Cheap Flights to Frankfurt

Cheap Flights to Frankfurt

Although millions of travelers pass through Frankfurt's international airport every year, only the savviest travelers add a multi-day stop in the city to their itinerary.  While Berlin caters to trendy travelers and Munich attracts giddy revelers, Frankfurt offers something completely different: a glimpse into real, 21st century German life.  Yes, Frankfurt has some beautifully restored historic buildings, but it also has some of the country's tallest skyscrapers and busiest exhibition centers.  Many of the city's tourist services have been designed to appeal to discerning business travelers, meaning you can expect your trip to Frankfurt to be efficient, comfortable and worry-free.    

Best Time to Book a Flight to Frankfurt

Canadian travelers will feel comfortable in Frankfurt, where average summer temperatures hover around 20 degrees Celsius, and winter temperatures rarely dip below zero.  With no extreme weather to worry about, travelers should time their trips based on their interests and budget.  High season is between April and September; during this time hotels, restaurants and attractions are busy, and prices tend to be higher.  From October to March the city slows down and prices drop accordingly.  Beer lovers will want to visit the city during Oktoberfest (in the early autumn), while families will enjoy browsing through Frankfurt's celebrated Christmas Market in December.  Once you know when you want to travel, set up a Skyscanner price alert to be notified instantly when prices drop on your preferred travel dates.

Airlines That Fly to Frankfurt

The Frankfurt International Airport is the third-largest airport in Europe, with more than 60 million passengers having passed through its two main terminals in 2016. If you're flying into Frankfurt with Lufthansa or one of its Star Alliance partners you will probably land in Terminal 1, while Terminal 2 is mainly used by airlines associated with the oneworld and SkyTeam partnerships.  From Canada, international carriers including Air Canada and Lufthansa provide year-round direct service to Frankfurt, while Condor also provides low-cost summer service.  The two terminals are connected to one another with a speedy Sky Train, and from Terminal 1 passengers can hop on board both local and long-distance trains. 

What to See and Do in Frankfurt

Frankfurt's city center is compact and easily walkable.  In fact, a number of free and low-cost walking tours explore the city center every day, with English-speaking guides leading visitors to attractions including Romerberg Square, the Old Opera, the Iron Bridge and Saint Paul's Church.  Museum lovers will want to visit the collection of museums along the city's riverbank (including the German Film Museum and the city's Jewish Museum), but sports fanatics will probably prefer taking in a Eintracht Frankfurt match at the Commerzbank-Arena, just south of the city center. 

Frankfurt is an excellent home base for day trips throughout the region.  Consider renting a car to explore the medieval town of Mainz and the stunning castle in Heidelberg.

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