Frankfurt International Airport

Frankfurt International Airport

Frankfurt Airport (Frankfurt International Airport; Flughafen Frankfurt am Main or Rhein-Main-Flughafen) is the largest airport in Germany by number of passengers, the third largest in Europe and eighth largest in the world. It is located 12 km Southwest from the center of Frankfurt and can be regarded as the busiest airport in the world based on the numerous international flights that take place there. The airport is the main base of Lufthansa, and the secondary base for the Indian national carrier Air India. Airport "Frankfurt" has two terminals and a total of 45 boarding entrances, and there are plans to extend it with a third terminal. Terminal 1 (divided into three rooms) operates mainly with airlines Lufthansa and Star Alliance. Lufthansa also supports its own terminal for first-class passengers.




At "Frankfurt" airport you will find a variety of shops, bars, cafes and restaurants at both terminals, as well as a supermarket. In all storage facilities there are special places for storage. Many airlines have their own lounges and Europe City Club lounges on the third floor of Terminal 1 are available to anyone who has paid the appropriate fee. Opposite Terminal 1 there is the so called Airport Conference Centre, which offers facilities for business meetings and various other business services. Such spaces can be rented at Terminal 2. At the airport you can find banks and post offices, offices for foreign currency exchange, ATMs, telephones paid by credit card, pharmacy and even a casino. It is though about youngest. They are separate special corners for games and rooms for babies. Wireless internet is available in both terminals.

The airport is very accessible for people with disabilities. Furthermore, relevant ramps, elevators, telephones, rest rooms, offices, parking lots, line SkyLine, which travels between the terminals, are also easily accessible. There are also relevant waiting rooms, and the company Behinderten und Krankentransport Kaster provides transport for people with disabilities to and from the airport.



Transportation to the City


By Car

The airport is located near the crossroad of the two motorways A3 (Cologne-Munich) and A5 (Hanover-Basel), also known as Frankfurter Kreuz. The exits to the airport are clearly displayed with signs “Flughafen.” The city center can be reached in 10-15 minutes by car.

If you want to rent a car at the airport you will find offices of the following companies Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.


By Taxi

The travel by taxi from the airport to the center of Frankfurt takes around 20-30 minutes, according to the traffic jam and costs around 25 euro. If you travel from the city, you can tell the driver the name of your airline and he will drive you to the right terminal.


By Train

Frankfurt Airport has two railway stations, one for regional trains (Regionalbahnhof) and one for the long haul (Fernverkehrbahnhof). Both stations are connected to Terminal 2 via free bus (between 5:00 and 00:30) and the trains SkyLine, traveling between the two terminals in every two minutes. Train lines S8 and S9 leave from Regionalbahnhof for the main station in Frankfurt, Offenbach, Hanau, Rüsselsheim, Mainz and Viesbaden. The time duration of the trip to the Central Station of Frankfurt is 20 minutes. The regional trains travel to Saarbrücken, Koblenz, Würzburg and others.

From Fernverkehrbahnhof the trains of Intercity and the high-speed ICE leave, traveling from Frankfurt to Cologne (the time duration is 1 hour). Together with a number of airlines, the German railways Deutsche Bahn offer the AIRail train to the central stations of Bonn, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Hamburg, Hannover, Mannheim, Munich, Nuremberg, Stuttgart and others. The trains depart and arrive on a special AIRail terminal station to terminal 1.


By Bus

The buses for Terminal 1 stops at the arrivals hall and for Terminal 2 - on Level 2 in front of the halls for departing and arriving. Note that buses number 61, 68, 73 and 975 travel to Terminal 2. The others stop only on terminal 1. If you arrival at terminal 1 and will travel by bus, first take your luggage and just exit the arrivals hall - the bus stop is opposite the exit. If you arrive at Terminal 2 and you should take a bus from Terminal 1, follow the signs "Terminal 1 via Sky Line". Sky Line is a free train that connects the two terminals in every two minutes.

Moreover, many hotels in Frankfurt offer free connection to the airport. These buses stop in front of Hall A for arrivals at terminal 1 and the hall for check-ins at terminal 2.





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By Dilyana Georgieva

updated 09.2014

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