Thanks to the explosive growth of low-cost airline Ryanair, the Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is now Germany's tenth largest - overtaking established airports such as Leipzig and Bremen.
The Hahn Airport, located in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate, is a former US airbase that serves as Ryanair's German hub to nearly 60 European destinations in 18 countries. Ryanair is the leading European low-cost airline and sometimes offers fares for as little as 10 euro. But don't be fooled: there is also a long list of extra fees for luggage, service, credit cards, etc., that usually push the fare up to 80 euros or more. About 95 percent of all passengers at Hahn travel with Ryanair, but there are also several other low-cost airlines which also serve Hahn. Wizz Air, the largest low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe, flies to Katowice, Budapest and Sofia. Getting to Hahn Airport takes approximately 90 minutes by shuttle bus, which departs from the Frankfurt main train station and costs 14 euros one way. There are also bus connections to Hahn from Mainz and Wiesbaden. Currently, there are no train connections to Hahn.
In addition, the airport offers low-priced long-term parking, costing between 3.50 and 7 euros a day and between 24.50 and 40 euros per week. To get the lowest parking rates you must reserve your parking spot over the Internet (well ahead of time). For more information about how to get to the airport, consult the website at www.hahn-airport.de