Germany by Air

Getting to and from Germany by air...

Air travel is a relatively uncompetitive form of domestic travel in Germany due to the extensive road and rail infrastructure. However, there are a number of large international airports situated in the country's main cities. The most significant of these are:

Frankfurt Airport: The busiest airport in Germany and a major European transport hub. It is one of the busiest airports in Europe. Getting to the airport is very easy, both from within Germany and internationally. The airport is easily accessible from the A3, A5 and A67. There is ample parking. Taxis are available 24 hours a day.

The airport has two train stations, one for regional travel and one for long distance travel. Buses leave from Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and serve the local area. Lufthansa airline and some hotels provide shuttle buses to and from the airport.

  • For information about Frankfurt Airport from its official website: Click here

Munich Airport: Germany's second busiest airport in terms of passenger numbers. The airport is easily accessible via the A92 autobahn and has plenty of parking available. Public transport to and from the airport is very good, with the S1 and S8 S-Bahn train lines linking the airport with the city centre. Trains run every 10 minutes.

There are numerous bus links to Munich and surrounding areas. They are privately operated and more information on routes and timetables can be found on the company websites via the official airport website. Selected hotels run a shuttle service to and from the airport for customers.

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Dusseldorf Airport: The third largest airport in Germany, accessible via the A44 autobahn. Two train stations serve Dusseldorf Airport. The S-Bahn station is located beneath the terminal and is a stop on the S11 line. The main station, Dusseldorf Flughafen, is situated just outside the airport, and is accessible via the airport’s SkyTrain.

There are two bus stops at the airport: one outside central arrivals and one at the Flughafen railway station. There are numerous routes servicing the surrounding areas.

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Berlin Tegel Airport: One of two airports in Berlin, Tegel lies 8 Km to the north of the city. It is Germany's fourth busiest airport. The airport can be accessed by car via the A111 autobahn. There is plenty of parking. The airport is served by a number of bus lines, which provide connections to the U-Bahn, S-Bahn, railway stations and various parts of the city.

  • Further information can be found on the Berlin Tegel Airport website: Click here

Hamburg Airport: Situated 8 Km north of the city, Hamburg has the fifth busiest airport in Germany. By car, the airport can be accessed via the A1, A7 or A24 autobahns. Parking is ample and spaces can be booked online in advance. Trains run every 10 minutes to the airport on the S-Bahn line S1 from Hauptbahnhof, Hamburg's central station. The airport station is directly in front of the terminals.

Several bus routes stop in front of the terminals and serve the surrounding area. There is a free shuttle bus service to and from the Lufthansa Base stop near the P8/P9 car parks.

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Other large airports of note include: