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Smart, chic, culturally rich, and packed with nearly every conceivable variety of activity, Frankfurt is a favourite destination for tourists from around the world.
Cheap flights to Frankfurt require a bit of effort to find, but is well worth it, as this bustling locale is home to stunning performances at the Oper Frankfurt, exciting events like the Frankfurt Book Fair, Motor Show, and fun family activities at the Sportpark Kelkheim.
Best time to go to Frankfurt
Frankfurt's peak season is extensive, ranging from April to May, September to October, and December. Flights and accommodation can be very expensive during these months, so it is important to book well in advance in order to take part in one of the many exciting annual events, such as the Henninger Rennen bicycle race in May, the Herbst Dippemess fall festival in September, or the Christmas Fair in December.
If you do not book in advance, inexpensive accommodation and flights to the Gold Coast can be tricky to find during this time.
From June through August, many locals go on holiday, and so the prices of accommodation and flights to Frankfurt drop. Although the city is relatively quiet during this period, the weather is pleasant, making it a great time to stroll through the Stadtwald, browse the flea market along Sachsenhausen, or take a Frankfurt City ‘Hop-on Hop-off’ Tour.
The chilly weather from January to March keeps tourists at bay. Flights are at their cheapest during this period, and the city still has plenty to offer in terms of indoor activities. Because of the cold, this is an excellent time to visit Saint Bartholomeus' Cathedral, tour the Architektur Museum, and explore the Goethe Haus und Museum.
Frankfurt Airport and transfer information
Frankfurt am Main Airport (FRA)
Distance: 13km southwest of city centre
The Airport Train is one of the most inexpensive and convenient methods of ground transport. This train connects passengers to two commuter trains that lead to the heart of Frankfurt, as well as surrounding areas. The airport and many hotels offer shuttle service for a small fee, and taxis are readily available throughout the airport, but at a higher rate.
Online resources for your travel to Frankfurt
The German Tourism Board's official website offers photos and information on the city, as well as details on local highlights.
The Safetravel website provides information on safety and health issues, travel tips, and important nearby contacts.
The official Frankfurt am Main Airport website gives details on flights, in-airport facilities, and ground transport.