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There are 10 ways to get from Hanover to Bourges by train, bus, night train, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord
  3. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Bourges

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Paris
  2. Take the bus from Paris to Bourges

Night train, bus

  1. Take the night train from Hannover to Lörrach Hauptbahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse to Bourges Foire

Drive

  1. Drive from Hanover to Bourges

Fly Hannover to Paris Charles de Gaulle, train

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville

Fly Hannover to Lyon, train

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Lyon (LYS)
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bourges

Fly Hannover to Clermont-Ferrand, train

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Clermont-Ferrand (CFE)
  2. Take the train from Clermont Ferrand to Nevers
  3. Take the train from Nevers to Bourges

Train to Hamburg, fly to Paris Charles de Gaulle, train

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)
  3. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville

Fly Hannover to Paris Orly, train

  1. Fly from Hannover (HAJ) to Paris Orly (ORY)
  2. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville

Train to Hamburg, fly to Paris Orly, train

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
  2. Fly from Hamburg (HAM) to Paris Orly (ORY)
  3. Take the train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville

Hanover to Bourges by train and subway

The journey time between Hanover and Bourges is around 10h 45m and covers a distance of around 1073 km. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 2m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Flixtrain, Thalys and others, the Hanover to Bourges service departs from Hannover Hauptbahnhof and arrives in Bourges. Typically 24 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

24 Weekly Services
10h 45m Average Duration
€157 Cheapest Price
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
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  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 72 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 48 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area (EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), Albania, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, Gabon, The Gambia, Ghana, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States Virgin Islands, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Vatican, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering France from Germany.

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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 metre
  • Health pass is required for long-distance travel by plane, train or coach, as well as in some public venues
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bourges is 800 130 000.

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

The social distance requirement in Bourges is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800 130 000.

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

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Last updated: 24 May 2022
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The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Bourges is to bus which costs €50 - €60 and takes 14h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Hanover to Bourges is to fly and train which costs €130 - €500 and takes 8h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Hanover to Bourges. However, there are services departing from Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB and arriving at Bourges via Paris. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hanover to Bourges. However, there are services departing from Hannover Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Bourges via Koeln Hbf, Gare du Nord and Paris Austerlitz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 45m.

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The distance between Hanover and Bourges is 789 km. The road distance is 1011.8 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Bourges without a car is to train which takes 10h 45m and costs €150 - €370.

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It takes approximately 10h 45m to get from Hanover to Bourges, including transfers.

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Hanover to Bourges bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB station.

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Hanover to Bourges train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hannover Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Bourges is to train which takes 10h 45m and costs €150 - €370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €50 - €60 and takes 14h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Bourges.
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  • Distance: 788.8 km
  • Duration: 10h 45m

What companies run services between Hanover, Germany and Bourges, France?

You can take a train from Hanover to Bourges via Koeln Hbf, Paris Nord, Gare du Nord, Gare d'Austerlitz, and Paris Austerlitz in around 10h 45m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Hanover to Bourges via Paris in around 14h 30m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Hannover to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from Hannover to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€120 - €480
Flights from Hannover to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Hannover to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Hannover to Lyon via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Hannover to Lyon via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €430
Flights from Hamburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €460
Flights from Hannover to Paris Orly via Munich
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Flights from Hannover to Paris Orly via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €800
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Hannover to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €600
Flights from Hannover to Lyon via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €280
Flights from Hannover to Clermont-Ferrand via Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €470
Flights from Hamburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €410
Flights from Hannover to Paris Orly via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Nice
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€160 - €600
Flights from Hannover to Paris Orly via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Toulouse
Ave. Duration
8h 30m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€150 - €550
Flights from Hannover to Paris Orly via Paris Charles de Gaulle, Marseille
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€160 - €600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Hannover to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €440
Flights from Hannover to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €550
Flights from Hannover to Clermont-Ferrand via Amsterdam Schiphol, Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
7h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€150 - €500
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Hannover to Lyon via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
5h 42m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€270 - €850
Flights from Hamburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
€170 - €1100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Hamburg to Paris Charles de Gaulle
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€60 - €370
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Hannover to Paris Orly via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€190 - €1200
Flights from Hamburg to Paris Orly
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€60 - €800
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Hannover to Paris Charles de Gaulle via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
€140 - €600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Hamburg to Paris Orly via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €850
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 Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hanover central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €20
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Paris Nord
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€110 - €230
Website
Thalys
Standard
€110 - €150
Comfort
€120 - €160
Premium
€160 - €230
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 Paris Austerlitz to Bourges
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €60
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€28 - €40
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €60
Train from Paris Austerlitz to Vierzon Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€24 - €50
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€24 - €35
Rail 1st Class
€35 - €50
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Bourges
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €75
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €55
Rail 1st Class
€50 - €75
Train from Clermont Ferrand to Nevers
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€21 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€21 - €30
Rail 1st Class
€30 - €45
Train from Nevers to Bourges
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€10 - €15
Rail 1st Class
€17 - €25
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Night train from Hannover to Lörrach Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
8h 22m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€95 - €120
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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 Clermont-Ferrand to Nevers
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €95
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Nevers to Bourges
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€26 - €50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
metronom
Phone
+49 581 97164164
Email
presse@der-metronom.de
Website
der-metronom.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
metronom
Österreichische Bundesbahnen
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
delfi.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 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Paris
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €45
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Paris to Bourges
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Basel Meret-Oppenheim-Strasse to Bourges Foire
Ave. Duration
11h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
Union Ivkoni

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The quickest flight from Hannover Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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

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Hanover to Bourges train services, operated by SNCF, arrive at Bourges station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Bourges is 1012 km. It takes approximately 9h 19m to drive from Hanover to Bourges.

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KLM, Swiss, Air France and Lufthansa offer flights from Hannover Airport to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Hannover Airport is to train which takes 13 min and costs €3 - €5.

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