Car hire at Frankfurt Airport
Car hire in Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is just 20 minutes away from the centre of Frankfurt via the B43, meaning you can start to enjoy all that this fantastic city in Germany has to offer as soon as you arrive. The stunningly modern city is astounding to behold, but still maintains plenty of its cultural and historical charm. Whichever side you're interested in, car hire will ensure you see as much of Frankfurt as possible.
What I need to know
There's a huge amount of choice when it comes to car hire at Frankfurt Airport with multiple providers available. You'll be able to find a great range of vehicles at a price that suits your budget. Make it easier to choose a car hire company by comparing them through our site. Booking through Holiday Autos also gives you the benefit of 24/7 support and free cancellation.
Where to pick up my car
You'll find all the car hire companies in the arrivals terminal of the airport, so they are easy to locate once you've collected your luggage. Many of the car rental providers offer pick-up at the airport, but some provide a free shuttle bus instead, so this is worth bearing in mind when it comes to booking.
“The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
Where to go
Once you have your car, it is time to start exploring the beautiful city of Frankfurt. As well as taking in the splendour of the modern and super shiny buildings, enjoy fantastic museums and quaint little boutiques. Head to the small neighbourhoods of the city, each of which has a different atmosphere and enjoy the cafe culture when you want to relax.
Nearby Frankfurt Airport
A quarter-of-an-hour away from Frankfurt Airport is the hugely interesting Senckenberg Museum. The natural history museum is guarded by life-size dinosaur models and it includes a huge range of exhibitions that the whole family is likely to enjoy.
You may also want to head to the central square of Romerberg to see what Frankfurt was like during medieval times and to enjoy some of the city's outdoor cafes.
Under two hours away from Frankfurt Airport via the A3 is the city of Cologne. Full of beautiful gothic architecture, including its famous cathedral and a popular destination for tourists year round, Cologne is definitely worth the drive. Here you'll find some of the best chocolate shops in the world, interesting history and fantastic museums.
Eating and drinking
As with most cities in Germany, you'll find a great range of traditional and European cuisine in Frankfurt. As well as some of your favourites and global brands, you should be sure to try a few local dishes, such as frankfurter würstchen sausages, sauerkraut and rippchen. Wash your meals down with a delicious glass of Apfelwein.
Things to do
Frankfurt is home to the Stadel Museum, a renowned art gallery with a fantastic mix of European art, both classic and modern. Housed in a stunning building, this is a must-visit for all art lovers.
If it's shopping you want, take a break from the boutiques to embrace the hustle and bustle of the city centre Kleinmarkthalle, which has numerous stalls selling everything from food to souvenirs.
You can't visit Frankfurt without heading to the red sandstone cathedral, Kaiserdom. The iconic structure was built over several hundreds of years, with construction starting back in 1356. You can also make your way up the 324 steps of the tower to enjoy fantastic views of the city.