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Where to live with good public transport access to FFM airport

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Hi Everyone,

 

My husband and I are moving to Frankfurt soon and are actively looking for apartments in Frankfurt area. I've read lots of discussions in the forum and they are very helpful! But I still have some specific questions about the living area we should look for:

 

1 my work will be in the airport, so I need to live somewhere not too far away from that and where I can easily take metro to commute.

2 my husband needs to commute between cities (mainly between Cologne and Frankfurt) so he needs to have easy access to the ICE train stations.

 

Are there any recommendations for us which would be a good living area? 

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

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Kelsterbach is next to the airport... a bit noisy but you soon get accustomed to it...  

 

Russelsheim... Nice area...  

 

Wiesbaden... Nice, but expensive... 

 

All  have easy access to the airport thus giving easy access to the ICE or Local train,,,,, 

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I think S8 and S9 are the airport lines, and from memory it was about 20 minutes from the hbf to the airport.

 

At the end of that line is Wiesbaden, which is very nice.

 

 

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22 minutes ago, Mackle said:

I think S8 and S9 are the airport lines, and from memory it was about 20 minutes from the hbf to the airport.

 

Yes, S8 and S9, but the trip is only 10 minutes. There are also some regional trains that stop at FRA from the main station..

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Niederrad is probably the perfect neighbourhood for you public transport wise. Frequent trains to the airport and the main station (Frankfurt Hbf) and it's just an 8 minute ride to the former and a 2 minute ride to the latter. 

 

Outside of Frankfurt I prefer Mainz to Wiesbaden (the latter is a bit too "aristocratic" for me). Mainz is actually a tad closer to Frankfurt and is a lovely town. 

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Thank you all very much for the reply. Very helpful and informative. Probably we won't consider Mainz and Wiesbaden although they are pretty nice. Since my husband's work place varies, mostly in Frankfurt downtown and also other cities, we prefer within Frankfurt city area. 

 

Looking at Niederrad and other possible areas...I will continue searching. Thanks again everyone! :)

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I would suggest Schwanheim - green, peaceful place. Bus 62 : direct to Flughafen in 6 minutes

- convenient both for you (workplace)

- and for your husband  (ICE between Frankfurt and Cologne stops at Flughafen Fernbahnhof)

- Schwanheim cheaper than most of the other areas of Frankfurt. And I believe, house availability is more because it is bit far from City centre.

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49 minutes ago, rohit_2543 said:

I would suggest Schwanheim - green, peaceful place. Bus 62 : direct to Flughafen in 6 minutes

- convenient both for you (workplace)

- and for your husband  (ICE between Frankfurt and Cologne stops at Flughafen Fernbahnhof)

- Schwanheim cheaper than most of the other areas of Frankfurt. And I believe, house availability is more because it is bit far from City centre.

Thank you!!Noted. Will look into the area :)

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Yes.. If you move to Schwanheim... after 6 months you will be able to enter "Mastermind" with you specialist subject being "Tyres and Landing gear of modern day aircraft..."

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4 hours ago, SpiderPig said:

Yes.. If you move to Schwanheim... after 6 months you will be able to enter "Mastermind" with you specialist subject being "Tyres and Landing gear of modern day aircraft..."

 

Thank you for mentioning the aircraft noise! 

 

I still think Niederrad would also be a good choice, if close to the S-Bahn Station. I'm just wondering if it's a nice area? 

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40 minutes ago, janetking said:

 

 

Thank you for mentioning the aircraft noise! 

 

I still think Niederrad would also be a good choice, if close to the S-Bahn Station. I'm just wondering if it's a nice area? 

 

Niederrad is okay, but it's not one of the "nice" areas of Frankfurt. It's split into two areas: hotels and office buildings west of the S-Bahn and station, and residential towards the east. Some bits are a little bit seedy but it's not a dangerous neighborhood or anything (in my opinion dangerous neighborhoods don't really exist in Germany). It just doesn't have the upmarket feel of the West End, the North End, and most of Sachsenhausen, Bornheim and Bockenheim. These 5 neighborhoods are were everyone wants to live (West End [the poshest], North End and Sachsenhause [more middle class], Bornheim and Bockenheim [more Bohemian, and the latter with a large student population]).

 

Note that Frankfurt is very small and public transport is excellent. From most corners it's very quick and easy to get to the airport and the main train station. You don't necessarily need to limit yourself to the most commutable areas. I for example, live in Offenbach (which isn't even Frankfurt!) and it's about half and hour door-to-door for me to go to the airport (less to the Frankfurt main station). That's door-to-door; the train rides and 24 and 13 minutes respectively.

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I lived in schwanheim for 2 years. There are no aeroplane noise in Schwanheim.  Planes land and take off from Neu Isenburg and Groß Gerau side 

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16 hours ago, Smaug said:

 

Niederrad is okay, but it's not one of the "nice" areas of Frankfurt. It's split into two areas: hotels and office buildings west of the S-Bahn and station, and residential towards the east. Some bits are a little bit seedy but it's not a dangerous neighborhood or anything (in my opinion dangerous neighborhoods don't really exist in Germany). It just doesn't have the upmarket feel of the West End, the North End, and most of Sachsenhausen, Bornheim and Bockenheim. These 5 neighborhoods are were everyone wants to live (West End [the poshest], North End and Sachsenhause [more middle class], Bornheim and Bockenheim [more Bohemian, and the latter with a large student population]).

 

Note that Frankfurt is very small and public transport is excellent. From most corners it's very quick and easy to get to the airport and the main train station. You don't necessarily need to limit yourself to the most commutable areas. I for example, live in Offenbach (which isn't even Frankfurt!) and it's about half and hour door-to-door for me to go to the airport (less to the Frankfurt main station). That's door-to-door; the train rides and 24 and 13 minutes respectively.

 

Thank you for such a detailed post. This really opens a new door for me! I had no idea about how quick the transport is! I will not limit myself to one area then. Your post is really helpful. 

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16 hours ago, rohit_2543 said:

I lived in schwanheim for 2 years. There are no aeroplane noise in Schwanheim.  Planes land and take off from Neu Isenburg and Groß Gerau side 

 

Thank you! Well noted!!!:)

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On 9/12/2017, 7:41:54, SpiderPig said:

Kelsterbach is next to the airport... a bit noisy but you soon get accustomed to it...  

 

Russelsheim... Nice area...  

 

Wiesbaden... Nice, but expensive... 

 

All  have easy access to the airport thus giving easy access to the ICE or Local train,,,,, 

 

Russelsheim is a shithole. I would not move there. Gross Gerau is near and isnt too bad. 

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16 minutes ago, Petro6golf said:

 

Russelsheim is a shithole. I would not move there. Gross Gerau is near and isnt too bad. 

 

Maybe SP meant "Rüdesheim". I tend to confuse the two. Russelsheim is a bit of a dump; Rüdesheim is nice but the center is very touristy.

 

I think neither would be very suitable to the OP anyway. Russelsheim is not really nice and Rüdesheim is not a quick train ride to Frankfurt's main transport hubs: it's not of the main S-Bahn lines and about twice as far as Wiesbaden.

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20 minutes ago, janetking said:

 

Thank you for such a detailed post. This really opens a new door for me! I had no idea about how quick the transport is! I will not limit myself to one area then. Your post is really helpful. 

 

You can check routes and travel times between any two addressess all across the Rhein-Main region here: https://www.rmv.de/en/

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