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Transport in Frankfurt

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You will get all the information for different transport means at the following address: Amt für Fremdenverkehr - Kaiserstrasse 52 - 60329 Frankfurt am Main. Tel. : 069 21 23 88 00

The rail way

In Germany there are now 2 systems:

- Die Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB for west trains)
- Die Deutsche Reichsbahn (east trains)

with different prices and comfort as well.

The train

Die deutsche Bahn AG

Intercity trains or ICE are the high speed trains (280 km/h) that link big cities together. Since 1991, 60 intercity trains have been used. They link Hambourg-Hannovre-Kassel-Francfort -Stuttgart-Munich.

Since 1990, EuroCity (EC) trains are used too, to travel in Europe.

Suburban trains and Metro

Around the city of Frankfurt, you have some high-speed trains ((S)-Bahn) and the metro in town ((U)-Bahn). The city has also buses and a tramway.


Several tariffs - ask the station what is the best one according to your journey. Here below are some examples:

  • The monthly card (Die MonatsKarte) : Valid for S-Bahn, U-Bahn
  • The weekly card (Die WochenKarte) : Valid for S-Bahn, U-Bahn
  • The train card (Die Bahnkarte) : : valid for IC and normal trains for long journey. It's a good deal if you travel a lot.
  • The tour card (Die Tourenkarte) : for those who travel and stay for long in the same area.
  • The " tramp " monthly ticket (Das Tramper-Monats-Ticket) for 145€ offers some free trips for S-Bahn and bus.



Buses are often the only transport to go to surrounding villages and often do only one return trip a day.


  • Booking centre, Tel.: 069 23 00 33
  • Taxi-ruf, Tel.: 069 25 001 / 23 0001



Although motorways are free and maintained in Germany, the traffic is still busy in certain areas (Francfort, Stuttgart, Munich, Berlin et Düsseldorf).

There is no speed limit on German motorways.

In case of a problem with the car, an excellent organisation called ADAC can come and help you 24h a day. Contact them to become a member: 069 74 306.

Hire a car

Avis, Mörfelder Landstrasse 92, Sachenshausen,
Tel.: 069 610707, Mon-Sat 8-13h, So. 8-12h

Car Sharing, Kasseler Strasse 1a, Bockenheim,
Tel.: 069 705950, Mon-Sun. 14h-18h

Hertz, Gutleutstrasse 87,
Tel. 069/24252627, Mon-Fri. 7-19h, Sa. 8-12h, So. 8-13h

Mini Rent, Eckenheimer Landstrasse 91, Nordend
Tel.: 069/5962035, Mon-Fri 8-18h, Sa. 8-10h, So. 16h-18h

City Map:
Road Map:

Update 27/05/2005


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