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Basic info and car hire in Frankfurt Airport

  • IATA airport code: FRA

  • ICAO airport code: EDDF

  • Full name: Frankfurt Airport, Flughafen Frankfurt am Main in German

  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany

  • Website: www.frankfurt-airport.com

  • Contact: +49 (0) 180 - 6 372 4636 info@fraport.de

  • Owner: Fraport

  • Elevation:  364 ft. / 111 m

  • Number of runways: 4

About Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport is a real giant, located 7.5 miles / 12 km from an important financial center on an international scale, the city of Frankfurt. Whether you are here on business or you came on sightseeing, a car hire at Frankfurt Airport is an excellent choice. The airport features 2 terminal buildings, spreading on an area of 2,000 hectares and has a capacity to handle over 65 million passengers yearly. In Europe, it’s the busiest airport when it comes to cargo traffic and the 4th busiest in passenger traffic, right after London Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. On the wold scale, Frankfurt Airport is the number one airport regarding the direct flight connections as it links with 293 destinations. Frankfurt Airport is the place where you’ll feel connected with the whole world.


Drive your rental car around Frankfurt Airport

It doesn’t matter if you arrive to Frankfurt on business, Frankfurt will impress you just the same, if not even more. If you manage to escape your busy schedule, take all the advantages of a car hire at Frankfurt Airport and head to the romantic Rhine-Main Region, where medieval castles, palaces and forts will make you feel like in a fairy-tale. Heidelberg, Speyer and Marburg are just some of many towns near Frankfurt worth your visit. Leaving castles by the side, the surroundings of Frankfurt are famous for its nature and culture, and with a car hire in Frankfurt, you should see at least a part of the famous “Romantic Road” where you’ll stumble upon picture-perfect villages and towns with Roman origins.

Services in Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport has two terminal buildings, and a total of 145 gates, divided into A, B, C, D, E and Z concourses. The airport is connected with the public transport via suburban/ regional trains and long-distance trains, however the airport is colossal and can be quite confusing at times.



Several lounges are at your service if you’d wish to escape the busy airport areas. The lounges can also be in use by economy passengers after purchasing a lounge pass.


Frankfurt Airport provides several play areas for children, ask at the information point for the detailed location of the nearest playarea. Also, in all larger sanitary areas, a baby room is at your disposal, and a free baby stroller is available for use.


An unlimited access to a free Wi-Fi is available at Frankfurt Airport. If you are up for an out-of-ordinary experience, take a session in a flight simulator, where you can take off and land at any airport you’d wish.

History of Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport first started in Bockenheim but with the rapid growth of civilian air transport, a second location for the airport was established in the today’s grounds. During the World War II, the airport was in use for military purposes and after the war, the US Army took control over the airport and Germany did not gained its air sovereignty until the year of 1955, the same year when Lufthansa re-established flight connections from and to Frankfurt Airport. After that, several developmental works had been made including new runways, the main terminal building and connections of the airport with public transport.

Petrol stations near Frankfurt Airport

Near the Airport you will find 2 petrol stations to return your hired car with the tank full. On your voucher received at the booking confirmation, detailed information about your car hire at Frankfurt Airport is provided, where the fuel policy should also be listed.