Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Information
(Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany)
Not only is Frankfurt Airport the largest air facility serving the city, it is the busiest air hub in Germany and even ranks within the world's top ten busiest. It is located to the south-west of Frankfurt's downtown area, being just a short distance from Kelsterbach, Russelsheim and Schwanheim.
With more than 56 million yearly passengers and over 250 routes, Frankfurt Airport is home to two large terminals, with a third currently in the initial construction phase. Lufthansa, the main airline serving this facility, flies out of Terminal 1 along with Star Alliance member airlines. All other passenger airlines use Terminal 2. The dedicated First Class Terminal is found separate to Terminal 1.
Bus tours of the site are available, while Terminal 2 contains a renowned viewing terrace for patrons. Passengers wanting to travel between terminals can do so via the Sky Train service, which is operated by the airport. Three 4,000-metre / 13,125-foot long runways and one shorter runway (2,800 metres / 9,185 feet) handle the half a million aircraft movements each year.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Address: Querspange Kelsterbach (B40), D-60547, Frankfurt, Germany, DE
Tel: +49 1805 372 4636
Frankfurt Airport is situated about 12 km / 8 miles south-west of the city centre. The towns of Wiesbaden and Mainz are to be found some 20 km / 12 miles to the north-west and west, respectively. Of note, the airport sits on the corner of the A3 and A5 autobahn network.
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) Guide
- Several banks such as Deutsche Bank
- Duty free and public shopping facilities, including world-class stores like Zegna and Burberry
- Sit-down restaurants and fast-food chains
- Foreign exchange booths
- Car rental services provided by Budget, Alamo, Hertz, National and Sixt
- Gambling machines and roulette games
- Wellness spa services and beauty salons
- Deutsche Post mail facilities in Terminal 1
- Several travel agencies
- Medical clinic in Terminal 1
- The onsite Conference Centre is situated at the Frankfurt Airport Centre and includes more than 35 meeting and conference rooms, business services and wireless Internet
Several high-speed motorways (autobahns) travel from downtown Frankfurt to the airport. The A3, the A5 and the A67 are the largest roadways connecting with the central districts of the city. On average, drivers can reach the city in about 20 minutes.
Public buses are found at Level 2 of Terminal 2 and Terminal 1's Arrivals level. The city's reliable public bus system links the airport to the Frankfurt South Station, among other destinations. Buses are a cheaper alternative to taxis.
Two train stations exist at the airport. The S-Bahn underground subway system connects the airport's regional train station. It generally takes just over ten minutes to reach the centre of Frankfurt using the S-Bahn, although it should be noted that trains don't run 24 hours a day. The facility's long-distance line is part of the Cologne-Frankfurt high speed rail line. Trains can reach more than 300 kph / 186 mph along this transit route, with the journey between the two cities taking just one hour.
Taxis are found in abundance at the exits of both terminals. Depending on traffic conditions on the autobahns, taxis can reach the city centre in about 15 minutes. Rates differ for day and night services, so expect to pay more if travelling at night.