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Getting around

Public transport

Frankfurt’s excellent – if expensive – transport network (RMV) integrates all bus, tram, S-Bahn and U-Bahn lines. Single or day tickets can be purchased from the machines at almost any stop. Press Einzelfahrt Frankfurt for destinations in zone 50, which takes in most of Frankfurt, excluding the airport. Kurzstrecken (short-trip tickets; consult the list on machines) cost up to €1.60, single tickets €2.10 and a Tageskarte (24-hour ticket) €4.90. Weekly passes cost €19.

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Car & motorcycle

Traffic flows smoothly in central Frankfurt, but the one-way system can be extremely frustrating. You’re better off parking your vehicle in one of the many car parks (€2 per hour, €2.50 overnight) and proceeding on foot. Throughout the centre you’ll see signs giving directions and the number of places left in nearby car parks. A free Park & Ride parking garage is in Preungesheim next to the exit from the A 661 and the tram stop Preungesheim.

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Local transport


Taxis are quite expensive. There’s a €2 hire charge, plus a minimum of €1.53 per kilometre. There are taxi ranks throughout the city, or you can call 250 001, 792 020, 634 800 or 230 01.

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Frankfurt is good for cyclists, with designated bike lanes on most streets, but few people in town rent bikes. Günter Storch (9784 3194; www.fahrrad-storch.de; Alexanderstrasse 1; at Rödelheim train station) does for €12 from 10am to 6.30pm (bring your passport). Deutsche Bahn’s remote-operated Call-a-Bike scheme (07000-522 5522; www.callabike.de) costs from €0.07 a minute or €15 per day for 24 hours, making it a better deal.

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