Frankfurt Area Guide: Transportation
Traveling by Air
- Frankfurt Airport - Flights & More
- There is a train station and regional transit connection beneath the airport.
- Also: hotels, shopping, dining, and more.
- Click on "Sightseeing" for more on Frankfurt hotels, tours, museums and events.
Traveling by Rail, S-Bahn and Metro
NOTE: Rhein-Main regional rain, S-Bahn, metro, buses and other means of transit during the course of the fair are covered with your Book Fair registration.
- German Rail - bahn.com
- In addition to rail travel throughout Germany, the S-Bahn and regional trains are handy links to Frankfurt.
- Book Fair registration includes the costs of Frankfurt-area transportation.
- Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund - Rhine-Main Regional Transit
- This site helps you find your way. Also available as a mobile app: RMVsmart
- The symposium is in the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library), at the metro (U-Bahn) stop of the same name on the U5 line, a ten minute ride from the railroad station.
Traveling by Auto - Rental & Taxis
- Frankfurt Taxis & Rental Cars
- This TripAdvisor page gives phone numbers for various taxi companies and rental car information.
- Keep in mind that the best choice on arrival may be other transportation included in your Book Fair registration price (see above).
- NOTE: Uber, Lyft and similar services are unavailable in Frankfurt due to German regulatory (i..e., financial) equivalency with taxis.
Traveling by Foot - Walking Tours
- Self-Guided Walking Tours in Frankfurt
- GPYMYCITY offers 22 different (& free) self-guided walking tours.
- Find one or more that fit your interests.
- There's also a mobile app for that.
Traveling by Boat - River Cruises
- River Cruises from Frankfurt
- Two different cruise lines provide a view of Frankfurt's skyline from the Main River: 50-, 60- or 100-minute cruises possible.
- Köln-Düsseldorfer Cruise Line
- If you have a day to cruise the Middle Rhine—Koblenz to/from Mainz or Wiesbaden—a return by rail is an option.