Travelling with children
You can make it easier for children and young people traveling alone through good planning, organization and liaison with travel partners.
Tips when planning a trip
For some time now, Deutsche Lufthansa as well as most other major and well-known airlines have offered a good service for assisting children traveling alone.
Thanks to this service, children as young as five can travel on their own.
As part of the service, a child is accompanied to their seat, supervised by a dedicated person during the flight and is then accompanied until they are met by the agreed person at the destination airport.
Wide range of entertainment
To help pass the time and make traveling alone as pleasant as possible, most airlines offer children's entertainment with play areas, tours and explanations regarding flying.
Certain airlines even allow access to various lounges.
All in all, this is a really good alternative for short and medium-haul flights and can even be an exciting, enjoyable experience.
Checking with the airline in advance
For more information, we recommend that you check the relevant airline's website and contact the company directly.
The airline can also provide details of the fees for this service.
Naturally, you're the expert when it comes to packing your children's suitcases.
Nevertheless, we'd like to offer you a few tips to ensure that you've got everything your need when starting your holiday.
You can carry the following items in your hand luggage:
- All necessary travel documents
- First aid kit for children
- Your children's favorite toys
- A blanket in case it gets cold on board the aircraft
- Dummies and bottles
- Nappies and a romper suit/trousers to change into
- A favorite soft toy
- Something to play and draw with
- Snacks (if you're carrying baby food, please present it during the security check)
If you're traveling by car, we suggest you leave in plenty of time and check the current traffic situation.
You can park in our outdoor car park P10 which is situated right next to Hannover Airport. Prices start at €35 per week and include a free shuttle service.
If you'd like to be able to reach the terminals on foot, we recommend the multi-story car parks P3-6.
Hannover Airport has its own S-Bahn station right next to Terminal C. Large lifts take you from the station to the departures level. As a result, you can easily reach the check-in with your luggage and baby buggy. Further information regarding traveling to the airport is available here.
To help you avoid stress and make your journey more relaxing, a number of airlines allow you to check in your luggage the evening before you fly.
Further information regarding the check-in procedure at Hannover Airport is available here.
Play facilities for children are available in all terminals.
Passengers who've already checked in will find various play facilities where children can run around and have fun in the waiting areas in Terminal C.
On the Airport Plaza between Terminals A and B, you'll also find a children's corner with giveaways in the Mövenpick Restaurant as well as a McDonald's with a great kids' play area.
To help pass the time and get yourself in the mood for your flight, you and your children can visit the "World of Aviation" exhibition.
Interactive exhibits, installations, an engine cabin, display cabinets and much more provide a fascinating insight into the world of flying.
If you book in advance, you can even "fly yourself" in the flight simulator.
Just one floor up, you'll find the Hannover Airport viewing terrace. From here, fans of flying can not only watch aircraft taking off and landing but also marvel at original aircraft parts.
To ensure your baby has something suitable to eat and drink, you can carry baby food and a baby bottle on board.
Please note the regulations regarding the carrying of liquids in your hand luggage. More
Please note: You can have your baby food heated up in the Marché and Mövenpick branches.
Even our smallest guests need to freshen up sometimes.
Individual baby care are available in all three terminals.
Simply follow the signs with the baby bottle symbol.
Landside baby care:
- Terminal B / departures level (opposite Sparkasse)
- Terminal B / departures level Airport Plaza
- Terminal C / departures level
- Terminal C / arrivals level (opposite Kiddieland)
Airside baby care that are accessible to passengers only:
- Terminal A waiting area
- Terminal C waiting area (2x)
- Terminal C baggage claim
Finding your way around the airport
Are you traveling with small children and have a pushchair or buggy with you?
Therefore you can use one of our many buggies.
For a deposit of €1, you can use the buggies free of charge until you board the aircraft.
Please note: You'll find the biggies on the departures level in all terminals.