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Frankfurt - Getting There

One of the more attractive aspects of Frankfurt is its accessibility from other parts of Europe. Many areas of the continent are just hours away, including Poland, Paris, Poland, Austria, and Switzerland. All of these countries and cities are less than six hours away by train or truck.

Frankfurt has one major airport, the Frankfurt International Airport, which services 265 non stop destinations around the world. This airport has three runways, and is ranked among the top ten airports in the world. It is located about 8 miles (12 km) southwest of the city center.

The city's airport is about a 14 ½ hour flight from Los Angeles, 7 1/2 hours from New York City, 1 1/2 hours from London, 2 hours from Paris, and about 25 hours from Sydney.

Here is the contact information for Frankfurt's main airport:

Frankfurt International Airport

60547, Frankfurt Am Main, Germany

(069) 6900 or (01805) 372 4636


From Frankfurt International Airport, you can take the S-Bahn commuter train to Frankfurt in about 20 minutes, or take the bus, which stops in front of the Terminal 1 arrivals area, and will get you to Frankfurt in about 30 minutes.

One important note for expatriates planning travel to Frankfurt: The Frankfurt International Airport should not be confused with the Frankfurt Hahn Airport (www.hahn-airport.de), which lies about 75 miles (120) km west of Frankfurt, in the Hunsruck region. This airport primarily serves budget flights throughout Europe.

If you are arriving from within Europe via the Frankfurt Hahn Airport, you can take the bus operated by Bohr Omnibusse to the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof – travel time will be about 1 hour and 45 minutes. You can access more information about this bus service by calling Bohr Omnibusse at (06543) 50190, or by visiting their website at www.bohr-omnibusse.de.

If you plan to reach Frankfurt by train, numerous international rail systems connect with the Deutsche Bahn, Germany's national railway system. The Deutsche Bahn offers high speed Inter City Express (ICE) trains which travel between major cities in Germany, and Inter City (IC) and Euro City (EC) trains that link Frankfurt and other cities within the country to other European cities.

The Hauptbahnhof, Frankfurt's main railway station, serves over 350,000 passengers every day, is the main hub of the Deutsche Bahn. Here, you will find ATMs, a chemist (pharmacy), and numerous dining options. The Hauptbahnhof is located at Am Hauptbahnhof Strasse, and can be contacted by telephone at (069) 2653 4581.

To learn more about the Deutsche Bahn, including time tables and fares, visit their website at www.bahn.de. You can even book travel online and print your tickets to save time and hassle when you arrive at the terminal.

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