Visitors from Britain can enjoy the cheaper prices and easy public transport when visiting Frankfurt. Invest in the Frankfurt Card and take in some of the local museums and attractions as well.
Frankfurt is a wonderful location to visit at all times of the year. It is colder in Frankfurt in the winters than in the UK. Summers, however, typically are warmer. Travel to Frankfurt in March and April to experience Dippemess, which is a big festival in the Rhine/Main area. If you are in town during February and March, be sure to enjoy Carneval, also known as the fifth season.
It is important to know that there are two Frankfurt airports. Frankfurt Main Airport is close to the city centre and easy to reach via public transport. Frankfurt Hahn Airport is used by low-cost carriers and is a 2-hour drive from the city.
The cost of living in Frankfurt is mostly at least slightly lower than in the UK. It is also cheaper to eat out at a restaurant in Frankfurt than it is in the UK. For more information about the Frankfurt area, head to the tourist offices at the main station (Hauptbahnhof) or the Römer.
Frankfurt's public transport system offers trams, S-Bahn, an underground and buses. Local trains S8, S9 or RE80 run from the airport FRA to the city centre every 15 minutes. Train tickets typically cost around 4.50 EUR to central Frankfurt. Buy your tickets at vending machines prior to boarding the train. A taxi ride usually takes around 20 or 30 minutes. Invest in the Frankfurt Card, a transport pass that includes offers for museums and attractions, as well. Taxis are more expensive, but often are also slower than public transport.
Hostels will cost normally around 20E UR per person per night, while hotels can run from around 50 EUR per person per night. Always be sure to book rooms early if you are travelling at a time that coincides with a trade fair.