While politically and culturally belonging to northern Germany, Göttingen is situated not far from the geographic center of the country and has direct connection to some if its most important traffic routes. Göttingen has no airport, but those who travel from abroad will comfortably access the city by train.
The nearest international airport is located in Hannover (Airport code: HAJ), 130 kilometres north of Göttingen. A local train (S-Bahn) takes you from the airport to the central train station (Hauptbahnhof, 15 minutes ride). From there, an express train (ICE) is running, the travel time to Göttingen is about 30 minutes. Frankfurt airport (Airport code: FRA) is located 230 kilometres southwest of Göttingen. There is a train station directly at the airport and the high speed train (ICE) takes you to Göttingen. The travel time to Göttingen is about 2 hours.