Frankfurt International Airport
The enormous Frankfurt International Airport serves about 53 million passengers per year and is one of Europe's busiest airports. Acting as a continental hub for several major airlines, the airport offers flights to destinations in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania.
Frankfurt International's modern terminal offers plenty of services and amenities for passengers, including a casino, shower facilities, and family areas. The Shopping Plaza offers many restaurants and luxury shops as well.
The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of the centre of Frankfurt.
Getting to the city
Frankfurt Airport has trains from two railway stations: the long-distance railway station is at the AIRail Terminal; and there is a local railway station for S-Bahn, regional, and local trains in Terminal 1. Both railway stations are linked to Terminal 2. Buses leave regularly for Frankfurt and other destinations from outside Terminals 1 and 2; tickets can be bought from the bus driver. Various shuttles also operate from the airport, some run by airlines.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +49 (0)69 6900-66634.
Car hire companies are represented in both terminals.
Taxis can be found outside either terminal and will take 20-30 minutes for the eight mile (13km) drive to the city centre. Taxis are metered.
Transfer between terminals
The two terminals are connected by the Sky Line people mover.
Frankfurt Airport is one of the best-equipped airports in the world; it even offers a casino. There are numerous restaurants, shops, bars and cafes in both terminals, and banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are in both Arrivals and Departures. A business centre offers internet, fax and secretarial facilities. Other facilities include a hairdresser, chapel and children's play areas.
Each terminal at Frankfurt International Airport has its own parking facility; 30 minutes costs between €2.50 and €5, and charges are between €4 and €5 per hour thereafter. Long-term parking starts from €26 per day and the more distant parking lots are connected to the terminals by free shuttle services.
Flights to Frankfurt International Airport are available on Air Berlin, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Delta, Air France, Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, bmi, Air Canada, Ukraine International, SAS, Flybe, Syrian Airlines, Alitalia, Air Malta, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, Emirates and Saudi Arabian Airlines.
Free wifi is available at hotspots throughout the airport.
Frankfurt International Airport has a conference centre with facilities for up to 200 people with audio-visual equipment, interpreters, secretarial and catering services, and other amenities. Most major airlines have executive lounges with business facilities as well. Larger conferences can be accommodated in the Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel.
Frankfurt International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.