The Rhein-Mosel Express Bus line 615 (Airport Shuttle) provides cheap transportation services to Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN) from Koblenz via Kastellaun and Emmelshausen. The bus is no longer operated by Bohr and currently no bus goes through to Cologne but trains are frequent from Koblenz.
The Rhein-Mosel Express Bus line 615 provides an airport shuttle bus service up to eight times per day from Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Koblenz (Hauptbahnhof and Stadtmitte). These airport shuttle buses are operated by Ziecken – Bohr is no longer involved and no buses continue to Cologne (Köln). En route, the airport shuttle buses also stop en route at Kastellaun and Emmelshausen. These buses offer the cheapest and easiest public transportation from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Koblenz, a city with great railway links to other towns in the Rhine Valley including Bonn and Cologne.
As a public bus service the buses from the airport to Koblenz are more likely to run than many others which cut services back drastically due to the lack of flights in early 2021.
NOTE in 2021: Public transportation and bus services to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) are very limited in 2021 while the airport is very quiet with very few passenger flights. The bus services to Frankfurt (via Mainz) and to Koblenz are the most likely to operate with trains from these cities available to all parts of Germany. However, even these bus services are limited to the arrival and departure times of the few flights. Renting a car, taxi, or transfer shuttle from Hahn may be very expensive.
Taxis and private airport shuttle services from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport are fairly expensive. For small groups traveling to destinations hard to reach by public transportation, such airport shuttles may be of interest but compare prices and book ahead. Suntransfers and Klook give online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.
By Bus from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Koblenz in Germany
The Rhein-Mosel Express Bus 615 (previously service 610) provides up to eight buses per day between Koblenz and Frankfurt Hahn Airport. These buses are operated by Zickenheiner as regional bus line 615, or as Airport Shuttle Koblenz – Frankfurt-Hahn Airport.
The current stops of Express Bus 615 between Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) and Koblenz with traveling times in minutes (minutes from Stadtmitte) are as follows:
- Hahn (Hunsr) Flughafen Bus Stop 6 – 00 (1:38)
- Kastellaun Bus Station – 28 (1:03)
- Kastellaun Marktplatz – 36 (57)
- Emmelshausen Bahnhof – 58 (40)
- Karthause Hochschule – 84 (12)
- Koblenz Hauptbahnhof West – 89 (6)
- Koblenz Roonstraße – 91 (3)
- Koblenz Stadtmitte Bahnhof / Löhr-Center – 1:38 (00)
The Hahn-Koblenz bus service is included in the German Railways online timetables – generally best to ignore options including transfers and detours.
Express Bus 615 departs from Frankfurt Hahn Airport, bus stop 6. The final destination is Koblenz Bahnhof Stadtmitte / Löhr Centre (the Stadtmitte train station in Koblenz). It also stops en route on the west side of Koblenz Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) and in Roonstraße. Total traveling time to Koblenz is around 90 minutes.
The first regular buses of the day arrive at Hahn Airport only around 9:30 am, making the bus not ideal for early morning departures. Most days it is also possible to arrive on a bus at around 4:30 but for this bus, it is necessary to book by telephone (0261-984-6140) at the latest 22:00 the previous day, or two workdays earlier for groups of five or more.
The last bus from Hahn Airport departs around 20:30 with a night bus that requires telephonic reservation just after midnight.
All Express Bus 615 routes from Hahn Airport terminates at Koblenz but buses departing from Koblenz with Kastellaun as final destination do not continue all the way to the airport.
These buses operate according to the timetable, which adjusts according to the season and flight schedules, and do not wait if flights are delayed.
Bus Tickets from Frankfurt Hahn Airport to Koblenz
The bus fare from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Koblenz is €12.10 (€7.25 for children 6 to 14) or €20.60 for a day return. Buy the tickets directly from the driver. Reservations are not possible for individuals but required for groups of more than 10.
If traveling after 9 am, groups of two to five may get the best value from a Minigruppen Tageskarte (group day ticket) at €24, or even the Rheinland Pfalz Ticket, which is valid on all regional trains and most buses in the state Rhineland Palatinate.
The Airport Shuttle buses stop in Koblenz at the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station) with Stadtmitte Bahnhof the final destination. This small station is conveniently in the heart of the old town. Very good rail (and KD riverboat) connections are available from Koblenz to towns on either side of the Rhine River as well as Mosel towns such as Cochem.
The Hahn-Koblenz bus service is included in the German Railways online timetables.
Travel from Frankfurt-Hahn to Cologne (Köln)
The Bohr Bus service between Hahn and Köln (Cologne) has been suspended since end October 2014. The easiest and cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Cologne (Köln) is by bus to Koblenz and then by train to Cologne.
Due to the gaps in the bus schedule to Koblenz, it may sometimes be better to travel via Mainz or even Frankfurt but the train tickets from either city will be more expensive – see German Railways timetables. Flying via Cologne-Bonn Airport is a much better option.
More Transportation Options to Frankfurt Hahn Airport
- Transportation to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport for bus services from other cities.
- Cheap Flights to Koblenz – for travel options other than just Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
- Transportation to Cologne-Bonn Airport
- Suntransfers and Klook give online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.
- Flixbus – Germany’s largest operator of intercity bus services.
- German Railways timetables for Hahn Airport – note it does not include all bus services in searches. Better to check Flibco directly for travel to Frankfurt or Mainz.