More Hahn than Frankfurt

Tracy Stewart, March 25, 2008
Fares from Washington DC:

    Q. My sister and I are planning a trip to Europe this summer, with a little side excursion to Sharm-el-Shiekh, Egypt. We're flying Ryanair from Barcelona to Frankfurt/Hahn, but then we must transfer via bus to a differenet airport in Frankfurt to catch our flight to Sharm-el-Sheikh. I'm a little concerned about the bus service. What happens if our flight is delayed? Will the bus leave us stranded or are there other buses?

    A. The bus transport that Ryanair provides into the city is pretty reliable, and allow passengers plenty of time to clear customs, baggage claim, and get onboard. Though if you do miss it, for whatever reason (which we have) you shouldn't have to wait very long to hitch a ride on another bus. However, if time is of the essence, and you're concerned with making it from Frankfurt Hahn to the main airport, be warned that Frankfurt Hahn is quite a distance from actual Frankfurt. In fact, you're almost closer to Luxembourg than Frankfurt. And while the bus from Frankfurt Hahn does stop at Frankfurt am Main Int'l on the way to the city center, we'd still suggest scheduling your flight to Sharm for the following day, just to be on the safe side.