Frankfurt a. M. & the Rhein-Main-Region – gateway to the world

The FrankfurtRheinMain region is one of the most important transport hubs in Europe. On the road, the rails, the water and/or in the air - something is always moving here. Within a radius of 200 km, 35 million people can be reached. The transport hubs of the business location set international standards. Frankfurt am Main International Airport is the largest cargo airport on the European mainland. Frankfurt Central Station is the busiest railway station in Germany. The two busiest German motorways meet at the Frankfurter Kreuz junction. And the two rivers Rhine and Main form the most important inland waterways connecting whole Europe.

Location advantage Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport is the international hub on the European mainland. It is leading in airport connectivity meaning number of destinations, frequency of services and the quality of connections (in the case of hubbing or indirect services). A guarantee for successful business. From FrankfurtRheinMain, all the important centres of Europe and the world can be reached within short distance.

Facts and figures

    • 311 destinations in over 97 countries
    • 69,5 million passengers (2018)
    • Largest cargo airport in Europe (2.2 million tons of cargo)
    • Fourth largest passenger airport in Europe
    • Passengers can reach the airport from Frankfurt Central Station within 12 minutes by regional express or underground
    • AIRail-Terminal: Flight and train connections interlink perfectly

              Motorways - the fast way across the road

              German motorways are worldwide synonymous with speed and a dense network of high-quality traffic arteries. Frankfurter Kreuz is the junction of the south-north and east-west axes and the most frequented motorway junction in Germany. Here two main traffic arteries of the German motorway network meet: the A 3 (from West to South Germany) and the A 5 (from North Germany to Switzerland).

              Rail transport - convenient to all directions

              Thanks to its numerous regional and long-distance railway stations FrankfurtRheinMain region is very well integrated into the rail network of the Deutsche Bahn AG (German Railways). With high speed, you can get from Frankfurt and the Rhein-Main area in just a few hours to all major German cities and the neighbouring states:

              • Frankfurt – Berlin  4h
              • Frankfurt – Hamburg 3.5h
              • Frankfurt – Cologne 1h
              • Frankfurt – Munich 3.5h
              • Frankfurt – Amsterdam 4h
              • Frankfurt – Basel  3h
              • Frankfurt – Brussels 3h
              • Frankfurt – Paris 4h
              • Frankfurt – Zurich 4h

              Frankfurt Central Station is one of the most important passenger stations in Europe and the central rail hub in the Rhein-Main-Region. Directly from Frankfurt Airport, Germany's largest airport train station offers prime rail connection for arrivals and departures.

              Public transport in greater Frankfurt - a network in motion

              The local public transport system of the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) is one of the largest German transport associations and coordinates the regional bus and rail transport on around 14,000 square kilometres. Every day, RMV transports around 2.5 million passengers in the entire Frankfurt region.

              Ports – Frankfurt region is closer to the sea than you might think

              The rivers Rhine and Main are the most important inland waterways in Europe. On the Rhine, one of the busiest waterways in the world, you can reach the Dutch seaports. The shortest navigable connection between the North Sea and the Black Sea runs via the Main and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal.

              Learn more about FrankfurtRheinMain and other location factors or contact an expert from FrankfurtRheinMain GmbH International Marketing of the Region.