How Is the Frankfurt Airport Laid Out?

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The Frankfurt airport consists of two terminals with access to parking, trains, buses and car rentals. Terminal 1, or the AlRail terminal, has four levels and one underground train station, while Terminal 2 has two levels.

The underground level in Terminal 1 has the long-distance train station. The next floor, Level 0, has the Sheraton hotel and regional trains. A taxi stand and also a shuttle bus to the 2nd level of Terminal 2 is available from Level 0. Level 1 is the baggage claim area with a public meeting point. Level 2 is the check-in area and security control. Past security, there is access to Concourses B and C as well as the Satellite Pier with Concourses A and Z. Level 3 contains more concourse area and the flight gates, as well as a tunnel from Concourse A to B.

Terminal 2 only has Levels 2 and 3 with Concourses D and E. The Sky Line train takes passengers from Levels 2 and 3 in Terminal 1 to Level 3 in Terminal 2. Check-in and baggage claim at Terminal 2 are on Level 2. Terminal 2 also has Lufthansa's first class service lounge. All gates are on Level 3 in both terminals.