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Taking the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf

Let yourself be whisked from Germany's financial centre, Frankfurt, to the historic city of Hannover in just three hours with an Intercity Deutsche Bahn rail service. Enjoy superior comfort, on-board dining and choice of seat class, as well as a journey that is over an hour quicker than driving and more environmentally friendly than flying. With services starting early in the morning and continuing throughout the day, this flexible service also offers a wider range of departure choice than air travel.

As soon as you step off the train you'll find yourself directly in the centre of handsome Hannover. No need to worry about pricey taxis or long connections. You'll have some of Hannover's great attractions right at your fingertips, from the famous half-timbered Medieval houses of the Old Town to the Grand Opera House and City Hall, Hannover is a real treat for the eyes.

With regular, reliable connections provided by Deutsche Bahn, the main provider of rail travel across Germany, you'll travel in comfort and style. Start your search for times and tickets above, or continue reading to find out more hot tips on German rail travel, including hints about timetables, how to find cheap tickets, and much more.

Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf by train

It takes an average of 2h 44m to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf by train, over a distance of around 163 miles (263 km). There are normally 34 trains per day travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €12.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 2h 08m
Price€12.90 - €163.90
Distance163 miles (263 km)
Frequency34 trains per day
Departure stationFrankfurt (Main)
Arrival stationHannover Hbf
ChangesDirect trains available
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Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf for Monday 6th Jul 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesTrainDuration
11:58 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf14:17 Hannover HbfICE 76 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 19m, direct
12:20 Frankfurt (Main) Süd15:10 Hannover HbfICE 798 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 50m, 1 change
12:58 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf15:17 Hannover HbfICE 578 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 19m, direct
13:14 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf15:56 Hannover HbfICE 370 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 42m, 1 change
13:58 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf16:17 Hannover HbfICE 74 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 19m, direct
14:20 Frankfurt (Main) Süd16:53 Hannover HbfICE 1196 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 33m, 1 change
14:58 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf17:17 Hannover HbfICE 576 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 19m, direct
15:14 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf17:56 Hannover HbfICE 278 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 42m, 1 change
15:58 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf18:17 Hannover HbfICE 72 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 19m, direct
16:58 Frankfurt (Main) Hbf19:06 Hannover HbfICE 1094 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 08m, direct

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf

You can travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express) and IC (Intercity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf start at €12.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around €77.53.
lowest price found
from12.90
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price52.49
on the day
avg. single price77.53

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Frankfurt (Main) and Hannover Hbf is 2 hours and 44 minutes, with around 34 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt (Main) and Hannover Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf is 2 hours and 8 minutes.

How much does the train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf cost?

Train tickets from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf can start from as little as €12.90 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf without having to change trains. There are 18 direct trains from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf leave?

The first train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf leaves at 00:52. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf leave?

The last train from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf leaves at 21:14. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Frankfurt (Main) and Hannover Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf cover a distance of around 163 miles (263 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Hannover Hbf to Frankfurt (Main). If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Frankfurt (Main) to Hannover Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 06/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 29/06/2020 for travel on 21/03/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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