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Train  •  7h 30m

  1. Take the train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf Thalys
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...

€128 - €322

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Bus via Paris Charles de Gaulle  •  13h 16m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Hanover central bus station N367

€41 - €58

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Train via Brussels  •  7h 49m

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

€132 - €382

Bus  •  14h 44m

  1. Take the bus from Paris to Hanover central bus station N1320 / ...

€42 - €52

Drive  •  7h

  1. Drive from Paris to Hanover 767.8 km

€80 - €130

Fly Paris CDG to Hannover  •  4h 50m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Hannover (HAJ) CDG - HAJ

€79 - €234

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Hannover  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hannover (HAJ) FRA - HAJ

€120 - €328

Fly Nice to Hannover  •  6h 23m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Hannover (HAJ) NCE - HAJ

€80 - €386

Fly Lyon to Hannover  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Hannover (HAJ) LYS - HAJ

€89 - €323

Fly Paris CDG to Hamburg, train  •  6h 10m

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

€93 - €283

Train, train to Zurich, fly to Hannover  •  6h 44m

  1. Take the train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
  2. Take the train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
  3. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Hannover (HAJ) ZRH - HAJ

€138 - €335

France to Hanover by subway and train

The journey time between France and Hanover is around 8h 17m and covers a distance of around 825 km. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 46m. Operated by Paris Metro, Thalys, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the France to Hanover service departs from Cité and arrives in Hannover Hbf. Typically 21 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 17m
Fastest journey time:
6h 46m
Journey distance:
825 km
Services per week:
21
Cheapest price:
€167
Carbon emissions:
43 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
01:01
Last service departs at:
17:42

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

France to Hanover subway and train schedules

France → Germany
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International entry into Germany from France

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France
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Allowed for: Citizens and permanent residents of Germany, as well as residents from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Australia, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Macau, Monaco, New Zealand, North Macedonia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States and Vatican

Restricted for: Foreign nationals from outside Germany with the above exceptions

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Conditions of entry into Germany from France

  • 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 applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from France
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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

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
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Rules to follow in Germany

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Considerations leaving from France

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from France.

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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 France from Germany.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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The cheapest way to get from France to Hanover is to bus via Paris Charles de Gaulle which costs €40 - €60 and takes 13h 16m.

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The quickest way to get from France to Hanover is to train and fly which costs €120 - €330 and takes 4h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Hanover station. However, there are services departing from Dante and arriving at Hanover central bus station via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from France to Hanover. However, there are services departing from Cité and arriving at Hannover Hbf via Paris Nord and Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between France and Hanover is 855 km. The road distance is 767.8 km.

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The best way to get from France to Hanover without a car is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs €120 - €330.

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It takes approximately 7h 30m to get from France to Hanover, including transfers.

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France to Hanover bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Paris station.

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France to Hanover train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris Nord station.

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The best way to get from France to Hanover is to train which takes 7h 30m and costs €120 - €330. Alternatively, you can bus via Paris Charles de Gaulle, which costs €40 - €60 and takes 13h 16m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €240 and takes 4h 50m.

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Map of how to get from France to Hanover.
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  • Distance: 854.8 km
  • Duration: 7h 30m

What companies run services between France and Hanover, Germany?

You can take a train from Paris to Hanover via Gare du Nord, Paris Nord, and Koeln Hbf in around 7h 30m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Paris Charles de Gaulle to Hanover central bus station 5 times a week. Tickets cost €35 - €50 and the journey takes 11h 40m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Nice to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1200
Flights from Nice to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €1200
Flights from Nice to Hannover via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€160 - €1200
Flights from Lyon to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Lyon to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €440
Flights from Lyon to Hannover via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €450
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €290
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
Flights from Zurich to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Nice to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €750
Flights from Lyon to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €320
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €330
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €550
Flights from Nice to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from Lyon to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€90 - €280
Flights from Lyon to Hannover via Nantes, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Lyon to Hannover via Bordeaux, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
€100 - €320
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €350
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €550
Flights from Nice to Hannover via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €1000
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Flights from Zurich to Hannover
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €400
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Nice to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €310
Flights from Lyon to Hannover via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €300
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €75
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Hannover via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
€200 - €1500
Nouvel Air Tunisie
Website
nouvelair.com
Flights from Nice to Hannover via Monastir
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €2200
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Paris CDG to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€180 - €950
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris Nord to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
Train from Paris Nord to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €160
Website
Thalys
Standard
€75 - €110
Comfort
€90 - €120
Premium
€110 - €160
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
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 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
Train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€23 - €35
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 Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€65 - €90
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
TGV inOui

France’s high-speed TGV train network runs at speeds of up to 320km/h connecting major cities across France and into neighbouring countries. All TGV tickets include a seat reservation; seating is 1+2 in 1st class, 2+2 in 2nd class. Popular routes include Paris to Marseille and Paris to Strasbourg. Most TGVs have a cafe area, power points at each seat and WiFi.

Contact Details
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Strasbourg to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €45
1st Class
€30 - €40
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€30 - €35
1st Class
€24 - €29
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€15 - €22
Website
Railjet
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
SNCF

France’s state-owned railway company is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country, with over 14,000 trains operating daily. SNCF runs the country’s extensive rail network, including the high-speed TGV network, regional TER trains and local Intercités. It also operates international routes including Eurostar and Thalys, as well as the low-cost, long-distance Ouigo services that run on limited routes across France. Book up to 3 months in advance for the cheapest fares. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Strasbourg to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €40
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
€18 - €26
Rail 1st Class
€27 - €40
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Strasbourg to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Basel SBB to Zürich HB
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€29 - €55
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Zuerich Hb
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Paris Charles de Gaulle to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
11h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
13h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €50
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Hannover Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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France to Hanover bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Hanover central bus station.

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France to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Hannover Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between France to Hanover is 768 km. It takes approximately 7h to drive from France to Hanover.

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Swiss, KLM, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Hannover Airport.

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There are 195+ hotels available in Hanover. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from France to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 40 min and costs €6 - €9.

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