Frankfurt main station – crossroads of Germany and Europe
Frankfurt’s main station (Hauptbahnhof) is one of the largest and most important in Germany. Built in the 19th century, its stone façade and the tower-like wing pavilions are typical of railway architecture of the period and make it worth looking from the outside. Behind the façade , the station has 25 tracks in five roofed halls. The main train station is an important rail crossroads not only for the region, but also for all of Europe.
Every day, about 350,000 passengers and visitors enter the building, and S-Bahns (commuter trains), local and long-distance trains pass through here. In addition to an ICE fast train connection to Amsterdam, there are direct high speed links to Paris and Marseille from Frankfurt.
Addresses and tips for passengers
Germany’s biggest airport railway station with 210 long-distance trains daily.
›› Flughafen, Hugo-Eckener-Ring 1
One of the largest and most important train stations in Germany; 290 local and 342 long-distance trains as well as 1,100 S-Bahns daily. Station for many ICE lines.
›› Bahnhofsviertel/Gallus, Am Hauptbahnhof, www.bahnhof.de
DB Reisezentrum: Main entrance to the left of the station square.
With 12 tracks, the second-largest train station in Frankfurt, located in the west of the city; S-Bahns S1 & S2 and region trains to e.g. Limburg and Koblenz.
›› Höchst, Dalbergstr. 2
Long-distance train station with nine tracks; in addition to S-Bahns S3 to S6 and regional trains to e.g. Würzburg, Fulda and Wächtersbach, ICEs go through here to Dresden.
›› Sachsenhausen, Mörfelder Landstraße
Important traffic node near the trade fair, with five tracks on two levels. S-Bahns S3 to S6, regional connections to e.g. Dillenburg, Marburg and Treysa. The Niddertalbahn regional trains also stop here.
›› Bockenheim, Kasseler Str. 7
Railway information service
›› Tel. 0 18 06/99 66 33 (Festnetzpreis 0,20 €/Anruf; Mobilfunkpreise, maximal 0,60 €/Anruf), www.bahn.de
Ticket for up to five people, valid for one day throughout Hesse on all RMV, NVV, VRN means of transport and on the Deutsche Bahn (federal railway), except on ICE and EC/IC trains. Mon-Fri 9 am to 3 am the following day, 24 hours on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
›› Preis/price: 35 €, www.bahn.de
Beautiful weekend ticket
Ticket for up to five people, valid for one day throughout Germany, on regional trains and second class, on Saturday or Sunday from midnight till 3 am on the following day.
›› Price: € 40 for one passenger, € 4 supplement for each additional traveller (Online & Automat), www.bahn.de