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There are 8 ways to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 58m

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

€60 - €100

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Rideshare  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Frankfurt to Hanover 342.9 km

€10 - €26

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Frankfurt central train station to Hanover central bus station N33 / ...

€13 - €23

Night train  •  5h 12m

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

€28 - €40

Drive  •  3h 13m

  1. Drive from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover 346.6 km

€35 - €55

Fly to Hannover  •  2h 40m

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

€76 - €259

Fly to Bremen, train  •  3h 47m

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

€67 - €304

Fly to Hamburg, train  •  4h 20m

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

€65 - €298

Frankfurt am Main to Hanover by train

The train journey time between Frankfurt am Main and Hanover is around 2h 31m and covers a distance of around 335 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 12m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Frankfurt am Main to Hanover train service departs from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf and arrives in Hannover Hbf. Typically 174 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
2h 31m
Fastest train time:
2h 12m
Train distance:
335 km
Trains per week:
174
Cheapest price:
€60
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:04
Last train departs at:
22:18

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frankfurt am Main to Hanover train schedules

Frankfurt am Main → Hanover
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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.

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Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover is to bus which costs €13 - €23 and takes 4h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover is to fly which costs €75 - €260 and takes 2h 40m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Frankfurt central train station station and arriving at Hanover central bus station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 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 58m.

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It is 261 km from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover. It is approximately 346.6 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover without a car is to train which takes 2h 58m and costs €60 - €100.

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The train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hannover Hbf takes 2h 58m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Frankfurt am Main to Hanover bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Frankfurt central train station.

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Frankfurt am Main to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, 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 58m and costs €60 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €13 - €23 and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs €75 - €260 and takes 2h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Frankfurt am Main to Hanover.
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  • Distance: 261.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 58m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hannover Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €60 - €85 and the journey takes 2h 58m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Frankfurt central train station to Hanover central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €18 - €23 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Blablabus also services this route 4 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €240
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
Flights from Frankfurt to Hamburg via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €240
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €85
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €40
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
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 Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€70 - €100
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€45 - €65
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
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
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
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
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 Frankfurt central train station to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €23
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Hanover
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to 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
€10 - €26
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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

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Frankfurt am Main to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, 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 13m 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 train tickets online with Omio.

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

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There are 195+ hotels available in Hanover. Prices start at €75 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 line 35880 train which takes 15 min and costs €3 - €5.

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