminal C. The construction of the third terminal costing 269 million marks commenced at the beginning of 1996 and is due to be completed and opened to the public in the summer of 1998.In future the airport will be able to deal with up to 8 million pa ssengers, nearly twice the current number. More than 6 million passengers are expected to arrive for the world exhibition in the year 2000 for which Hannover airport is extremely well prepared.

25 minutes from the Airport to the Exhibition (Expo 2000) and Fairgrounds. In time for the world exhibition a newly built underground station will provide passengers with a fast and convenient travel link. On the new S5 line it will take only 25 minutes fr om the airport via Hannover central station ( a journey time of 14 minutes ) to reach the exhibition and fairgrounds. Depending on the number of visitors the German Federal Railway intends to run three or four trains every hour from the airport out to the exhibition grounds. Each train will be able to carry up to 1500 passengers.

The information below will be valid until the opening of the new terminal.

Traffic connections to Hannover Airport

Direct bus service 60:
Is a traffic connection between the airport and the city center. The direct bus service 60 operates non-stop every 20 to 30 minutes between the City Air Terminal at the central railway station and the airport. Single fare DM 8.-.

Bus service 471:
The bus service 471 runs from Langenhagen-Central to the airport two to three times every hour. The bus stops at various points in Langenhagen. Normal city bus fares apply. Langenhagen-Central can be reached from the city center via tram 1 from the central railway station.

Airport transfer:
The Transfer Verbund System (TVS) transfer connection system ( tel. 0511 725 4611 ) will on request carry passengers between home and the airport reliably and inexpensively. The service operates round the clock, 365 days a year. Bookings either directly or through your travel agency.

Taxis:
The journey from the central railway station/city center to the airport generally costs DM 35.- and takes approx. 20 minutes.

Travelling by car:
The passenger building can be reached directly via the motorway subsection A352 from the A7 motorway ( Hamburg/Kassel ) and the A2 motorway ( Berlin/Dortmund ).


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