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Frankfurt by air

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Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is the third largest in Europe and will be the point of entry for many visitors to the World Cup in Germany, so we deal with this airport first.

The other 'Frankfurt' airport
You can, however, also fly into the Frankfurt area via
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (in particular with Ryanair). This airport is dealt with at the bottom of this page.
Terminal 1 at Frankfurt airport
Frankfurt Airport - Location
It is located to the south-west of the city (Frankfurt airport map), about 7.5 miles (12km) from the city centre, right next to the A3 and A5 motorways and with its own integrated regional and long distance railway stations. 

Frankfurt Airport has 2 terminals and is served by over 100 airlines flying to over 300 destinations. It has a monorail 'Skyline' service shuttling passengers to and fro
Frankfurt's skyline in the distance

between the two terminals and is the eighth largest airport in the World, handling over 51 million passengers in 2004.

Runways top left, terminal and Sheraton Hotel centre, A3 and rail station right

Getting to and from the airport

Local suburban trains (the S-Bahn) run c. every 15 minutes between the airport and Frankfurt station.  The
journey takes 13 minutes (cost [Oct. 2005] €3.30).  Trains (the S8 or S9) stop at the S-Bahn station beneath Frankfurt mainline station and at the airport's own regional railway station (Regionalbahnhof).

Close-up of the long distance station

Getting to the airport by road
By car, simply approach on the A3 or A5 and follow signs to the airport (Flughafen).  From the city centre it's a 20
-minute drive on the B44.  A taxi into the city will cost around €20.

Getting to the stadium from the airport
The stadium is just 16 minutes away by car down the A3 (exit at Frankfurt South = Frankfurt a.M. Süd).  By rail (the
S8 or S9 S-Bahn from the Regionalbahnhof) it's just 5 minutes from the airport to the 'Sportfeld' stop (now renamed 'Stadion'), about 500 yards from the ground (bottom left on the map shown on our stadium gallery page).

Local journey planner
The Rhine/Main regional transport network's journey planner gives you full details of journeys by public transport (or car) throughout the region, including, for instance, to/from the main station, airport and stadium.  It's in English, but requires some German input.  See our City centre to the stadium page for help with using it.

Internal connections
Frankfurt Airport is Lufthansa's main base, with the German flagship carrier providing direct flights to 7 of the other World Cup venues, i.e. Berlin (also served from Frankfurt by flydba and flybmi), Cologne, Hamburg, Hanover (also Hapag Lloyd), Leipzig (also flybmi), Munich, Nuremberg (also flybmi) and Stuttgart.

Flight connections around the globe
International flights
While many fans flying into Germany from the UK will opt for low-cost flights into secondary airports,
Frankfurt Airport will probably be your point of arrival if you are coming from further afield.

There are direct flights from major cities all over the globe into Frankfurt Airport.  The list below is just a small selection of these:

International flights into Frankfurt
Athens -
Lufthansa, flybmi, Olympic Airlines, Aegean Airlines
Buenos Aires -
Cape Town -
Lufthansa, South African Airways, United Airlines
Chicago -
Lufthansa, United Airlines, American Airlines
Dubai -
Lufthansa, flybmi, Emirates, SriLankan Airlines
Johannesburg -
Lufthansa, South African Airways, United Airlines
London (LHR) -
Lufthansa, British Airways, United, Qantas, flybmi
Los Angeles -
Lufthansa, United Airlines, US Airways
Mexico City -
Lufthansa, Mexicana de Aviacion
Miami -
Lufthansa, United Airlines
Moscow -
Lufthansa, Aeroflot
New York (JFK) -
Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Delta
Paris -
Lufthansa, Air France
Rio de Janeiro -
Lufthansa, Varig
Rome -
Lufthansaa, Alitalia, flybmi
San Francisco -
Lufthansa, United Airlines
Sydney -
British Airways, Qantas

The alternative airport for flying into the Frankfurt area is Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
. The airport actually takes something of a liberty including the word 'Frankfurt' in its name, as it is a former American Air Force base out in the country a good 50 miles from Frankfurt itself.
Coach from Hahn to Frankfurt

As this is the nearest airport to Kaiserslautern, we have more about Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
on our Kaiserslautern by air page. A coach company called 'Bohr' run a regular service between Frankfurt city centre and Frankfurt-Hahn. Their Frankfurt-Hahn coach service timetable is in English. The journey takes 1 hour 45 minutes and costs €12 one-way (October 2005).

External links
Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
Rhine/Main public transport
Frankfurt-Hahn coach shuttle
German rail journey planner
Internal links
Travel / Air
(This page may load slowly, but includes links to all other relevant airports and airlines in Germany)
Route planner

Flying from the UK?  Going to the airport by train, coach or car?

If you're flying from the UK and planning to go to the airport by coach or train, these links to National Express Airport coaches, the thetrainline, Gatwick Express and Heathrow Express let you book your journey to the airport online.  If you're driving, tryPurpleparking airport parking for cheap parking at all major UK airports.

Several photos on this page courtesy and copyright of Fraport AG.

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