Your destination is the world – your starting point your home

Synchronised with Lufthansa flights, Lufthansa Express Rail facilitates an optimal connection with short transfer times.

Home – Frankfurt – the world

With Lufthansa Express Rail, your arrival by train merges as seamlessly as possible with your departure from Frankfurt Airport – very conveniently and with optimal transfer times. Particularly convenient: if delays should arise, you are automatically rebooked on the next available flight or train.

These connections are already available from 14 cities in Germany. In the near future, the service will also be expanded considerably.

The Express Rail stations 

Lufthansa Express Rail is available to you in an increasing number of cities.

Existing connections: Aachen, Basel,  Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hannover, Kassel, Karlsruhe, Cologne, Leipzig, Mannheim, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Ulm and Würzburg

Gesch?ftsreisender im Terminal // Business traveller in the terminal

Check-in for the train journey

With Lufthansa Express Rail you can check in from 23 hours before departure online or via your mobile device, as is usual with Lufthansa. You can use this check-in service up to 15 minutes before your train departs. You will then receive your boarding pass which is valid exclusively for both the Express Rail journey and for your Lufthansa flight. In case of failure to comply, Deutsche Bahn may charge fares retrospectively.

As a Lufthansa First Class or Business Class passenger, seats are reserved for you in the train’s 1st Class compartment. If you are travelling in Lufthansa Premium Economy Class or Economy Class, you will find your reserved seat in the train’s 2nd Class compartment.

Baggage regulations for Lufthansa Express Rail

Lufthansa Express Rail passengers are responsible for their baggage during the train journey until they drop it off at the AIRail terminal at Frankfurt Airport.

On your return journey after landing in Frankfurt, you reclaim your baggage at the Lufthansa Express Rail baggage reclaim at the long-distance train station, take it through customs and then directly with you on to the train.

Lufthansa baggage regulations apply to all Lufthansa Express Rail connections. The free baggage allowance complies with the baggage regulations of your connecting flight.


Please note:

  • Unfortunately, bicycles, surfboards and sports weapons cannot be transported.
  • Dogs and cats may be transported.
  • Your bulky and sports baggage and your animals can be checked in at Frankfurt in Departures Hall B, counters 445/446.

Travel for passengers with reduced mobility

Our aim is to look after your needs as individually and comprehensively as possible – please therefore let us know your requirements, ideally at the time of booking.

If you are travelling with a wheelchair, a member of staff from the DB passenger information desk will accompany you to your train seat 30 minutes before the train departs. Upon your arrival, a member of our customer service team will take you to your departure gate.

Important note:
Unfortunately, you will not be able to travel with Lufthansa Express Rail if you require a medical escort or must be transported lying down.

*First Class passengers, HON Circle Members and Senators have access to the DB lounges. Passengers with Frequent Traveller status cannot use this offer.