Frankfurt Airport is Europe's third-biggest airport, flying 56 million passengers a year from its two terminals. Central Frankfurt is 13 km (8 miles) away, an 11-minute trip on a suburban train from Terminal 1.
Train is the fastest, most direct and most convenient way to travel between the airport and the city centre. Local S-Bahn trains, operated by RMV, run between the airport from Terminal 1 and the main train station in central Frankfurt every 15 minutes, taking 11 minutes. The cost of a single fare is €4.10. You can buy your ticket from the RMV ticket booth or a machine, both located in area B, on the ground floor of Terminal 1. Trains to destinations within Germany depart from Deutsche Bahn's long-distance train station next to Terminal 1.
Bus services between the airport and the city centre are limited to public bus number 61 heading to and from Frankfurt's southern train station, leaving every half hour and taking 20 to 30 minutes. It's a cheap means of getting to the city, but handy only if you're staying south of the river, in Sachsenhausen. A single fare is €4.10. Buses depart from Terminal 1, directly outside Arrivals, or on Level 2 of Terminal 2; tickets can be bought from the driver. Buses operated by Bohr Omnibus connect Frankfurt Airport and Frankfurt Hahn Airport. The trip takes one and a half hours and tickets are €13.
Taxis depart from both Terminals 1 and 2. The journey between the city centre and the airport takes 30 minutes and should cost around €25. It's expensive, but probably the best option if you're loaded down with luggage and want to be dropped at, or picked up from your hotel door.
To drive into the city from the airport, take motorways A3, A67 or A5 and follow the signs to the city centre. Driving time is around 25 minutes. Car hire is available from Arrivals in both terminals.