How to get to Frankfurt
You’ll be able to get to the city centre with ease if you’re flying to Frankfurt Airport. Choose one of several options:
Train: Travelling by train is the easiest way to get from the airport to the city centre. Take S-Bahn trains S8 or S9 (direction of Offenbach or Hanau) from the Regional Station directly below Terminal 1 to the city’s Hauptbahnhof (main station). The journey takes about 10 minutes, and one-way tickets available from RMV machines cost €4.50.
Bus: You can take a bus to the city centre from directly outside Terminal 1 on the arrivals level or from outside Terminal 2 on level 2.
Taxi: If you prefer travelling to the Frankfurt city centre by taxi, you will find them outside the terminals. The fare is approximately €40, and the journey takes about 20 minutes.
Car: There are several rental car offices at the airport. Take the A60 autobahn and connect to A66, which leads to Frankfurt.
Getting around Frankfurt
Frankfurt’s fantastic public transport links, roads in excellent condition, and abundance of cycle lanes offer many different ways to get around the city. Don’t feel that you need to hire a car, as public transport here usually is the cheaper, faster, and easier option.
U-Bahn: The U-Bahn underground railway runs partly above ground, and in some parts of the city, it works in conjunction with the tram system. The trains in the city centre run every two to five minutes before 8pm, after which they run every 10 to 20 minutes until 1am, when the U-Bahn closes until 4am. There are nine U-Bahn/tram lines and almost 90 stations.
S-Bahn: The S-Bahn city train runs from the city centre to the outer suburbs and nearby cities. Trains run approximately every three minutes during peak hours, and every 15 to 30 minutes at night or if they’re travelling to the outer suburbs and surrounding cities. While full service is from 6am until 8pm, some lines open at 4am, and other lines are open until the last trains leave Frankfurt at 1.20am. The S8 and S9 trains run 24/7. There are nine lines and 112 stations.
Bus: Travelling by bus is particularly helpful if you’re looking for stops that are closer together than those of the U-Bahn or S-Bahn, if you’re travelling between S-Bahn stations in the north of the city, or if you’re travelling at night after the U-Bahn and S-Bahn close.
Regular tickets for adults cost €2.75, and there is a reduced fare for children ages 6-14. Children under age 6 do not need tickets. You can use a ticket on all forms of public transport. Tickets are valid for two hours starting from the moment you purchase them, and you can only use them for travelling in one direction.
Where to stay in Frankfurt
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