Cheap Flights to Frankfurt

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When is the Best Time to Visit?

Peak Season:

Tourists generally book flights to Frankfurt from May to late October, and the major convention season covers March through May, September, and October.

Not all flights to Frankfurt are full of travellers coming for conferences and business. The city’s very own folk festival, Waldchestag (Forest Day), has been taking place for centuries featuring a combination of live music concerts, funfair rides, food and drink stall. As there is something for the whole family to enjoy, locals, young and old, throughout the generations traditionally leave work by midday throughout the three day festival to make their way to the forest. The Walchestag is a traditional way of the locals representing their love and pride for their city.

MainFest takes place in August is a huge four day festival in Romerberg’s old town at the banks of the river Main. MainFest entices thousands of locals and visitors to come and enjoy fireworks, fairground rides, wine and much more. With attractions such as games, tombolas, rides and carousels it is the only city festival which appeals to the whole family.

Off Season:

Even with the heat, rain, and crowds of June and August, you can find cheap flights to Frankfurt in the summer than in the spring and autumn. The cold and stormy weather of November through February generally brings fewer visitors than the rest of the year.

Frankfurt climate

Summers are warm and fluctuate between sunny and rainy. Spring and autumn are mild with temperatures in the 10s and teens Celsius, and winter is cold with wet days. July and August are the warmest months with temperatures usually in the mid-20s. January is the coldest month with below-zero temperatures.

Getting around Frankfurt

Frankfurt has a great public transport system. The RMV (Rhein-Main Verkehrsverbund) sends efficient, modern subways, trams and buses all over the city. You can get unlimited travel around Frankfurt with a Frankfurt Card. Renting a car is an option. You can find reasonably priced parking in the centre, but battling traffic, construction and accidents could eat into your sightseeing time.

Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is situated just over 12km south west of the centre of Frankfurt, and taxis, S-Bahn (fast commuter trains), shuttles and buses link the airport to the centre of town.

Frankfurt insider information

  • Not just a financial centre, Frankfurt is also a trade hub, hosting fairs and festivals throughout the year. These events include the International Music Trade Fair, International Jazz Festival, Wilhelmstrassenfest Theatrium street festival, the world’s largest Book Fair, and a month-long Christmas Fair — to name just a few. Check the Trade Show and Events calendar to see what will be in town while you’re there.
  • Many of Frankfurt’s museums are closed on Mondays, but several have free admission on Wednesdays.
  • Frankfurt is the place to shop for high-quality electronics and sports equipment; top-of-the line European fashion; and the best of European wines, breads, cheeses, and sausages.
  • Two popular outdoor activities are swimming and inline skating. Swimming centres often have slides, waterfalls, and other amusements. "Freikörper" or "FKK" on a sign indicates that the park or beach allows nude sunbathing. Tuesday nights, from March until October, thousands of inline skaters are on the road. The event starts at the Ignatz Bubis Bridge and is 41 km long, but the route always changes. The event is free and anybody can join.
  • Bicycling is also a popular activity in Frankfurt. The Stadtwald has paths that are well-tended and flat. There are many bike paths along both sides of the Main River and also the Nidda River (in the Heddernheim, Eschersheim, Hausen, and Rödelheim districts). For something more strenuous, try the paths of the Taunus Hills.
  • As a techno centre, Frankfurt has no shortage of dance clubs, and you can dance the night away at many clubs. It is also a leading centre for jazz, and jazz musicians can be found anywhere from cafés to the Old Opera House. Sound of Frankfurt is a giant, outdoor music festival held every July with live bands, DJs, and techno, house, rock, rap, and Latin American music. Party goers fill the pedestrian zone around the Ziel, and there’s enough space for each concert to have its own party.
  • Sachsenhausen (Frankfurt's "Left Bank") is where you’ll find Apfelwein (apple wine or cider) taverns. A tavern with a pine wreath over its door makes its own apple wine.

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Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 1.34
A dozen eggs
$ 3.40
Bottle of wine
$ 7.79
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 2.10
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6.23
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 5.69
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 3.34
$ 4.40
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 145.16
Pair of jeans
$ 126.41
How much does transport cost in Frankfurt?
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 2
1 km taxi journey
$ 3
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 5
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 51

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