There are two train stations, the underground Regionalbahnhof and the above ground Fernverkehrbahnhof. S-Bahn trains and regional trains leave from the Regionalbahnhof to the central station (Hauptbahnhof) in Frankfurt. There are also trains to Offenbach, Hanau, Rüsselsheim, Mainz and Wiesbaden. Only Intercity trains and the high-speed ICE train stop at Fernverkehrbahnhof and go from Frankfurt to Cologne, the journey takes one hour.
Car and bus
The airport is 12 kilometers southwest of Frankfurt at the intersection (Frankfurter Kreuz) of highway A3 (Cologne-Munich) and A5 (Hannover-Basel). The exit to the airport is clearly indicated (“Flughafen”).
Most buses leave right in front of the exit of Terminal 1. There are many bus lines, and the most important are: bus line 61 to Südbahnhof in Frankfurt, line 900 to the station Oberhausen and bus 73 to Kelsterbach. There is a special shuttle bus to Darmstadt and Lufthansa buses maintains the express service to Hahn Airport, Heidelberg, Mannheim and Strasbourg.
Only bus lines 61, 68, 73 and 975 stop at Terminal 2, but Terminal 1 is accessible by the Skyline in two minutes.
Car rental - Frankfurt Airport
In both terminals there are counters for six car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. You can also reserve a rental car in advance using the service EasyTerra provides, they compare the rates of several car rental providers in a single quote.
In front of the Arrival Hall in both terminals are many taxis. A ride to Frankfurt takes approximately 20 minutes without traffic and costs around €20.00.
By both terminals there are large parking garages that have direct entry into the airport. For Terminal 1 follow the signs to P1 through P5 and for Terminal 2 follow the signs to P8 and P9. In P1, P4 and P5 there are places reserved for female travelers. The rates are: first half hour €1.50 and €3.50 per hour thereafter and a maximum of €22.50 per day, a week of parking costs €112.50 and the second week is free, for each day after that you pay €5.00 per day.
There is a monitored parking garage by Terminal 1, maintained by Airport Car Service (tel: +49(0)96 690 27901).
On the south side of the airport there is also a parking lot (“Holiday Parking”), but there are only 1,000 places and the cost per week in the high season is €64.00 and €54.00 in the low season.