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There are 10 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  2h 19m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...

$65 - $100

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Hanover 214.4 miles

$11 - $29

8 alternative options

Train via Göttingen  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Göttingen to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...

$42 - $112

Bus  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hanover 007 / ...

$20 - $65

Night train  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Hannover Hbf Nj 400 / ...

$30 - $100

Drive  •  3h 3m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover 216.9 miles

$45 - $70

Fly to Hannover  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hannover (HAJ) FRA - HAJ

$87 - $310

Fly to Bremen, train  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bremen (BRE) FRA - BRE
  2. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$134 - $344

Fly to Hamburg, train  •  4h 25m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf

$111 - $327

Fly to Paderborn, train  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Paderborn (PAD) FRA - PAD
  2. Take the train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hbf

$146 - $283

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover is to rideshare which costs 10€ - 25€ and takes 3h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover is to train which costs 60€ - 85€ and takes 2h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station and arriving at Hanover. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arriving at Hannover Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 19m.

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The distance between Frankfurt am Main and Hanover is 261 km. The road distance is 347 km.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover without a car is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs 60€ - 85€.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hannover Hbf takes 2h 19m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt am Main to Hanover bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover is to train which takes 2h 19m and costs 60€ - 85€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 17€ - 60€ and takes 5h 20m, you could also fly, which costs 75€ - 270€ and takes 3h 26m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover.
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  • Distance: 163.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 19m

What companies run services between Frankfurt am Main, Germany and Hanover, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover hourly. Tickets cost $65 - $100 and the journey takes 2h 19m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover every 4 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 5h 20m. Eurolines DE also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $210
Flights from Frankfurt to Paderborn
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Göttingen to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Website
bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Flixtrain
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Frankfurt, Frankfurt Süd station to Göttingen
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
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Nightjet
Phone
+43 51717
Website
nightjet.com
Night train from Frankfurt(Main)Süd to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
nightjet.com
S-Bahn
Website
bahn.de
Train from Paderborn Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Hanover
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Frankfurt Hbf to Hanover ZOB
Ave. Duration
4h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Frankfurt to Hanover
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $29
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Frankfurt Airport to Hannover Airport is the direct flight which takes 50m.

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Frankfurt am Main to Hanover bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hanover station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Hannover Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Frankfurt am Main to Hanover is 347 km. It takes approximately 3h 3m to drive from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Frankfurt Airport to Hannover Airport.

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Book your Frankfurt am Main to Hanover bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 952+ hotels available in Hanover. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Frankfurt am Main and Hanover. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Frankfurt Airport is to train which takes 13m and costs 9€ - 14€.

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