Welcome to Hessen!

Located in the centre of Germany and at the heart of Europe, it couldn’t be easier to get to Hessen. The city of Frankfurt boasts not just one of Europe’s busiest airports but also Deutsche Bahn’s central railway hub and Germany’s most-used motorway interchange, the Frankfurter Kreuz. With such straightforward options for getting here, all you have to do is decide what to do when you arrive!


Getting to Hessen

By Air

Frankfurt Airport (FRA)

Frankfurt Airport is Germany’s busiest airport, with two terminals that are connected by shuttle buses and the SkyLine train.

The airport's regional train station (Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Regionalbahnhof) offers frequent connections to Frankfurt (Main) train station (duration: 15 minutes). The long-distance train station (Frankfurt am Main Flughafen Fernbahnhof) links the airport with the rest of Germany and beyond. You can plan and book train tickets online in advance on the multilingual Deutsche Bahn website.

Further information about Frankfurt Airport can be found on the multilingual Frankfurt Airport website. Details about accessibility at Frankfurt Airport can be found on the Frankfurt Tourism website.

Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN)

Served by low-cost airlines, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is located 120km outside Frankfurt. It is reachable by car/taxi and bus services from Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Airport and Wiesbaden (journey time from the city of Frankfurt a minimum of 90 minutes).

Further information about Frankfurt-Hahn Airport – including details about the airport’s accessibility - can be found on the multilingual Frankfurt-Hahn website.

By Rail

Frankfurt (Main) train station is a central German hub for both long-distance and regional trains and can be easily reached from all over the country - and beyond! You’ll find details about Germany's various train types on the Deutsche Bahn website, where you can also plan your journey and book tickets and seat reservations up to three months in advance. Tickets can either be printed or downloaded to the Deutsche Bahn app.

Information for passengers with accessibility requirements, including the Deutsche Bahn mobility service, is available on the Deutsche Bahn website.

By Road

There are plenty of internationally-known car rental services in Germany, as well as local carsharing options. Whether you’re driving your own vehicle or renting one on arrival, be sure to brush up on your knowledge of German road safety, traffic rules and what to do in the event of an accident on the German Road Safety website.


Getting Around

In addition to long-distance Deutsche Bahn trains, Hessen has an excellent network of local transport services. For day-long explorations, a Hessen Ticket allows up to five people to travel state-wide for 35EUR – and up to three children under the age of six can travel for free. Various local and regional tourist tickets are also available, which include reduced entry to sights and attractions – details can be found on the relevant regional tourism board websites.

Further train information, booking and seat reservations are available on the Deutsche Bahn website as well as the Deutsche Bahn app. Tickets are released up to three months in advance.