By Foot -- After you arrive in the Altstadt, you can easily get everywhere, including the Museumsufer on the opposite bank of the river, on foot.
By Public Transportation -- A network of modern U-Bahn (subways), Strassenbahn (streetcars), and buses, administered by the RMV (Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund; tel. 069/19449; www.vgf-ffm.de), links Frankfurt. All forms of public transportation can be used interchangeably at a single price based on fare zones. Tickets are good for 1 hour on routes going in the same direction. Purchase your tickets at ticket counters or from the coin-operated machines found in U-Bahn stations and next to tram and bus stops.The ticket machines have user screens in English to guide you through the process. A one-way single ticket (Einzelfahrkarte) within the city center costs 2.20€ for adults, 1.35€ for children. Saving Money on Transportation -- Two special tickets help you save money on public transportation in Frankfurt: A Tageskarte (day ticket) good for unlimited travel inside Frankfurt’s central zone, costs 5.60€ for adults and 3.35€ for children. You can buy this ticket from the ticket machines. The Frankfurt Card, available at the city’s tourist offices, allows unlimited travel anywhere within the greater Frankfurt area, transport on the airport shuttle bus, a reduction on the tourist office’s sightseeing tour, and half-price admission to many of the city’s museums. The cost is 8.70€ for a 1-day card and 13€ for a 2-day card.
By Taxi -- To call a taxi, dial tel. 069/230001. You can also get a cab at one of the city’s clearly designated taxi stands, or by hailing one on the street (the car’s roof light will be illuminated if it’s available). Taxis charge by the trip and by the number of passengers, without extra surcharges for luggage. The initial charge is 2.50€; each kilometer costs 1.70€.
By Rental Car
The big rental companies each maintain offices at the airport and at central locations throughout Frankfurt. The most reliable are Avis, whose downtown branch is inside the Hauptbahnhof (tel. 069/27997010; www.avis.com), and Hertz, whose offices are in the Hauptbahnhof (tel. 069/230484; www.hertz.com) and at the airport (tel. 069/69593244). Also recommended is Europcar, which maintains offices at the Hauptbahnhof (tel. 069/2429810; www.europcar.com) and at the airport (tel. 069/697970).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.