Frankfurt am Main Airport is the busiest airport in Germany and the third largest in Europe after Heathrow and Paris Charles de Gaulle. The airport is 12km from Frankfurt and has excellent transport connections to the city centre and key destinations throughout Germany. This is an impressively large airport with two terminals. A third is planned. There are very good facilities and there is an excellent choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.
Surprisingly few low-cost airlines fly to Frankfurt. Neither EasyJet nor Ryanair serve the airport from the UK. Consequently, prices tend to be relatively high. In recent years the best deals have usually been found with Lufthansa, British Airways and TUIfly. All offer flights from London airports. The lowest fares are often from Birmingham and Manchester. Flights from regional airports are expensive and usually indirect.
The best low-cost alternative is Frankfurt Hahn Airport, but do note that this is 120km from Frankfurt! Ryanair fly to Frankfurt Hahn from London Stansted and Edinburgh. Fares are significantly cheaper but you will have to take a 1 hour 40minute coach trip to get to the city of Frankfurt.
Frankfurt am Main Airport
Tel: 49 (0) 1805 / 372 4636
Frankfurt has two train stations: one for regional and local trains, the other for national connections.
The Regional station is at Terminal 1. S-Bahn commuter trains run to the city centre. Lines S8 and S9 call at all the key railway stations in the city. Journey time to Frankfurt Central is about 12 minutes. Trains depart every 15 minutes from around 04.30 to 01.00.
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station is the end point of the Cologne–Frankfurt high-speed rail line. Trains run to Belgium and Holland via Cologne. Journey time to Cologne is less than an hour. Access to the station is via Terminal 1.
Buses run to key destinations throughout the city. Coaches depart for major towns and cities in the region.
A taxi to Frankfurt Central station will take about 15 minutes.
Direct flights are available from British Airways, Lufthansa and TUIfly