Information & Facts
From Franfurt Airport taxis can be found outside either terminal
and will take 20-30 minutes for the 8-mile (13km) drive to the city
centre. Taxis are metered and prices are around EUR24 into town. Be
careful of taxi drivers taking longer routes to increase the
Car hire companies represented in both terminals at the airport
include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt.
Frankfurt Airport has trains from two railway stations; the
long-distance railway station is at the AIRail Terminal, and there
is a local railway station for S-Bahn, regional and local trains at
Terminal 1, Level 1. Both railway stations are linked to Terminal 2
via buses and the Sky Line. Buses leave regularly for Frankfurt and
other destinations from outside Terminals 1 and 2, tickets can be
bought from the bus driver. Airline shuttles, including Lufthansa
Airport Shuttle and Hahn Airport shuttle, depart from Terminal 1
outside Arrival Hall B. Taxis are available outside both terminals,
the journey to central Frankfurt takes 20-30 minutes. Car hire
companies are represented in both terminals.
Tel: +49 (0)69 6900-66634.
Frankfurt Airport is one of the best-equipped airports in the
world; it even offers a casino. There are numerous restaurants,
shops, bars and cafes in both terminals, and banks, bureaux de
change and ATMs are in both Arrivals and Departures. A business
centre offers Internet, fax and secretarial facilities. Other
facilities include a hairdresser, chapel and children's play areas.
Disabled facilities are good; travellers with special needs should
ideally contact their airline in advance.
German is the official language. English is also widely
spoken and understood.
The unit of currency is the Euro (EUR), divided into 100 cents.
ATMs and exchange bureaux are widely available. The major credit
cards are becoming more widely accepted in many large shops, hotels
and restaurants, although Germans themselves prefer to carry cash.
Travellers cheques are best cashed at exchange bureaux, as banks
often won't change them. The quickest and most convenient way to
change money is to obtain cash from one of the ATM machines that
are ubiquitous features on all German streets. Banks are closed on
weekends, but exchange bureaux at airports and main railway
stations are open daily from 6am to 10pm.
The two terminals are connected by the Sky Line people
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between the last Sunday in March and the last
Sunday in October).