Lufthansa Express Rail – convenient travel to your flight with transfer guarantee
Travel on high-speed trains from many German stations to Frankfurt Airport and, with optimal transfer times, arrive conveniently for your flight departure. Should there be a delay, our transfer guarantee means that you will be rebooked automatically onto the next flight or train – we will notify you of this in good time.
Your benefits with Lufthansa Express Rail
Optimal coordination of train and plane with transfer guarantee
One Lufthansa ticket and one check-in for the train and the plane
Automatic advance seat reservation for your train journey
Baggage drop-off directly in the AIRail Terminal at the long-distance train station
Status customers have access to the DB Lounges*
Mileage credit also for the train journey
Book Lufthansa Express Rail
In the flight search, select one of our many Lufthansa Express Rail stations as your departure airport.
Select your Lufthansa Express Rail connection in the flight overview.
Book easily and check in online for both your train and flight between 23 hours and 15 minutes before departure.
Enjoy a seamless and relaxed journey to your departure at Frankfurt Airport – with a transfer guarantee.
Important advice for your journey with Lufthansa Express Rail
- Check in online or via your mobile between 23 hours and 15 minutes before departure
- One boarding pass each for Lufthansa Express Rail and your connecting flight
- Your boarding pass serves as your ticket for the train
- Bag drop-off and reclaim in the AIRail Terminal Frankfurt Airport
- It is compulsory to wear a medical face mask and the general hygiene measures are to be observed during the journey on all connections.
Please find out about the entry requirements and have all the necessary travel documents to hand for Germany and your destination country.
Lufthansa Express Rail stations
You can use Lufthansa Express Rail from the following cities:
Aachen, Basel, Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hamburg, Hanover, Kassel, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Osnabrück, Stuttgart, Ulm and Würzburg.
From the long-distance train station to Terminal 1 in just a few minutes
The route between the long-distance train station and Terminal 1 is very well signposted and you can walk it in just a few minutes. Should you be short of time, as a Lufthansa Express Rail customer you have the option of using the Fast Lanes at security.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Lufthansa Express Rail includes an advance seat reservation. 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.
Yes, Lufthansa Express Rail can also be booked for just one leg of your journey. To do this, select the "multi-stop flight" option in the flight search and enter your route accordingly.
For example: Mannheim – Frankfurt, Frankfurt – New York, New York – Frankfurt
With Lufthansa Express Rail you can check in online or via your mobile phone from 23 hours before your flight departs and up to 15 minutes before your train departs. You will receive one boarding pass for the train journey and the flight. The boarding pass is your train ticket and is only valid for the connection printed on it. In case of failure to comply, Deutsche Bahn may charge fares retrospectively.
Lufthansa baggage regulations apply to all Lufthansa Express Rail connections. The free baggage allowance complies with the baggage regulations of your connecting flight.
As a Lufthansa Express Rail passenger, you are responsible for your baggage during the train journey until you drop it off at the AIRail terminal at Frankfurt Airport. On your return journey, you can collect your baggage after landing in Frankfurt from the carousel in the AIRail Terminal and take it straight to your train.
- Unfortunately, bicycles, surfboards and sports weapons cannot be transported.
- Dogs and cats may be transported.
- Your bulky and sports baggage and your pets can be checked in at Frankfurt in Departures Hall B, counters 445/446.
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.
Please 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.
At the current time, no cross-border Lufthansa Express Rail connections are available. If you wish to travel by train to Frankfurt from another European country, please book this through Deutsche Bahn or the train company of the country from which you are travelling.
* Lufthansa First and Business Class passengers as well as Lufthansa HON Circle Members and Senators with a valid Lufthansa Express Rail boarding pass have access to the premium area of the DB Lounge.
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