• Train service disruptions and alterations (October 25, 2019 – December 14, 2019)

    Frankfurt Airport's regional railway station will be closed from October 25 until December 14. During this period, suburban train (S-Bahn) lines S8 and S9 will arrive at and depart from Frankfurt Airport’s long-distance railway station. Some long-distance train services will be diverted, and will not stop at Frankfurt Airport.

Transportation to and from Frankfurt Airport

Car

What is the distance from Frankfurt Airport to the centre of Frankfurt?

The airport is easily accessible by car, taxi and public transport. By car it takes 20 minutes to cover the distance (12 kilometres / 7.5 miles) between Frankfurt Airport and the centre of Frankfurt (Römerberg).

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

Public transport

BE AWARE: Frankfurt Airport has two railway stations, namely Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof (platforms 1 – 3) for long-distance trains at Level 1 of T1 and Frankfurt Flughafen Regionalbahnhof (platforms 4 – 7) for regional trains and the S-Bahn beneath Airport City Mall of T1. From train station Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof the cities of Koblenz (IC, 1 hour 13 minutes), Mannheim (ICE, 31 minutes) and Würzburg (ICE, 1 hour 25 minutes) are directly accessible. You have to change trains if you want to go to Kassel or Heidelberg by public transport. The bus stops at Frankfurt Airport are located in front of the Arrivals halls of the airport, i.e. outside Level 1 of Terminal 1 and Level 2 of Terminal 2. Please consult website Deutsche Bahn for more information.

S-Bahn to Frankfurt

The easiest way to travel between the airport and Frankfurt is the S-Bahn. The commuter railway lines S8 and S9 leave from Regionalbahnhof under Terminal 1 in the direction of Offenbach Ost and Hanau. The first two stations from Frankfurt Airport are Stadion (Commerzbank-Arena, Eintracht Frankfurt) and Niederrad. The third stop after 12 minutes is Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, where you can change to S-Bahn, U-Bahn, train, tram and bus. If you need to be in Frankfurt’s city centre it is better to get off at station Frankfurt Hauptwache after approximately 16 minutes.

Tickets
A ticket costs € 4.95 for adults and € 2.90 for children (Preisstufe 4), tickets can be purchased from ticket machines on the stations. A day ticket costs € 9.65 (Tageskarte for one person) or € 16.60 (Gruppentageskarte for up to five people). Every 10 to 15 minutes a S-Bahn departs in both directions. In the other direction, you can travel every half hour with S-Bahn S8 to Mainz and Wiesbaden, and with S-Bahn S9 to Wiesbaden. Please consult website and timetable S-Bahn S8 and S9 for more information.

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.

Bus services

AirLiner to Darmstadt

The AirLiner bus runs almost 40 times a day between Frankfurt Airport and the main railway station in Darmstadt. The bus leaves every 30 minutes, the journey time is 30 minutes. On the route there are six stops, at Flughafen Terminal 1, Flughafen Tor 3, Flughafen Terminal 2, Darmstadt Mina-Rees-Strasse, Darmstadt Heinrich-Hertz-Strasse and Darmstadt Hauptbahnhof. Nowadays, the AirLiner bus makes two additional stops after Darmstadt Hbf railway station, namely at Darmstadt Luisenplatz (centre of the city) and Darmstadt Kongresszentrum (Darmstadtium science and congress centre). The prices for the AirLiner bus are listed below. You don’t have to worry about traffic, you can relax and enjoy Free WiFi during the trip. Please consult website and timetable AirLiner for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 8.75 € 17.50
Children, 6 up to 14 years € 6.70 € 13.40

Tickets

Frankfurt Card: Experience Frankfurt at the Best Price

€ 10.50

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: Eyes of Hell Fright Tour

€ 14.50

Experience a mixture of adventure, theater, and horror on this tour of Frankfurt's Niddapark. Let professional actors entertain you and hear about interesting aspects of Frankfurt's history and some of its famous locals.

Frankfurt: Jack the Ripper Fright Tour

€ 14.50

Enjoy a walk through Günthersburgpark and let professional actors entertain you with a scary theatrical play. Learn more about the history of criminal investigation and serial murderers like Jack the Ripper and the connection with Frankfurt.

Activities

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

€ 11.90

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.

Frankfurt: Guided Bike Tour

€ 24

Discover Frankfurt's top tourist sights such as the Old Town and Sachsenhausen, as well as hidden gems and local favorites on this bike tour.

Frankfurt: Food Hopping Tour of Soul Food and Cult Drinks

€ 75

Explore the culinary side of Frankfurt. Follow your guide through the heart of Frankfurt on an entertaining discovery. Enjoy a proper multi-course-menu, served in the classical order, by visiting a new location for every course.

Tours and transport

Wertheim Village Shopping Day by Luxury Coach

€ 20

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.

Wertheim Village Shopping Package from Frankfurt

€ 69

Save money on luxury brands at Wertheim Village on a 6-hour shopping tour to a chic outlet shopping village. Shop in boutiques with prestigious labels, such as Hugo Boss and Versace. Get a complimentary VIP Wertheim Village Card worth EUR 50.

Frankfurt Sightseeing Cruise: 1 or 2 Hours

€ 9.90

Cruise the River Main in Frankfurt for spectacular views of the city’s skyline. Available as a 1-hour or 2-hour tour, see sights such as the pubs of Sachsenhausen and European Central Bank. Jump off at Gerbermühle and learn about the poet Goethe.

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