9:40 flight from Frankfurt....

Quick questions: If I have a 9:40 flight out of Frankfurt, will I have enough time if I arrive at the Regional Bahnhof at 7:34, or should I take an earlier train to arrive at 6:45? This will be in September.... and I see there is construction at the Fernbahnhof?? Would appreciate some guidance. Thanks!

Posted by Lee
Lakewood, Colorado
11260 posts

Two hours should be sufficient, assuming you have only carry-on. But then, as long as you get home, where all your clothes are, who cares if your suitcases arrive 2 days later.

Posted by Tom
Hüttenfeld, Hessen, Germany
9094 posts

The construction at the Fernbahnhof is just some work on the stairs. It doesn't affect rail traffic... and because you're taking a regional train, it won't affect you either way.

Posted by Hille
Midwest
157 posts

Christi, Lee and Tom -- Thanks for your replies! What's what I was hoping you'd say. And yes, carryon only, plus I move along pretty fast. (for the Fernbahnhof construction, it said "arrival will be delayed 20 minutes".... but I'll just plan on the regional train anyway, no problem) BTW - I'm going against most current thinking, and getting a First Class railpass again. I've come to like the flexibility of a pass and the little extra of first class; the cost difference of the pass versus buy-ahead tickets is about the equivalent of a sandwich and coffee per train trip. :)
I do appreciate all the helpful information on these boards, though. Thanks again!

Posted by Christi
Whitsett, TX, United States
398 posts

BTW - I'm going against most current thinking, and getting a First Class railpass again. I've come to like the flexibility of a pass and the little extra of first class; the cost difference of the pass versus buy-ahead tickets is about the equivalent of a sandwich and coffee per train trip. :)
I do appreciate all the helpful information on these boards, though. Thanks again! We just returned from 30 days using a global saver rail pass - we loved the flexibility of it. We did not make any reservations on any trains nor did we pay any supplements. In France, Belgium, Netherlands where fast & direct require reservations we just used the regional express trains - no problems. The only time we had a problem getting seats was Innsbruck to Venice & return - we just sat in the bistro car and made new friends! The food, wine & beer on the OBB trains is really cheap! Have a ball!

Posted by Eileen
Texan in CA
3578 posts

FWIW, we've also used railpasses after they stopped being so super easy to use (although we may be done with them...for now; we're not moving around as much these days); we knew the benefits and limitations beforehand, though - so no surprises.

Posted by Hille
Midwest
157 posts

Thanks, all! I haven't nailed everything down yet, so I'll be starting a new thread asking about Luxembourg airport.