Travel with AIRail

Travel conveniently from the centre of Cologne (via Siegburg/Bonn) or Stuttgart with the ICE (Inter City Express) to Frankfurt Airport, or in the opposite direction, and enjoy the comprehensive benefits of Lufthansa AIRail services.

The perfectly timed coordination of the trains with Lufthansa flights means that transfer times between train and plane are minimal. You can also comfortably catch early intercontinental flights with AIRail.

Starting your journey with AIRail: when you start your journey with AIRail, you can check in for both the train journey and the flight in advance and simply take your baggage with you onto your AIRail train. So on arrival at Frankfurt’s mainline station and after checking in your baggage at the AIRail terminal, you can conveniently proceed to the departure gate for your onward flight without further delay.

Finishing your journey with AIRail: if an AIRail destination is your final destination, then after your flight has landed in Frankfurt, go directly to the AIRail terminal where you can collect your baggage from the AIRail baggage reclaim and take it through customs. You then simply take your baggage with you onto your AIRail train.

At Frankfurt and Cologne stations there is a free porter service, exclusively for AIRail passengers, to help you carry your bags between the platforms and the AIRail terminal.

The AIRail services at a glance

  • Routes:
    • Cologne central station (via Siegburg/Bonn)—Frankfurt and return
    • Stuttgart main railway station—-Frankfurt and return
  • Lufthansa boarding pass for AIRail trains as well as for feeder flights/onward flights
  • Minimal transfer times between AIRail trains and Lufthansa flights
  • Baggage check-in/collection before or after Lufthansa flights in the AIRail terminal at Frankfurt
  • AIRail porter service at Frankfurt mainline station and Cologne central station
  • Seat reservation in a specific Lufthansa Business or Economy Class allocated seating area as well as personal assistance from a Lufthansa AIRail guard
The AIRail service

AIRail service
AIRail passengers in Business Class
AIRail passengers in Economy Class
Frankfurt - Cologne:
Exclusively reserved seats in carriage 21’s panorama lounge, with a special view through the train compartment as well as a bigger seat pitch

Frankfurt - Stuttgart:
Specially reserved seats in carriage 14 or carriage 21
Frankfurt - Cologne:
reserved seats in carriage 21

Frankfurt - Stuttgart:
reserved seats in carriage 5 or carriage 21
Seat reservation
When booking
At check-in
On-board service
Frankfurt - Cologne:
tray service at your seat

Frankfurt - Stuttgart:
voucher for the on-board DB bistro
No on-board service
Newspapers and magazines
Available on the train
Not available
DB lounge access
Cologne central station, Stuttgart main station and Frankfurt inter-city mainline station*
No access to DB lounges

* AIRail passengers with valid AIRail Business Class boarding pass for that day of travel (SEN/HON with additional companion)

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