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Airports in Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Overview

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.

Location

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.

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in April).

Contacts

Tel: +49 (0)69 6900-66634.

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Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN)

Overview

A small commercial airport, located 75 miles (120km) from Frankfurt and Luxembourg, Frankfurt Hahn Airport is less convenient for flights to Frankfurt than those travelling to Mainz, Heidelburg or Koblenz (although there is convenient public transport into Frankfurt as well). For passengers looking to save a bit on airfare, however, Frankfurt Hahn Airport is often a good option as the airport offers cheap flights operated by several low-cost carriers.

Frankfurt Hahn Airport is the epitome of a 'budget' airport, with only a few shops, restaurants and services. Catering to a small niche of travellers, the airport serves just under four million passengers each year.

Location

75 miles (120km) from Frankfurt

Time

GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the Saturday before the last Sunday in April).

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Frankfurt International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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