TRAVEL TO AND IN frankfurt
The Frankfurt airport, also known as FRAport, has the highest cargo turnover in Germany and the fourth highest in Europe. Therefore, it is one of the most important hubs for business travelers as well as for the global logistics chain. It is also the home base of airlines like Lufthansa and Condor. Since the expansion of terminal 1 in 2010, passenger volume has increased by one million per year. In 2018, almost 70 million passengers passed through Frankfurt airport.
After arrival you can easily get to another terminal by foot or by using the Free SkyLine shuttle service.
The FRAport is located 14km from the congress center, and there are several options for getting there. The fastest way is by taxi, which takes about 15 minutes. If you are not too short on time, you can also take the train or S-Bahn: both depart from the regional train station. The S8 to Offenbach (Main) Ost Hauptbahnhof and the RE3 to Frankfurt (Main) Hauptbahnhof will get you to the main station in 11 minutes. From there you can take the U4 towards Bockenheimer Warte and get out at Festhalle/Messe to get to the congress center. It takes about 25 minutes in total to travel from the airport to the congress center by public transport.
Tram, commuter rail, and metro Frankfurt’s excellent transport system integrates bus, Straßenbahn (tram), S-Bahn (commuter rail) and U-Bahn (metro/subway) lines. The fastest way to get around the city is with one of the nine metro lines or ten tram lines. There are busses running all night, though they run on different schedules. Information on exact bus timing can be found at the bus stop or on navigation apps such as Google Maps or the official RMV app (Frankfurt Metro Apps - iOS and Android).
The bus network is well developed. If you are too far from the next metro station, the bus is a great option for getting anywhere in the city. But keep in mind that buses can be slow because of traffic, especially during rush hour.
There are different taxi companies around the city. Most taxis are easily recognizable and have either a “taxi” sign or simply the letters printed somewhere on the car. To hail one, just raise your hand on a street corner or head to one of the taxi stations around the city. If you cannot find a taxi on the street, try calling one with the FreeNow App (iOS and Android) or at one of the following numbers. The base fare for each trip is 3.50 € and every additional kilometer costs 2.00 €. Not all taxis accept credit cards, so to be safe it is best to have some cash on hand.
- Main Taxi Frankfurt: +49 (0) 69 73 30 30
- Taxi Frankfurt: +49 (0) 69 23 00 01
- Time Car Taxi: +49 (0) 69 20 30 4
It is becoming more popular to move around the city with eco-friendly options. If you download the app “Call-a-bike“ on your smartphone, you can easily rent a bike at one of the rental stations.