Frankfurt am Main, located along the rivers Rhine and Main in Central Germany, is a fascinating blend of a buzzing metropolis and a serene village. Apart from its museums and architecture, the city’s spectacular skyline and modern landmarks of business and finance have earned Frankfurt the moniker ‘Mainhattan’. The best time to visit Frankfurt is in the late spring months of April – May or in early autumn between August – September when temperatures are around 20 – 22 degrees Celsius. The pleasant weather and scenic landscapes make it a joy to explore the city on foot. Peak tourist season for Frankfurt is from June – July and while the weather is usually warm and sunny, some days could be fairly hot with temperatures soaring to 35 degrees Celsius. The winter months from November – February are cold and rainy but usually the temperatures do not fall below 0 degrees Celsius and it rarely snows in Frankfurt. You may want to avoid planning a trip around the dates of major trade fairs such as the Frankfurt Motor Show or Book Fair as finding affordable accommodation can be a challenge at these times.
On average, the least expensive day to fly to Frankfurt am Main from United Kingdom is on a Thursday. momondo users have found tickets for Thursday departures for as low as £123. However, this price may fluctuate depending on the airline, the season, and holidays. When flying out on a Sunday, the most expensive travel day of the week, you can expect to see flight prices from United Kingdom to Frankfurt am Main for around £147.
According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Frankfurt am Main is in the morning. momondo users have found flights departing from United Kingdom to Frankfurt am Main in the morning for as low as £121. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. Try not to purchase tickets at midday because they tend to be around £164. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.
Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Frankfurt am Main for May, June, and July, when they can visit Zoologische Garten Frankfurt and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Currently, Germany travel restrictions include travel to Frankfurt am Main. Germany has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not nationals of Germany, residents who obtained permanent residence before coronavirus (COVID-19), and D-Visa holders. Travelers like diplomats, healthcare professionals, food industry personnel, commuters, US military personnel stationed in Germany and their family members, and other specialists who have evidence that they must travel to perform their professional activity may also enter the country. Travelers in transit to their home countries who have no other option and have proven entry requirements for each country may also enter. All arriving travelers must proceed directly to their own homes or other suitable accommodation to self-isolate for 14 days. If you are planning to travel to Frankfurt am Main at this time, it is recommended that you stay up to date on current restrictions and follow proper safety measures while in public.
Direct international flights from the UK to Frankfurt are operated by British Airways, Lufthansa, Ryanair, and BMI Regional. Other operators include KLM, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines, Czech Airlines, Air France, Alitalia, and several others.
S-Bahn lines S8 and S9 leave from Regionalbahnhof at Terminal 1 every 10 minutes and take 12 minutes to Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof or 16 minutes to Frankfurt Hauptwache station which is closer to the city centre. A single ticket costs €4.80 EUR for adults and €2.80 EUR for children (ages 6 – 14). A RMV day ticket with unlimited travel including night services costs €9.35 EUR for adults and €5.45 for children.
A taxi ride to Frankfurt city centre will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes and cost around €45.00 EUR. Frankfurt Airport taxis are available round-the-clock at both terminals.
Many rental car companies have their desks in section A of Terminal 1 and Section D of Terminal 2. If you book early, you may find the best deals for car rentals with momondo.
The Frankfurt Hahn Airport is an international airport in Hahn in the Hunsruck and is 120 kilometres from the Frankfurt city centre. Certain low cost airlines land at this airport. The Airport Shuttle from Hahn to Frankfurt main station takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes and costs €16.00 EUR per ride. The other option is to rent a car and drive or take a taxi from the airport to Frankfurt city centre.
Frankfurt has a well-developed and dense network of buses, trams, underground U-Bahn lines, S-Bahn city trains and buses, all operated by the RMV. Ticket prices vary by the number of zones travelled, but all the central areas in Frankfurt are contained within a single zone (zone 50). The best way to get around Frankfurt is by using the U-Bahn.
Getting around Frankfurt by taxi is an expensive option. Meters start at €3.50 EUR and add €1.75 EUR per kilometre, while the waiting charge is €33.00 EUR per hour in normal traffic.
There are several bike rental companies in Frankfurt. You can also use the bike sharing programs through companies such as Call a Bike or Next Bike. Typically, you will pay an initial one-time registration fee of €3.00 EUR and €1.00 EUR for every 30 minutes or approximately €15.00 EUR for 24 hours.
UK citizens must have a passport, but no visa is required for up to 90 days. Passport endorsed British Citizens, European Communities, British Dependent Territories Citizens or British Subjects only need a passport.
For foreign nationals, please check the Schengen Visa Info website.
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