Frankfurt International Airport
The enormous Frankfurt International Airport serves 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 new Shopping Plaza offers many restaurants and luxury shops as well.
In order to keep up with the ever-growing stream of traffic the airport is expanding with a third terminal, which is scheduled for completion in 2013.
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 at Terminal 1, Level 1. Both railway stations are linked to Terminal 2 via buses and the Sky Line. Buses leave regularly for Frankfurt and other destinations from outside Terminals 1 and 2, tickets can be bought from the bus driver. Airline shuttles, including Lufthansa Airport Shuttle and Hahn Airport shuttle, depart from Terminal 1 outside Arrival Hall B. Taxis are available outside both terminals, the journey to central Frankfurt takes 20-30 minutes. Car hire companies are represented in both terminals.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in April).
Tel: +49 (0)69 6900-66634.
Car hire companies represented in both terminals at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
From Franfurt Airport taxis can be found outside either terminal and will take 20-30 minutes for the 8-mile (13km) drive to the city centre. Taxis are metered and prices are around €25 into town. Be careful of taxi drivers taking longer routes to increase the fare.
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. Disabled facilities are good; travellers with special needs should ideally contact their airline in advance.
Each terminal at Frankfurt International Airport has its own parking facility; 30 minutes costs €2.50, and charges are €4 per hour thereafter. Long-term parking is €25 per day, however the Holiday Parking lot starts at €23.50 per day and €64 per week and is connected to the terminals by a 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.
Wifi is available for free for the first 60 minutes, after which 24 hours of access can be purchased for €4.95
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.