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Euro 2024 By Train: Frankfurt (Main)

All that's useful to know about traveling to and from the Euro 2024 matches in Frankfurt (Main) by train

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Frankfurt (Main) would be good choice of a base city for the supporters of all of the Group E teams, as it will be possible during the tournament to make day trips by train to the matches in Cologne, Stuttgart, Munich and Dusseldorf.

to and from Arena Frankfurt

The Deutsche Bank Park stadium is in a forest to the south of Frankfurt city centre and it doesn't have a car park, so most spectators use public transport to access it.

Not a problem as Stadion station in Frankfurt lives up to its name with a location that is a 10 min walk to and from the Arena Frankfurt, aka the Deutsche Bank Park stadium.
The station is located on the railway route which connects Frankfurt Airport / Flughafen to the city's main station, Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, but the long-distance express trains don't call at Stadion.
The trains which do call at Frankfurt-am-Main-Stadion are:

  1. The S-Bahn local trains on lines S8 and S9, which have an eastern terminus at Hanau and a western terminus at Wiesbaden Hbf; the two routes combined provide a service every 15 mins, though extra services may be available on match days.
    2: The S-Bahn local trains on line S7 which typically depart every 30mins on a route between Frankfurt and Riedstadt-Goddelau.
  2. A Monday to Friday service of Regio trains which typically operate only every two hours on a Frankfurt Flughafen ↔ Hanau route, but unlike the S-Bahn trains, these trains call at Frankfurt Sud and Frankfurt Ost stations.

From and to the city centre

The trains on lines S8 and S9 are similar to the Elizabeth line in London and the RER in Paris, because they use a tunnel to cross Frankfurt city centre.
Hence the it's possible to take direct trains between Hauptwache or Konstablerwache stations and the stadium.
Both of these central stations are transport hubs with connections to multiple U-Bahn (metro lines).
Though the quickest route between the historic Romer area and the stadium is to take U-Bahn Lines U4 and U5 from Dom/Römer station to/from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and connect there with the S-Bahn trains.

From and to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf

In Frankfurt (Main) Hbf the S-Bahn (local trains) on lines S8 and S9 use a part of the station that's underground - hence the details of these trains not being shown on the main departure boards.
However, the trains on line S7, which will be heading to Riedstadt-Goddelau, do depart from gleis (platforms/tracks) on the main concourse, so when making a connection in Frankfurt (Main) Hbf between an ICE train and the S-Bahn trains to and from the stadium, taking line S7 is the easier option.

The alternative route

On match days tram line 20 also shuttles between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and the stop named Frankfurt (Main) Stadion Straßenbahn
Taking the tram will be slower than the S-Bahn train, but because the line 20 trams commence their journeys at the rail station, it can be a a good idea to see how easy it will be to board a tram, before heading into Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
Regular tram route 21 also serves the stop closest to the stadium on match days.

From and to Frankfurt Flughafen / Airport

The trains on lines S8 and S9 and the less frequent Regio trains, connect Stadion station to Frankfurt Flughafen / Airport, which is highly useful even if you won't be connecting to and from a flight.
Because Frankfurt Flughafen also has a station dedicated to high speed train services, which is named, Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof.
The ICE trains on some routes call at Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof, but they don't also call at the city's main station Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
So the journeys between the Deutsche Bank Park stadium and these other Euro 2024 host cities, Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen, are quicker and more frequent when making connections between trains at Frankfurt Flughafen.
There are also trains between Frankfurt Flughafen and both Munchen and Stuttgart which can offer easier connections than using Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
Though at Frankfurt Flughafen the trains to and from Stadion use a separate station named the Regionalbanhnhof, but making the connection to the Fernbahnhof only takes around 5 mins.

Tickets and Passes

Frankfurt match ticket holders are entitled to a 36 Hour Travel Pass for the entire RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund) network at no additional cost!
The network covers a vast area beyond Frankfurt's city borders, including Mainz, Wiesbaden and Gießen, so you can discover the entire region by public transport.

Where to go by train on non match days

Regional-Express (RE) trains, that depart from Frankfurt (Main) hbf at least hourly, provide direct links between the city and many of Germany’s most picturesque towns including Aschaffenburg, Darmstadt, Heidelberg, Marburg and Worms.
And by taking those trains, the tickets won’t be any more expensive if you book them last minute at the station, just before hopping on board.
Or if you use a Lander Ticket for Hessen, you can visit Aschaffenburg and Darmstadt on the same day.

Experience the stunning Rhine Gorge

Spend another day experiencing the stunning Rhine Gorge.

Direct Regio trains on line/route RE2 connect Frankfurt (Main) hbf hourly with Bingen (Rhein) where the station is a 10-15 min walk from the pier at which the K+D Rhine River Cruises can be boarded.
Or you can connect at Mainz Hbf into a local train to Bingen (Rhein) Stadt station, which is only a two min walk from the K+D Pier (the train on from Mainz will be heading to Koln-Dellbruck).

Or as an alternative to taking a cruise on the river, that train on from Mainz will travel beyond Bingen to call at two of the prettiest villages on the west bank of The Rhine River - St Goar and Baccarach.
The railway is by the river bank, so the views of the gorge from the train are also fabulous.

The routing for a day trip to both of these villages is Frankfurt (Main) > Mainz > St Goar > Baccarach > Mainz > Frankfurt (Main) and all of those journeys can be taken by using a Day Ticket (Quer-Duchs- Lands) ticket – which will be particularly good value if you will be travelling in a group.

Rail tickets for the journeys from and to Frankfurt (Main)

Booking the DB ticket Euro 2024 Booking the DB ticket Euro 2024

Those with match tickets are able to access a special type of ticket, the DB Ticket Euro 2024 for travel by ICE and IC train to the host city of the corresponding game - the train conductor will ask to see the rail ticket and the match ticket.
Though the tickets have limited availability per departure, so for the widest possible choice of trains, it will be best to book as far in advance as possible.
The key plus of these tickets is that they have a flat rate price for a one-way trip of €29.90 in 2nd class and €39.90 in 1st class; so when the cheapest prices of both types of Sparpreis tickets have sold out, these Euro 2024 tickets obviously become the cheapest option.

If when looking up a journey on DB there are tickets available at a cheaper price than €29.90 in 2nd class and €39.90 in 1st class, they will be offered as an alternative.
Though during the tournament the prices for the longer journeys from and to Frankfurt(Main) will otherwise likely be more than €100 - so these DB Ticket Euro 2024's will likely be significant money savers.

The info on our general Euro2024 guide has step-by-step instructions on how to book these tickets.

seat reservations

The 1st class tickets include a seat reservation, which otherwise costs €5.90, but seat reservations are not included when booking the 2nd class DB Ticket Euro 2024 tickets - and a 2nd class seat reservation has an additional charge of €4;90.
If you don't reserve it will be possible to board a train with a 2nd class DB Ticket Euro 2024 ticket to find that no seats are available.
Note that once you factor in the reservation, the additional cost of a 1st class DB Ticket Euro 2024 ticket is only €5-6 - for longer journeys this extra cost will be worth every cent!

core terms and conditions

These Euro 2024 tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded - so book your accommodation before you arrange the rail travel.
U[p to four children aged 6 to 14 can travel with for free of charge with someone aged 15 and over who has purchased a Euro 2024 ticket.

book to travel on to the stadiums

To make the journeys to the stations / public transport stops by the stadiums easier to book, a dedicated journey look up service has been created.
It shows the names of the stations / stops closest to the stadiums in each of the Euro 2024 cities.
That's because the the DB Ticket Euro 2024 ticket can include the transfer on to the stops by the stadiums.
Though something to look out for, is that to book the DB Ticket Euro 2024 ticket, you need to:

  • copy the name of the stop
  • scroll up the page and click on the red 'Jetzt Ticket buchen' button
  • paste the name of the stadium stop into the 'to' box
  • follow the booking path - info on how to do this is available here.
    However, if you click on the name of the stadium stop on this look-up page, it will then be automatically included as the destination on DB's standard booking path - but if you proceed to book, you seemingly won't then see the DB Ticket Euro 2024 offer.

Good to know about the general rail tickets

If you won't have match tickets for games in the cities that you will be travelling to, the key things worth knowing about the usual tickets to travel on trains in Germany are:

  • Tickets for the ICE and IC trains can be booked online and are already available for travel during the tournament.
  • Tickets for the Regio and S-Bahn trains can be purchased at the station on the day of travel, but if you don't specify that you want to travel by ICE or IC train, you won't be able to travel by those other train services - so you can't just hop on the next train to depart.
  • Because tickets booked last minute at the station for travel by the IC and ICE trains will be more expensive than those which can be used on the Regio and S-Bahn trains.
  • Discounted tickets, branded 'Sparpreis' and the cheaper 'Super Sparpreis', are made available for travel on the ICE and IC trains - the further in advance of the travel date that they are booked, the cheaper they will be.
  • Up to four children aged 6 to 14 can travel with for free of charge with someone aged 15 and over who has purchased either type of Sparpreis ticket
  • Those aged 15 and older pay the adult rate and there is no charge for those aged 5 and under.
  • Those aged 65 and over can travel at a discounted rate.

To and from Frankfurt (Main) by train

The main railway station in Frankfurt city centre, Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, has to be enormous, so that it can handle it's role as a key-hub of the German rail network.

Though the station at Frankfurt Airport / Flughafen is on the high speed route taken by the ICE trains which connects Cologne, Dortmund and Dusseldorf to Basel and Stuttgart.
So when travelling between Frankfurt and multiple cities, there are more trains to and from Frankfurt Flughafen compared to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
This isn't a problem for Euro 2024 because the Arena Frankfurt stadium is located between the two stations, so it has easy links to both Frankfurt Flughafen and Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.

The teams playing in Frankfurt (Main) will also be playing matches in the cities listed below:

to Berlin

typical average journey time = around 4hr 10mins
usual daytime frequency = 1 or 2 x direct trains per hour

Despite the distance it's an easy journey between Frankfurt and Berlin by train, as explained on the journey guide.
Some of the trains from Frankfurt call at Berlin-Spandau so if you will be travelling direct to the Olympiastadion leave the train at Berlin-Spandau train and connect into a local S-Bahn train.

The DB Ticket Euro 2024 tickets will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.

to and from Cologne / Köln

Attending the daytime matches in Cologne / Köln as a day trip from Frankfurt (Main) is entirely possible.

typical journey time = around 1hr 10mins
usual daytime frequency = 1 or 2 x direct trains per hour

There is a high speed line between Frankfurt Airport / Flughafen and Bonn and to the north of it, the ICE trains travel on to one of two stations, Köln Hbf or Köln-Messe Deutz
Some of these trains also depart Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and then call at the station at Frankfurt Flughafen.

The journey guide explains the options when travelling from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Cologne / Köln, but when travelling direct to and from the Arena Frankfurt stadium by train, the quicker and easier option will be to take trains to and from the station at Frankfurt Flughafen.
During the tournament there will be additional trains from Frankfurt Flughafen to Cologne / Köln at 00:23 and 01:21.

When heading to Cologne to attend matches at the RheinEnergieStadion there are two train travel options:
1 - Take trains to Köln-Messe Deutz to connect for tram line 1.
2 - Take trains to Köln-Hbf, connect for trains, on lines S12 and S19 to Weiden West station - and then transfer there to a line 1 tram.

The DB Ticket Euro 2024 tickets will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.

from Cologne / Köln

The journey to Frankfurt city centre from Cologne is straightforward, as explained on the journey guide, though note that trains to Frankfurt (Main) depart either from Köln Hbf or Köln-Messe Deutz.
There will be an additional train during the tournament which will depart Köln Hbf at 00:28.

When heading direct to the Arena Frankfurt from Cologne the quickest route is to take an ICE train to the station at Frankfurt Flughafen, there are multiple departures per hour, and connect there for a local S-Bahn train on to Stadion - take trains on lines S8 and S9, which will be heading towards Hanau every 15mins.
Stadion station in Frankfurt lives up to its name with a location that is a 10 min walk from the Arena Frankfurt.
The station is located on the railway route which connects Frankfurt Airport / Flughafen to the city's main station, Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, but the long-distance express trains don't call at Stadion.
The total journey time to the Stadion station will be typically be around 90 mins.

to Dortmund

There are up to three ICE trains per hour which head to Dortmund from the station at Frankfurt Flughafen in a journey time of around 2hr 25 mins.
When travelling direct to and from the Arena Frankfurt stadium by train, the quicker and easier option will be to take trains to and from the station at Frankfurt Flughafen.
During the tournament there will be an additional train from Frankfurt Flughafen to Dortmund at 00:23; how to travel on to the stadium.

There are fewer trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Dortmund - there are hourly ICE trains after 16:00 which take a high-speed route, but there are also four ICE trains which take the longer, but much more scenic route via Koblenz.

The DB Ticket Euro 2024 will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.

to and from Düsseldorf

Attending the daytime matches in Düsseldorf as a day trip from Frankfurt (Main) is entirely possible.

typical journey time = around 1hr 30 mins
usual daytime frequency = 1 or 2 x direct trains per hour

There are ICE trains from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Düsseldorf at least hourly, which also call in the station at Frankfurt Flughafen.
Though there are two or three trains per hour from the station at Frankfurt Flughafen to Düsseldorf, the fastest of which have a journey time of around 1hr 5mins!
When travelling direct to and from the Arena Frankfurt stadium by train, the quicker and easier option will be to take trains to and from the station at Frankfurt Flughafen.
During the tournament there will be additional trains from Frankfurt Flughafen to Düsseldorf at 00:23 and 01:21.

The DB Ticket Euro 2024 will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.

from Düsseldorf

In even hours there are typically 2 or 3 x ICE trains per hour from Düsseldorf to Frankfurt Flughafen, which have a journey time of around 1hr 20mins - Frankfurt Flughafen is at the southern end of a high-speed line.
Though there are two separate stations at Frankfurt Flughafen, the Fernbahnhof that the ICE trains will arrive at, and the Regionalbanhnhof that's used by the S-Bahn trains - making the transfer between them takes around 5 mins.
In odd hours there is only ICE train from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt Flughafen, but this train goes on to call at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf - and it is also available in the even hours, so provides an hourly city centre to city centre service.

There are typically trains from Dusseldorf, which call at both stations in Frankfurt, that depart at 23:37 and 01:24.

to and from Gelsenkirchen

There aren't any direct trains between Frankfurt (Main) and Gelsenkirchen.
Virtually all of the trains from from Frankfurt (Main) Hbf to Düsseldorf go on to call at Duisburg and many of them also call at Essen - and connections are available on to Gelsenkirchen from the stations in both of those cities.
There are typically 5 x trains per hour from Duisburg to Gelsenkirchen which have a journey time of around 18 mins; and there are typically 3 x trains per hour from Essen on to Gelsenkirchen which have a journey time of around 10 mins.

The DB Ticket Euro 2024 will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.

from Gelsenkirchen

During the tournament there will be an ICE train which will depart from Gelsenkirchen at 00:44 and arrive in Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at 03:03.

During the day there aren't any direct trains between Gelsenkirchen and Frankfurt (Main), but it's typically a straightforward journey with a choice of connections in either Duisburg or Essen.
There are typically 5 x trains per hour from Gelsenkirchen to Duisburg which have a journey time of around 18 mins; and there are typically 3 x trains per hour from Gelsenkirchen to Essen that have a journey time of around 10 mins.
There are usually 1 or 2 x ICE trains per hour from both Duisburg and Essen on to Frankfurt (Main), so when looking up the journey, you will see options which connect in both Duisburg and Essen.
The total journey time is typically around 2hr 20mins.

The DB Ticket Euro 2024 will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.

These trains to Frankfurt (Main) along with other ICE trains from both Duisburg and Essen will call in the station at Frankfurt Flughafen.
When heading direct to the Arena Frankfurt from Gelsenkirchen the quickest route will be to make a second connection at Frankfurt Flughafen into a local S-Bahn train on to Stadion station - take trains on lines S8 and S9, which will be heading towards Hanau.
Stadion station in Frankfurt lives up to its name with a location that is a 10 min walk from the Arena Frankfurt.
The total journey time to the Stadion station will typically be around 2hr 40 mins.

to and from Hamburg

typical journey time = around 3hr 40 mins
usual daytime frequency = 1 x direct train per hour

Hamburg↔ Frankfurt (Main) is a popular year round route for tourists, so the full details can be found on the journey guides; Hamburg to Frankfurt and from Frankfurt to Hamburg.

The DB Ticket Euro 2024 will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.

During the tournament there will be additional late night trains to Frankfurt (Main) which will be departing Hamburg-Altona at 22:28 and Hamburg Hbf at 22:46.
There will also be an ICE train departing Hamburg-Altona at 00:29 and Hamburg Hbf at 00:45, which will arrive in Frankfurt (Main) at 05:37.

If you will be travelling direct to the Volksparkstadion from Frankfurt (Main) a good option can be leaving the train when it arrives in Hamburg-Harburg station and connecting there for local S-Bahn trains on lines S3 and S5 to Stellingen - shuttles buses connect Stellingen station to the stadium.
During the tournament there will be an additional train from Frankfurt Main Hbf to Hamburg at 00:17.

to Munich / München

Despite the distance attending the daytime matches in Munich / München as a day trip from Frankfurt (Main) is entirely possible.

typical journey time = around 3hr 10 mins
usual daytime frequency = 1 or 2 x direct trains per hour

There is at least one train per hour on the fastest route from Frankfurt Main Hbf to München Hbf, plus trains which depart at least hourly on a slower route.
Tickets can't usually be booked to travel on these slower route, but it would make sense for this restriction to be waived during the tournament.
The DB Ticket Euro 2024 will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.

When travelling from the Arena Frankfurt to Munich / München the quickest option will be to head to Frankfurt Main Hbf to connect into these trains.
During the tournament there will be an additional train from Frankfurt Main Hbf to München Hbf at 00:17, but there are also later trains at 01:17 and 02:25.

from Munich / München

During the tournament there will be a later train departing München Hbf for Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at 00:49.

to Stuttgart

Attending the daytime matches in Stuttgart as a day trip from Frankfurt (Main) is entirely possible.

typical journey time = around 1hr 25 mins
usual daytime frequency = 1 or 2 x direct trains per hour

The rail journey from Frankfurt (Main) to Stuttgart has a journey guide, which has all the info you need.
During the tournament there will be additional trains which will depart Frankfurt (Main) Hbf at 00:17 and 01:50.

From Stuttgart

Attending the matches at the Frankfurt Arena / The Deutsche Bank Park stadium as a day trip from Stuttgart is entirely possible.

There are one or two ICE trainsper hour from Stuttgart to Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, the fastest of which have a journey time of only 1hr 20mins.
During the tournament there will be an additional train departing at 00:11, plus an even later regular departure at 02:22.

The DB Ticket Euro 2024 will be available for travel on this route - the general Euro 2024 guide explains how to book them.~

The Deutsche Bank Park stadium is in a forest to the south of Frankfurt city centre and it doesn't have car park, so most spectators use public transport to access it - hence taking the train is the way to go from Stuttgart.

If you will be travelling from Stuttgart to The Deutsche Bank Park stadium it's possible to connect in Frankfurt (Main) Hbf for trains to Stadion station, which lives up to its name with a location that is a 10 min walk to the stadium.
The trains which travel between Frankfurt (Main) Hbf and Stadion station are

  • the S-Bahn local trains on lines S8 and S9, which will be heading to Wiesbaden; the two routes combined provide a service every 15 mins, though extra services may be available on match days.
  • the S-Bahn local trains on line S7 which typically depart every 30mins.

In Frankfurt (Main) Hbf the S-Bhan (local trains) on lines S8 and S9 use a part of the station that's underground - hence the details of these trains not being shown on the main departure boards.
However, the trains on line S11 do depart from gleis (platforms/tracks) on the main concourse, so when making a connection in Frankfurt (Main) Hbf between an ICE train and the S-Bahn trains to and from the stadium, taking line S11 is the easier option.

International trains to Frankfurt (Main)

There are direct trains to Frankfurt (Main from cities in multiple countries with teams participating in Euro 2024: click the city names to access journey guides which have all the relevant info:
Amsterdam
Basel
Brussels
Innsbruck
Lyon
Marseille
Milan
Paris
Salzburg
Vienna
Zurich

to and from Frankfurt Airport by train

The status of Frankfurt Airport as Germany's primary international gateway is partially why it is blessed with two separate railway stations, both of which are adjacent to Terminal One at the airport.
A free shuttle bus service provides the access between Terminal Two and these stations.

1: Frankfurt Flughafen Regiobahnhof lives up to its name as it used by the local (S-Bahn) and regional (Regio) trains
It can be used for transfers by train between the airport and the city centre, as well as journeys to and from Koblenz, Mainz, Saarbrucken and Wiesbaden.
Though some trains between these four cities and the airport also use the Fernbahnhof station.

2: Frankfurt Flughafen Fernbahnhof is used by the long-distance ICE and IC train services which call at the airport.
They typically connect it to the overwhelming majority of other cities in Germany, including Berlin, Bremen, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Freiburg, Hanover, Hamburg, Köln / Cologne, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Mannheim Munchen / Munich, Nurnberg and Stuttgart.

To the city centre

The Regional Bahnhof station used by the local trains, is closer to both the arrivals area of Terminal One and the stop used by the Shuttle bus from Terminal Two, compared to the Fernbahnhof station used by the ICE trains.
So taking the train from this regional station makes for a faster end-to-end city centre transfer.

Two train services head from this station to the centre:

  1. The local S-Bahn trains on lines S8 and S9 heading to Hanau or Offenbach, which typically depart every 15 mins, are the best option for a direct journey to the heart of the city, because they they call at these stations, Hauptwache l Konstablerwache l OstendstraBe l Taunusunlage, which are located along a cross-city tunnel.

  2. There are also less frequent Regio trains, which in common with the S-Bahn trains, go from the airport to the city's main railway station, Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.
    If you will be heading to the area around Frankfurt (Main) Hbf, or will be going there to transfer to a taxi or the city's U-Bahn tram system, an advantage of taking the Regio train is that it will arrive on the same level as the main concourse at the station.
    In contrast the S-Bahn trains arrive at an underground area of Frankfurt (Main) Hbf.

To the other host cities by train

Germany's fastest high-speed railway line commences at the airport and links it with cities to the north, hence trains on multiple north <> south ICE routes call at the airport.
Plus there are high-speed lines to the east of Frankfurt used by trains which link the airport to cities in eastern Germany.

City connection summaries

This info is taken from the usual timetable, the departure and arrival times at the airport should be confirmed on the DB website, the airport station is Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf.

The frequency refers to direct trains, so additional options will be available if you are prepared to make connections.

Berlin

  • to and from Berlin Hbf
  • Journey time = around 4hr 35min
  • Frequency = every other hour
  • Earliest arrival time at the airport = at 11:51
  • Earliest departure from the airport = at 05:58
  • Final departure from the airport during the tournament = at 02:49

Dusseldorf

  • to and from Dusseldorf Hbf
  • Journey time = from around 1hr 25min
  • Frequency = 1 - 3 x trains per hour
  • Earliest arrival time at the airport = on Mon - Sat at 06:34; at 07:33 on Sunday
  • Earliest departure from the airport = at 04:46
  • Final departure from the airport during the tournament = at 00:17

Hamburg

  • to and from Hamburg Hbf
  • Journey time = from 3hr 55min (many trains take a slower route via Koln)
  • Frequency = 1 - 3 x trains per hour
  • Earliest arrival time at the airport = at 09:18
  • Earliest departure from the airport = at 05:06 (on the faster route)
  • Final departure from the airport during the tournament = at 00:17

Köln / Cologne

  • to and from Köln Hbf - the main city centre station; hourly trains provide a link with Köln Messe/Deutz
  • Journey time = from around 58min
  • Frequency = 1 - 3 x trains per hour
  • Earliest arrival time at the airport = at 05:26 on Mon - Fri; at 04:34 on Sat/Sun
  • Earliest departure from the airport = at 04:46
  • Final departure from the airport during the tournament = at 00:17

Leipzig

  • to and from Leipzig Hbf
  • Journey time = around 2hr 35min
  • Frequency = every other hour
  • Earliest arrival time at the airport = at 10:54
  • Earliest departure from the airport = at 09:01
  • Final departure from the airport = at 19:01 on Mon - Thurs and Saturday; at 21:01 on Friday and Sunday

München / Munich

  • to and from München Hbf
  • Journey time = around 3hr 40min
  • Frequency = 1 or 2 x trains per hour
  • Earliest arrival time at the airport = 04:57 then 07:06
  • Earliest departure from the airport = at 04:53
  • Final departure from the airport during the tournament = at 02:25

Stuttgart

  • to and from Stuttgart Hbf
  • Journey time = around 1hr 15min
  • Frequency = 1 or 2 x trains per hour
  • Earliest arrival time at the airport = at 06:35
  • Earliest departure from the airport = at 06:51
  • Final departure from the airport during the tournament = at 02:25

To the trains

Allow a minimum of 15 mins to access the long-distance station from Terminal One arrivals, the main access from the airport is by a a fairly long footbridge which is linked to level 3 of the terminal building.
From Terminal Two allow a minimum of 30 mins, because you will need to take the shuttle bus.

The ticketing

Be aware, particularly when travelling from the airport, that the cheaper type of tickets to travel by the ICE trains, the Super Sparpreis and Sparpreis tickets, are only valid on the specific departure you select when booking.
So they cannot be transferred to a later train in the event of a flight delay, or a slower than usual transition through arrivals.
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