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Germany Airports

Germany has 17 international airports so you can get pretty close to almost anywhere you might be going. Some of these are small such as Munich-Memmingen and used only by budget carriers like Wizz Air or Ryanair.

There’s a pretty good chance though if you’re flying into Germany you’ll be arriving at Frankfurt Airport. It’s the third largest in Europe behind London’s Heathrow and Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. It has 2 terminals where almost 60 million travellers passed through in 2014.

Opened as a commercial airport in 1936 it was a home for zeppelins until the Hindenburg crash a year later. It was used for Luftwaffe bombers during WW2 and extensively destroyed by allied bombing. It was later used during the Berlin airlift to take supplies to the enclave of West Berlin.

The airport is located 12 km from Frankfurt city centre. There are 107 airlines which use Frankfurt Airport, and these fly to 275 destinations in 111 different countries. Each day sees around 1,365 flights. 77% of traffic comes from Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners. The airport also caters to domestic travel.


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Airport Transportation in Germany

  • Shuttle services run to selected hotels. It’s best to book these in advance. There are taxi stands — a taxi might set you back around €40.
  • To and fro via bus is also simple — there are bus stops in front of Terminal 1 (Arrivals level) and Terminal 2 (Level 2). Tickets cost around €4.50. There are ticket machines available nearby or you can buy from the driver.
  • Easily accessible by car, taxi, train or bus; Frankfurt Airport is served by an extensive public transport network. There are 2 train stations: one for suburban/local trains; the other for long-distance trains. Trains depart from the airport to the city centre every 10 minutes. €4.50 is about what you would expect to pay.



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Airtport Pick-up in Germany

  • If the thought of using public transport or finding a free taxi seems too much after a long and exhausting flight, or you don’t feel comfortable arranging transport to and from the airport yourself, you can easily book a guided airport pick-up with Withlocals! Upon your arrival, a local driver will be waiting for you. He or she will take you to your hotel safely, making sure you don’t have anything to worry about.