Frankfurt Airport - FRA

Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany (DE)

Getting into town

Excellent train connections

Getting away from Frankfurt Airport is very straightforward, thanks to two train stations (Regionalbahnhof and Fernbahnhof) with great train services.

Local trains

The S-Bahn (public transport) trains leave from the 'Regionalbahnhof' station. Take the S8 or S9 into Frankfurt Hauptwache station for city centre, or Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main station) for other cities in Germany. Trains leave every 10 minutes or so and journey time is only 11 minutes to Hauptbahnhof. These trains also go to Mainz and Wiesbaden. 

Location: Regionalbahnhof in Terminal 1, under Concourse B, ground level (take monorail from Terminal 2)
Cost: EUR 4.95 adult, EUR 2.90 child
Buying tickets: Ticket machines on the station platforms

National trains

You can also take regional Deutsche Bahn trains from the airport's 'Fernbahnhof' station, including the RE2, RE3 and Germany's super-fast ICE trains. Journey time to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof is 15 minutes on the RE trains and 11 minutes on the ICE.

Location: Fernbahnhof in Terminal 1, cross a sky bridge to the station (or take monorail from Terminal 2)
Buying tickets: Two 'Reisezentrum's or travel centres: one in the station, and one just above the regional station in the underground shopping area (ground level), near the centre of Concourse B

Taxi

You can take a taxi from both terminals 24 hours a day. The 12km journey into Frankfurt will take 20-40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Cost: Around EUR 30-40

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Getting around the airport

Two terminals and a monorail

Frankfurt Airport (Flughafen Frankfurt am Main) lies 12km south-west of the city centre. It's a very busy airport and Germany's biggest Lufthansa hub.

It has two terminal buildings and six concourses:

Terminal 1

  • Contains Concourses A, B, C and Z (note that Z gates are directly above A gates)
  • Concourse Z is for non-Schengen flights
  • The home of Lufthansa and Star Alliance flights
  • There are four levels: arrivals on Level 1, check-in and departure on level 2 check-in, access to bridge to hotels and long-distance rail station on level 3, access to parking on level 0, and the regional rail station below that
  • Most passengers check in in Concourses B and C
  • Save time and hassle: Lufthansa Business Class members, and Gold and Silver Star Alliance Card Holders enjoy a dedicated check-in area in Concourse A, on the right hand side of the terminal, with its own drop-off lane

Terminal 2

  • Contains Concourses D and E
  • Services all other airlines

A third terminal is scheduled to open in 2021.

Travelling between terminals

A free SkyLine monorail train on the top level takes you between Terminals 1 and 2, both before and after security.

Trains leave every couple of minutes and the journey time is two minutes. There are three stops:

  • Terminal 1: Concourses A/Z (passengers with boarding passes only)
  • Terminal 1: Concourses B
  • Terminal 2: Between Concourses D and E

You can also take a free bus. These leave every 10 minutes and stop in front of each terminal.

Flying Lufthansa? Z to A can be a long way.

Concourse A serves most domestic Lufthansa flights, while Concourse Z serves most long-distance Lufthansa flights. To transfer to a long-distance flight in Concourse Z from Concourse A, simply go up some stairs, through passport control and you're not far from your gate.

Plan more time when travelling in the other direction though. Connecting to Concourse A from Concourse Z can take a long time as you have to go through passport control, which can be a good distance from where you arrive. For example, from Z78 to passport control near Z1 is a long walk, and then you'll have to go all the way back to your gate at Concourse A. 

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30 minutes before departure

Use Fast Lane

If your flight leaves in less than 30 minutes, you can use Frankfurt’s fantastic Fast Lane service. The ‘Fast Lanes’ at security checkpoints let you skip the queues and go straight through to your gate.

Look for ‘Fast Lane Flights’ written on the overhead displays, or ask a member of staff.

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Transfer between Concourse A and Z

Lufthansa Hub

Concourse A serves most domestic Lufthansa flights. Concourse Z serves most long-distance flights by Lufthansa.
Both are located within the Terminal 1 building, but Concourse Z sits directly above Concourse A.

To get from Concourse A and transfer to a long distance flight, you simply go up some stairs, through passport control and you are not far from your gate.

Coming the other way: connecting to Concourse A when arriving at Concourse Z requires typically a long walk so make sure to plan accordingly.

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Power outlets

In both terminals

Power outlets can be found in the relaxation zones of both terminals.

You will also find a large number of free Oracle-sponsored charging stations throughout the airport.

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Free yoga rooms

Terminal 1 and 2

Relax and stretch between your flights in one of the two new yoga rooms at FRA airport. Entrance is free and mats are available.

Locations:
Terminal 1, after security, Concourse C, near Gates C14 and C16
Terminal 2, after security, Concourse C, near gate D1

Opening hours: 24 hours daily 

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Lounges

A huge choice: some open to all, some exclusive

Airport Club Frankfurt
FAC 1, section A, 9th floor
Opening hours: 06:00-22:00 Mon-Fri

Luxx Lounge
Terminal 1, before security, between concourses B and C, level 3, next to the Travel Market
Opening hours: 06:00-21:00 daily 

Sky Lounge
Terminal 2, after security, level 3, opposite gate D8
Opening hours: 6:15-20:30 daily 

Air Canada
Terminal 1, after security, transit area B, level 3
Opening hours: 06:00-22:00 daily

Air France Lounge
Terminal 2, after security, level 2, between gates D26 and D27
Opening hours: 05:45-20:30 daily

Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge
Terminal 2, after security, level 3, after the security checkpoint, across from Gate E7
Opening hours: 06:00-13:45 (summer timetable) and 06:00-12:45 (winter timetable) daily

DB Lounge
Terminal 1, before security, long-distnace train station, between platform 6 and 7
Opening hours: 06:00-22:00 daily

Emirates Lounge
Terminal 2, before security, level 3, between gates E5 and E6
Opening hours: 08:00-15:00 and 18:00-21:30 (summer timetable); 06:40-14:00 and 16:30-20:00 (winter timetable)

Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge
Terminal 2, after security, level 3, near gate D4
Opening hours: 05:30-23:30 daily

Lufhansa Senator Lounge
Terminal 1, after security, level 2, B departures, next to gate B42
Opening hours: 05:30-22:30 daily

Lufthansa Business Lounge West
Terminal 1, after security, above gate B24-28
Opening hours: 05:30-22:30 daily

Lufthansa Business Lounge Ost
Terminal 1, departures B, after security, near gates B44-48
Opening hours: 05:30-22:30 daily

Lufhansa Senator Lounge
Terminal 1, C transit, after security, at gate C15/14
Opening hours: 05:30-22:30 daily

Lufthansa First Class Lounge
Terminal 1, B departures, after security, level 3, above gate B22
Opening hours: 05:30-22:30 daily

Lufthansa Welcome Lounge
Terminal 1, hall B-East, right behind the luggage claim area at arrivals
Opening hours: 05:30-0:30 daily

Lufthansa Business Lounge
Terminal 1, C transit, after security, at gate 14/15
Opening hours: 05:30-22:30 daily

Lufthansa Business Lounge
Terminal 1, C transit, after security, at gate 16
Opening hours: 05:30-22:30 daily

Lufthansa Senator Lounge
Terminal 1, level 3, departures Z, after security, opposite the duty free shop, on the way to gate Z50
Opening hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

Lufthansa Business Lounge
Terminal 1, level 2, departures A, after security, opposite the duty free shop, near gate A13
Opening hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

Lufthansa Business Lounge
Terminal 1, level 3, departures Z, after security, opposite the duty free shop, on the way to gate Z50
Opening hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

Lufthansa First Class Lounge
Terminal 1, level 2, departures A, after security, opposite the duty free shop, near gate A13
Opening hours: 05:00-22:00 daily

VIP Lounge
Terminal 1, after security, Transit B
Opening hours: by prior arrangement only

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Showers

Freshen up in both terminals

Frankfurt Airport offers great shower services in both terminals, offering towels, floor mat, shower gel and a hairdryer. 

Location:
Terminal 1, after security, Concourse A, level 2, near Gate A50
Terminal 1, before security, Concourse B, level 2, in the Shopping Boulevard
Terminal 1, after security, Concourse B, level 3
Terminal 1, after security, Concourse Z, level 3
Terminal 2, after security, Concourse D, level 3, opposite of Gates D5-8

Opening hours:
06:00-23:00 daily (Concourse A, D and Z locations)
05:00-23:00 daily (Concourse B locations)

Cost: EUR 6

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Hairdresser at the airport

Spruce up in Terminal 1

If you want to look good for your business meeting, try Essanelle. 

Location: Terminal 1, before security, Concourse C, ground level 

Opening hours:
08:00-20:00 Mon-Fri
08:00-18:00 Sat and Sun

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New routes from Frankfurt Airport

Ireland and Texas

Starting from May onwards, you can fly directly from Frankfurt Airport to:

- Dublin, Ireland twice a day with Ryanair

- Austin, Texas five days a week (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat and Sun) with Lufthansa

Stay tuned for more information on new flight routes!

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