How to get from Frankfurt Airport to city center?

This article is about how to get from Frankfurt Airport to city center

How to get from Frankfurt Airport to city center?

There are three options to get from Frankfurt Airport to city center: by train, bus, or taxi. You can also rent a car without a driver. The trip by train takes 40 minutes and costs EUR 4.65. Travel by Frankfurt Airport bus will take 30 minutes, and you will have to pay EUR 4.35 for that. A transfer will take you to the city center in 20 minutes, and such a journey will cost from EUR 57. The distance between Frankfurt Airport and city center is 13 km.

If trains from Frankfurt Airport are more preferable for you, keep in mind that you will need to punch your ticket, otherwise you risk getting a EUR 50 fine. Bus tickets don't need to be punched. The route from the airport to the city center is served by two electric train lines (S8 and S9). To get to Frankfurt city center, take an electric train running to Hanau or Offenbach Ost. Both the Frankfurt Airport shuttle and train are available 24/7. Also, you can always take a taxi.

Frankfurt – made with love

Frankfurt is known to be the business capital of Germany. During the Second World War, the city was almost fully destroyed, however the hard-working German people rebuilt it in a relatively short period of time. There are lots of places of interest in the modern Frankfurt, and you should start your acquaintance with the city from Romerberg Square. It is really an important landmark, because German Kaisers' coronation ceremonies were held in this place, as well as the most gorgeous festivals and celebrations. There is the Romer city hall – the symbol of city – in this square, and near it there are some gothic buildings of the XIV-XV centuries. The most magnificent building in the city is the Alte Oper built in 1880. Also, it will be interesting for you to visit the Palmengarten, the Cathedral of Saint Bartholomew and the Saint Justin's Church which is one of the oldest in Germany.

Frankfurt Airport bus

Frankfurt Airport bus
Cost

€4.35

Waiting time

20 min

Travel time

30 min

Clients

Ind. tourist

You can get from Frankfurt Airport to city center by buses №61, 77, 72, 58, 62 (daytime buses), N81 and N7 (night buses). The Frankfurt Airport bus №61 reaches the destination in 30 minutes, the ticket price is EUR 4.35. The shuttle tickets are bought from the driver right before boarding. They don't need to be punched. Night buses from Frankfurt Airport are less frequent.

Frankfurt Airport bus:

shuttle №61 (№77, 72, 58, 62, N81 and N7)

Timetable:

24/7

Route:

Airport – Frankfurt South station (Sudbahnhof)

Travel time:

30 min

Waiting time:

20 min

Comfort level:

Medium: comfortable seats, roomy cabin, room for large luggage.

Cost:

EUR 4.35

Clients:

families without small children, young tourists, travellers with large luggage, those who arrive at night.

How to find the bus stop at Frankfurt Airport:

The bus stops are located near Terminal 1 (Floor 1, the stop №16) and Terminal 2 (Floor 2).

Frankfurt Airport train

Frankfurt Airport train
Cost

€4.65

Waiting time

15 min

Travel time

40 min

Clients

Couple

To get to Frankfurt city center, take line S8 or S9 electric trains from Frankfurt Airport. The total trip duration is 40 minutes, and getting to Central railway station will take 11 minutes. An adult ticket costs EUR 4.65, a children's one – EUR 2.8. The Frankfurt Airport train tickets can be bought from special blue ticket machines with the RMV sign on them (Terminal 1) or at Reisezentrum ticket office (Terminal 1, Floor 0, Hall В). Tickets need to be punched.

Frankfurt Airport train:

line S8 or S9 trains from Frankfurt Airport

Timetable:

S8 – 24/7
S9 – from 05:00 a.m. to 01:00 a.m.

Route:

Airport – Hauptbahnhof tief – Konstablerwache – Muhlberg – Offenbach Station Ledermuseum – Hanau Hauptbahnhof

Travel time:

40 min

Waiting time:

5-15 min

Comfort level:

Low: roomy cabin, comfortable seats.

Cost:

EUR 4.65 – adult ticket
EUR 2.8 – children's ticket

Clients:

travellers without small children, young tourists, travellers without large luggage, those who arrive at night.

How to find the electric train platform at Frankfurt Airport:

Electric trains depart from Frankfurt Flughafen Regionalbahnhof station which is located in front of the exit В of Terminal 1.

Frankfurt Airport transfer

Frankfurt Airport transfer
Cost

€51

Waiting time

5 min

Travel time

20 min

Clients

Family

Choose the Kiwitaxi transfer if you:

  • are afraid of getting lost in an unknown city
  • have bulky or heavy luggage

On trains going from Frankfurt Airport, you need to validate your ticket. On buses, the pass doesn’t need to be punched. Don’t confuse these rules, otherwise, you risk being fined. Besides, trains will get you only to the Central railway station in Frankfurt and the last bus stop is Frankfurt South station. If your hotel is far from these places and you have heavy luggage, it’s better to book a private Frankfurt Airport transfer.

Car rental in Frankfurt

Car rental in Frankfurt
Price

from €28

Rental Period

from 1 day

Required driving experience

from 1 year

To rent a car without a driver to get from Frankfurt Airport to the city center, provide an IDL, a passport, and an embossed credit card. Book a car in advance: in high season prices increase by several times.
Insurance is included in the price of car rental per day. A deposit of €500–2000 is charged. A car seat will cost you €8 per day, tire chains – €20. You can rent a car at Frankfurt Airport.

Route:

only within the EU

Minimum age:

21 years

Comfort level:

high
Don’t depend on anyone, don’t wait for anyone.

How to rent a car

Reserve a car online or hire it at Frankfurt Airport.

How to get from Frankfurt Airport to city center?

How to get from Frankfurt Airport to city center?

You can get from Frankfurt Airport to city center by public transport (electric train or bus) or by car. The first option will suit those tourists who are travelling light and solo. But if you don't want to check timetables, buy tickets and worry about comfort, then book a private transfer. Have a nice trip!