Getting to Frankfurt

Frankfurt is a major international transportation hub, making it very easy to arrive by plane, train or bus. Below you find the information how to get into the city and to the venue at Frankfurt UAS, Nibelungenplatz 1, whichever way you arrive.

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Arriving by Plane


Frankfurt International Airport

The Frankfurt International Airport, located southwest of the city, is one of the busiest transportation hubs in Europe.

There are two train stations at the international airport. Commuter trains S8 and S9 depart from the Regionalbahnhof (regional train station) in Terminal 1, B Concourse and run to the Hauptbahnhof (main train station) in central Frankfurt. Trains depart every 15-30 minutes from 4:30 a.m. until 1:30 a.m. The journey lasts about 11 minutes.

Bus No. 61 stops at both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 and stops several times before terminating at Südbahnhof (Frankfurt South Station). The entire journey takes about 30 minutes. Buses run approximately every 30 minutes from 4:15 a.m. until 1:18 a.m. 

A taxi from the Frankfurt airport into the city center will take 20-30 minutes and costs around €30. Taxis can be found waiting outside of both terminals. Ask the driver to quote a fixed price for rush hour travel before departing.


Frankfurt Hahn Airport

Located further west of the city, the Frankfurt Hahn Airport is a hub for low-cost carriers like RyanAir, Wizz Air and Iceland Express. BOHR Omnibus runs a shuttle service to the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof (main train station) and Frankfurt International Airport throughout the day and night (departure times vary). The bus leaves from outside Terminal A. A one-way ticket costs €13, and the journey lasts an hour and 45 minutes.

Arriving by Train or Bus


Frankfurt Central Station

Located just west of the city center, the Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof is the main hub for trains arriving from Germany’s major cities as well as European capitals like Paris and Amsterdam. Long-distance buses arrive at and depart from the train station’s south end. A majority of the budget hotels in Frankfurt are located in this area, a neighborhood known as Bahnhofsviertel.

The train station is connected to frequent trams, buses, U-Bahn (subway) trains and S-Bahn (commuter) trains. You can purchase a transportation day pass, good for unlimited travel, for €12. See the Getting Around Frankfurt guide for more information, or check out the official site of RMV (Frankfurt’s transportation association.

There are four other train stations in the Frankfurt area. Inside the city limits, Südbahnhof and Ostbahnhof service mostly regional destinations. At the airport, there is a regional train station as well as an international station that connects to Amsterdam and other destinations.

There are stops for the long-distance coaches at

  • Main train station Frankfurt (Mannheim road)
  • Frankfurt airport, Terminal 2

The following operators do offer tickets for the long-distance coaches:


Phone +49 (0) 69/97 19 44 833

Arriving by car


Motorway A5 or Motorway A3

Frankfurt's low-emission zone comprises the area between the A5 motorway west of Frankfurt, the A3 motorway to the south of the city and the A661 motorway in Frankfurt's north. Vehicles without the required environmental sticker may not pass through the low-emission zone, breeches thereof may result in a penalty of € 40.00, even if the vehicle would be allowed to pass through the zone based on its actual emission value.

Emission stickers are available at the TÜV SÜD Service Centres or online at TÜV Hessen.

Map and directions

The campus of the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is located in the north of Frankfurt at the station Nibelungenplatz and can be reached by public transportation or by bike. Parking spaces at the Frankfurt UAS are limited.

This map will present an overview of all buildings on the campus, including the barrier-free accesses and elevators.

Public Transport

The Rhine-Main Transport Association (RMV) is the operator of one of Germany's largest public transport networks, with public transportation being the most important means of transport in Frankfurt.

The Verkehrsgesellschaft Frankfurt am Main - or Frankfurt Transport Authority (VGF) - is Frankfurt's main public transport operator. Over 350 rail vehicles provide comprehensive mobility on nine Metro and ten tram lines. The VGF is responsible for the network's infrastructure, security, cleanliness, maintenance and customer service.

Travel by BUS

from/to the local train station (towards the Unfallklinik-Bad Vilbel): Line 30, stop Nibelungenplatz/ Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Nibelungenplatz) | Münzenbergerstrasse or Wasserpark (Hungener Straße)

Travel by local TRAIN

from/to the Hauptbahnhof/Ostbahnhof: line 32, Stop: Nibelungenplatz/Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

from/to Konstablerwache: change to the bus line 30 (towards the accident clinic-Bad Vilbel): stop Nibelungenplatz/Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Travel by TRAM

from/to the main station (direction Hugo-Junkers- Street): Line 12, stop: Friedberger Land- str./Rohrbachstraße (3 minutes walk) from/to local train station/Konstablerwache (direction Friedberger Warte-Gravensteiner Platz): Line 18, Stop: Nibelungenplatz/Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences (Nibelungenplatz) | Münzenbergerstrasse or Wasserpark (Hungener Strasse)

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