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Recommended option

Train  •  5h

  1. Take the train from Heerenveen to Zwolle Intercity
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hannover Hbf Ic

€39 - €90

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation 315 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Groningen central station to Hanover central bus station 175

€25 - €34

5 alternative options

Train via Enschede  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Heerenveen to Zwolle
  2. Take the train from Zwolle to Hengelo Ic
  3. Take the train from Hengelo to Hannover Hbf Ic

€43 - €105

Bus, train  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation 315 / ...
  2. Take the train from Groningen to Weener
  3. Take the train from Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...

€57 - €110

Drive  •  3h 19m

  1. Drive from Heerenveen to Hanover 346.4 km

€40 - €65

Train, fly to Hannover  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Heerenveen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Hannover (HAJ) AMS - HAJ

€125 - €441

Train, fly to Bremen  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Heerenveen to Schiphol Airport
  2. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Bremen (BRE) AMS - BRE
  3. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf

€96 - €456

Heerenveen to Hanover by train

The train journey time between Heerenveen and Hanover is around 4h 15m and covers a distance of around 373 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 15m. Operated by Dutch Railways (NS), the Heerenveen to Hanover train service departs from Heerenveen and arrives in Hannover Hbf. Typically 19 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 15m
Fastest train time:
4h 15m
Train distance:
373 km
Trains per week:
19
Cheapest price:
€39
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
07:02
Last train departs at:
19:03

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Heerenveen to Hanover train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Netherlands → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Netherlands

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Netherlands
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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 Netherlands

  • 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
  • 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 Netherlands
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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)
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and United Kingdom

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Rules to follow in Germany

1.5m

Mandatory

Mandatory

Considerations leaving from Netherlands

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

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Germany from Netherlands.

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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, returning to Netherlands from Germany is currently allowed.

See options for return travel.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Robert Koch Institute.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Heerenveen to Hanover is to bus which costs €25 - €35 and takes 7h 12m.

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The fastest way to get from Heerenveen to Hanover is to drive which takes 3h 19m and costs €40 - €65.

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No, there is no direct bus from Heerenveen station to Hanover station. However, there are services departing from Heerenveen, Busstation and arriving at Hanover central bus station via Groningen central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 12m.

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No, there is no direct train from Heerenveen to Hanover. However, there are services departing from Heerenveen and arriving at Hannover Hbf via Zwolle. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h.

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The distance between Heerenveen and Hanover is 265 km. The road distance is 346.4 km.

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The best way to get from Heerenveen to Hanover without a car is to train which takes 5h and costs €35 - €95.

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It takes approximately 5h to get from Heerenveen to Hanover, including transfers.

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Heerenveen to Hanover bus services, operated by Arriva NL, depart from Heerenveen, Busstation.

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Heerenveen to Hanover train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), depart from Heerenveen station.

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The best way to get from Heerenveen to Hanover is to train which takes 5h and costs €35 - €95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €25 - €35 and takes 7h 12m.

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Map of how to get from Heerenveen to Hanover.
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  • Distance: 265.4 km
  • Duration: 5h

What companies run services between Heerenveen, Netherlands and Hanover, Germany?

You can take a train from Heerenveen to Hanover via Zwolle in around 5h. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Heerenveen to Hanover via Groningen, Hoofdstation and Groningen central station in around 7h 12m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Hannover
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€140 - €370
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Bremen
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €420
Train operators
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 Heerenveen to Zwolle
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €26
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€11 - €16
1st Class
€18 - €26
Train from Zwolle to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€28 - €65
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€28 - €40
1st Class
€45 - €65
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€10 - €25
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€10 - €15
1st Class
€17 - €25
Train from Hengelo to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€22 - €55
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€22 - €35
1st Class
€35 - €55
Train from Heerenveen to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €50
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
€21 - €28
1st Class
€35 - €50
Blauwnet
Phone
0900-9292
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Zwolle to Hengelo
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Blauwnet
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Train from Groningen to Weener
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€11 - €13
Website
arriva.nl
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 32m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
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
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 Leer(Ostfriesl) to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€19 - €28
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€28 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Bus operators
Arriva NL
Phone
+31 900 2022022
Website
arriva.nl
Bus from Heerenveen, Busstation to Groningen, Hoofdstation
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
arriva.nl
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Groningen central station to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€16 - €21
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hannover Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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

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Heerenveen to Hanover train services, operated by Dutch Railways (NS), arrive at Hannover Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Heerenveen to Hanover is 346 km. It takes approximately 3h 19m to drive from Heerenveen to Hanover.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Hannover Airport.

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