Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Travel and Ground Transport
(Frankfurt Am Main, Germany)
As one of Germany's busiest and most prestigious air facilities, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) caters well when it comes to ground transport, with many choices being conveniently close to the terminals, such as trains, buses and taxis.
Serving not only Frankfurt Am Main, ground transport at the airports provides useful connections to the city's most popular districts and suburbs. These include the neighbourhoods of historical Altstadt, Bahnhofsviertel, Bockenheim, Bornheim, Innenstadt, Nordend, Sachsenhausen and Westend.
Frankfurt Airport Sky Line - People Mover
Frankfurt Airport's Sky Line (people mover) is an internal train service connecting Terminal 1 and 2, with a transfer time of a mere two minutes. Luggage must be carried by hand, since the 'people mover' does not cater for trolleys.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) has two main train stations:
- The regional train station, located at level 1 of Terminal 1 (platforms 1-3), is open 24 hours a day. From here, S-Bahn trains run to and from Frankfurt and its Hauptbahnhof station, departing every 15 minutes. Other destinations include Ruesselsheim, Mainz and Wiesbadn (westbound) and Offenbach and Hanau (eastbound).
- The long-distance train station is located at the AIRail Terminal (platforms 4-7) and is open from 05:00 to 00:30. From this station, many high-speed trains connect Frankfurt Airport with Cologne and Stuttgart. Other destinations include Brussels and Berlin.
Rail and Fly tickets can be purchased from travel agents and airlines, allowing passengers to arrange plane and train journeys all on the same ticket.
Frankfurt Airport offers a choice of different public buses, travelling from the terminal buildings to destinations such as Buchschlag, Darmstadt, Kelsterbach, Mörfelden-Walldorf, Neu-Isenburg, Obertshausen, Offenthal, Raunheim, Rüsselsheim, Schwanheim and Sprendlingen, as well as the Frankfurt South train station, known locally as the Südbahnhof.
At night, a bus service runs to the railway stations. Buses stops at the bus station in front of the Terminal 1 Arrivals hall on level 1 and at the bay in front of the Arrivals / Departures halls on level 2, Terminal 2.
Passengers can access ticket machines to purchase tickets for the airport shuttle. There are also airline Lufthansa shuttle bus lines serving Heidelberg, Mannheim and Strasbourg, which depart from outside the Arrivals Hall B, Terminal 1. Additional shuttles are available for many of the city's hotels, including Achat, InterCityHotel, Kempinski, Mercure, NH Kelsterbach, Ramada and Steigenberger.
Taxis at FRA operate 24-hours a day, with this trip lasting between 20 and 30 minutes, when traffic levels are reasonable. Passengers using a taxi to arrive at the airport can simply inform the driver of the airline, so that you can be dropped off outside of your terminal, close to the relevant check-in desk.