By Train to Day-Trip Boat Cruises on the Rhine River from Frankfurt and Airport

Day trips and boat pleasure cruises on the Rhine River (Rhein) and Loreley Valley are easy from Frankfurt am Main Hauptbahnhof and Airport (FRA) in Germany — use the train to Rüdesheim or Koblenz. Regular day pleasure boat cruises on the Rhine River (Rhein) rarely depart from Frankfurt am Main itself but are easily arranged. … Read more

Cheap Transportation from Frankfurt Airport to Strasbourg

Lufthansa plane at FRA

Buses such as the Lufthansa Express and Flixbus are the cheapest way to travel from Frankfurt Airport to Strasbourg. Trains are faster but more expensive. The Lufthansa Express Bus and Flixbus coaches are the best way to travel between Frankfurt Airport and Straßburg. Trains are a good alternative but always require at least one transfer. … Read more

Cheap Public Transportation to Frankfurt Airport

Cathay Pacific plane at Frankfurt Airport in Germany

Fast S-Bahn trains, buses, taxis, and shuttles offer cheap public transportation to Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) from the old town, Hauptbahnhof and Messe areas. Getting to Frankfurt International Airport (FRA) is easy by public transportation or private car from downtown Frankfurt am Main and many other towns in Germany’s Rhine-Main area. S-Bahn trains are the … Read more

Transportation to the Frankfurter Messegelände Show Grounds

S-Bahn and Skyline of Frankfurt

Getting to the Frankfurt am Main exhibition show grounds (Messe) is easy and cheap by public transportation (train, tram, bus) or car from the Hauptbahnhof and Airport. Public transportation is the easiest way to reach the large exhibition halls, conference center, and show halls of the Messe (trade fairgrounds) in Frankfurt. S and U-Bahn trains … Read more

See Top Sights in Mainz near Frankfurt, Germany

Dom Cathedral, Chagall Church Windows, Roman Ships, & Gutenberg Museum

Top sights in Mainz are the Romanesque-Gothic cathedral (Dom), Chagall windows, and the Roman Ships and Gutenberg Museums. Transportation from Frankfurt Airport is easy.

Mainzer Dom (Mainz Cathedral), Germany, Photographed at Night
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The historic city Mainz is a popular destination for travelers with a short stop-over at Frankfurt International Airport. Many travelers prefer Mainz to more modern Frankfurt and transportation by train is equally easy to either city. The top sights in Mainz include its large cathedral (Mainzer Dom), the Gutenberg Museum, Roman Ships, and the magnificent blue Chagall windows in the St Stephan church.

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Cheap Flights to Airports in Western Germany

Fly to Flughafen Frankfurt, Hahn, Cologne-Bonn, Düsseldorf, and Weeze

Frankfurt International (FRA) and Düsseldorf (DUS) are the main airports in Western Germany. Low-cost airlines fly to Hahn (HHN), Cologne-Bonn (CGN), and Weeze (NRN).

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Frankfurt International (FRA) and Düsseldorf Airports (DUS) are the largest airports in Western Germany and are mostly used by traditional full-service airlines. For cheap flights on low-cost airlines, it is often necessary to fly to the smaller and less convenient airports Frankfurt-Hahn (HHN), Cologne-Bonn (CGN), and Weeze (NRN).

Lufthansa and other full-service airlines often have internet-only specials that can compete well with low-cost airlines on price. Use major internet ticket reservation services to determine which flights are available before booking low-cost airlines to less convenient airports. Often, when a special fare is available on Lufthansa, flying to Frankfurt or Düsseldorf may be cheaper than the additional fees plus longer ground transportation times that need to be added to low-cost airlines ticket prices.

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