To get from A to B in our daily lives there are usually several possibilities. Already Queen sang “I want to ride my bike … I want to ride it where I like” so why don’t you try a tour around FrankfurtRheinMain? You will be surprised how far you get 😉
Or are you one of the lazier ones? Don’t worry, the classics like bus and train will take you to the destination without any effort. Besides that in our region, we also like to take cover the ways on the water.
How to get around inside the region
The region’s backbone in terms of public transportation is the “Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund” (RMV). Being one of the largest transport associations in Germany it coordinates and organises regional bus and rail transport over an area of around 14,000 square kilometres, moving around 2.5 million passengers every day.
And the best thing is: You only need one ticket to get to your destination, wherever in the region this might be. The ticket is valid for all RMV means of transport, no matter how often you want to change. Thanks to the suitable app, you will always have all the latest information on your connection at hand in addition to your ticket, or you can pick up your ticket at one of the many ticket machines at stops or train stations. Internationals welcome – a multiple selection of languages allows you to get conveniently in your preferred language to all travel options.
Through its central location, FrankfurtRheinMain can also be easily reached by car from any direction. You will almost certainly pass the so-called “Kleeblatt” (cloverleaf). This is how the Frankfurter Kreuz is affectionately called. In fact, it is the most frequented motorway junction in Germany with about 350,000 cars and trucks every day.
The two rivers Rhein and Main not only give our region its name, but also separate and connect equally. In order to cross the rivers, FrankfurtRheinMain not only has numerous bridges, but also ferries taking their passengers from one side to the other every day. While some commuters are still dependent on them, for most people ferries are only part of a Sunday excursion – or a visit to a museum. Today there are still four Main ferries between Hanau and Mainz, on the longer Rhein there are still considerably more. Moreover, they all have their own special features.
Traveling the world from FrankfurtRheinMain
Until a few years ago, long-distance buses were less popular in Europe than, for example, in the USA. However, this has changed in the meantime: A start up called FlixBus has given buses a trendier, eco-friendly, sharing-economy vibe and conquered Europe. The buses connect around 2,000 destinations in 27 European countries. In our region you can find them in six cities – Aschaffenburg, Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Hanau, Mainz and Wiesbaden – some of which have several stops – so nothing stands in the way of a relaxing trip. There are bus connections from the region to over 1000 destinations all over Europe. How would it be, for example, with a few days relaxing in the sun south of France? Then get on the bus and let’s go.
Are you a frequent traveller? Then you probably know Frankfurt Airport better than your vest pocket 😉 Its central location makes it an important hub and transfer point for worldwide air traffic.
If you prefer to reach your destination by air, Frankfurt Airport, Germany’s largest one, is the perfect starting point. No other airport has better connections into the world than Frankfurt airport. It is leading in airport connectivity meaning number of destinations, frequency of services and the quality of connections (in the case of hubbing or indirect services).
From here, 99 airlines take their passengers to 311 destinations worldwide, spread over 97 countries. The connection from Frankfurt to Asia is particularly good – no other European airport offers so many non-stop flights to Seoul or Shanghai.
Directly from the airport, which houses one of the largest central railway stations in Europe, you can take a (high-speed) train and continue your journey. In addition, they are incredibly fast. An ICE line for example connects the cities of Frankfurt and Cologne in only 58 minutes.
Not only within Germany rail travel is a good way not to lose time on the road, but also to work or simply relax and read a book or listen to music. The trains of Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s privatized national railway connect not places within Germany but also travel to other European destinations including Switzerland, Belgium, Austria, Italy and the Netherlands. The Paris Eifel Tower and the Louvre, for example, can be reached in less than four hours – so there is nothing left to stand in the way of sightseeing.
Morning run in the hills, breakfast in Paris or a business meeting in Zürich – whether within the region, within Europe or worldwide, easy get around is guaranteed in FrankfurtRheinMain.