Hannover is a reloading point for all manner of goods and a hub for passenger rail transport thanks to its north-south and east-west rail connections, which bring goods and tourists to the state capital.
With the fast ICE rail service, Hannover is just over an hour from Hamburg, while Berlin is around 90 minutes away. Even travelling from Munich, you will be in Hannover within four and a half hours.
Additionally there are various international transport routes passing through Hannover, making the city easily accessible from abroad as well. Hannover is also well connected with the rest of Lower Saxony thanks to the regional transport network, with the Hannover region’s new S-Bahn lines providing optimal access to the surrounding areas.
During the leading industry fairs a lot of long distance trains of the "DB" as well as local trains of the "Metronom" and "Erixx" stop at the train station Hannover Messe/Laatzen.