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Fly to Hannover  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from Brussels (BRU) to Hannover (HAJ) BRU - HAJ

€66 - €268

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Bus  •  9h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Brussels-North train station to Hanover central bus station 081

€33 - €38

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Fly to Hamburg, train  •  3h 15m

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

€72 - €265

Train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf Ice
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...

€65 - €159

Train via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi  •  6h 19m

  1. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Thalys / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...

€65 - €230

Train via Deventer  •  7h 22m

  1. Take the train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda Ic
  2. Take the train from Breda to Deventer
  3. Take the train from Deventer to Hannover Hbf Ic

€62 - €120

Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover 487.1 km

€50 - €80

Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover by train

The train journey time between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Hanover is around 5h 21m and covers a distance of around 523 km. The fastest train normally takes 5h 14m. Operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover train service departs from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arrives in Hannover Hbf. Typically 50 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 21m
Fastest train time:
5h 14m
Train distance:
523 km
Trains per week:
50
Cheapest price:
€104
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:13
Last train departs at:
20:13

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover train schedules

Belgium → Germany
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Conditions of entry into Germany from Belgium

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
Greece: South Aegean

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This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Belgium.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hanover is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hanover is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Hanover is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Belgium from Germany.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover is to bus which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 23m.

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The fastest way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover is to fly and train which takes 3h 15m and costs €70 - €270.

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No, there is no direct train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover. However, there are services departing from Brussels Airport-Zaventem and arriving at Hannover Hbf via Bruxelles-Nord and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 59m.

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The distance between Brussels Airport (BRU) and Hanover is 397 km. The road distance is 487.1 km.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover without a car is to train which takes 5h 59m and costs €60 - €160.

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover, including transfers.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Bruxelles-Nord station.

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The best way to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover is to fly which takes 3h 25m and costs €65 - €270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €60 - €160 and takes 5h 59m, you could also bus, which costs €30 - €40 and takes 9h 23m.

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There is no direct flight from Brussels Airport to Hannover Airport. The quickest flight takes 2h 50m and has one stopover.

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Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hannover Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover.
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  • Distance: 397.5 km
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Brussels Airport (BRU), Belgium and Hanover, Germany?

Lufthansa, KLM and two other airlines fly from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Brussels Airport (BRU) to Hanover via Bruxelles-Nord and Koeln Hbf in around 5h 59m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €390
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €430
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €440
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €330
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Brussels to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Brussels to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€60 - €270
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bruxelles-Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
Phone
+49 (0) 911 / 240 388 – 22
Email
info@bahntouristikexpress.de
Website
bahntouristikexpress.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
BahnTouristikExpress GmbH
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
metronom
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€29 - €45
Website
HVV
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Hamburg Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Hanover central station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brussels Airport-Zaventem to Breda
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €20
Website
Belgian Railways
Book at
Belgium Rail Pass
2nd Class
€18 - €20
1st Class
€25 - €29
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Breda to Deventer
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€17 - €24
1st Class
€28 - €40
Train from Deventer to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €60
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€26 - €40
1st Class
€40 - €60
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Brussels-North train station to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
8h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €29
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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