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Getting to Frankfurt Airport FRA

Frankfurt is the largest and most significant city situated in the German state of Hesse. This city features many impressive skyscrapers and sightseeing locations such as the Goethehaus and the Städel Art Institute. It is also a city that hosts many enormous trade fairs. Frankfurt Airport is just as impressive and can be easily accessed from any direction.

The FRA (Frankfurt Airport) is approximately 8 miles from the city centre, situated on the south-western outskirts of Frankfurt.

Directions to Frankfurt Airport:

  • If you are traveling to the airport from the north, take the A5 highway and follow the signposts labeled ‘Flughafen’ (Airport).
  • Highway A67 should be followed from the south. From A67, take the A5 and drive towards Frankfurt, following the sign posts to the Airport.
  • From East Germany, travel along the A3 towards Frankfurt and pass the junction at Frankfurter Kreuz. ‘Flughafen’ sign posts will lead you to the airport.
  • Frankfurt airport from West Germany can be found by taking the A3 and then the A66 at the junction by Wiesbadener Kreuz and head towards Frankfurt.

    Frankfurt consists of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. The airport offers every type of shop and service that you may require. In Terminal 1 there are more than 130 shops ranging from duty-free and gift shops to fashion stores and toy shops. Here one will also find pharmacies and a 24-hour medical clinic. In both terminals there are many play areas for children and plenty of baby facility rooms.

    To handle all your monetary affairs, there are ATMs and bureau de change in both terminals. At the Frankfurt Airport Centre, opposite Terminal 1, there are branches of major German banks offering domestic and international banking services.

    If any additional information is required, enquiries can be made at the Airport Information Desks located in the Arrivals and Departure Halls of both terminals. The desks are open 24 hours a day. Throughout the airport there are touch-screen info-terminals for convenient assistance.

    For the energetic individuals, why not travel to Frankfurt Airport by Bike? Frankfurt city is bike-friendly and offers numerous biking lanes. When planning a bike trip to Frankfurt Airport, make use of the Hesse Bicycle Route Planner, or in German, the Radroutenplaner Hessen. Experience the shopping opportunities and attractions at the airport using this unique means of transportation. For an excellent view of the airport flight activities, watch from the Visitor’s Terrace in Terminal 2.

    Frankfurt Airport features extensive public transportation options. Arrive at the airport via train or bus. The train services include the S-Bahn lines and the AIRail long-distance train facilities. Local buses travel to the airport daily as well as the Lufthansa Airline Buses that bring passengers from afar. When making use of Frankfurt’s public transportation system, consider purchasing a Frankfurt Card which is available at Arrival gate B in Terminal 1. This card also allows discounts for many of the museums.

    Take note of parking facilities available if you are travelling to the airport in your own car, or you can avoid parking issues by using a taxi service.