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Transfer Options from Frankfurt Airport to City Centre

As one of the busiest airports of Europe, Frankfurt airport offers a variety of ground transportation systems to and from the airport. The simplest option is usually taking a Frankfurt airport taxi, since its a door to door transfer. The trip depending on traffic could take from 20 to 30 minutes, while the average fare is around €45 – 50. A cheaper alternative to taxis are the buses, however the bus networks do not extend to the central district of the city. The last and most preferred travel method from the airport regardless of the destination is the renowned Frankfurt train network. Lines S8, S9, 21, 55 and 75 from RMV are all connections to the centre of the city, trips takes 15 minutes and tickets cost €4.65.

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Comparison of the options

Welcome PIckups €47 25min 24/7
Taxi €45 25min 24/7
Train €9.30 15min 04:11–23:58

How to get from Frankfurt airport to Frankfurt city centre by taxi

In order to accommodate the large number of daily travelers, taxi service at Frankfurt airport is available 24/7. All licensed taxi vehicles are cream or white colored in addition to the black and yellow taxi rooftop sign. Taxi rates in Frankfurt are government regulated as they are in all of Germany, thus fares from Frankfurt airport to the centre of the city should always range from €45 to €50 depending on traffic. Trips to the city last around 25 minutes.

Taxi fare from Frankfurt airport to Frankfurt city centre

Normal taxi rates from the airport to the centre of the city range from €45 to €50 depending on traffic levels and type of vehicle. Vehicles with larger capacity cost more but are usually favoured, since the price is divided among additional passengers.

The fares might also change based on the amount and size of your luggage. Holiday seasons and the time of the day have no effect to the taxi fares.



Trip Duration

25 Min.

*Rates may vary unless you book your taxi in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis at the airport are available at all times.

Where do I get the taxi from?

Taxi lines and a taxi service desk are present in both terminals 1 and 2 of the airport, as well as outside the train station. Both terminals are connected with regular shuttles buses.


Taxis from Frankfurt airport are not the cheapest nor the fastest travel method to the centre of the city. However, it ensures security and a comfortable private environment, which in many cases is the top priority especially after a long flight.

Editor’s Note

Traveling in large groups of 4 or more will ensure a low taxi fare. In addition, many hotels in the city offer their own private taxi services for their customers. Private taxi companies are a popular option as well, since they offer fixed prices based on the final destination.

Useful Tips

It is recommended to avoid unlicensed drivers who always try to scam unaware travelers by offering tempting deals.
All official taxi vehicles beside the privately owned must carry a taximeter that clearly displays the rate and current status. Make sure it is always zeroed when you enter a vehicle.
For more information regarding prices and destinations it is advised to refer to the taxi information desk at the airport.

How to get from Frankfurt airport to Frankfurt city centre by train

Frankfurt’s train network is the most preferred transportation method due to its availability and reach. The S9 s-bahn and S8 s-bahn lines offer direct connections to the central (Frankfurt (Main) Konstablerwache) station in Frankfurt. The trains are available every 5 to 10 minutes from the airport and the trips last 15 minutes at most. Regular one way tickets from the airport cost €4.65.

How much is the train from Frankfurt airport to city centre?

Regular one way tickets (RVM) from the airport to the centre of the city cost €4.65, while children 6-14 have a reduced fare of €2.80. Tickets can be purchased from the designated counters at the airport.



Trip Duration

15 Min

Waiting time for the S8 and S9 lines is 10 minutes at most.

Value for Money

Operating hours: S8 - 04:28 - 23:58 / S9 - 04:11 - 23:11

Where do I get the train from?

The train station connecting Frankfurt airport to the city is located on level zero of Terminal 1. Clear signs throughout the airport can help travelers locate the train station.


The train is so effective and popular in Frankfurt that it is the only direct public transportation system from the airport to the heart of the city. Frequent runs and fast trips make it the ideal option for any destination within and outside of Frankfurt alike. Lastly, all carts and units are fully equipped with A/C, WiFi and plenty of luggage space.

Editor’s Note

RVM tickets are valid for bus, tram (Straßenbahn), subway (U-Bahn), commuter train (S-Bahn) and SE, RB and RE trains.

Useful Tips

Only one ticket is needed for your journey from your starting point to your destination, regardless of how often you change.
For more information about ticket prices and destinations you can visit https://www.vgf-ffm.de/en/fares-tickets-and-timetables/

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Frankfurt. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt city centre?

The average taxi fare from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt is €45. Factors, such as amount of luggage pieces and type of vehicle can further affect the taxi fares.

How much is a train ticket from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt city centre?

Regular one-way train tickets cost €4.65 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online, through ticket machines and from the ticket counter inside the airport.

How far is it from Frankfurt Airport to the city center of Frankfurt ?

The total distance from Frankfurt Airport to Frankfurt city centre is 14 km. The total trip with a car usually takes around 25 minutes.

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