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Introduction

Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (IATA: FRA) is found 12 kilometres from the city centre of Frankfurt and is Germany's biggest and most important airport. It receives flights from almost all national and countless international destinations, including intercontinental flights to Asia, Africa, North America and the Middle East. It's the biggest airport in the world regarding the number of international destinations served. Among others, Frankfurt is the primary hub of German national carrier Lufthansa.

For more information about other airports throughout the world, also see the list of airports.

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Getting there and away

Frankfurt Airport has a long-distance train station serviced by ICE to various destinations, and a local train station with plenty transport opportunities in the region and to downtown Frankfurt:

  • Frankfurt Airport Regional station at Terminal 1 provides access to the S-Bahn commuter rail lines S8 and S9 which depart every 15 minutes during the day to Wiesbaden in the west via Rüsselsheim and Mainz and to Hanau in the east via Frankfurt Central Station, Frankfurt city centre and Offenbach am Main. The journey time to Frankfurt Central Station is 11 minutes, to the city centre (Hauptwache) 15 minutes. Services roughly run from 4 or 5am to around midnight or 1am. Regional-Express trains to other destinations like Saarbrücken in the west, Koblenz down the Rhine valley to the north, or Würzburg in the east also call at the Regional Railway Station, as do some long distance trains, especially at night when the Long Distance Railway Station is closed.
  • Frankfurt Airport long-distance station was opened in 1999. It is the end point of the newly-built Cologne-Frankfurt high-speed rail line, which links southern Germany to the Rhein-Ruhr metropolitan area, the Netherlands and Belgium via Cologne. All ICE trains between Cologne and southern Germany stop at Frankfurt Airport, taking slightly less than an hour from Cologne. About 10 trains per hour depart in all directions.

Of course it is also possible to rent a car to explore the world-renowned German Autobahnen.Frankfurt Airport is directly connected to a Autobahn intersection called Frankfurter Kreuz where the A3 and A5 meet. It takes a 10-15 minutes ride by car or taxi to get to Frankfurt Central Station or the city centre.

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Airlines, Destinations and Terminals

There are two passenger terminals at the airport: Terminal 1 is divided into concourses A, B and C and Terminal 2 is divided into concourses D and E. For more information about airlines, also see the list of airlines and the information about budget airlines.

Terminal 1A

  • Adria Airways - Ljubljana, Vienna
  • Austrian Airlines - Vienna
  • Austrian operated by Tyrolean Airways - Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna
  • Cirrus Airlines - Hof/Plauen
  • Croatia Airlines - Dubrovnik, Split, Zagreb
  • LOT Polish Airlines - Gdańsk, Kraków, Poznań, Warsaw
  • LOT operated by EuroLOT - Poznań, Wrocław
  • Lufthansa (partly also from terminals 1B and 1C) - Abu Dhabi, Abuja, Accra, Addis Ababa, Algiers, Almaty, Amman, Amsterdam, Ashgabat, Asmara, Astana, Athens, Atlanta, Bahrain, Baku, Bangalore, Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi, Barcelona, Beijing-Capital, Beirut, Belgrade, Berlin-Tegel, Bilbao, Billund, Birmingham, Bogota, Bologna, Boston, Bremen, Brussels, Bucharest-Otopeni, Budapest, Buenos Aires-Ezeiza, Cairo, Calgary, Cape Town, Caracas, Casablanca, Chennai, Chicago-O'Hare, Copenhagen, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dammam, Delhi, Denver, Detroit, Doha, Dresden, Dubai, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Erbil, Faro, Geneva, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Guangzhou, Hamburg, Hanover, Helsinki, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Houston-Intercontinental, Hyderabad, Istanbul-Atatürk, Jakarta, Jeddah, Johannesburg, Kazan, Kiev-Boryspil, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Larnaca, Leipzig/Halle, Libreville, Lisbon, London-Heathrow, Los Angeles, Luanda, Lyon, Madrid, Malabo, Málaga, Malta, Manchester, Marseille, Mexico City, Miami, Milan-Linate, Milan-Malpensa, Minsk, Moscow-Domodedovo, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nagoya-Centrair, Nanjing, New York-JFK, Newark, Nice, Nizhniy Novgorod, Nuremberg, Orlando, Osaka-Kansai, Oslo-Gardermoen, Palma de Mallorca, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Perm, Philadelphia, Port Harcourt, Porto, Poznań, Prague, Riga, Riyadh, Rome-Fiumicino, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, San Francisco, Sana’a, São Paulo-Guarulhos, Seattle/Tacoma, Seoul-Incheon, Shanghai-Pudong, Singapore, Sofia, Stavanger, Stockholm-Arlanda, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Tehran-Imam Khomeini, Tel Aviv, Tokyo-Narita, Toronto-Pearson, Toulouse, Tripoli, Tunis, Turin, Vancouver, Venice-Marco Polo, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw, Washington-Dulles, Yekaterinburg, Zagreb, Zürich
  • Lufthansa operated by Cirrus Airlines (partly also from terminal 1C) - Katowice, Münster/Osnabrück, Toulouse
  • Lufthansa operated by PrivatAir - Bahrain, Dammam, Khartoum, Pointe-Noire, Pune
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Air Dolomiti - Turin, Verona
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Eurowings - Billund, Bremen, Brussels, Gdansk, Geneva, Graz, Hanover, Kraków, Leipzig/Halle, London-City, Nuremberg, Stavanger, Stuttgart, Wroclaw
  • Lufthansa Regional operated by Lufthansa CityLine - Basel/Mulhouse, Bergen, Florence, Friedrichshafen, Linz, London-City, Münster/Osnabrück, Poznań, Rzeszów, Stuttgart, Turin
  • Luxair - Luxembourg
  • Scandinavian Airlines - Copenhagen, Gothenburg-Landvetter, Oslo-Gardermoen, Stockholm-Arlanda
  • Spanair - Madrid
  • Swiss International Air Lines - Zürich
  • Swiss operated by Swiss European Air Lines - Zürich

Terminal 1B

  • Aegean Airlines - Athens, Thessaloniki
  • Air Algérie - Algiers, Oran
  • Air Canada - Calgary, Montreal-Trudeau, Ottawa, Toronto-Pearson 1B
  • Air China - Beijing-Capital, Shanghai-Pudong
  • Air Malta - Catania, Malta
  • Air Moldova - Chisinau
  • All Nippon Airways - Tokyo-Narita
  • Bulgaria Air - Sofia
  • Continental Airlines - Houston-Intercontinental, Newark
  • Cyprus Airways - Larnaca
  • EgyptAir - Cairo
  • Kuwait Airways - Kuwait
  • Middle East Airlines - Beirut
  • Qatar Airways - Doha
  • Royal Air Maroc - Casablanca
  • Singapore Airlines - New York-JFK, Singapore
  • South African Airways - Johannesburg
  • SriLankan Airlines - Colombo
  • SunExpress - Antalya, Istanbul-Sabiha Gökçen, İzmir
  • TAM Airlines - Rio de Janeiro-Galeão, São Paulo-Guarulhos
  • TAP Portugal - Lisbon
  • TAROM - Bucharest-Otopeni, Cluj-Napoca
  • Tunisair - Djerba, Monastir, Tunis
  • Turkish Airlines - Istanbul-Atatürk, Izmir
  • Turkish Airlines operated by AnadoluJet - Ankara
  • United Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, San Francisco, Washington-Dulles
  • Vietnam Airlines - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Terminal 1C

  • Air India - Ahmedabad, Chicago-O'Hare, Delhi, Mumbai, Newark
  • American Airlines - Chicago-O'Hare, Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Asiana Airlines - Seoul-Incheon
  • Condor Flugdienst - Agadir, Anchorage, Antigua, Barbados, Burgas, Cancún, Chania, Colombo, Corfu, Dalaman, Djerba, Fairbanks, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Goa, Fort Lauderdale, Halifax, Havana, Heraklion, Holguín, Hurghada, Ibiza, Jerez de la Frontera, Kilimanjaro, Kochi, Kos, Lanzarote, Larnaca, La Romana, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Vegas, Luxor, Málaga, Malé, Marsa Alam, Mauritius, Mombasa, Montego Bay, Nassau, Palma de Mallorca, Panama City, Paphos, Porlamar, Phuket, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Rhodes, Saint Lucia, Salvador da Bahia, San José de Costa Rica, Santa Cruz de la Palma, Santo Domingo, Santorini, Seychelles, Sharm el-Sheikh, Tenerife-South, Tobago, Vancouver, Varadero, Whitehorse, Zanzibar
  • El Al - Tel Aviv
  • Ethiopian Airlines - Addis Ababa
  • Iran Air - Mashhad, Tehran-Imam Khomeini
  • Jat Airways - Belgrade
  • Sun d'Or International Airlines - Tel Aviv
  • Thai Airways International - Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi
  • US Airways - Charlotte, Philadelphia

Terminal 2D

  • Aer Lingus - Dublin
  • Air France - Paris-Charles de Gaulle
  • Air Mauritius - Mauritius
  • Air Namibia - Windhoek
  • Air Via - Burgas, Varna
  • Alitalia - Milan-Linate, Rome-Fiumicino
  • Alitalia operated by Air One - Rome-Fiumicino
  • Atlas Blue - Nador
  • B&H Airlines - Sarajevo, Tuzla
  • Belavia - Minsk
  • China Airlines - Taipei-Taoyuan
  • China Eastern Airlines - Shanghai-Pudong
  • Delta Air Lines - Atlanta, Detroit, New York-JFK
  • Donavia Rostov-on-Don
  • Free Bird Airlines - Antalya
  • Georgian Airways - Tbilisi
  • Gulf Air - Bahrain
  • Japan Airlines - Tokyo-Narita
  • KLM operated by KLM Cityhopper - Amsterdam
  • Korean Air - Seoul-Incheon
  • Malaysia Airlines - Kuala Lumpur
  • Montenegro Airlines - Podgorica
  • Onur Air - Antalya, Dalaman
  • Pakistan International Airlines - Islamabad, Lahore
  • Pegasus Airlines - Antalya
  • Rossiya - Saint Petersburg
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines - Jeddah, Riyadh
  • Sky Airlines - Antalya
  • Somon Air - Dushanbe
  • Syrian Air - Aleppo, Damascus
  • Transaero - Moscow-Domodedovo
  • TUIfly - Antalya, Boa Vista, Corfu, Dalaman, Faro, Fuerteventura, Funchal, Heraklion, Hurghada, Jerez de la Frontera, Kalamata, Kos, Lanzarote, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Palma de Mallorca, Patras/Araxos, Rhodes, Sal, Tenerife-South
  • Turkmenistan Airlines - Ashgabat
  • Ukraine International Airlines - Kiev-Boryspil, Simferopol
  • Uzbekistan Airways - Tashkent
  • XL Airways - Germany Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Kayseri, Malatya, Samsun

Terminal 2E

  • Aeroflot - Moscow-Sheremetyevo
  • Air Astana - Astana
  • Air Berlin - Alicante, Berlin-Tegel, Catania, Corfu, Djerba, Fuerteventura, Hamburg, Hurghada, Ibiza, Kavala, Lamezia Terme, Málaga, Monastir, Naples, Olbia, Palma de Mallorca, Pristina, Rhodes, Samos, Thessaloniki, Westerland/Sylt, Zakynthos
  • Air Transat - Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver
  • airBaltic - Riga
  • Albanian Airlines - Tirana
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines - Kabul
  • British Airways - London-Heathrow
  • British Airways operated by BA CityFlyer - London-City
  • Bulgarian Air Charter - Burgas, Varna
  • Cathay Pacific - Hong Kong
  • Czech Airlines - Prague
  • Emirates - Dubai
  • Etihad Airways - Abu Dhabi
  • Finnair - Helsinki
  • Flybe - Birmingham, Glasgow-International, Manchester, Southampton
  • Iberia - Madrid
  • Iberia operated by Air Nostrum - Zaragoza
  • Icelandair - Reykjavík-Keflavík
  • LAN Airlines - Madrid, Santiago de Chile
  • Malév Hungarian Airlines - Budapest
  • Niki - Vienna
  • Nouvelair - Monastir
  • Oman Air - Muscat
  • Ostfriesische Lufttransport - Heringsdorf
  • Qantas - Singapore, Sydney
  • Royal Jordanian - Amman
  • S7 Airlines - Moscow-Domodedovo, Novosibirsk
  • Safi Airways - Kabul
  • Saravia - Saratov
  • SATA International - Ponta Delgada
  • Yemenia - Sana'a

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