Frankfurt Airport

General information

Frankfurt Airport is located southwest of the city and is operated by transport company Fraport. Frankfurt Airport is one of the busiest airports in Europe, finding your way at the airport is not that easy.


Where is Frankfurt Airport situated?

The airport is situated southwest of Frankfurt, next to the A3 motorway. Other cities close to the airport are Wiesbaden, Darmstadt and Mainz.

How many terminals does Frankfurt Airport have?

The airport consists of Terminal 1 (A, B, C, Z) and Terminal 2 (D, E). Terminal 1 has four floors, Level 0 Airport City Mall, Level 1 Arrivals, Level 2 Departures (T1A, T1B, T1C) and Level 3 Departures (T1Z). The airport has four runways, the new Terminal 3 will be opened in 2022. You can travel between the terminals by APM and shuttle bus.

Does Frankfurt Airport have an Automated People Mover (APM)?

Yes, Frankfurt Airport has an Automated People Mover, called the SkyLine Terminal Transfer. This monorail has three stops in Terminal 1, at the A/Z-gates, the B/C-gates and the Transit Area, in Terminal 2 it stops at the D/E-gates. The airport has one other APM, which runs from the Squaire building in front of Terminal 1 to the Squaire parking.

TIP: If you want to use public transport more often and benefit from discounts on museums, city tours, restaurants, shops and more, then the Frankfurt Card for 1 day (€ 10.50) or 2 days (€ 15.50) is recommended. You can also use the card for the journey to and from Frankfurt Airport.

Airport Map

Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Frankfurt Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in Germany.

Airport Distance
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport 93km
Cologne Bonn Airport 137km
Karlsruhe Baden-Baden Airport 144km
Stuttgart Airport 157km
Luxembourg Airport (Luxembourg) 174km
Paderborn Lippstadt Airport 175km
Dortmund Airport 178km
Strasbourg Airport (France) 180km
Düsseldorf Airport 188km
Nuremberg Airport 191km



The distance from Frankfurt Airport to the centre of Frankfurt is 12 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Frankfurt.

From FRA Airport to Frankfurt City centre by Car
12 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Frankfurt Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Frankfurt Airport you can travel by train. Visit the Frankfurt Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Frankfurt Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Frankfurt Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Frankfurt is about € 35.-. Book your taxi at Frankfurt Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From FRA Airport to Frankfurt City centre by Taxi
12 km
20 min
€ 35.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Frankfurt Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Enterprise, National (Enterprise Holdings), Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Europcar, Hertz, Dollar (The Hertz Corporation), Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Sixt and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Frankfurt Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Frankfurt Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Frankfurt Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Frankfurt Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Frankfurt Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Frankfurt Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Lufthansa
  • Condor
  • Ryanair
  • TUI fly Deutschland
  • Croatia Airlines


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Frankfurt Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt/Main

The Hilton Garden Inn is located in the iconic The Squaire building at Frankfurt Airport, directly above the intercity train station. Opened in December 2011, this 3-star hotel offers free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee facilities.

Hotels in Frankfurt

Looking for the best hotels in Frankfurt? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


INNSiDE by Meliá Frankfurt Eurotheum, Frankfurt/Main

Starting at the 22nd floor of one of Frankfurt's skyscrapers, the apartments offer skyline views as well as free unlimited WiFi. It is a 3-minute walk from the Alte Oper opera house.


NH Collection Frankfurt City, Frankfurt/Main

The 4-star superior NH Collection Frankfurt City lies in the heart of Frankfurt, a 5-minute walk from the Zeil shopping street. It offers international cuisine and a spa area with sauna, hammam, and gym.


Hotel Zeil, Frankfurt/Main

Located directly on the Zeil shopping street, this 3-star hotel in central Frankfurt offers soundproofed rooms, free Wi-Fi, and great transport connections. The Frankfurt Stock Exchange is 1 km away.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Frankfurt Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Frankfurt Card: Experience Frankfurt at the Best Price

Explore Frankfurt with the Frankfurt Card! Enjoy free public transportation and discounts at museums, city tours, restaurants, and other attractions. Choose either an individual card (1 person) or a group card (2-5 persons), for 1 or 2 days.


Frankfurt: Hop-on Hop-off Day Skyline or Express City Tour

Experience the bustling city of Frankfurt on a discovery tour by double-decker bus. Choose between a hop-on hop-off Skyline Tour or a hop-on hop-off Express Tour through the bustling city center.

Tour & transport

Wertheim Village Shopping Day by Luxury Coach

Climb aboard the Shopping Express® coach service in central Frankfurt, and transfer to Wertheim Village for a day of luxury shopping. Save money on high-end brands, such as Tumi, Bally, and Longchamp. Buy lunch at one of the on-site restaurants and cafés.


  5 reviews

Have you visited Frankfurt Airport lately? So far, 5 airport passengers have written an airport review about Frankfurt Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Andreas Bjerre Nielsen
5 months ago

I recently had a connecting flight at Frankfurt. It was a horrible experience. My flight was cancelled, which off course can happen anywhere for many reasons. But the problem was, that after that the airport staff was extremely unpolite. At one point I needed help from the staff, because my wife and I had been seperated from each other, so I asked some security staff for help, which direction I should text my wife to go. They didn't really care to help and in the end gave 3 different answers. Later another staff became very angry because I asked him "Do you know where is the exit", and since I didn't start out saying "Excuse me sir" (something you can forget after 24 hours travel and little sleep!) he became angry and thought I was being rude. So if you have the oppotunity go through Amsterdam or somewhere else!

Tasja Botha
12 months ago

If you can avoid this airport avoid it!

I stood in a security que right in the front waiting to go through for 10mins while the staff where chatting and laughing. They knew there were four people needing to get through security to make the British airways fly to city airport but they did not care one bit. There attitude was it is not my problem even when asked to tell the Ground crew staff that we were there. Upon finally arriving at the gate we were told sorry gate closed. We asked did the security guy not tell you we were at the front of the que, to which we were told we have been having problems with the security control since the summer and unfortunately they do not have control of what we can and cannot do.

If the security company at Frankfurt airport actually did their jobs and not chat to each other the entire time, I wouldn’t have taken us 15 mins to get through security when one is first in the que. Also none of us were pulled over either so just the security firm having no sense of urgency at all.

Needless to say the lady at British airways was a great help in getting me on the next flight out... thank you

1 year ago

I recently had the misfortune to have a connecting flight at this airport. It was an oasis of calm until we went to the gate. There were hundreds of people there. It was like an Indian train station in films. We had to queue at an entry gate to have our documents checked + were directed to the end of a long, long line. When we got to the front were were told that we had to join another line to get visas checked again. Got to the front of this huge line where young man checked our papers while dealing with another query on the phone. Told us to go to front of original line. A group of loud mouth Americans (all wearing black T shirts for some 2018 Alaska tour) told us to go to the back of the line. So they are in charge of procedures at this airport? Anyway back at the end of line. Eventually get to front and told that papers not stamped + go back to second line again. At this point I was angry + asked them to get the idiot boy over + do his job properly. Can I give this no stars? All personnel were rude and incompetent + why was almost everyone in the airport pushed into one small area? offers free airport information through its own websites and partners. The use of this data is only permitted for non-commercial purposes, provided that the source is mentioned. Use for commercial purposes requires permission from, see the disclaimer.