Airfare to Frankfurt, Germany
As the financial capital of the country – and Europe (it’s home to the European Central Bank), it should be no surprise that Frankfurt has the second-busiest airport in Europe, after London Heathrow. Therefore, direct tickets are often cheaper here than elsewhere in Europe. The city is also notable for having the only skyscraper-dominated skyline in the nation, and having a population that exceeds 30% immigrants.
Airfare to Frankfurt will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Berlin, Germany or Munich, Germany. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills Europe airlines. Wizz Air, BlueAir and RyanAir fly to Frankfurt area airports. Although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through London, England; Berlin, Germany; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on Europe low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. Flights within Europe rarely exceed two-and-a-half hours. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Lufthansa is the national airline. However, British Airways, LOT Polish, Air France and most major airlines also stop in Frankfurt.
The most expensive air tickets to Frankfurt are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the summer Eurail season. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak winter season, January-March
- Consider flying into Berlin, Germany or Munich, Germany and traveling overland to Frankfurt via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition