There's not much to see in Frankfurt, however it is a major business centre and one of Europe's most American cities. Because of Frankfurt's central location, there is a good chance that you'll pass through here, either to change trains or catch a flight from its busy airport.
Romerberg 27, Frankfurt
Tel (069) 2123 8708
Frankfurt Airport is Europe's third-busiest and is accessible from Haupbahnof by S-Bahn lines 8 and 9. The 11-minute journey costs €3.70. There are also a variety of city and regional express train services to surrounding cities including Mainz, Weisbaden and Hanau. Frankfurt Airport's train station also handles frequent InterCity train departures so you can even avoid Frankfurt completely and spend your time somewhere more interesting.
There are direct bus connections from Frankfurt airport to central Frankfurt and other German and international destinations including: Heidelburg, Mannheim, Dusseldorf, Ostrava and Strasbourg.
Being a large airport, Frankfurt airport has loads of facilities including a supermarket, bars, overpriced restaurants and shower facilitites.
Transport from Frankfurt-Hahn is poor in comparision with Frankfurt's main airport. It is miles from the nearest train station but there are bus services to many nearby cities. There are frequent buses between Hahn Airport and Cologne, Frankfurt, Heidelberg, Luxembourg, Mainz, Saarbrücken, Simmern and Trier. The bus from Frankfurt to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport costs €12. The only main benefit of this airport are the relatively low parking fees.
The bus station is located south of Hauptbahnhof at Am Romerhaf 17. You can contact the Europabus office on (069) 230 735.
There are several Mitzfahrzentrale (ride sharing agencies) who can match you up with someone driving to your destination.
Tel (069) 19440
Homburger Straße 36, Frankfurt
Tel (069) 19444
Frankfurt's Hauptbahnhof is one of Germany's busiest train stations with frequent departures to destinations throughout Germany and central Europe. The information centre (tel 194 19) is located at the end of platform nine.
Frankfurt's transit system, operated by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), is made up of the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, trams and buses. You can buy tickets from automatated ticket machines at all stations and major bus and tram stops. The main sights in central Frankfurt are covered by the central fare zone (press the Preisstufe 3 button on the ticket machine) although you will need a two-zone ticket to get to the airport (press the Preisstufe 4 button on the ticket machine). A single ticket is €1.50 for a short trip up to two kilometres, otherwise a single ticket is €2.30. A day pass is €5.80, while a weekly pass is €21.10.
Frankfurt am Main S-Bahn and Regional Rail transport network map
Moselstraße 40, Frankfurt am Main, 60329
U-Bahn Hauptbahnhof Tram 11, 16, 16, 21 (stop: Hauptbahnhof)
Tel (069) 24005885
Moselstraße 52, Frankfurt 60329
U-Bahn Hauptbahnhof Tram 1, 16, 17, 21 (stop: Hauptbahnhof)
Deutschherrnufer 12, 60594 Frankfurt am Main
Tel (069) 6100150
Kaiserstraße 74, 60329 Frankfurt am Main
Tel (069) 24 75 13 0