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About Frankfurt Am Main Airport

Frankfurt International Airport, which began offering air transportation service in 1936 in the south of Frankfurt, the center of air transportation as well as being an important center for the economy of Europe and Germany, is today one of the busiest airports of the world. The airport was renewed in 1972 for the first time and the second terminal building was integrated in 1990. Frankfurt International Airport, which has a capacity of over 65 million passengers per year, is used as the passenger transfer center between Asia and America.

Getting to the City Center from Frankfurt Am Main Airport

Located 12 km southwest of the city center, Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport serving the city of Frankfurt, Germany. You can get to the city center from Frankfurt Airport by train, bus, taxi and rental car.

Train

The commuter rail line runs directly from Frankfurt Airport to the city center, making it a quick and easy transportation alternative. The S-Bahn commuter rail line operates directly from the Frankfurt Airport Station in Terminal 1 to the Frankfurt Central Station in the city center. S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 provide transportation to Frankfurt Central Station from the airport. The total trip takes about 10 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes during peak hours. 

Bus

Buses are another transportation alternative you can use to get to the city center from the airport. There are many different bus lines and routes that provide direct transportation to the city. Buses are a convenient and reliable method of transportation to get to the city. There are bus stops located at both terminals.

Taxi

Another convenient transportation alternative to get to the city center from the airport is by taxi. Taxis are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from both terminals. The trip from the airport to the city center by taxi takes about 30 minutes. 

Last Updated: June 10, 2019
Getting to Frankfurt Am Main Airport from the City Center

Frankfurt Airport is located 12 km southwest of the city center. The airport offers guests a rich variety of services and amenities and transportation alternatives to get to and from the city center. Frankfurt Airport is accessible by train, bus, taxi and rental car.

Train

Frankfurt has an excellent public transportation system, making it quick and easy to get around the city. A convenient method of transportation to get to Frankfurt Airport from the city center is by commuter trains. The S-Bahn commuter rail line operates directly to the airport, stopping at the Frankfurt Airport Station in Terminal 1. S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 provide transportation to the airport from Frankfurt Central Station. The total trip takes about 10 minutes and trains run every 15 minutes during peak hours.  

Bus

Buses are another transportation alternative you can use to get to the airport from the city center. There are many different bus lines and routes that provide direct transportation to the airport terminals. Buses are a convenient and reliable method of transportation to get to the airport.

Taxi

Another convenient transportation alternative to get to the airport from the city center is by taxi. Taxis are easily accessible in every part of the city but taxi fares are more expensive than other transportation options. Only certain taxi companies are licensed to go to the airport. You can always ask the hotel you are staying at to help arrange a taxi for you. The trip from the city to the airport by taxi takes about 30 minutes.

Airport Information

Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport located about 12 km from the city center. It is the busiest airport in Germany and one of the busiest airports in Europe. Frankfurt Airport handled over 61 million passengers in 2015, connecting them to over 295 destinations around the world. The airport features a variety of services and amenities aimed at meeting passengers’ pre-flight and post-flight needs.

Frankfurt Airport operates both domestic and international flights out of 2 passenger terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The two terminals are connected by the SkyLine train, which is free. Each terminal is equipped with a variety of services that passengers might need during their wait. The airport offers free Wi-Fi services 24 hours a day and other basic services such as ATMs, currency exchange services, tax refund providers, lounges, a conference center, VIP services, spa services, postal services, health care, airport tours, a visitors’ terrace, duty free shops, stores, restaurants, and more.

Venues where you can enjoy something to eat or drink include Italissimo, Deli Bros., Caviar House, Meyer Feinkost, Burger King, Grab & Fly, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Mc Donald’s, and more. Popular brands at the airport include Dior, Ferrero, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Davidoff, Fisher Price, Chanel, Emporio Armani, Tag Heuer, Tommy Hilfiger, Hasbro, and Lego. Frankfurt Airport also features services that are a bit more unique like yoga rooms, silent chairs, an arcade where passengers can play games for free, smoking lounges, workbenches, and lounge-like relaxation zones. 

Last Updated: June 10, 2019
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