Hannover airport is located 7 miles to the North of the city. It serves mainly European cities including Amsterdam, Paris, London, Faro and Naples. Airlines including TUIfly, Air France, British Airways, Germanwings and KLM operate from Hannover airport. The S5 train line (situated in terminal 3) goes to Hannover Central Train Station every half hour between 3:35am and 1am and takes 18 minutes. The 470 bus leaves several times per hour to the Langenhagen Zentrum station. The bus stop is between the Maritim Airport Hotel and parking lot 3. A cab takes about 20 minutes and can be caught outside arrivals. There are several shuttle services including E-shuttle, Mytransfer and Hannover transfer and Night liner.
The city of Hanover is famed for its incredible architecture and rich cultural history. The Hanover zoo is one of the best and most respected in Europe, boasting an impressive preservation programme and home to a huge number of rare and exotic animals, and some great interactive games and attractions. The old town area of the city is also tremendously popular, offernig visitors an insight into what traditional life in the city would have been like. The old quarter is also home to the Old Royal Sports Hall which is the city's premier theatre thanks to a packed calendar of shows and performances.