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
12628 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
Lewiston, NY
10262 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
208 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
808 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
3923 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
208 posts

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