Getting Around Frankfurt in 2021

Compact and easy to navigate, Frankfurt is the prefect city destination. The gay scene is within easy walking distance from all points of the city and its world class airport offers visitors a hassle free easy journey.

Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt airport is one of the world’s busiest airports and also one of the most modern.

Frankfurt U Bahn

Frankfurt’s U Bahn or metro is clean, efficient and punctual.

The enormous Frankfurt International Airport serves 53 million passengers per year and is one of Europe’s busiest airports. Acting as a continental hub for several major airlines, the airport offers flights to destinations in Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Oceania.

Getting to the City from the Airport

Frankfurt Airport has trains from two railway stations; the long-distance railway station is at the AIRail Terminal, and there is a local railway station for S-Bahn, regional and local trains at Terminal 1, Level 1. Both railway stations are linked to Terminal 2 via buses and the Sky Line. Buses leave regularly for Frankfurt and other destinations from outside Terminals 1 and 2, tickets can be bought from the bus driver. Airline shuttles, including Lufthansa Airport Shuttle and Hahn Airport shuttle, depart from Terminal 1 outside Arrival Hall B. Taxis are available outside both terminals, the journey to central Frankfurt takes 20-30 minutes. Car hire companies are represented in both terminals.

Getting around the city

Getting around Frankfurt is easy. All of the lines are integrated and trams cover the city centre.

Frankfurt River Cruises

A river cruise is a great way to explore the beauty and architecture of the city.

Getting around the city

Public transport in the city is expensive, but efficient, consisting of an integrated network of fast, modern underground U-Bahn lines, S-Bahn city trains, trams and buses that operate from 4am to 2am. Several night bus routes also operate from 1am. Fares are standard and are based on a zone system; most tickets are valid for an hour and can be used for any amount of transfers between all modes of public transport within that time.

A variety of tickets can be bought from machines at most stops including hourly and daily passes, and tickets must be bought prior to boarding; single ticket fares are more expensive during rush hours.

The Frankfurt Card (available from the tourist office) is good value allowing for unlimited travel within greater Frankfurt, plus airport shuttle transport and half price admission to museums. For those attending a conference in Frankfurt, the tourist office has a one-day Congress Ticket valid for unlimited travel in the city and to the airport.

Taxis are safe and plentiful, but expensive. Driving a car in the city involves rush hour congestion, expensive parking lots and confusing road systems so it’s best to park and use public transport while in the city.

A great way to explore Frankfurt is via a river cruise or by taking the hop-on, hop-off bus. You can book your tickets online in advance directly with our booking partner.

Recommended Hotels in Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a compact city with most of the gay bars located on 3 streets forming a “Bermuda Triangle”. The best hotels are all within walking distance of the centre of the city. Here are our editors top selections.

The Steigenberger, 5 Star
Location / Shopping

Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof

The hotel features 303 luxurious rooms with traditional and modern decor as well as elegant and classic furnishings. All rooms features a flat-screen TV, a safety deposit box, an air conditioning

Westin Grand 5 Star

This non-smoking hotel is located on the corner of the Zeil shopping street in central Frankfurt. It features 3 restaurants, a 24-hour gym and a large spa. Wi-Fi is free in the lobby

Hilton 5 Star
Huge Pool/Views

Hilton Frankfurt

Located minutes from all main attractions in the centre of Frankfurt, featuring a health club with a 25 m pool as well as a restaurant with park terrace, close to the gay bars

NH Frankfurt 4 Star

NH Collection Frankfurt City

This 4-star superior hotel lies in the heart of Frankfurt, a 5-minute walk from the Zeil shopping street. It offers international cuisine & a spa area with sauna, hammam, & gym

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