It’s easy to get around Frankfurt on foot because it’s a small place, but if you want to cover more places at the shortest amount of time then taking the bus/U-Bahn/tram is a great and cost effective option. For €6.60/day you can take as many rides as possible between 5am to 5am the next day of your ticket.
Fahrkarten or Ticket Machines
There are machines on the different tram, bus and U-bahn stops. Unfortunately they are not made equal. I can’t quite figure out this machines so I always look for the one on the left.
It’s easy enough to…
- Choose the English language options
- Insert my ATM card and punch in my pin
- Choose “Day ticket” (or Tageskarte)
- Remove my ATM card
- Grab my ticket and receipt
Once you have the Day ticket ride as many times as you like! Like Berlin there are no turnstile or checkpoints in the U-Bahn, but you will have to show it to the Bus driver before entering the bus.
Make sure to have both your ticket and receipt with you at all times incase there is a random check.
One thing to consider if you plan to go to many museums is the Frankfurt Card which is a 1 or 2 day pass for public transept and give holders a 50% discount to many museums in Frankfurt. I plan on getting this next time because I would want to check out as many museums as I can on our next trip! An even more value for money can be had with the Group tickets! Unfortunately these cards are not sold in the Fahrkarten machines.
Frankfurt Card Prices 2014/2015
1-Day Ticket EUR 9,90
2-Day Ticket EUR 14,50
Group Tickets (max. 5 persons)
1-Day Ticket EUR 20,00
2-Day Ticket EUR 29,50
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