Frankfurt layovers at the Frankfurt International Airport offer travelers lots to do both inside and outside the airport. As one of the busiest airports in the world, the Frankfurt International Airport serves as a hub for the major German carrier, Lufthansa. The airport is located roughly 8 miles from downtown Frankfurt which makes the city an accessible destination for those stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Frankfurt layover, click here for useful tips.
If you’re stuck inside the Frankfurt airport during your layover, there’s plenty of duty free shopping as well as restaurants. Click here for a list of the airport’s shops from A-Z and here for a list of food and beverages. Many are open 24/7.
To help bide the time during your Frankfurt layover, the airport offers a casino, called Players Island, in Terminal 1, Area B, Level 0 with the latest generation of slot machines, BigCash Club, Internet terminals and more. There are also a number of beauty and relaxation services including massage options at Be Relax, a nail salon, and more.
In addition, the airport offers dry cleaning, clothing alteration, pharmacy and money exchange. There are also over 30 travel agents at the airport. The Frankfurt airport also has a Travel Market on Sundays from 10am to 6pm in Terminal 1, Section C, Level 3 (Airport Gallery).
You can take a tour of the Frankfurt airport during your layover with an Airport Sightseeing Tour where you can choose from a number of tours including a mini-tour, a maxi-tour, a night/sunset tour and more.
If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are a number of hotels in the area for varying price points. For a comprehensive list of Frankfurt’s hotels, click here and for hotels specifically near the airport, click here.
If you want to ditch your luggage while you explore Frankfurt during your layover, you can drop them off at left luggage facilities. There are two – one is located in Terminal 1 (Hall B, Level 1 Arrivals and Hall B-C, Level 2 Departures) and the other in Terminal 2 (Hall D, Level 2 Arrivals).
As far as transportation, there are many options available in Frankfurt including rental car, train, bus or shuttle, taxi, and bicycle. The train is at the AIRail Terminal right next to Terminal One, and trains arrive on platforms 4 and 7. Taxis are available outside both terminals around the clock and cost about 25 euros for 20-30 minute taxi rides. Click here for more information on each transportation option. Private transfers can also be arranged.
Layover Guide’s Suggestions Of Things To Do On A Frankfurt Layover:
There are a ton of tours available in Frankfurt, based on your interest. There are bus and walking tours, segway tours, boat rides, day trips, helicopter rides, biking tours, cultural, food, wine, and nightlife tours and tons more!
Considered to be Germany’s most extraordinary club combined with great dining, The CocoonClub is a great option for those with a night layover in Frankfurt. Its futuristic décor, it is known as being of the hottest clubs in Europe.
Frankfurt Klein Markt Halle
Visit this popular produce market with stalls of delicious food, located on Hasengasse. In addition there are street markets in Bornheim on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and a large one held on the Konstablerwache on Thursdays and on the Schiller Strasse on Fridays.
Appearing to be more of a castle then a museum, the Liebeighaus hosts an impressive collection of sculptures. It offers an overview of 5000 years of sculpture from ancient Egypt to classicism.
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