Transfer to/from - Frankfurt airport (FRA)

 

Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Frankfurt airport (FRA)

Transportation

Train

The airport has a station for regional trains on the ground floor of Terminal 1, and another for long-distance services on the 3rd floor of the AIRail station.

Lines S8, S9, RE59, RE2 and RE3 from RMV (Tel +49 692 424 8024) travel to Frankfurt Central Station. Travel time is 15 minutes and tickets cost €5.10. Other destinations include Wiesbaden, Mainz, Kastel, Opelwerk, Rüsselsheim and Kelsterbach.

Deutsche Bahn (Tel +49 303 1168 2904) operates trains to various locations within Germany and across Europe, including Amsterdam, Brussels, Vienna and Zurich.

The Lufthansa Express Rail service allows you to check in for the train along with your flight, online or by mobile phone, from 23 hours before the train's departure time. You can check your baggage up to your destination at Terminal 1.

Taxi

Vehicles for up to 7 passengers available 24 hours a day outside both terminals and the long-distance train station. The journey to the city centre takes 20-30 minutes, depending on traffic.

Carsharing

Carsharing spaces are available in row 1406 of the Terminal 1 car park. Providers at the airport include Deer, UFODRIVE, SHARE NOW, Book-n-drive and Wheego.

 

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Bus

Bus stops are located in front of the Arrivals level of Terminal 1 and on level 2 of Terminal 2. There are several RMV services (Tel +49 692 424 8024) operating from 5:30 am to 0:00 am. The journey time to the city centre is about 25 minutes and the fare is €5.10.

Lufthansa Express Bus - Daily buses to Strasbourg and Heidelberg. They depart from "The Squaire West" section of Terminal 1, near the long-distance train station. Tickets can be purchased online, by phone, at a travel office, or at a Lufthansa service centre or ticket counter.

Long-distance buses

Several bus companies operate from the P36 car park station. You can find details about routes and timetables of the different intercity services at FlixBus, Flibco and BlaBlaBus.

Public bus services

62 - Alt-Schwanheim
AIRLiner - Darmstadt
OF64 - Buchschlag, Sprendlingen, Offenthal
X61 - Gateway Gardens Nord, Stresemannallee / Mörfelder, Frankfurt Südbahnhof
X17 - Neu-Isenburg, Hattersheim, Hofheim
X58/58 - Frankfurt Main, Höchst Bahnhof, Eschborn
73 - Kelsterbach
82 - Kelsterbach - Raunheim
DLH - Werkverkehr (Seeheim)
72 - Kelsterbach, Rüsselsheim, Bischofsheim
X19 - Neu-Isenburg, Obertshausen
N72 - Neu-Isenburg
61 - Stadion, Frankfurt Main, Südbahnhof
X15 - Walldorf, Mörfelden, Darmstadt
67 - Walldorf, Mörfelden, Rüsselsheim

 

Latest updates: August 18, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
 
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
 
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
 
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
 
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
 
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
 
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
 
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