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How to get from Frankfurt Airport to the city

Frankfurt Airport (German: Frankfurt am Main) is a major international airport located in Germany’s fifth largest city and one of the leading financial centers in the world. It serves as the main hub for Lufthansa. Frankfurt Airport — the busiest German airport, as well as the fourth busiest in Europe. In 2015, more than 61 million passengers were transported at the airport. It provides communication with 104 countries of the world, including flights to almost 300 destinations.

NOTE. Do not confuse Frankfurt / Main Airport with Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, which is much smaller and serves mainly as a center for low-cost airlines.

As the country’s busiest airport, it has excellent connections with all parts of the city. You have several choices.

The airport has its own regional railway station. You can reach the airport from anywhere within the area served by the RMV public transport company. The airport station provides communication with:

  • Frankfurt (line S8), Hanau (line S9), Aschaffenburg (line 21), Mainz (line 55) and Wiesbaden (line 75).
  • Travel to the city of Frankfurt takes about 15 minutes.
  • If you are traveling to the center of Frankfurt, we advise you to go to the station Frankfurt Hauptwache.
  • The uniform fare is 4.65 €.
  • Check out the RMV schedule.
  • You can reach the airport through your own intercity railway station, which has many direct connections throughout Germany and neighboring countries.

There are many bus lines that take you to different parts of the city and its surroundings. The bus stops at the airport at terminals T1 and T2. Check the following numbers and determine which one is most convenient for you:

  • 751 Waldorf — Mörfelden — Darmstadt
  • 752 Waldorf — Morfelden — Rüsselsheim
  • DLH Lufthansa — Werkverkehr (Seeheim)
  • 77 Terminal Flughafen 1 — Gateway Gardens
  • 72 Kelsterbach — Rüsselsheim — Bischofsheim
  • 73 Kelsterbach
  • N81 Frankfurt — Konstablerwache
  • 58 Frankfurt — Hoechst — Eschborn
  • OF64 Buchschlag, Sprendlingen, Offenthal
  • N72 Neu-Isenburg
  • OF67 Neu-Isenburg, Springingen
  • 62 Frankfurt — Schwanheim
  • N7 Frankfurt — Konstablerwachen
  • 651 Neu-Isenburg — Obertshausen
  • 61 Stadion — Frankfurt — Südbahnhof
  • Travel from the center of Frankfurt to the airport (and vice versa) takes from 20 to 30 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • The cost of a taxi is 30 euros.

If you do not like to use public transport or feel free to take a taxi, consider booking a private transfer that will be waiting for you at the airport and will take you to the hotel or where you need it. The transfer company will send a professional driver to pick you up. You can even order a baby seat if you are traveling with a child.

For those who would like to get to the city and explore the surroundings on their own, the best option is to rent a car directly at the airport. There are several car rental companies. In Section A of Terminal 1 and Section D of Terminal 2, you can find information tables Advantage, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. and Buchbinder in Terminal 2.

For larger groups of passengers, consider renting a bus at the airport. However, keep in mind that large taxis are also available and they can carry up to 7 people.

There is an AirLiner bus that runs more than 30 times a day on the route between Frankfurt Airport and the main railway station Darmstadt. There are six stops on the route (Terminal Flughafen 1, Flughafen Tor 3, Terminal 2 Flughafen, Darmstadt Meena-Ries-Straße, Darmstadt-Heinrich-Hertz-Straße and Darmstadt-Hauptbahnhof).

  • The bus leaves once or twice an hour.
  • Travel time is 30 minutes.
  • One fare is € 8.45 (for children there is a discount).

NOTE. Sometimes the AirLiner bus makes two additional stops after Darmstadt Central Station, the Darmstadt-Luisenplatz (city center) and the Darmstadt Congress Center.

Q: I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem to get to the city?

A: No, there are several vehicles that take you to the city center. You can use the bus or train. If you miss everything, you can always take a taxi for a reasonable price of 30 €.

Question: I have an early morning flight from the airport, are there any hotels at the airport where I can stay?

A: Yes, some of the nearest hotels are Radisson Blu, the Fleming Conference, Nassauer Hof and the Hotel am Rosenberg 10 km from the airport. Several hotels around the airport offer transfer services. They stop in front of Terminal 1 (Hall B, Arrival Level 1) and Terminal 2 (Concourses D + E, Level 2 Arrivals).
Question: I would like to visit Frankfurt between flights. Is it possible

Answer: Yes, it will take about half an hour to get to the city, but the airport is well connected with the center at any time of the day, so there should be no problems to return there and back during the day. You can leave your belongings in the luggage compartment at the airports T1 and T2. See Prices and working hours.

Q: Can I exchange money at the airport to pay for my transfer?

A: Yes, you can exchange your money, as well as pick up money from ATMs at the airport. We recommend that you take the euro with you in advance to avoid low exchange rates.

Question: I continue my journey outside of Frankfurt. Are there any direct bus lines to other destinations?

A: From the airport, you can go directly to nearby places, for example, to Darmstadt, as mentioned above, and to other cities, the list of which you will find at the bus terminal at the airport, but at other points you have to get to the bus station in Frankfurt and check your The options are there.

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