Useful information about the flight from Bangalore to Frankfurt
Germany's business and financial hub
Frankfurt is the business and financial centre of Germany and the largest city in the German state of Hesse. The city is known for its futuristic skyline and is home to the busiest German airport. Located on the river Main, Frankfurt hosts some of the world's most important trade shows, such as the Frankfurt Auto Show and the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Best time to travel, attractions and tips
There is really no best time to visit Frankfurt because the city is vibrant and exciting all year long. The winters are cold and wet, with minimum temperatures reaching as low as -10 °C, while the summers are quite pleasant with temperatures reaching as high as 25 °C. During March and April Frankfurt hosts Dippemess, a big traditional festival in the Rhine/Main area. Earlier in the year, in February and March Frankfurt hosts a Carnival - also known as the fifth season.
Important information before you travel
For Indian citizens visiting Frankfurt be sure to get a Schengen Visa. If you fly to Frankfurt you will be arriving at one of two airports. Frankfurt Main Airport is close to the city centre and easy to reach via public transport. Frankfurt Hahn Airport is used mainly by low-cost carriers and is a two-hour drive from the city (buses are available). Frankfurt is a very expensive city to live in. The cost of a basic meal will run you about 10EUR.
Local Frankfurt transport information
If you fly into Frankfurt Main Airport you have a number of options to get into the city centre. Local trains S8, S9 and RE80 each take around 15 minutes and cost around 4.50EUR into central Frankfurt. You can buy tickets at vending machines prior to travelling. Taxis take around 20 or 30 minutes to travel the same distance. Hostels in Frankfurt cost around 20EUR per person for a shared room. Hotels will run you about 50EUR per person. Be sure to book early during trade fairs like the Motor Show in September and the Book Fair in mid-October. Once in Frankfurt there are a number of ways of getting around. Trams, overground trains, underground trains and buses are all available. The Frankfurt Card travel pass includes offers for museums and attractions. A day pass costs around 7EUR, while a single ticket will run you about 2.80EUR.