Transfers to and from Frankfurt Airport

Famous for some of Europe's biggest trade fairs, including what is probably the world's biggest book fair, Frankfurt is the largest and most significant city situated in the German state of Hesse. Located some 12 km or 8 miles from Frankfurt Airport, the city is easily accessible by air, rail and road. The airport lies to the south-west of the city, and can be accessed via several motorways, by long-distance coaches and city buses, regional and Metro line trains and long-distance trains.

Getting to Frankfurt Airport by Car

Coming from the North, motorists should take the A5 (Autobahn) motorway and follow signposts for 'Frankfurt Flughafen' (Frankfurt Airport).

Travelling from the South, drivers should take motorway A67. From A67, they should turn onto A5 and drive towards Frankfurt, following the sign posts to Frankfurt Airport.

Coming from the East, drivers should take the A3 towards Frankfurt and pass the junction at Frankfurter Kreuz from where signage leads to the ‘Flughafen’.

Approaching from the West, take the A3 and then turn onto the A66 at the junction byWiesbadener Kreuz. Signage will direct you to Frankfurt Airport.

If you're travelling by private taxi to Frankfurt's airport, the driver can drop you off directly in front of the terminals.

Hiring a car at Frankfurt Airport? Simply follow signposting to the correct car rental drop-off area, when you return your vehicle. Car rental companies operating out of Frankfurt Airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty.

Getting to Frankfurt Airport by Bus

Frankfurt city buses stop at Terminal 1 opposite Arrivals on Level 1 and Level 2 at Terminal 2. Frankfurt Airport boasts its own bus terminal, which lies about 10 minutes on foot from Terminal 1.

Line 61 runs between Frankfurt-Südbahnhof (Frankfurt South Train Station) and the airport. Line 61 leaves the airport from Hall E, Exit 8 at Terminal 2 and from bus stop 16 at Terminal 1. It runs between the airport, the station and Frankfurt Südbahnhof and stops at the same locations on the return journey.

Line 62 travels between Schwanheim and the airport. Line 62 stops at bus stop 18, located at Terminal 1, and also at Hall E, Exit 8 at Terminal 2.

Terminal 1 also connects via line 24, headed from Walldorf-Mörfelden-Darmstadt to the airport. Bus line 77 runs between Terminal 1 and Gateway Gardens, while bus line 73 operates between Kelsterbach-Rüsselsheim-Bischofsheim and Frankfurt Airport. Line 73 also runs between Kelsterbach and Frankfurt Airport.

N81 buses only stop at Terminal 1. They operate between Konstablerwache's bus stop and Frankfurt Airport only.

For a full timetable and prices, please visit: Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund. If you buy a 'Frankfurt Card' you can travel for free on city buses within the city limits, but a return journey to the airport is also included in the Frankfurt Card. It's a useful saver to have, as the card allows cardholders heavily discounted admission to many of the main tourist attractions, sometimes offering up to 50% off entrance fees to museums.

Getting to Frankfurt Airport by Train

Both S-Bahn S8 and S-Bahn S9 link the city's main train station (Hauptbahnhof) with Frankfurt Airport, running at 15-minute intervals throughout the day and late into the evenings. Frankfurt Airport is open from 05.00 in the morning to 23.00 at night and S-Bahn trains connecting to the airport are operating within that time frame. S-Bahn trains stop in the underground regional train station at Terminal 1, which is linked to the Arrivals and Departure areas via a corridor. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the train station to these areas and check-in.

The long-distance train station at Frankfurt Airport is also located below Terminal 1. The two terminals are linked via free shuttle buses, which take about 7 to 10 minutes to make the trip from one terminal to the other. There are also Sky Line trains, which are free and run every few minutes.

Frankfurt's main train station, Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof, links the city with other major cities across Germany and beyond the borders. For example, the airline Lufthansa operates an Air Train Express service that runs to cities like Heidelberg, Cologne and Munich, but also leaves for Strasbourg and other European destinations. For timetables and prices, please visit Deutsche Bahn is Germany's official railway operator.

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Types of Private Transfers available

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3 2 The cheapest transfer for couples and families with a child VW Polo, Opel Corsa, Renault Clio, Skoda Fabia, etc.
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4 3 An affordable option for 1-4 travellers VW Golf, Ford Focus, Opel Astra, Audi A3, BMW 3, etc.
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4 3 Suggested for longer distance trips with comfort VW Passat, Toyota Camry, Toyota Fortuner, Chevrolet Suburban, etc.
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3 3 A comfortable vehicle for business trips Mercedes E-class, Audi A6, BMW 5 Series, Lexus GS, etc.
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3 3 First class vehicle for maximum comfort during your journey Mercedes S-class, BMW 7 Series, Audi A7, Lexus GX, etc.
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4 4 Ideal combination of space and comfort for up to 4 people VW Touran, Ford Galaxy, Opel Zefira, Peugeot 807, etc.
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7 7 For a group of 4-7 people or large luggage VW Multivan, Toyota Hiace, Opel Vivaro, Hyundai H-1, etc.
Premium Minibus
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6 4 Premium Business class transfer for 4-6 people Mercedes Viano Premium, VW Multivan Premium, etc.
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10 10 Suitable for up to 10 passengers Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Toyota Coaster, etc.
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13 13 The recommended choice for up to 13 people Ford Transit, Mercedes Sprinter, Toyota Coaster, etc.
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16 16 Great option for a group of 10-16 people Ford Transit (1-16), Mercedes Sprinter (1-16), Peugeot Boxer (1-16), etc.
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19 19 An option for a group made up of 15-19 travellers Iveco 15-19pax, Mercedes Sprinter 15-19pax, etc.

Vehicle examples are only indicative and may vary depending on availability at the time of transfer..