The Flibco / Bohr / Ryanair buses provide the cheapest way to travel from Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) to Mainz, downtown Frankfurt am Main, and Frankfurt International Airport (FRA). This airport shuttle bus may be reserved through Flibco with special deals as cheap as €5.
Getting to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in western Germany from Frankfurt am Main (downtown city station or international airport) on public transportation is easiest and cheapest on the Flibco airport shuttle bus (sometimes also referred to as the Bohr Ominus or Ryanair bus). In mid-2023, the only Flibco bus service from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) goes to Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof with all buses stopping en route at Frankfurt International Airport (FRA), Mainz, and Simmern. Good connections are available from these cities to amongst others Wiesbaden, Heidelberg, Mannheim, and Ludwigsburg. Online reservations are highly advisable and tickets are cheapest when booked well in advance. The bus between Frankfurt-Hahn Airport and downtown Frankfurt am Main takes around 2h10.
Taxis and private airport shuttle services from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport are of course available too but expensive. For small groups not traveling to a destination readily served by public transportation taxis and shuttles may be a viable option but for most passengers, the bus is the only sensible (and cheap) option. Suntransfers gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.
NOTE in 2023: Public transportation and bus services to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) are very limited in 2023. 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.
By Flibco / Bohr Bus from Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn to Hauptbahnhof & Airport
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is a good 120 kilometers (75 miles) from the city Frankfurt am Main. This small airport is very popular with low-cost airlines and a major German hub of low-cost carrier Ryanair. Train services to Hahn are not available making the bus the best cheap option for most passengers.
Fortunately, the bus service from Frankfurt-Hahn Airport to Mainz, downtown Frankfurt am Main and Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) is well run with several buses operating on the route to coordinate with flight arrivals and departures. (See Transportation to Frankfurt-Hahn for bus services to other cities in the region).
Bus Traveling Times from Hahn to Mainz, Frankfurt Airport, and Downtown
The traveling times of the Flibco buses connecting Flughafen Frankfurt Hahn with Frankfurt am Main are as follows:
|From Hahn||To Hahn|
|Hahn Airport (HHN)||00:00||2:10|
|Frankfurt International Airport (FRA)||1:50||0:20|
|Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof / City||2:10||00:00|
The timetables of German Railways often do not include the Flibco bus but are otherwise very useful to find connections from the above cities to further destinations. Mainz, Frankfurt Airport, and Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof have very good railway connections to other cities and towns in the rest of Germany.
Buying Tickets for the Flibco / Bohr Bus to Airport Frankfurt-Hahn Flughafen
Tickets for the Flibco / Bohr bus journey to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport are the cheapest and best bought online well in advance from Flibco.com.
The full-fare ticket is €19 if bought from the bus driver but advance reservations for quiet periods may be as cheap as €5. Child fares and day-return tickets are no longer available, except for children under 4.
The ticket price is the same whether traveling to Frankfurt International Airport of Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof while Hahn to Mainz is around €16.
Bus tickets bought in advance online guarantee a seat if at the bus 10 minutes prior to departure. Tickets bought directly from the driver are €19 and also guarantee a seat as standing is not allowed on intercity buses. At Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, tickets may also be bought in the terminal building at the information desk or the Flibco Bus ticket stand. Payments may be made by credit card or cash in euro – the bus driver may not necessarily have change for large notes.
In contrast to the previous system, online purchases now guarantee a seat on the bus. If missing the bus due to a late flight arrival, the ticket remains valid for travel on the next bus with empty seats. Unused tickets are not refunded.
Free wifi and toilets are available on most buses.
Wheelchair users should contact Flibco at least three days prior to traveling to ensure that a suitable bus / equipment is available on the particular bus.
Flibco / Bohr Frankfurt-Hahn Airport Shuttle Bus Departure Points
The Flibco airport shuttle buses are mostly in green and white with Operated by Bohr logos. However, other buses may also be used but will display clearly that it is the Flibco bus.
Flibco buses on the Hahn-Frankfurt City route currently use the following departure and arrival stops:
- At Frankfurt-Hahn Airport – Flibco / Bohr bus stop is directly in front of Terminal 2 Departures.
- At Frankfurt International Airport – Flibco/ Bohr buses depart from Parking Lot P36 / Fernbusse near Terminal 1. From terminal 1 follow signs to P36/Fernbusse. From terminal 2, use the free shuttle bus directly to P36, or the free Skyliner train to terminal 1. (Walking is not an option from terminal 2.)
- At Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof – Flibco / Bohr Omnibuses stop at the bus stop is marked Flibco or RYANAIR/Bohr in Stuttgarter Strasse at the south side of the station. Mannheimer Straße, where the bus previously stopped, runs parallel to the south exit (Süd) of Frankfurt station. From the station south exit, go right. Stuttgarter Straße is usually the second street making a T-junction with Mannheimer Straße. (Pdf map)
- At Mainz Hauptbahnhof — Bus stop N on the Rhine side (northeast) of the station.
- Simmern — Krankenhaus (Hospital), Holzbacher Straße
See also Transportation to Frankfurt-Hahn for Frankfurt-Hahn Airport shuttle bus services to other cities in the region.
Suntransfers gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.