Lufthansa Express Rail—connects train and plane seamlessly
From Nuremberg seamlessly to the Northern Lights, from Ulm to virgin forest with a transfer guarantee—or from over 25 railway stations to your worldwide dream destination. This is what Lufthansa Express Rail offers you: a ticket to the world of DB and Lufthansa.
Travel quickly and conveniently by train from many German railway stations to Frankfurt Airport and, with optimal transfer times, arrive for your departure flight seamlessly. Simple, fast, and comfortable.
And even if there should there be a delay, thanks to our transfer guarantee, 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
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.
Conveniently book and check in for your train and flight at the same time from 23 hours and up to 15 minutes before your flight departs.
Travel seamlessly to your departure at Frankfurt Airport—relaxed and with a transfer guarantee.
Please note: it is not currently possible to drop off your baggage at the AIRail Terminal
The AIRail Terminal at Frankfurt Airport is temporarily closed due to building work at the airport. For bag drop-off, please use the bag drop kiosks and counters in Departure Halls A and B. Simply follow the signs.
After you have landed at Frankfurt Airport and if you have an onward journey with Lufthansa Express Rail or Lufthansa Express Bus, you will still receive your baggage in the baggage reclaim area at the AIRail Terminal of the long-distance rail station.
Important advice for your journey with Lufthansa Express Rail
- Check in online or via your mobile from 23 hours and up to 15 minutes before departure
- One boarding pass each for Lufthansa Express Rail and your connecting flight
- Boarding pass serves as your ticket for the train
Lufthansa Express Rail stations
You can use Lufthansa Express Rail from the following cities:
Aachen, Augsburg, Basel, Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Freiburg, Göttingen, Hamburg, Hanover, Kassel, Karlsruhe, Leipzig, Mannheim, Munich, Münster, Nuremberg, Osnabrück, Siegburg, Stuttgart, Ulm, and Würzburg.
Fast, easy and comfortable from the long-distance train station to your gate
The route between the long-distance train station and Terminal 1 is very well signposted and you can easily walk it in just a few minutes. Should you be short of time, as a Lufthansa Express Rail customer you always have the option of using the Fast Tracks at security control—in this way you can arrive at your departure gate quickly and conveniently.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, Lufthansa Express Rail includes an advanced seat assignment. As a Lufthansa First Class or Business Class passenger, seats are reserved for you in the train’s 1st Class compartment. If you are traveling in Lufthansa Premium Economy Class or Economy Class, you will find your assigned 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. Due to building work, it is currently not possible to drop off baggage at the AIRail Terminal at Frankfurt Airport. For bag drop-off, please use the bag drop kiosks and counters in Departure Halls A and B.
On your return journey, after landing in Frankfurt you can collect your baggage from the baggage reclaim area 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 traveling 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.
A cross-border Lufthansa Express Rail connection is not currently 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 traveling.
* 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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