Frankfurt Airport

Serving almost 70 million passengers annually, the Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport on the European continent. Frankfurt Airport has two terminals, with a third under construction. Terminal 1 is dominated by Lufthansa, as well as by the other airlines in the Star Alliance. It connects by automated monorail “Skyline” to Terminal 2, with its ultra-modern architecture, hosts many international carriers. To save yourself some time, make sure to determine the correct terminal (1 or 2) before you depart for the airport.

There are two train stations at the airport that offer a wide range of local, regional, national and international connections. The regional station, located beneath Terminal 1, (via Level 0 and the Airport City Mall), is served by LRT and regional express trains. You will need just over 10 minutes to get from here to Frankfurt’s main train station (Hauptbahnhof).

The long-distance train station (Fernbahnhof), which is located beneath the super-sleek office/hotel complex The Squaire, offers links to the German and European high-speed railway networks. This station provides daily connections to 220 different destinations, such as Brussels and Amsterdam. The station is linked to Terminal 1 via the AIRail Terminal connector building and also offers check-in services.

The cost of parking at the airport terminals is staggered  – up to 30 minutes costs you €1 up to an hour € 5.00 and then upwards by increments of € 5.00 to a maximum of € 35.00 for a day or €210.00 for a week. If you book in advance online, the price for a week can be as little as € 66.00. From downtown Frankfurt, the airport can be reached in about 15 minutes by car, and a taxi costs € 30.00-40.00 depending on traffic and the time of day.

The Frankfurt Airport seems to be in a constant state of construction and expansion, and now there are more than 300 shops, restaurants and cafes. Sparkling high-end shops can be found throughout the airport, as well as restaurants, cafes, bars, barbers and dry cleaners. There is also a post office with late and early opening hours, numerous bank and currency exchange services, and a last-minute travel market.

Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

This regional airport of Frankfurt-Hahn, which is actually located 120 kilometers from the Frankfurt city center, experienced explosive growth thanks to Ryanair. Getting to Hahn Airport takes approximately 90 minutes by shuttle bus, which departs from the Frankfurt main train station and costs € 16-19 one way. There are also bus connections to Hahn from Mainz and Wiesbaden. The airport offers low-priced long-term parking, costing € 3.50-7 a day and € 24.50-40.00 per week. To get the lowest parking rates, you must reserve your parking spot over the Internet (well ahead of time).