Turkish Airlines offers four direct flights in average every day from Istanbul to Hannover. Flights in this route take off from Istanbul Airport (IST) and land at Hannover Airport (HAJ). Ongoing all year round on a regular basis, the number of flights remains quite the same throughout the year; however there may be changes on the hours of departure.
Direct flights offered by Turkish Airlines from Istanbul to Hannover take three to three and a half hours in average. Moreover, there are also connecting flights operated over Ankara Esenboğa Airport (ESB) in this route on certain periods. The duration of the journey in the connecting flights varies by the layover at Ankara.
As a city of thousands of years, Istanbul is truly a destination beyond comparison by its numerous historical artifacts, as well as its cultural background bearing the traces of hundreds of civilizations. Serving as a physical and cultural bridge by its location in the heart of Asia and Europe, Istanbul offers splendid landscapes to its guests by its natural gems and provides a chance to have an enjoyable vacation by its ceaseless vibrant life.
During your visit in this charming metropolis, you may blend in with the crowd whenever possible to get to know Istanbul better. Historical Peninsula is generally the first stop of touristic tours. Hosting countless artifacts, this district used to serve as a city center in the past. You may gain an insight about the unique collections exhibited in Topkapı Palace and visit the museum and palace, enjoy your time in Miniatürk, where the miniature versions of all icons countrywide are displayed. You may take a boat from Eminönü to Kadıköy for breathing in the fresh air on the sea, watch the beautiful Bosporus with your simit (Turkish bagel) and a strong fresh brewed tea and have a pleasant afternoon walking around the crowded streets of Kadıköy and its pretty art galleries. You may try the traditional Turkish tastes in Beyoğlu in the evening and watch the picturesque view of Golden Horn from the terrace cafes in one of the high-rise buildings around every corner.
Turkey’s vibrant metropolis Istanbul hosts two airports to manage the busy air traffic: Istanbul Airport (IST) and Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Both airports serve as a departure point for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul; however, the point of departure is always Istanbul Airport (IST) for the flights to Hannover.
Istanbul city center is 35 km from Istanbul Airport (IST). Istanbul Airport is located on the European side, between Tayakadın, a neighborhood on the Black Sea coast, and Akpınar villages.
If you are looking for an affordable, quick transport option then you can benefit from the Havaist and IETT bus services. Travel comfortably with the airport shuttles that run day and night from many places in the city. In addition, you could pay 100-110 TL for a 30-minute taxi drive from the city center. For more information on transportation to Istanbul Airport, check our transport information page.
As one of the largest cities in Germany, Hannover shines out by its location along the Leine River and its wide range of natural sites. Being an extremely popular destination also by its multi-participative international fairs, Hannover is flooded by visitors all year round by its distinctive architectural style, its orderly life, historical artifacts remaining from the 11th century and its smooth infrastructure.
Herrenhausen Gardens, which is one of the largest and most popular city parks in Europe, is one of the must-see charms in beautiful Hannover. This splendid place as the garden of Herrenhausen Palace is used also for many festivals and fairs. Drawing interest by its architecture, Neus Rathaus, known as the New Town Hall is another crowd-pulling icon in the city. Furthermore, Marktkirche Church and Ballhof in the Old Town district are the favorite spots of the visitors, whereas Leibnizhaus, a place where the Philosopher Leibniz lived, now serving as a museum, together with the Museum of History stand out as other noteworthy attention-grabbing spots. Maschsee Lake and around, together with Eilenriede Forest offer a brilliant atmosphere especially for those interested in spending time in the nature. The aquarium named Sealife, on the other hand, is the favorite spot for families with children.
Hannover Airport (HAJ) is the sole airport managing the city’s air traffic. Accordingly, passengers booking their flights to Hannover with Turkish Airlines land at this airport.
It is possible to use the S Bahn trains for reaching the city center from Hannover Airport (HAJ). Operating once in an hour, these trains head towards Hauptbahnhof, the Central Railway Station, and reach the center within 17 minutes. It would be recommendable to keep in mind that these trains do not serve between 01.30 and 04.00.
Passengers preferring a private option may take the cabs serving 7/24 on the way out the airport. Moreover, you may also rent a car to ensure a smooth transport throughout your stay.