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There are 11 ways to get from Saarbrücken to Hanover by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ice / ...

€93 - €173

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Rideshare  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the rideshare from Saarbrücken to Hanover 526.4 km

€24 - €40

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Train via Frankfurt am Main  •  6h 25m

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

€101 - €156

Bus  •  8h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Saarbrücken bus station to Mannheim central bus station N1305 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Mannheim central bus station to Hanover central bus station N33

€55 - €72

Train, night bus  •  9h 53m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Hanover BlaBlaCar Bus

€54 - €73

Drive  •  4h 40m

  1. Drive from Saarbrücken to Hanover 526.3 km

€55 - €85

Fly Saarbrucken to Hamburg, train  •  3h 30m

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

€158 - €407

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Hannover  •  4h 49m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf 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

€106 - €347

Bus to Luxembourg, fly to Hannover  •  8h 28m

  1. Take the bus from Merzig, Bahnhof to Kirchberg, Hugo Gernsback
  2. Fly from Luxembourg (LUX) to Hannover (HAJ) LUX - HAJ

€107 - €307

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Bremen  •  5h 56m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Bremen (BRE) FRA - BRE
  4. Take the train from Bremen Hbf to Hannover Hbf

€97 - €392

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Hamburg  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Hamburg (HAM) FRA - HAM
  4. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf

€95 - €386

Saarbrücken to Hanover by train

The train journey time between Saarbrücken and Hanover is around 5h 38m and covers a distance of around 548 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 40m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, TGV inOui and others, the Saarbrücken to Hanover train service departs from Saarbruecken Hbf and arrives in Hannover Hbf. Typically 92 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 38m
Fastest train time:
4h 40m
Train distance:
548 km
Trains per week:
92
Cheapest price:
€93
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
04:44
Last train departs at:
21:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Saarbrücken to Hanover train schedules

Trains departing Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Saarbrücken → Hanover
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Saarbrücken to Hanover is to rideshare which costs €24 - €40 and takes 5h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Saarbrücken to Hanover is to fly and train which costs €150 - €410 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Saarbrücken station to Hanover station. However, there are services departing from Saarbrücken bus station and arriving at Hanover central bus station via Mannheim central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Saarbrücken to Hanover. However, there are services departing from Saarbruecken Hbf and arriving at Hannover Hbf via Mannheim Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 9m.

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The distance between Saarbrücken and Hanover is 398 km. The road distance is 526.3 km.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Hanover without a car is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €90 - €180.

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It takes approximately 6h 9m to get from Saarbrücken to Hanover, including transfers.

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

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Saarbrücken to Hanover train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Saarbruecken Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Saarbrücken to Hanover is to train which takes 6h 9m and costs €90 - €180. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €55 - €75 and takes 8h 25m.

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  • Distance: 397.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 9m

What companies run services between Saarbrücken, Germany and Hanover, Germany?

You can take a train from Saarbrücken to Hanover via Mannheim Hbf in around 6h 9m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Saarbrücken to Hanover via Mannheim central bus station in around 8h 25m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Saarbrucken to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €290
Flights from Frankfurt to Hannover
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €350
Flights from Luxembourg to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €420
Flights from Luxembourg to Hannover via Hamburg, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€150 - €380
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 Saarbrucken to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€170 - €290
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
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Hannover via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€110 - €340
DAT Danish Air Transport
Website
dat.dk
Flights from Saarbrucken to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
€70 - €460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Hannover via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
€95 - €290
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Luxembourg to Hannover via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Thursday
Estimated price
€130 - €380
Train operators
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €30
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€60 - €85
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 Mannheim Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €29
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
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€35 - €41
1st Class
€31 - €37
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€40 - €55
Website
Oui.SNCF
2nd Class
€40 - €55
1st Class
€40 - €50
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Saarbruecken Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €110
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Hamburg Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€50 - €70
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
Die Länderbahn
Phone
0 89 54 888 97 - 25
Email
info@laenderbahn.com
Website
laenderbahn.com
Train from Saarbruecken Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
Die Länderbahn
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
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
Train from Bremen Hauptbahnhof to Hannover Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
Book at
Urlaubs-Express
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
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 Saarbrücken bus station to Mannheim central bus station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€9 - €12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Mannheim central bus station to Hanover central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €27
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 Saarbrücken to Mannheim
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
Blablabus
Night bus from Frankfurt - Main station to Hanover
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€13 - €17
Website
Blablabus
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Saarbrücken, Fernbusbahnhof Dudweilerstrasse to Mannheim, ZOB Heinrich von Stephan Str. 6
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
RegioJet
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Saarbrücken Bus Station to Mannheim Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Karat-S
Odri
Phone
+38 032 243 98 10
Email
odri.lviv@gmail.com
Website
odri-ua.com
Bus from Saarbrücken to Mannheim ZOB
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
odri-ua.com
RGTR
Phone
+352 2465 2465
Email
service@verkeiersverbond.lu
Website
mobiliteit.lu
Bus from Merzig, Bahnhof to Kirchberg, Hugo Gernsback
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€0
Website
Mobiliteit
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Saarbrücken to Hanover
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€24 - €40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Saarbrucken Airport to Hamburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Saarbrücken to Hanover is 526 km. It takes approximately 4h 40m to drive from Saarbrücken to Hanover.

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Luxair and DAT Danish Air Transport offer flights from Saarbrucken Airport to Hamburg Airport.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Saarbrücken 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 Saarbrücken to Saarbrucken Airport is to taxi which takes 14 min and costs €35 - €45.

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