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Unrivalled accessibility and digital infrastructure

Frankfurt is located on the Main river, with the world at its doorstep. Unrivalled access to air and rail travel as well as state-of-the-art communication infrastructure make Frankfurt the ideal hub for AMLA to set up operations.

Average flight time

to EU capitals2.5 h

Daily train connections

from Frankfurt1,100

Leading data hub

in the world#1

By air: Frankfurt’s sustainable airport

Frankfurt is easily accessible via its international airport, with daily non-stop flights to all major cities in Europe and around the globe. Almost all European capitals can be reached by direct flights in 2.5 hours or less. Frankfurt’s airport is one of the main passenger airports in Europe and has the largest freight volume of any European airport. It can be reached from the city centre in a mere 15 minutes by train. Thanks to the AiRail terminal, air and rail connections (including high-speed trains) are optimally interlinked at the airport, allowing seamless transfers between transport modes.

The airport is also addressing the challenges of the environmental transformation: it is pursuing the goal of ensuring climate-neutral operations by 2045. To achieve this, it will obtain a large proportion of its electricity requirements from a dedicated offshore wind farm as of summer 2026. An innovation hub for alternative CO2-neutral aviation fuels is also being developed close to the airport at Industriepark Höchst.

Flight distance
Source:  Federal Ministry of Finance

By rail: Superior train network

Frankfurt's Central Station interconnects perfectly long-distance, regional and local railway destinations totalling 1.100 trains per day with around half a million passengers each day. There are daily high-speed train connections to other European capitals, including Brussels (three hours), Amsterdam (four hours) and Paris (less than four hours).

Excellent accessibility: non-stop flights to all major cities in Europe and over 1,100 rail connections every day

An excellent public transport network within the Rhine-Main region and the city itself allows for good and sustainable local mobility. Any spot in the city centre can be reached within a few minutes. Almost 400,000 commuters take advantage of the excellent public transport system (underground, tram, commuter trains and buses). Since September 2022, climate-friendly hydrogen buses have been in use. In December 2022, hydrogen trains also began operating from Frankfurt towards the Taunus mountains. People who do not have a car also have the option of using one of the 961 carsharing vehicles in the city.

Frankfurt is also very well-connected to other regions in Germany via the well-developed autobahn network. For example, Strasbourg in France or Luxembourg can be reached in approximately three hours. Forests and rural areas such as Odenwald, Rheingau or Spessart are ideal for day trips and can be reached comfortably by car in 30 to 45 minutes.

Weekly Flights and Trains departure Frequency
Source:  Federal Ministry of Finance

Emission-free: By bike or on foot

Within the city of Frankfurt, it is easy to get around via public transport, by bike or on foot, giving employees an easy way to make their own contribution to greater sustainability.

One of the city’s initiatives in this area is the project “Bicycle City Frankfurt”. Since 2019, this mobility strategy has massively expanded activities to promote cycling: for example, 29 km of cycle paths have been marked in red, 6,100 metres of new cycle paths have been created on main roads and 8,000 new bicycle parking spaces have been built. In addition, there is a large network of bikesharing services. The surrounding area will also be linked up to the city with six new cycling express routes, which will enable AMLA employees to commute from their homes to Frankfurt by bike – along the Main from the suburbs in the west, coming from the city forest in the south or from the Taunus and Odenwald mountain ranges. The project has helped to increase the share of cycling to 23% of all transportation.

Woman riding bicycle in the city
Source:  istockphoto / LeoPatrizi

Equipped for data: Internet hub, DE-CIX, digital infrastructure

Frankfurt is the centre of Europe’s leading region for digitalisation, information and communication technology. The Rhine-Main area offers exceptional expertise in the field of crypto and blockchain, hosting the International Token Standardization Association, for example.

High performance broadband networks and fast internet connections provide key infrastructure for citizens and businesses: Frankfurt’s internet hub DE-CIX is the largest data exchange point in the world, managing peak traffic of over 17 TB/s. The Frankfurt region has the largest data and server capacity in the EU, with companies including Google, Dropbox and Microsoft hosting from here. With Hesse’s high broadband coverage, the region and its financial hub fulfil all the conditions needed to make digitalisation a success.