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 takes 11 minutes. Adult fares cost €4.80. Some regional and Inter City Express (ICE) trains also run between the airport and city centre.
Taxis charge a fixed rate of €38, for up to three passengers, from the airport to destinations in central Frankfurt. frankfurt-airport.com
An integrated public transport network of S-Bahn, U-Bahn, tram and bus lines provides a convenient way of getting around the city and its suburbs. Day tickets cost €9.35 for adults, for an unlimited number of journeys, while group tickets, for up to five people travelling together, cost €16.40. A ticket for travel throughout the state of Hessen (called a Hessenticket) costs €35.00 and is valid for up to five people. rmv.de
Call a Bike
Make use of a short-term bicycle rental at any time of the day by registering online with Call a Bike. After registering as a user and paying an annual registration fee of €3, each half hour costs €1. A 24-hour tariff, costing €15.00 for unlimited use during that time period, is also available.
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. (Note that Uber doesn’t run in Frankfurt.)
Main Taxi: 49-69-733-030
Taxi 55: 49-69-558-800
Taxi Frankfurt: 49-69-230-001
This modern bicycle rickshaw is Frankfurt’s environmentally friendly alternative to motorized transport. Up to two passengers can ride in a Velotaxi. The minimum fare is €4, with rides of between one and two kilometres costing €8.