Ps76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 11941 times:
Just to say many thanks for the comments/encouragement.
Quoting Av8rDAL (Reply 6): Is there a train link from Hahn to Frankfurt-Hbf yet? I heard one was being/was to be built.
There was only the bus link from what I saw that day but the bus looked pretty nice and there seemed to be quite a lot of them if needed. But from Google maps it looks like it's pretty far to Frankfurt city. The load factor was not that full if I remember right on the way (maybe 60%) but was quite full returning but I have no idea if those people go to Frankfurt city or just travel more locally. But in true Ryanair style Hahn is quite nicely a different place to visit (though would be pretty cool to visit the real Frankfurt airport one day with Lufthansa maybe).
Ps76 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 11521 times:
Just to say many thanks for the comment/encouragement. There's definitely not that much too see besides Ryanair planes and cargo planes at Hahn spectator's gallery but I found it nice that they had one (Fredrichshafen also had one and I think I heard that most German airports have them which is cool). It's a pretty cool airport overall I thought.
MHG From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 727 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 10970 times:
Quoting Av8rDAL (Reply 6): Been to both airports and both are very spartan, but functional and efficient places.
Is there a train link from Hahn to Frankfurt-Hbf yet? I heard one was being/was to be built.
Nope, altghough the track is there (has already been there when Hahn was still a USAF airbase ... )
But the track does not permit for high speeds (less than 60kph max speed) at the moment. It´s out of service anyways for a couple of years now. So, they need to make a total makeover and still the traveltime to FRA is expected to be the same as the bus or even longer then ...
It is clear that passenger service will be reinstated but it´s difficult to determine when (maybe 2012 ??? ) and under which conditions ...
Btw.: The dual carriageway between the A61 Autobahn and Hahn airport will be completed by early 2010 (just about 10km/7mi are "missing". So, there´s just a small part with a single lane left now)
KaiGywer From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 12129 posts, RR: 37 Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10730 times:
Quoting Ps76 (Reply 8): There was only the bus link from what I saw that day but the bus looked pretty nice and there seemed to be quite a lot of them if needed. But from Google maps it looks like it's pretty far to Frankfurt city.
The bus is your standard coach bus and takes two hours more or less. I took the bus from FRA to HHN in February 08. I then flew "Frankfurt" to "Oslo", which works out since Sandefjord is actually my hometown.
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4139 posts, RR: 6 Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10239 times:
Thanks for great TR! I always enjoy the Ryanair ones for some reason..!
Frankfurt Hahn makes me laugh - how can that be called Frankfurt really? The picture under "Short Final" is not exactly what I think of when I think of the City of Frankfurt. And the fact that a bus ride to the city center of about equal length to the flight time is sort of a joke. But Ryanair is efficient, I'll give them that much.