Rhein-Main International Airport (FRA)

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Rhein-Main International Airport (FRA)
Address60547 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Telephone+49 1806 372 4636
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT Central European Time: GMT/UTC +1 (GMT/UTC +2 from 30 March to 26 October 2014)
MapFrankfurt Airport
LocationFrankfurt Airport is located 12km (8 miles) southwest of Frankfurt city centre.
Airport codeFRA
Airport newsFollowing completion of an extension to Terminal 1 late in 2012, work will begin on construction of a third terminal in 2015.
Transfer between terminalsFree SkyLine shuttle trains run between the terminals (journey time: 2 minutes). Free shuttle buses can also be found by the roadside outside each terminal.
Driving directionsFrankfurt Airport is directly linked to the A3 (Cologne-Munich) and A5 (Hanover-Basel) motorways, which border the airport's eastern and northern boundaries. These routes join at the Frankfurter Kreuz junction for access to the airport on the federal B43 road, which connects directly to the city centre. The A67, serving destinations in the south, connects with the A5.
Car rentalCar hire companies at Frankfurt Airport include: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt; these operators have desks in the arrivals areas of both terminals. Additionally, Thrifty is present in Terminal 2.
Public transport and taxisBus: Regular buses (tel: +49 69 2424 8024; www.rmv.de) stop at the bus station in front of the Terminal 1 arrivals hall and at the bay in front of the arrivals/departures halls of Terminal 2. The journey time to central Frankfurt is about 25 minutes, and the fare €4.25. Bus 61 serves Frankfurt-Südbahnhof; bus 900 serves Obertshausen-Bahnhof; bus 73 serves Kelsterbach; while the Darmstadt Airliner runs to Darmstadt.
Shuttle: There are Lufthansa (tel: +49 6152 976 9099; www.transcontinental-group.com) shuttles to Hahn Airport, Heidelberg, Mannheim and Strasbourg, stopping in front of Arrivals Hall B, Terminal 1.
Taxi: Taxis are readily available outside both terminals (journey time to the city centre: 20-30 minutes; fare: from €30).
Rail: The Regional Train Station (platforms 1-3) is located beneath Terminal 1. From here, S-Bahn (tel: +49 69 2424 8024; www.rmv.de) commuter trains (lines S8 and S9) depart for Frankfurt's Central Station (Hauptbahnhof) (journey time: 15 minutes; fare: €4.25). Trains also run to Offenbach, Hanau, Rüsselsheim, Mainz and Wiesbaden. RegionalExpress (RE) and StadtExpress (SE) trains serve many other destinations.The long-distance train station (platforms 4-7) is linked via a connector building to Terminal 1. From here, a number of high-speed ICE trains depart to the central stations of Cologne (journey time: 1 hour) and Stuttgart (journey time: 75 minutes) – with connections further afield in Germany and across Europe. These services are operated by Deutsche Bahn (tel: +49 1806 996 633; www.bahn.de).
Car parkingThere are a total of 14,000 parking spaces at Frankfurt Airport – substantial discounts apply for parking booked in advance (tel: +49 69 6907 9455; https://parken.frankfurt-airport.com). Each of the terminals has a multistorey car park and/or an underground car park providing direct 24-hour access to the terminal: car parks P1, P2, P3, P4 and P5 serve Terminal 1, while P8 and P9 are close to Terminal 2.There are reserved parking spaces for female drivers in P1, P4 and P5 and a secure car park at Terminal 1, operated by Airport Car Service (tel: +49 69 690 27901; www.acs-airport.de).
Information and help desksAirport information desks are located in the arrivals and departures halls of both terminals; these are staffed 24 hours a day. There are also several touch screen information kiosks situated throughout both terminals.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: Numerous banks, bureaux de change and ATMs are available in Terminals 1 and 2, both before and after the security areas. A number of major German banks offer a range of services at their branches in the Frankfurt Airport Centre (FAC), opposite Terminal 1.
Communications: Postal services are available throughout Frankfurt Airport. 3C Communications provides credit card phone, fax and internet connections 24 hours a day. Deutsche Telekom also provides internet ports at some gates. Free wireless internet is available for 30 minutes (a fee applies thereafter).
Food: Restaurants, bars and cafés can be found throughout both terminals. Some of these eateries are open 24 hours a day. Among the options are restaurants serving Asian cuisine, an ice cream parlour and a sports bar serving American classics.
Shopping: There are more than 130 shops at Frankfurt Airport spread between the terminals. These include fashion boutiques, duty-free outlets (for passengers leaving the EU) and newsagents. The Shopping Plaza on level 2 of Terminal 2 offers a wide range of retail options.
Luggage: Porter services are available from AHS (tel: +49 69 6902 2122) and Securitas (tel: +49 69 6902 1300). Trolleys (requiring a €2 deposit) are located throughout Frankfurt Airport. The lost property office (tel: +49 69 6906 6359) is situated on the first level of Terminal 1. A 24-hour left luggage service (tel: +49 69 6907 3277) is available in both terminals.
Other facilities: Other facilities at Frankfurt Airport include a 24-hour medical clinic, a hairdressers and nail studio and a casino, all located in Terminal 1. Travel agencies are on hand for bookings and information in both terminals.For those travelling with kids, children's play areas are located at various points within Frankfurt Airport, while baby-changing rooms and buggy hire are available at the left-luggage offices in both terminals.Those accompanied by canine friends can make use of the new dog-only hotel, which has 25 kennels for day or overnight stays, while the owner can stay in comfort at on-site accommodation.
Conference and business facilitiesThe Airport Conference Centre (tel: +49 69 6907 0500; www.acc-frankfurt.de) in Frankfurt Airport Centre (across a pedestrian bridge from Terminal 1) offers 35 conference rooms for up to 200 people, as well as audiovisual equipment, internet access, secretarial services, interpreters, office supplies, videoconferencing and catering. There are also presentation rooms for hire in Terminal 2.Many of the major airlines have executive lounges and the airport's Europe City Club lounge (on level 3 of Terminal 1) is open to all for a fee. First-class passengers travelling with Lufthansa are permitted to use a dedicated area adjacent to Terminal 1.The on-site Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel (tel: +49 69 69770; www.starwoodhotels.com) and a number of other nearby hotels also offer extensive meeting and conference options.
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for disabled passengers include lift and ramp access, electric buggies, automatic doors, lowered telephones, dedicated toilets and reserved parking. Assistance for disabled passengers (including wheelchairs) is provided by FraCare Services (tel: +49 180 6372 4636). Disabled passengers should inform the relevant airline of any assistance required at least 48 hours prior to their arrival at Frankfurt Airport.The SkyLine shuttle train is wheelchair accessible. Assistance is provided by The Mobility Service Centre of Deutsche Bahn AG (tel: +49 1805 512 512).
Airport hotelsThere is a good selection of hotels near Frankfurt Airport, including some on-site options. There are direct telephone links to the hotels at the bus stops outside the Arrivals Area A of Terminal 1 and outside Area E at Terminal 2. Our Frankfurt Airport guide includes the following accommodation options:

Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport
Located in the SQUAIRE building above the train station, the Hilton Garden Inn Frankfurt Airport has direct pedestrian access to Terminal 1. Business and meeting facilities are available to use by those on business, while those seeking to relax will enjoy the fitness room, pool, and full-service restaurant.
Frankfurt Airport, The SQUAIRE
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: (069) 4500 2500.
Web: hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

Meininger Hotel Frankfurt Airport
Close to Terminal 2, the budget Meininger Hotel Frankfurt Airport provides underground parking and meeting facilities. The shuttle, which is available for a fee, serves the airport but does not stop at Terminal 1.
Bessie-Coleman-Strasse 11
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: (069) 9579 7965.
Web: www.meininger-hotels.com

Hilton Frankfurt Airport
Linked to Terminal 1 by a covered walkway, the Hilton Frankfurt Airport offers a 24-hour business centre, meeting facilities and a fitness centre. On-site dining is available at a restaurant serving freshly-baked bread and buffet lunches, as well as at the bistro/lounge bar in the lobby.
Frankfurt Airport, The SQUAIRE
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: (069) 2601 2000.
Web: www3.hilton.com

Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt
Boasting four restaurants, a fitness centre and 38 conference rooms, the 550-room Steigenberger Airport Hotel Frankfurt is a short distance from the airport site and is linked by a free shuttle bus service.
Unterschweinstiege 16
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: (069) 69750.
Web: www.steigenberger.com

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel
The Sheraton couldn't be closer to the action at Frankfurt Airport with its covered walkway connecting the 1,000-room hotel to Terminal 1. This large hotel also has 60 banqueting/event rooms, as well as a range of dining and entertainment options.
Hugo-Eckener-Ring 15
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: (069) 69770.
Web: www.starwoodhotels.com

Intercity Hotel at Cargo City Süd
The mid-range Intercity Hotel at Cargo City Süd is located near Frankfurt Airport and has a restaurant, fitness area and 14 conference rooms. Guests can request free local travel passes, and the hotel operates a regular shuttle service (for a fee) to and from the airport.
Am Luftbrückendenkmal 1 CargoCity Süd
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tel: (069) 697 099.
Web: www.intercityhotel.com
Full airport nameFrankfurt Airport
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