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    Car hire at Frankfurt Main Airport – Convenient and reliable

    As one of Europe’s central commercial, business and banking powerhouses, the German city of Frankfurt also has one of the world’s busiest airports. Frankfurt am Main International Airport welcomes in over 64 million passengers per year, and serves the city and region as a whole. It is no wonder that, as such an important gateway, opting for a car hire at Frankfurt Main Airport is the primary option for many travellers. With the freedom a vehicle gives, many visitors decide to drive through the German wine district and enjoy exploring the various wines available in the country. Many popular routes include, from Frankfurt to Bockenheim and Bockenheim to Deidesheim. Another great road trip that will take you along some of Germany's most romantic routes is Frankfurt to Würzburg or Würzburg to Rothenburg o.d.T.

    With more than 60 years global car hire experience, Auto Europe is the ideal companion for all your car rental needs. Along with competitive quotations on car hire, members can also benefit from regular deals and promotions. Through our trusted partners, we also provide luxury car hire, motorhome hire and a reliable transfer service. Contact our reservation agents on +44 123 3225 114 to find out more about our exceptional service or book. In addition, check out the comments left by customers who enjoyed Auto Europe's products and services on our Frankfurt car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    Frankfurt Main International Airport is one of the world’s busiest airports and along with Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, is one of the major gateways into the region and Germany. It is the thirteenth busiest airport in the world and forth in Europe, and it serves as the main hub for Lufthansa, Condor and AeroLogic. Located around 7.5 miles southwest of Frankfurt, it is within the Frankfurt & Rhine-Main region, allowing for easy access to Stuttgart, Cologne and the Ruhr.

    Frankfurt Main Airport (FRA)
    Address: 60547 Frankfurt, Germany
    Telephone: +49 69 6900
    Airlines operating at Frankfurt Main Airport: Numerous airlines operate out of this airport across Europe and beyond. This includes but is not limited to the national Germany carrier of Lufthansa, British Airways, TAP Air Portugal, Easyjet, Ryanair, China Airlines, Czech Airlines, Egypt Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Omar Air, South African Airways, TUI, United Airlines and many more.

    Where to pick up my car hire at Frankfurt Main Airport

    As an important gateway into Germany, you’ll find all the top car rental brands represented here - from local brands such as Buchbinder, to internationally renowned brands such as Avis, Europcar and Hertz. With so many to choose from, customers are sure to find the right car hire at Frankfurt am Main Airport. Car hire desks are located in both Terminal 1 and 2 after the Arrivals area. Whilst the car hire vehicle return desks are conveniently located in the actual airport car parks. In Terminal 1, these are in P30/300, whilst in Terminal 2 in P8.

    Before arriving at the desk, make sure to have your rental voucher, identification, driving licence, including an International Driving Permit, if required, and a credit card. Credit cards need to be in the main driver’s name, and have enough funds for a security deposit to be held on it by the supplier. The standard is to only ask for one credit card, however, some car categories, including luxury cars, may require up to two or more credit cards. The security deposit will be released back onto your card once you return the vehicle in the same condition as when it left.

    Car hire operating hours

    Alamo at Frankfurt Airport Alamo at Frankfurt Main Airport
    Terminal 1 & 2, Car Rental Centre
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany 60549

    +49 69 69715290
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Sunday 6:30am to 11pm
    Buchbinder at Frankfurt Airport Buchbinder at Frankfurt Main Airport
    Terminal 2,
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany 60549

    +49 69 697970
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Sunday 6am to 12:30am
    Europcar at Frankfurt Airport Europcar at Frankfurt Main Airport
    Terminal 2, Level 2, Hall D
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany 60549

    +49 69 697970
    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Sunday 8am to 2:30pm
    Sixt at Frankfurt Airport Sixt at Frankfurt Main Airport
    Terminal 1 & 2, Arrivals Hall
    Frankfurt am Main, Germany 60549

    +49 69 69079455
    Opening Hours:
    Monday- Sunday 24-hours


    There are two terminals at the airport, with a smaller terminal exclusive to Lufthansa. The two main terminals are linked by a SkyLine monorail. Terminal services are grouped by airlines and not by domestic and international travel. Terminal 1 has an annual capacity of 50 million passengers and is divided into concourse A, B, C and Z. It is spread out over three levels, with the top level for departures, the ground floor for arrivals and the subterranean lower level for public transport links and parking. Airside, there is a total of 103 gates, those of which include 54 jetway bridges.

    Terminal 2 is slightly smaller, with an annual capacity of 15 million passengers. Divided into concourse D and E it has a non-public link to Terminal 1 for passengers. It has 42 gates, 8 of which have jetway bridges. Both terminals have all the necessary facilities you’d need for a safe and onward journey, including, check-in desks, luggage belts, security screening, lounges and so forth.

    Airport Facilities

    As one would expect, Frankfurt Main Airport has all the standard facilities to allow passengers to travel safely and securely, with minimum fuss. Both terminals provide a pleasant environment, in which the design has focused on the passenger wellbeing and global experience. Along with numerous coffee houses, cosy bars and restaurants, passengers will also find a good selection of stores - selling everything from designer gear to souvenirs and general amenities.

    Leisure zones have been incorporated into both terminals to allow passengers to unwind and relax before their flights. These areas provide a lounge atmosphere, with ambient warm lighting, hardwood floors and plenty of plants. For those with kids, several child playgrounds are provided right after security screening. If you don’t mind paying a small fee, a visitor’s terrace will give you spectacular views of the airplanes landing and taking-off.

    In the transit zone, a Sky lounge is provided, with additional sixteen other smaller individual airline lounges scattered around the airport. A multi-faith pray room is available 24-hours per day. For business travellers, showers are provided at cost, and workstations can be found in both terminals. Wi-Fi is also provided in all terminals.

    How to get to and from Frankfurt Main Airport

    The airport is located just over 7 miles from central Frankfurt and is easily accessible by all means of transport. The airport has an integrated railway station and bus terminal, along with taxi ranks, but if you rent a car at Frankfurt Main Airport – getting to and from the airport is even easier and more enjoyable. In only 15-minutes you’ll be in central Frankfurt by car, but other popular destinations such as; Heidelberg, Cologne and Bonn. If you’re worried about driving in the country, then have a read of our German road rules and regulations section to put your mind at ease. Terminal 1 provides access to the S-Bahn rail network. Here you’ll be able to catch the S8 and S9 lines into Hanau Central Station and Frankfurt Central Station. A high-speed rail link is also available at a separate airport train station near the A3 motorway. With easy access from the airport, passengers will be able to board trains that go as far as the Netherlands and Belgium via Cologne. Other links are also available to other central city train stations, such as; Munich Central Station, Hamburg Central Station, Hannover Central Station many more.

    Parking Tips

    As expected, there are numerous parking options at Frankfurt Main Airport. A meet-&-greet zone is available in front of the airport departure and arrivals area. Here the first 10-minutes are free. An additional drop-off area exists near the entrance to the check-in area. At the airport, there are a total of 14,000 parking bays with easy access to the terminals themselves. A long-term airport car park is available further away, with a free shuttle bus service to the terminals. Frankfurt Main Airport also has a car park exclusive for women.

    With a car rental at Frankfurt Main Airport, customers can use the excellent local motorways to get to their destination as quickly and safely as possible. In Frankfurt itself, consider parking in one of its numerous car parking garages – Parkhaus – these of which offer reasonable parking rates. In some parking areas you will need a parking disc – Parkscheibe – which can be obtained from any petrol station. The parking disc must be placed on the dashboard, with the arrival time clearly displayed.

    A Park & Ride option is available for those not wanting to deal with the city centre traffic. Here Frankfurt’s exceptionally good transport network will take you into the city easily and quickly. If looking to park in central Frankfurt, then consider using the city’s parking pilot system. This will guide you to available parking bays around the city. Lastly, pay close attention to where you park. Some areas may be dedicated to residents only or have other restrictions.

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    Additional Information About Frankfurt Main Airport

    Frankfurt Main International Airport
    Frankfurt am Main Airport
    Frankfurt, Germany, 60547

    IATA Code: FRA
    IACO Code: EDDF
    Wikipedia Page
    Latitude: 50.0379
    Longitude: 8.5622

    General Information: Frankfurt Main International Airport is located just over 7 miles from Frankfurt city centre in the Frankfurt - Rhine-Main region. Serving the region as a whole, it is Europe’s 4th busiest airport and a major gateway to Germany’s financial district.