Frankfurt flights put you in the center of Germany’s financial and business center, and one of the most industrial cities in Germany. Frankfurt is home to more than 2,000 factories, Germany’s central bank and the stock exchange, so it’s no wonder Frankfurt flights are packed with international business travelers converging for meetings and conferences. But when you book a flight to Frankfurt, you’ll see more than big sells and manufacturing.

Frankfurt is one of Germany’s largest cultural cities and a huge supporter of the arts. Travelers book airline tickets to Frankfurt for ground-breaking art expositions and international trade fairs. The world-famous International Book Fair attracts writers and authors booking cheap flights to Frankfurt to meet with international publishers for the sale of book rights and translations. In between expos and exhibitions, visitors can admire Europe’s tallest office building, enjoy five-star cuisine and shop retail boutiques before boarding a Frankfurt flight back home.

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Frankfurt climate

Summers are warm and fluctuate between sunny and rainy. Spring and fall are mild with temperatures in the 50s and 60s (Fahrenheit), and winter is cold with wet days. July and August are the warmest months with temperatures usually in the mid- to upper-70s, which make them good months for last minute flights to Frankfurt. January is the coldest month with temperatures in the mid-20s.

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Best Time to Fly to Frankfurt

Peak Season:

The tourist season runs from May to late October, and the major convention season covers March through May, September, and October. Travelers booking flights to Frankfurt for a business convention should book early and reserve hotel rooms ahead of time.

Off Season:

Even with the heat, rain, and crowds of June and August, you can find cheap plane tickets to Frankfurt. The cold and stormy weather of November through February generally brings fewer visitors than the rest of the year.

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Getting downtown Frankfurt

Frankfurt Airport (FRA)
Distance: 6 miles southwest
Drive time: 20 mins.

The Airport Train Station, beneath Terminal 1, has German InterCity trains and S-Bahn commuter trains to Frankfurt and nearby cities. If you arrive in Terminal 2, take the Sky Line shuttle to Terminal 1. The RMVPlus (public transportation) web site has directions from the airport via bus and rail or by car to Frankfurt.

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Getting around Frankfurt

Frankfurt has a great public transportation system. The RMV (Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund) sends efficient, modern subways, trams and buses all over the city. You can get unlimited travel around Frankfurt with a Frankfurt Card. You could rent a car if you’d like. You can find reasonably priced parking downtown, but battling traffic, construction and accidents could eat into your sightseeing time.

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Frankfurt Travel Information

  • Frankfurt is not just a banking city. It is also a trade-fair centre, attracting travellers on cheap flights to Frankfurt for events such as the International Music Trade Fair, International Jazz Festival, Wilhelmstrassenfest Theatrium street festival, the world’s largest Book Fair, and a month-long Christmas Fair. 
  • Lots of museums in Frankfurt are closed Mondays. Wednesdays are a good day for budget-conscious travellers. Many museums have free admission then. 
  • Swimming and inline skating are popular pastimes in Frankfurt. The swimming centres offer more than lengths; they often have slides, waterfalls, and other amusements. On Tuesday nights, between March and October, inline skaters take to the road for a free, 42km skate. The event starts at the Ignatz Bubis Bridge. 
  • You can dance the night away at Frankfurt's many clubs. The city is also a leading centre for jazz. Sound of Frankfurt, a giant, outdoor music festival, is held every July with live bands, DJs, techno, house, rock, rap, and Latin American music. 
  • Frankfurt's "Left Bank" district - Sachsenhausen - is where you’ll find Apfelwein (apple wine) taverns. The Apfelwein tradition dates back to the 1790s. A tavern with a pine wreath over its door makes its own apple wine.

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Frankfurt airports

Frankfurt Airport (FRA). The airport is situated 8 miles south west of the center of Frankfurt.

Frankfurt airport is a Lufthansa hub. You can often get good airfare deals by flying through London rather than direct to Frankfurt. London is a hub for low-cost airlines and charter flights.

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Melisse Hinkle
A New England native but explorer at heart, Melisse has lived in four U.S. cities, spent a summer in Hawaii, made her way through wine-producing regions in Australia and New Zealand, and traveled around Europe while studying abroad in London. She is the Content Manager for the U.S. and Canada at Cheapflights.
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