Info about getting from the airport, public transportation and more.
Getting from the Airport
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is a 20-minute drive southwest of the city. The nearby Frankfurter Kreuz, Germany’s busiest highway, provides access to roads leading to destinations around the country. (The A5 and B43 highways are the main access roads to the city.)
A suburban rail service, the S-Bahn, connects the airport with the city, with trains running every 15 minutes during peak times. The journey to Frankfurt Central Station – Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof – takes 11 minutes. Adult fares cost €5. Some regional and Intercity Express (ICE) trains also run between the airport and city centre. ICE tickets cost €13.
Taxis cost around €30–€35 from the airport to the city centre, depending on traffic and exact destination.
The RMV’s integrated public transit network of overground and underground trains, trams and buses provides a convenient way of getting around the city and its suburbs. There are numerous zoned fare options, including day tickets for unlimited journeys.
A Frankfurt Card includes travel on all public transit in the city and to the airport, as well as a 50 percent discount on participating tours and attractions. For individuals, a one-day ticket costs €11 and a two-day ticket €16; for groups of up to five people, a one-day ticket is €23 and a two-day is €33.
A ticket for travel throughout the state of Hessen (called a Hessenticket) costs €35 and covers up to five people.
Bikes and E-scooters
Make use of a short-term bicycle rental at any time of the day by registering online with Call a Bike. After you pay an annual registration fee of €3, each half hour costs €1. A 24-hour tariff, costing €15 for unlimited use during that period, is also available.
E-scooter rentals are another popular way to get around, with several options – Tier, Lime and Sixt – operating in Frankfurt. Download one of the apps, scan your chosen e-scooter’s QR code and pay with a credit card or PayPal.
You can order a taxi from stands situated around the city centre. They are also located at Frankfurt Central Station and at the airport. You might be able to hail one on the street, but calling is often easier.
Main Taxi: 49-69-733-030
Taxi Now: 49-69-558-800
Taxi Frankfurt: 49-69-230-001