FRA layover on a Friday 9pm, too late to get to town for a late bite?

Our flight leaves at 7am next am, so we are thinking of roughing it at the airport instead of spending $ at a hotel. Do we have time to take the train and grab a late dinner in town or perhaps some place decent to eat outside of airport?

Posted by Ms. Jo
Frankfurt, Germany
4762 posts

You could also get a budget hotel for the night in Frankfurt. Not sure when you will be here, but it is still light out at 21:00 now, and we still have a month to go til we get the longest day. Trains start running at 04:15 in the morning from Frankfurt to the airport and only take 11 min. to get there. Are you flying to Canada or someplace in Europe? Excelsior hotel is pretty budget and it is right outside of the South exit of the train station. Double room is anywhere from 68-75 a night depending on the dates. Plus you get breakfast and free mini bar. Plenty of places to eat in town at night.

Posted by craig
canada, Canada
33 posts

You could also get a budget hotel for the night in Frankfurt. Not sure when you will be here, but it is still light out at 21:00 now, and we still have a month to go til we get the longest day. Trains start running at 04:15 in the morning from Frankfurt to the airport and only take 11 min. to get there. Are you flying to Canada or someplace in Europe? Excelsior hotel is pretty budget and it is right outside of the South exit of the train station. Double room is anywhere from 68-75 a night depending on the dates. Plus you get breakfast and free mini bar. Thanks for your prompt reply Jo. our flight departs to LHR at 7am next morning. 11 min commute from train to airport sounds even faster than the wait some people say they have to wait to get a shuttle to an airport hotel, and at 70e is definitely worth exploring. Although we most likely have to check out before breakfast which usually starts at 6am. Are there place to eat or walk arounnd by Hotel Excelsior or do we have to take another train? Would you mind letting me know what my exact route would be with timing?

Posted by Ms. Jo
Frankfurt, Germany
4762 posts

Lots of places to eat inside the main train station and they open early for the commuters and travelers. Give me your dates of travel, and I can look up your train.

Posted by craig
canada, Canada
33 posts

Hi Jo, here is my flight info: Arriving Frankfurt (FRA) Fri 14-Jun 2013 20:45 - TERMINAL 1 Departing Frankfurt (FRA) Sat 15-Jun 2013 07:00 - TERMINAL 1
Thank you so much!

Posted by Ms. Jo
Frankfurt, Germany
4762 posts

Trains coming into Frankfurt on Fri. 14 June, from the regional train station, track 1 at: 21:17, 21:32, 21:47, 22:02 All take 11-12 min. Trains going to the airport on Sat. 15 June from the main train station, track 103, underground: 04:17, 04:47, 05:02, 05:17
All take 10 min.

Posted by Tom
Hüttenfeld, Hessen, Germany
9108 posts

"Lots of places to eat inside the main train station and they open early for the commuters and travelers. Give me your dates of travel, and I can look up your train." Jo, I'm not certain what the current state is, but about two months ago when I was last at the station, the food court was under construction and completely closed. Only that upstairs restaurant was open, where I found the food mediocre and the service amazingly slow.

Posted by Ms. Jo
Frankfurt, Germany
4762 posts

That food court place near the South exit, is supposed to re-open this weekend I believe. Must go check. I had meant that many of the bakeries are going to be open for pastries, sandwiches, wraps, coffee, etc. Like these, which are open 24/7. http://www.einkaufsbahnhof.de/de/frankfurt-%28main%29/schlemmen/gastronomie/sandwich-more-%28gleis-14%29/ http://www.einkaufsbahnhof.de/de/frankfurt-%28main%29/schlemmen/baeckereien/le-crobag-%28gleis-11plus12%29/ http://www.einkaufsbahnhof.de/de/frankfurt-%28main%29/schlemmen/baeckereien/brezelbaeckerei-ditsch-%28eg%29/ Agree with you Tom, that the Cosmopolitan offers less than average food and service. Might be ok for a coffee, but that is it. Nice view of the trains from up there though.