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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 2026. 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 € 33.-. 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
€ 33.-

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
  • TUI fly Deutschland
  • Eurowings
  • Air Dolomiti


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 23rd 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 steam bath, 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

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 (3-5 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

Heidelberg 6-Hour Tour from Frankfurt

Enjoy a day trip from Frankfurt to the romantic city of Heidelberg. Discover sights like Germany's oldest university, the River Neckar, and the world-famous Heidelberg Castle.


  14 reviews

Have you visited Frankfurt Airport lately? So far, 14 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

Donna borkowski
5 months ago

Horrible experience. Flight cancelled due to labor dispute 07/28/22. Night in the hotel, next day I was told I’m rebooked for 07/31/22. . That was unacceptable to me , so , why searching for sooner flight I was swindled of $5600 cash by somebody that introduced herself as julienne and was sitting in the “tickets for all a airlines” , she sold me a fake ticket on a plane that didn’t take empty seats , took my money and … good luck to me … she also swiped my cc for a different ticket , that didn’t work for me , but the money was not refunded to my credit card … and all of that in the levity place , next to Lufthansa counters .. now I can’t find anybody to help me possibly get the money back , and my cc is investigating the fraudulent activity, she also swim the card two more times for various amounts, but cats was blocked due to suspicious of fraudulent intended… absolute horrible experience . Will not fly through that airport any more if possible

5 months ago

Attend Frankfurt airport to be treated like second class citizen if you arent German. If you are of colour/ different races, you will not be helped. The ground staff refuse to serve anyone who is not German. The passport control teams are rude and racist. Over selling seats and then only letting Germans on the plane.
This is GLOBAL hub. Airports see thousands of people daily from different countries and cultures. Learn to treat passengers with respect and educate your staff that systemic racism is not acceptable. What an embarrassment to the German name, culture and people.

Sharon Eckstein
8 months ago

I got stuck here due to my flight coming in late and walked around like a new traveler for over 2 hours trying to figure out where to go to pick up my luggage, where to get on the s Bahn, where to go for everything! It was such a frustrating experience due to no signs to help direct people who don't know how this airport works. I will never pass through this airport again if at all possible. Been traveling for 35+years and NEVER experienced anything like this airport. Terrible!

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