Frankfurt - Post Report Question and Answers

Are local buses, trams, trains or taxis safe and affordable?

Yes. - Aug 2023

Public transportation was the main way to get around, safe and easy. Uber is also an alternative. - Oct 2022

Yes! Public transportation is your friend! And not just locally; use it to get around Germany and into neighboring countries- DB is great!! - Feb 2022

Public transport is excellent and affordable. Taxis are safe, but fairly expensive. - Oct 2021

Public transport is safe and affordable. Taxis are expensive. - Sep 2020

Local buses, trans and trains are easy and can be pretty affordable. You can buy a half year or full year discounted from the Consulate. For school age kids, you go directly to the train station and can buy a year pass for them at 365 euro. So a euro a day. Over all these are safe. Taxis and Uber are used here as well. - Mar 2020

Yes. You can purchase a trip ticket that lasts for 12 months and can be used for buses and trains within Hessen. Local transportation is fabulous. - Mar 2020

German trains FTW. I miss the ease of public transportation in Germany. - Feb 2020

As safe as anywhere (ignoring a recent incident of a mother and child being pushed in front of a train at the local station). Bus prices are reasonable (about $3 one way) but taxis are fairly expensive. - Sep 2019

The local public transportation is excellent and not expensive. - Apr 2019

One of the best parts of the town. The public transportation system is great! - Jan 2017

Yes. - Aug 2016

One doesn't need a car here and most don't have one. Buses and trains are everywhere and there are few places in Frankfurt that aren't near a subway stop. - Feb 2016

Yes to all - Dec 2015

Extremely safe. Cost is reasonable, particularly if you buy a job ticket through the Consulate. - Jun 2014

Trains, buses, trams all cheap and safe. Taxis safe but expensive. - Mar 2014

Yes, all transportation is safe and affordable. - Nov 2013

Yes. - Apr 2012

A bit expensive, but all safe and well run. - Mar 2012

Safe definitely, affordable, not necessarily. If you are affiliated with the US Consulate you will get a subsidized "job" ticket that you can use any day at any time - which is a good deal if you use public transportation every day. A one ticket on a local bus or train will cost roughly $3.50, which isn't that cheap. Tickets on high speed long distance trains are often more than $200 round trip. I find renting a car to be cheaper. - Oct 2011

Safe, yes. It's about 2-4 euros for a one-way train ride. In most other cities it's not that much. You can get a job pass from the consulate, which reduces the cost, but it's still pricey. - Jul 2010

Buses and trains are very safe and affordable, Taxis are a little pricey. - Jul 2008

Yes and affortable when it comes to public transportation. Taxis tend to be expensive. - Feb 2008

They are safe but a little expensive - two euros for a one-way ticket on train/bus within the city. Taxis are expensive. - Jan 2008

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