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    Frankfurt, a busy commercial city and a business hub at the heart of Europe, hosts not only the world's famous banks, but also one of the busiest airports in the world. With this background, it is therefore no wonder that Frankfurt Airport welcomes more than 52 million international passengers per year. With a car hire from Frankfurt Airport, you will be able to accomplish your tasks on time and be flexible and independent. Book a car hire through Auto Europe and get the best deal on the market.

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    Airport Information

    Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
    Official Name: Frankfurt Airport (also known as Frankfurt Rhein Main Airport or Flughafen Frankfurt am Main in German)
    Address: Frankfurt Airport; 60547 Frankfurt
    Location: Frankfurt Airport is located 8 miles south-west of the city of Frankfurt.
    Airlines operating at Frankfurt Airport: 107 airlines fly to 275 destinations worldwide.
    Tel: +49 (0) 180-6 372 4636

    Terminals

    Frankfurt Airport has 3 passenger terminals. They are grouped according to the airlines and airline alliances they serve. The smallest terminal is the First Class Terminal, intended exclusively for passengers travelling with Lufthansa first class.

    Terminal 1

    Terminal 1 is the oldest and the largest passenger terminal with its 103 gates and a new 2700 ft long westward expansion wing named Pier A-Plus, meant for large aircrafts such as Airbus A380. It serves about 50 million passengers a year. Due to its fantastic layout along with its three levels, it is highly functional and user-friendly. The departure level with check-in counters is located on the first floor. On this level there is also a bus station. On the ground floor, you will find the arrivals and baggage claim area, and a distribution floor with easy access to the multilevel parking garage and the regional railway station is located right below the ground floor. Terminal 1 is mostly operated by Lufthansa and its Star Alliance partners.

    Terminal 2

    SkyTeam alliances and the oneworld are the primary users of Terminal 2. With its 42 gates, it is significantly smaller than Terminal 1. Both terminals are, however, connected by a continuous yet non-public access concourse. Passengers can change terminals easily with the help of the people mover system, with trains operating every 2-3 minutes during the day. In addition, there is also a frequent bus service between the terminals.

    Lufthansa First Class Terminal

    The Lufthansa passengers who fly First Class, as well as HON Circle Members, are the only ones entitled to use this terminal. It offers them short routes to the aircraft, and convenient, quick boarding procedures. Some of the perks include bathrooms with showers, free WLAN, personal assistants, and a valet service.

    Car hire Pick up and Drop off

    Numerous car hire desks are located both in Terminal 1 and 2 in the Arrivals zone. Car rental return counters are customarily located within the parking facilities for rental cars at both terminals. At Terminal 1, they are in P30/300 and at Terminal 2 in P8. Desks are manned during the day, whereas when returning the vehicle outside the regular office hours, there are key drop boxes available at the same locations.

    Company Opening Hours
    Avis Monday-Sunday 6:00 am to midnight
    Hertz Monday-Sunday 6:00 am to midnight
    Europcar Monday-Sunday 6:00 am to midnight
    Firefly Monday-Sunday 6:00 am to midnight
    Budget Monday-Sunday 6:00 am to midnight
    Sixt Monday-Sunday 6:00 am to 11:30 pm
    Enterprise Monday-Sunday 5:30 am to 10:30 pm

    Airport Facilities

    Leisure zones are a new feature in both terminals. They let you unwind and relax between flights in a comfortable, lounge ambiance enriched with warm light, hardwood floors, and plants. Although located away from the busiest passers-by routes, you can find these rest zones quite easily. Children's Zone - seven playgrounds have been opened in the transit areas to accommodate families with children. Right after passing the security check, parents can relax as the waiting time will be much more fun with the moon spaceship, the world of pirates and helicopters, to name only a few of the highlights for children at the airport. If not with these amusing activities or puzzle books available at the information desks, time will definitely fly by while watching numerous airplanes land and take off. At the Visitors' Terrace, for a small fee, marvel at the jets taking off and landing, or enjoy special Sunday entertainment programme for the whole family.

    Bathrooms/Showers - take advantage of the bathroom with showers to freshen up after a long flight or before a business meeting. Showers are located in both terminals and may be used for a small fee. Lounges - Regardless of the airline you are using, the Sky Lounge in the transit area will be at your disposal. Moreover, there are 16 other authorized access Airline-Lounges to choose from. Prayer rooms and chapels for Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other faiths are open 24 hours a day for one's personal spiritual time of stillness. Frankfurt Airport boasts a wide selection of cosy bars and restaurants. With such a great variety of offer for every taste, everyone is sure to be pleased. Smokers Zone - While a smoking ban is in force throughout the airport, there are a number of smoking booths in the transit zones as well as popular smoking lounges, theme-decorated, where smokers can enjoy a cigarette without affecting non-smokers nearby.

    Transportation / How to get to the airport

    Situated only 8 miles from the downtown area of Frankfurt, this busy airport is easily accessible by all means of transport. The integrated railway and bus station will additionally facilitate your journey planning. The most flexible way of getting to and from the airport is certainly by car. With a car hire from Frankfurt Airport through Auto Europe, you will be in the centre of Frankfurt in only 10-15 minutes, driving along the motorway connected with the airport through the intersection called Frankfurter Kreuz. Please note that the airport is located outside the Frankfurt Low Emission Zone. Other popular German destinations such as Cologne, Bonn or Heidelberg are within easy reach from the airport by car as well. Find out more about driving in Germany here.

    Parking Tips

    Ideally for 'meeters and greeters', and those in a hurry, the airport offers short-term parking in front of the departure and arrivals hall doors, practically next to the terminals, whereby the first ten minutes are completely free of charge. Another short-term parking possibility is at the drop-off area, near the check-in desks. Directly at the terminal there is a total of 14,000 covered parking spaces ideal for those who need some extra time and still enabling quick and easy access to the terminals. Additional features that the airport offers are a parking area exclusively for ladies and a long-term holiday parking zone with free-of-charge shuttle service to the terminals.

    When parking in the city of Frankfurt,please consider parking at one of the car parks (Parkhaus), which offer reasonable prices. For some parking areas you will need a parking disc (Parkscheibe), available from petrol stations, that indicates the time of arrival. It needs to be placed in your windshield. If you plan a ride to the downtown of Frankfurt, it is advisable to use the city's dynamic parking pilot system, which will lead you straight to one of the 19 parking structures in the city centre. Another option is to park at P+R car parks available at a variety of access roads that lead into Frankfurt and then take advantage of the frequent bus and commuter train service. Please avoid parking in the zones reserved exclusively for local residents or any other restricted zones, as it can cause some hefty fines.

    Useful links

    Frankfurt Airport Website

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