Car Hire in Hannover Airport
Hannover is the capital of Lower Saxony. Despite being hit hard during World War 2, there are still charming timbered houses lining the Old Town. Nowadays, it’s often dubbed as the ‘Expo City’ due to the amount of conventions held there, which means it’s well adapted to travellers.
This information is correct as of October 2015
Where to hire a car at Hannover Airport
Avis, Enterprise, Euromobil, Europcar, Thrifty, Hertz, all have branches at Hannover airport. You can find the offices between the arrivals Terminals A and B on the arrivals level.
Petrol stations close at Hannover Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There are several petrol stations around Hannover airport. To reach the closest, follow Flughafenstrase out of the airport, then turn left onto Am Pferdemarkt. Continue for 4km onto the Shell garage.
Driving around at Hannover Airport
Hannover Airport is located to the north of the city. Germany’s well-connected network of roads and Autobahn’s make it easy to move around the country. From Hannover, you can reach the 352, Highway 7, Highway 37 and the E30 and E45 motorway. From Hannover you can reach Bremen, Brunswick, Hamburg and Leipzig.
Popular destinations to drive to from Hannover Airport
The university is in the north of Hanover, the HDI Arena and Swiss Life Hall are in the south, and Expo’s are generally held in the centre of Hanover. It’s pretty easy to find Pay & Display parking around the main arenas. On street parking in the inner city is limited, and if you’re rushing to Hanover from the airport it’s a good idea to check whether your accommodation has a car park facility.
Hanover is just 20 minutes away from the airport. Head west on Flughafenstraße when leaving the airport, and continue until you see the exit for the B522. Continue for 12km to reach the centre of the city.
Bremen & Hamburg
Whilst Hanover may not have decades of history, the Hanseatic town of Bremen is just an hour away – and historic architecture pours from it’s walls! The town hall in Bremen is one of the most beautiful and well preserved in Europe. If you want to reach Hamburg, it’s just half an hour from the city of Bremen. Hamburg is a large port city in the north of Germany.
To reach Bremen, head west when leaving the airport onto Flughafenstraße. Turn left onto Wagenzeller, and continue onto the A352 northbound. Take the A7 and A27 to Utbremer Straße towards Bremen. Take the exit for the Centre (Centrum) on the B6. Autobahn A1 runs to Hamburg from Bremen.
There are plenty of car parks in the centre of Bremen, however on street parking is limited.
Magdeburg is a small town about an hour away from Hanover, Germany. It’s smaller than Hanover, and popular for day trips away from the city.
Head west on Flughafenstraße, then turn left onto the A2 on Halberstädter towards Magdbeurg. After driving for around 145km on the B71, take the exit for Hasselbachplatz. Continue straight to reach Magdeburg.