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Officially referred to as Flughafen Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is an important communication hub in Europe. Handling over 60 million passengers per year, it ranks amongst the busiest airports worldwide, being at the same time Europe’s fourth largest airport, after London-Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam-Schiphol.
Frankfurt Airport serves Germany’s second largest metropolitan region, Frankfurt Rhine Main which incorporates the states of Hessen, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bavaria. See map of German states (Lander).
The airport is located approx. 7.5 miles southwest of Frankfurt am Main city centre (see map) on the intersection of two major motorways: Autobahn 3 / A3 and Autobahn 5 / A5 allowing quick access to many tourist - and more importantly in this corner of Europe - business destinations in Germany and abroad.
Ford Fiesta cheap car hire in Frankfurt - for example from Avis, Europcar of Hertz at Frankfurt Airport
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Frankfurt Airport City
Much like any major international airport, Frankfurt Airport makes available a wide range facilities for passengers. Not many airports worldwide, however, offer such a variety of transportation and travel related services as Frankfurt Airport. Frankfurt Airport City, as the airport and the surrounding grounds are referred to, host 500 companies and employ over 70,000 people, being by such the largest workplace in the whole of Germany. Frankfurt Airport City’s offer includes over 300 shops, restaurants and services, conference facilities, office space and hotels.
Car rental companies Frankfurt Airport
At Frankfurt airport car hire is available from many major car rental brands, amongst them Avis Rent A Car, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise Rent A Car, Hertz Germany, National, Sixt and Advantage. All of the above mentioned car hire suppliers are represented in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 of Frankfurt Airport. Terminal 2 is additionally served by Buchinder Autovermietung / Dollar /Thrifty car rental companies.
The German car rental company Caro Autovermietug Frankfurt provides services at Frankfurt Airport from an off-site location. The customers are offered a free shuttle bus transfer from the airport to Caro’s rental station.
Cheap car hire Frankfurt Airport – book in advance
When searching Frankfurt Airport car rental deals some time in advance, it is often possible to find fairly cheap rent-a-car deals. For the smallest cars in mini class, the rates usually start from around £100 for a 7 days rental of a small city car, such as Ford Ka, a Citroen C1 (or similar), with a rather insignificant difference in price to the economy class. The much larger Opel Corsa, Ford Fiesta or VW Polo is often available from around £115 for a week of Frankfurt Airport car hire.
Frankfurt Airport estate rental - VW Golf Kombi is a spacious and cheap car to hire in Germany
Perhaps the best price/quality ratio in Frankfurt Airport car hire is found, however, in superior classes. A large VW Passat Estate, or similar, can often be rented at the major German airport for a rather modest price, from around £ 140 for a week.
Cheap Mercedes car hire Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt is one of the busiest business destinations in Europe. Travellers on business trips or tourists appreciating the comfort of a German brand will have opportunity to rent Mercedes cars from Frankfurt Airport at very affordable rates. Offers of a luxury/premium Mercedes C Class (or similar) starting from around £200 for a week are not unusual in this location.
Luxury/premium car rental Frankfurt Airport - Mercedes C-Class
Frankfurt Airport: minivan and van rental at great rates
Large groups of travellers may benefit from very competitive prices of minivan and van rental from Frankfurt Airport. The cheapest minivans in the 5+2 version, such as VW Touran (or similar) can often be found at the same price level as standard passenger cars – around £170 for a week. An upgrade to a full-size 7-seater, with sufficient space for 7 people and luggage comes at a price that is still competitive to the cost of MPV rental in other European destinations.
At Frankfurt Airport rental minibuses with capacity for 9 people and luggage are often available at very reasonable rates from around £ 280 for a week.
Mercedes minibus rental in Germany
Find more information to help you plan yout trip to Frankfurt am Main on Frankfurt Tourismus website.
Frankfurt Airport terminals and airlines
Flughafen Frankfurt has two main terminals, named Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, as well as a separate, small terminal located near Terminal 1. This facility, known as Lufthansa First Class Terminal, is used exclusively by Lufthansa Group first class passengers.
Terminal 1, originally known as Terminal Mitte is the older section of Frankfurt Airport. It I used primarily by Lufthansa and their Star Alliance partners. FRA Terminal is divided into three levels, being departures and check-in counters located on the upper level and arrivals and baggage claim on the ground floor. The -1 level hosts ground transportation facilities: parking and regional railway station with services to Frankfurt city centre and other cities of the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main Metropolitan Region. Terminal 1 is divided into concourses A, B, C and Z.
Terminal 1 airlines: Lufthansa, Swiss International, Austrian Airline, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, All Nippon Airways, Croatia Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Tai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines.
Consisting of two concourses, D and E, Terminal 2 of Frankfurt Airport is fairly smaller than Terminal 1, serving airlines of the Oneworld and SkyTeam alliances.
Terminal 2 airlines: Air Berlin, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Royal Jordanian, Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, Czech Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM, Korean Air, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines.
Terminal 3 at Frankfurt Airport?
With the constant growth of the number of passengers at Frankfurt Airport, plans of an additional terminal have been drawn already in 2009. The construction works are to begin in 2015 and the inauguration of Frankfurt Airport new terminal is scheduled for 2021.
Flights from UK to Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
From the UK flights to Frankfurt Airport are provided by British Airways and Lufthansa, with departures from London-Heathrow, London-City, Edinburgh and Manchester, among others.
For low-cost flights to Frankfurt use Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
Over one hundred airlines operate at Frankfurt Airport, serving over 270 destinations in 111 countries. Due to the capacity limitations, however, there are not many low-cost carriers present at Frankfurt’s main airport. For budget flights to Frankfurt, use Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
SUV cars are also available to rent from Frankfurt Airport - here Audi Q5
Frankfurt Airport ground transportation – FRA trains as an alternative for car hire
The great popularity of Frankfurt Airport stems largely from the airport’s excellent connectivity.
Apart from the well-developed road infrastructure in the airport’s area – probably the thickest network of motorways in the whole of Europe – the airport offers a wide choice of alternative transportation solutions, of which Frankfurt Airport trains links are amongst the most convenient ones. Although car hire from Frankfurt Airport often turns out to be the cheapest way of travelling in Germany, arriving passengers may also opt for train travel, also if their final destination is beyond Frankfurt city centre.
Frankfurt Airport comprises two railway stations: Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof for long distance trains and Frankfurt Flughafen Regionalbahnhof, for regional and commuter trains. Long distance railway services from Frankfurt Airport include destinations in Bonn, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich and Stuttgart, among others, as well as international services to the Netherlands and Belgium.
From the regional railway station of Frankfurt Airport it is possible to travel to major cities and towns within Frankfurt Rhine Main region. The station also connects to the S-Bahn commuter trains, lines S8 and S9. It takes approximately 10 minutes to travel by train from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt city centre (Frankfurt Central Station). See a general map of Frankfurt public transportation system.
Within the airport it is possible to move around via Frankfurt Airport SkyLine train. The automated people mover connecting Terminals 1 and 2 of Frankfurt Airport is free of charge and departs every 2 minutes.