Hanover is located on the River Leine, and it is the capital of Germany's Lower Saxony region. A cheap flight from London will get you to the city in 1 hour 15 minutes, where there is a lot to see. Hanover is renowned for its exhibitions and festivals; CeBit and the Hanover Fair are important trade shows, while its Oktoberfest is the second biggest in the world. The Royal Gardens of the Herrenhausen are one of the city's most important attractions, and although the palace suffered extensive damage during World War II, it has now been largely rebuilt. The city's zoo is one of the best in Europe, and well worth a visit, and with a direct flight from the UK you could be there by tomorrow. There are many more attractions including the Old Town Hall and the Waterloo Column, and be sure to try the delicious ice cream at Movenpick. The 'Red Line' beginning at the tourist office is an easy to follow walk taking in some of the city's favourite sights. Why wait to explore this lively city when there are direct flights from Birmingham, Manchester and other UK destinations. Our online flight comparison tool can help you find the best deal by comparing hundreds of airfares of different airlines.
The city is 11km south of the airport and there are several options when it comes to transport. Many people prefer to rent a car and there are several car rental companies to choose from. You can also take the S-Bahn train service which runs twice every hour to the city's main station or Hauptbahnhof, and takes about 17 minutes on average. You will need to purchase a 2-Zone ticket for your train journey from the airport into the city. There is no train service between the hours of 1.30am to 4am but if you choose a cheap flight which arrives during this time period, taxis from the airport cost around 20 euros and take just 15 minutes to the city centre. Some flights to Hannover-Langenhagen also include a shuttle bus service and the journey into town takes about 15 to 20 minutes from the terminal buildings.