The Frankfurt Airport is extremely busy and you need at least 2 hours minimum to connect between flights if you are flying into Frankfurt from another European city and using a different airline for your connection. Due to security regulations, you may not be issued a boarding pass for your Frankfurt flight and will have to check in with a ticket agent (not the departure gate because it is past security). We missed a flight and a friend almost missed his and he had a 3 hour layover. Unlike Rick says, the Frankfurt airport is NOT well marked and there is construction.
Audrey, I think Rick and you both are right. The airport is very well marked and color coded BUT due to the construction going on pretty much everywhere and in all the terminals it can get very confusing at the moment - even for people who use the airport every week.What might make using FRA a bit more easy is to know that there are (only) two main terminal buildings. T1 has got three concourses (A,B,C) and T2 has got two (D and E). There is a people mover mono rail like thing connecting T1 and T2. It stops at T2 right between D and E and in T1 it stops in B and A. You cannot walk between C and D! Check the airport's website prior to your trip to find out which terminal your airline flies in and which your next airline departs. LH, UA, US are in T1. DL, CO, NW, BA, AF, KL fly from T2. Train connections to downtown Frankfurt and the entire German rail network only depart from T1. Audrey, I hope you still had a great time in Europe!
I respectfully disagree with you regarding airport signs. I'm not alone in my thinking. Yes, they are color coded but I think there could be more signage. I have flown into Frankfurt several times and this was the first time I really encountered problems . . . both on arrival and departure. Finding the Big Blue Meeting Point on arrival was diffiult due to construction. When you go from Terminal 1 to 2 you have to go outside. They need a sign outside directing you along the construction area. Catching a train out of the airport is easy. I always take an airport map whenever I travel. I dep it with my ticket and itinerary. Happy travels!
Audrey, by saying you'd flown into Frankfurt before without encountering any problems with finding your way don't you actually agree with me that in general the airport is well signed. The problems have startet to occur with the start of the current constructions. And both locals and visitors from abroad are heavily affected by these construction related problems. FRAport have done a rather poor job in bridging the sign posting etc.