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transportation from Frankfurt-Hahn to the city
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Hi,

I have a RyanAir flight that flies into this airport. I know about the ryanair bus that is available, but thats 12 euros/person. Is there a cheaper alternative?

Does anyone know how they issue the tickets for this bus? For instance, I’m travelling with a friend, if we bought 1 round trip ticket upon arrival, do I actually get two ticket portions, one to go, and one for the way back? The reason I ask is, the round-trip ticket is 16 euros, but must be used within 24 hours, so ideally I could use one way and my friend can use the other way at the same time.

Thanks in advance!

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I took the shuttle last year one way between Hahn and Mainz. It’s not a "Ryanair" shuttle, but one operated by the Bohr Co., I think. I can’t remember how the ticketing is done, exactly – you buy them on the bus. To the best of my knowledge, that is the only reasonable way to get to Mainz or Frankfurt from Hahn. I know you can take a local bus to Simmern and then another to Bingen and then the train to Mainz or Frankfurt, but it’s pretty time-consuming and probably not much cheaper.

One of the very best overnight stops I’ve had was right there near Hahn Airport at the Apartmenthaus zum Hahn in Buechenbeuren, the nearest village – very nice little double rooms for 35 Euros with breakfast for a couple more, free shuttle to/from airport.

Mainz is a good town to stop/overnight in after/before a flight. The hostel there is super, though a bit distant from the town center. There are buses from Hahn to Trier, Bullay, Traben-Trarbach, and Koblenz on the Mosel River too, and to Mannheim as well, I believe, just in case you happen to actually be heading in some other direction rather than east to Frankfurt. A lot of people think if they land in Frankfurt Hahn that they have to get to Frankfurt proper to start their trip – not true.

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anybody can say about any buses or another any transport from Frankfurt Hahn to Luximburg??

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Gaechka:

Here is the bus page from the Hahn airport site in English:

http://www.hahn-airp…

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2Russ&janiscelo
thanks guysSmile

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You can check for normal public transport (also by bus to/from the airport – but not the same as the shuttle buses operated by private companies) at the[url=‘http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/english.html’]DB timetable[/url].
From: HHN (you can use this as a shortcut for "Flughafen Frankfurt-Hahn Terminal, Hahn (Hunsrück)"

While the DB timetable can give you ALL public transport in Germany, it will give you only prices for train connections the DB tariff applies.

Useful connection do however only exists towards the Rhine (Koblenz, Boppard, Bingen). To all other destinations you have to change several times. And make some big detours which will make the trips sometimes more expensive than with the shuttle buses.
[url=‘http://www.bahn.de/pv/view/mdb/content/pdf/regional/rheinlandpfalz/34.pdf’]railway and important bus lines[/url] in northern Rhineland-Palatinate.
And a more detailed [url=‘http://www.vrminfo.de/vrm/pdf/liniennetzplan.pdf’]map[/url] of lines in the public transport association VRM (Verkehrsverbund Rhine Mosel).

Inside the VRM you can get e.g. a mini group ticket which makes sense already for 2 persons.
Neighbouring VRT has an offer (day ticket DeLux) which covers the VRT and the city of Luxembourg. However Hahn is (just) not in the VRT and there are no direct connections from Hahn Airport into the VRT area.

If you want to travel inside the state Rhineland-Palatinate the Rhineland-Palatinate Ticket (EUR 21,-) may be an option. Valid one day for all public transport in this state and for up to 5 persons travelling together. On weekdays (Mo-Fr) however only past 9am.
E.g. Trier, Koblenz, Mainz, Speyer can be reached on this ticket. Luxembourg and Frankfurt (Hessia) not – they are just across the state border.

Your suggested way of using the one day return ticket won’t work. This is a cheap offer for people working there or who want to collect/bring friends from/to the airport. There is no discount for 2 persons or so.

For prices Hahn – Luxembourg shuttle bus check [url=‘http://www.easybycoach.com/en/iframes/index.php’]here[/url].

#Russ
Isn’t Lautzenhausen the closest village? Hahn was only choosen as name for the airport as Lautzenhausen was too difficult to pronounce for the Americans (it is an former military airport).

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You are quite right, abalada. Lautzenhausen is a little collection of buildings at the doorstep to the airport. It is so tiny that it’s not very memorable and almost seems like part of the airport. There are a few services there and the Bohr restaurant between L’hausen and Buechenbeuren, but B’beuren technically speaking is the second-closest village (although perhaps a bit more significant.)
Here’s a little map for those who may land there:

http://www.apartment…

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Thanks Russ and abalada for your help!