Frankfurt-Hahn Airport (HHN) is actually not located in Frankfurt but up to two hours away from it (!) — giving me a chuckle whenever I read its name. ;-) The nearest town is Kirchberg in the Hunsrück region.
There are two terminals for passengers, and four for cargo.
120 km (75 mi) (!) to the west of Frankfurt and 10 km (6.2 mi) from Kirchberg. See? The name is misleading. Don’t say I haven’t warned you! ;-)
Hours Of Operation
Frankfurt-Hahn operates around the clock, 24/7.
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport Airlines
Ryanair has a major hub at Frankfurt-Hahn. There are just four other airlines that currently make the trip here — Iceland Air, Wizz Air, Belavia Air, and Vladivostok Avia.
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport — Realtime Arrivals & Departures
Here are the links to the live time tables for both arrivals and departures…
Getting To And From Frankfurt-Hahn Airport
Frankfurt-Hahn’s remote location makes it a bit tougher to transfer to and from a major city. A car or taxi may be the easiest and most direct way to get here.
The A61 Autobahn is the closest freeway connection to the airport (Exit: Rheinböllen) yet still requires a 45 minutes drive through the country once you get off the A61.
Find a “map” here…
Regional and Long-Distance Trains
Unlike most of Germany’s other airports, there is no train connection to Frankfurt-Hahn.
There are some city buses from nearby towns and villages that transfer to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. Additionally, a handful of private charter buses run from Hahn to Frankfurt am Main.
Surprisingly, all of your shopping staples can be found at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport. Relay provides books, magazines and other reading material. HDS Convenience has all those small things you forgot to pack or lost somewhere in transit.
The Fairland Airport shop is the place to buy all things local, from crafts to postcards. And the Airport Boutiques sell travel accessories and name-brand luggage like Samsonite and American Tourister.
Food & Drink
For such a small airport, there is plenty of variety of food choice. The ubiquitous Döner Kebabs can be found here — which is on their way to becoming a German national food. ;-)
And more traditional German cuisine is on offer, too. You can find pretzels, sausage and “Laugen” pastries. And no airport is complete without American fast food, is it?! Get your fix at Hot Dogs & American Ice cream.
Hahn airport was once a NATO air base before it was transformed into a passenger airport in 1993.