Car Hire at Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Frankfurt Hahn Airport is a small airbase in the west of Germany. The airport is equidistant from Frankfurt and Luxembourg, with decent road connections to the rest of Germany too.
This information is correct as of September 2015
Where to hire a car at Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, Sixt, Europcar, Buchbinder and Alamo all have desks within Frankfurt Hahn Airport’s terminal building. There are a wide variety of cars you can choose to rent here.
Petrol stations close at Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There’s a petrol station just four minutes away from Frankfurt Hahn airport. Head north east when exiting the airport and continue on to be K2. At the roundabout take the first exit onto the L182 and to continue on this road for 400m. The petrol station will be on your left.
Driving around at Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Frankfurt Hahn Airport is well connected to the rest of Germany with a number of main roads and motorways, including the B50 and E42. However the airport is not as close to Frankfurt as you might think. The airport is located 120km west of Frankfurt and 150km south of Bonn.
It’s a popular airport for residents and business travellers who live in the area, as well as being popular with travellers wanting to make their way through Luxembourg, Germany and France. The roads around the airport are usually not busy, as it’s in a rural location.
Popular destinations to drive to from Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Frankfurt is one of the largest cities in Germany. Globally, it’s known as a financial hub, but travellers often visit for the Goethe-Haus Museum, the Altstadt and Oktoberfest celebrations. See the city guide to Frankfurt.
Frankfurt takes an hour to reach on the B50. In Büchenbeuren, follow the K2 to reach the B50. You will be following this road for around 117km. Take the A60, A61 and A66 to Theodor-Heuss-Allee/B44/B8 in Frankfurt am Main. If you wish to reach the south of Frankfurt, follow the A60 instead of taking the exit for the 643.
It’s not easy to find on street parking in Frankfurt as it’s a major city. Your best bet is to find a Pay & Display car park on the outskirts, or to make sure your hotel has parking facilities.
Luxembourg, one of the smallest countries in Europe, is tucked between Germany and France. It will take you less than a day to road trip around the whole of Luxembourg!
It’s worth noting that the roads and regulations are slightly different in Luxembourg as it is a different country. There are no motorway tolls in Luxembourg.
It only takes an hour to reach the city of Luxembourg from Frankfurt Hahn airport. To reach Luxembourg, get on the A1 in Mehring from the B50. Follow this road for 46km, then move onto the B64 and A1 toward Luxembourg. After 58km, take exit 8. The signs here will take you into the city of Luxembourg, but the Ardennes Forest and Reims are in the west of the country.
Cologne and Bonn are north of Frankfurt Hahn Airport. Bonn is one of the most important cities in this part of Germany, as it used to be the capital of West Germany. See the top 10 things to do in Cologne.
When exiting the airport, turn right towards the K2 and merge onto the B50. Stay on the left lane to take the exit into the A61 leading to Cologne. Follow this road for 179km up to Cologne. The city of Cologne is surrounded by a highway, which makes it very easy to navigate in a rental car. However, in the city, there are several one way streets which you should pay extra attention to. Once again, it’s hard to find one street parking here and your best bet is in a Pay & Display.