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Airport Overview

Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport located in Frankfurt. It lies 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of central Frankfurt, near the Autobahn intersection Frankfurter Kreuz.

FRA is operated by Fraport, and covers an area of 2,300 hectares (5,683 acres) of land.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany.
  • It features two passenger terminals with a capacity of approximately 65 million passengers per year, four runways and extensive logistics and maintenance facilities.
  • As of summer 2017, FRA Airport served more than 300 destinations in 5 continents, making it the airport with the most direct routes in the world.
  • In 2019, the airport handled around 70 million passengers.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours prior to scheduled flight departure.
  • To ensure a hassle-free check-in process, remember to carry your ticket, a photo identification, pack your luggage according to the guidelines, and contact your airlines for any queries.
  • Please take a look at the FRA Airport Map, before heading to the airport for a flight.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be picked up from outside the terminal.
  • For dropping-off passengers, you can use the drop-off area, located near to the check-ins area.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Frankfurt Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
  • For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
  • To get the best fares book a flight at FRA Airport here.

Airport Terminals

Frankfurt Airport has two large main passenger terminals - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and a much smaller dedicated First Class Terminal which is operated and exclusively used by Lufthansa.

Terminal 1

It is the older and larger one of the two passenger terminals. This terminal is functionally divided into three levels, the departures level on the upper floor with check-in counters, the arrivals level with baggage claim areas on the ground floor and, underneath, a distribution floor with access to the regional station and underground and multilevel parking. Terminal 1 has a total of 103 gates.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is divided into concourses D and E. A continuous concourse between Terminal 1C and 2D provides direct, but non-public access between the two terminals. It has eight gates with jetways.

For more information, please refer to the FRA Airport Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Frankfurt Airport include Lufthansa, Condor, United Airlines, British Airways, and many more.

View the full list of airlines served at FRA Airport here.

Airport Parking

Terminal Parking

The terminal parking at FRA Airport has more than 15,000 covered parking spaces. It has a quick, easy and comfortable access to the check-in.

Rates:

7 days from € 55 - 2 days on the weekend from € 29

Business Parking

The business parking has extra-wide parking spaces with separate drive-in, and is at a short distance to the check-in areas.

Rates:

7 days for only € 79

Ground Transportation

For ground transportation, passengers have a variety of options to choose from, after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, car rentals, airport shuttles, etc. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.

Car Rentals

Passengers can find all major rental car companies at Terminal 1 in Concourse A, Level 0, and in Terminal 2 in Concourse D , Level 2.

Trains

Several urban trains stop at Frankfurt Airport which offers a convenient alternative to arriving by car. The airport’s regional train station is served by RMV with direct connections to Frankfurt, Hanau, Aschaffenburg, Mainz, and Wiesbaden. Passengers can use either the trains of the s-bahn lines S8 and S9 or the Regional Express (RE) with the numbers RE59, RE2 and RE3.

Taxis

Taxis are available around the clock at both terminals and the long-distance train station.

Amenities & Services

To help you have an amazing stay, Frankfurt Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Massage bars, and shoe shine stations.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Currency exchange.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.

Contact Information

Address: Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt am Main, 60547, DEU

Website: http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en.html

Contact: info@fraport.de

Phone: +49 (0) 180 - 6 372-4636

Frankfurt Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • On 16 November 1909, the world's first airline was founded in Frankfurt am Main.
  • In 1938 Frankfurt was a central distribution point for the transport of airmail to North America.
  • In 1951, restrictions for German air travellers were lifted and civil air traffic started to grow again.
  • In 1990, work on a new terminal (Terminal 2) began.
  • On 30 December 2005, the Rhein-Main Air Base in the southern part of the airport ground was closed and the US Air Force moved to Ramstein Air Base.
  • In 2011, a large office building called The Squaire (a blend of square and air) opened at Frankfurt Airport. It was built on top of the Airport long-distance station.
  • In November 2016, Ryanair announced the opening of a new base at Frankfurt Airport with four routes to Spain and Portugal.

Airport FAQs

Q: Does the car parks at Frankfurt Airport have baggage carts?

A: Yes. The baggage carts are available at the transitions from the car park to the terminals for an easy and convenient transfer to the check-in. The charge for the baggage carts can only be paid by debit and credit card.

Q: How would I know about the waiting time at FRA?

A: Passengers can find out the expected waiting times at passport and security checks in real time. Also, waiting times are displayed in real time on the information kiosks at Frankfurt Airport, and they are available in German, English, and Chinese.

Q: How can I keep my children occupied at Frankfurt Airport?

A: The best way for your child to prepare for long hours of sitting in the aircraft is to romp and burn off excess energy in one of the many themed play areas at Frankfurt Airport.

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Airport Overview

Frankfurt Airport is a major international airport located in Frankfurt. It lies 12 km (7.5 mi) southwest of central Frankfurt, near the Autobahn intersection Frankfurter Kreuz.

FRA is operated by Fraport, and covers an area of 2,300 hectares (5,683 acres) of land.

Airport Stats & Facts

  • Frankfurt Airport is the busiest airport by passenger traffic in Germany.
  • It features two passenger terminals with a capacity of approximately 65 million passengers per year, four runways and extensive logistics and maintenance facilities.
  • As of summer 2017, FRA Airport served more than 300 destinations in 5 continents, making it the airport with the most direct routes in the world.
  • In 2019, the airport handled around 70 million passengers.

Airport Traveling Tips

  • Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours prior to scheduled flight departure.
  • To ensure a hassle-free check-in process, remember to carry your ticket, a photo identification, pack your luggage according to the guidelines, and contact your airlines for any queries.
  • Please take a look at the FRA Airport Map, before heading to the airport for a flight.

Passenger Pickup and Drop-off

  • Passengers can be picked up from outside the terminal.
  • For dropping-off passengers, you can use the drop-off area, located near to the check-ins area.

Flight Status

  • For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Frankfurt Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
  • For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
  • To get the best fares book a flight at FRA Airport here.

Airport Terminals

Frankfurt Airport has two large main passenger terminals - Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and a much smaller dedicated First Class Terminal which is operated and exclusively used by Lufthansa.

Terminal 1

It is the older and larger one of the two passenger terminals. This terminal is functionally divided into three levels, the departures level on the upper floor with check-in counters, the arrivals level with baggage claim areas on the ground floor and, underneath, a distribution floor with access to the regional station and underground and multilevel parking. Terminal 1 has a total of 103 gates.

Terminal 2

Terminal 2 is divided into concourses D and E. A continuous concourse between Terminal 1C and 2D provides direct, but non-public access between the two terminals. It has eight gates with jetways.

For more information, please refer to the FRA Airport Terminal Map here.

Airlines Served

The various airlines served at Frankfurt Airport include Lufthansa, Condor, United Airlines, British Airways, and many more.

View the full list of airlines served at FRA Airport here.

Airport Parking

Terminal Parking

The terminal parking at FRA Airport has more than 15,000 covered parking spaces. It has a quick, easy and comfortable access to the check-in.

Rates:

7 days from € 55 - 2 days on the weekend from € 29

Business Parking

The business parking has extra-wide parking spaces with separate drive-in, and is at a short distance to the check-in areas.

Rates:

7 days for only € 79

Ground Transportation

For ground transportation, passengers have a variety of options to choose from, after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, car rentals, airport shuttles, etc. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.

Car Rentals

Passengers can find all major rental car companies at Terminal 1 in Concourse A, Level 0, and in Terminal 2 in Concourse D , Level 2.

Trains

Several urban trains stop at Frankfurt Airport which offers a convenient alternative to arriving by car. The airport’s regional train station is served by RMV with direct connections to Frankfurt, Hanau, Aschaffenburg, Mainz, and Wiesbaden. Passengers can use either the trains of the s-bahn lines S8 and S9 or the Regional Express (RE) with the numbers RE59, RE2 and RE3.

Taxis

Taxis are available around the clock at both terminals and the long-distance train station.

Amenities & Services

To help you have an amazing stay, Frankfurt Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:

  • Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
  • Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
  • Massage bars, and shoe shine stations.
  • Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
  • Currency exchange.
  • Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.

Contact Information

Address: Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt am Main, 60547, DEU

Website: http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en.html

Contact: info@fraport.de

Phone: +49 (0) 180 - 6 372-4636

Frankfurt Airport: A Brief History Timeline

  • On 16 November 1909, the world's first airline was founded in Frankfurt am Main.
  • In 1938 Frankfurt was a central distribution point for the transport of airmail to North America.
  • In 1951, restrictions for German air travellers were lifted and civil air traffic started to grow again.
  • In 1990, work on a new terminal (Terminal 2) began.
  • On 30 December 2005, the Rhein-Main Air Base in the southern part of the airport ground was closed and the US Air Force moved to Ramstein Air Base.
  • In 2011, a large office building called The Squaire (a blend of square and air) opened at Frankfurt Airport. It was built on top of the Airport long-distance station.
  • In November 2016, Ryanair announced the opening of a new base at Frankfurt Airport with four routes to Spain and Portugal.

Airport FAQs

Q: Does the car parks at Frankfurt Airport have baggage carts?

A: Yes. The baggage carts are available at the transitions from the car park to the terminals for an easy and convenient transfer to the check-in. The charge for the baggage carts can only be paid by debit and credit card.

Q: How would I know about the waiting time at FRA?

A: Passengers can find out the expected waiting times at passport and security checks in real time. Also, waiting times are displayed in real time on the information kiosks at Frankfurt Airport, and they are available in German, English, and Chinese.

Q: How can I keep my children occupied at Frankfurt Airport?

A: The best way for your child to prepare for long hours of sitting in the aircraft is to romp and burn off excess energy in one of the many themed play areas at Frankfurt Airport.