Transferring at FRA


Transferring at Frankfurt Airport

To make your transfer as smooth as possible, we've compiled all important information for you.

Service Points

Service Points

The friendly, multilingual service staff will be happy to help you at Frankfurt Airport.

To Locations

InfoGates

InfoGates

Talk virtually with our information staff from different locations in the terminals.

To Locations

If you do not yet have a boarding pass for your connecting flight, you can obtain one at your airline's transfer counters. If there is no transfer desk on site, you will receive your boarding pass for the connecting flight at the information desk of the departure gate as well as in the public area at the check-in desk of your airline.

In most cases, your checked baggage will be automatically checked through to your destination airport. If this is not the case, pick up your baggage at baggage claim and check it in again with your airline. This also applies if you have booked your flight connections individually.

Passenger tunnel A/B

Passenger tunnel A/B

If you are changing between piers A and B in Terminal 1, you can use the passenger tunnel. On the moving walkways, you can enjoy the gigantic work of art by Martin Liebscher.

Terminal change via shuttle buses

Terminal change via shuttle buses

  • The yellow shuttle buses are a convenient way to transfer between terminals.
  • The stops are located in front of Terminals 1 and 2 and at the P36 bus parking lot for long-distance buses.
  • They leave every 10-15 minutes (depending on the time of day) and operate daily around the clock (24/7).
  • The shuttle is free of charge. 

Terminal change via SkyLine

Terminal change via SkyLine

If you have to change between areas A, B, C or Z (Terminal 1) and areas D or E (Terminal 2), the signs will take you to the free SkyLine.

It leaves every 2-3 minutes and operates from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m.

Passengers can board and alight from the public area as well as from the transit area.

The stops are located in:

  • Terminal 1, A/Z (transit area)
  • Terminal 1, B/C (access via departure hall B on level 2)
  • Terminal 1, C (transit area)
  • Terminal 2, D/E (access via Shopping Plaza on level 3)

Fast lanes

Fast lanes

Fast lanes are located in both terminals wherever passengers transfer from the Non-Schengen to the Schengen area and vice versa. If it is getting tight with the connecting flight and your flight is shown in the monitor at the checkpoint, you can take a shortcut to the gate via the fast lanes.

Security Check Procedures

Security Check Procedures

In most cases, you must clear security checks on your way through the airport. Please allow enough time for them. Also please observe the restrictions on carrying  liquids and gels  into the aircraft cabin.  Please note that you may not carry liquids bought in duty free shops at airports outside the EU when flying from Frankfurt Airport. This also applies to any duty-free items that you have bought on board a non-EU airline.

More about the screening

Whether or not you must clear a passport check depends on whether the airport you have arrived from and your destination are within or outside the Schengen Area.

  • You are arriving from and are heading for an airport within the Schengen Area:  Usually there is no ID check.
  • You are arriving from a Schengen country and are traveling to a non-Schengen country:  You will probably have to clear a passport check. Depending on your nationality, you may require a transit visa. If in doubt, please contact an embassy or consulate of your country.
  • You are arriving from outside the Schengen Area and your destination is in a non-Schengen country:  Usually no passport check is mandatory, provided that you do not leave the transit zone. Depending on your nationality, you may require a transit visa. If in doubt, please contact an embassy or consulate of your country.
  • You are arriving from an airport in a non-Schengen country and are traveling to a destination within the Schengen Area:  You will probably have to clear a border check. Depending on your nationality, you may require a transit visa. If in doubt, please contact an embassy or consulate of your country.

EasyPASS and EasyPASS-RTP

EasyPASS and EasyPASS-RTP

EasyPASS and EasyPASS-RTP allow you to enter and exit the country faster and easier. The automated border control system allows travelers to pass through passport control within seconds.

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Facilities & Services

Facilities & Services

We offer numerous free services, such as Gaming World, Movie World or even Leisure Zones, to ensure a relaxed and entertaining stay at Frankfurt Airport. Furthermore, you will find numerous lounges, a transit hotel or the napcabs in the terminals.

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Shopping

Shopping

Numerous stores are located in both terminals, providing a unique variety of products from all over the world.

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Eat & drink

Eat & drink

In both terminals there are numerous restaurants and snack bars that leave nothing to be desired.

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NapCabs in Terminal 1

NapCabs in Terminal 1

Sleep, relax or work. You can do all this away from the hustle and bustle - in the middle of Terminal 1, in transit area Pier A Schengen or in transit area B.
We wish you a  restful stay. 

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