Crown

Board: Other Sports Cars Language: English Region: Worldwide Share/Save/Bookmark Close

Forum - Thread


    IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    My wife and I are thinking of driving (yes, that's right, driving) from London to Frankfurt to go to the Motor Show on Saturday 24th Sept.

    We will have to leave our home at 0100, catch a ferry at 0230 arriving in Calais at 0445 followed by a 5 hour drive to Frankfurt. What is the best route to take? How do I find the IAA once I reach Frankfurt?

    Unfortunately, I have to be back in London on Sunday 25th so I have to squeeze it all into 1 day.

    Is this nuts?

    Should I be flying instead? If I fly on Ryanair to Frankfurt (HAHN) airport, is it easy to get to the Motor Show by bus or train ?

    Guys, I'm desperate to go to the show. Any advice on the best way for me to get there is much appreciated.

    Plus, if I do make it there, it would be great to meet up with you for a drink... Feel free to PM me...

    Cheers...

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    Defnitely not worth driving, fly.
    As for where to find it, go to the official website of the show for info:
    http://www.iaa.de/2005/www/index.htm

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    Sounds like something I could contemplate.. though I'd be more prone to try it on a weekday.

    Here's a scenario:
    Preparation: Get flight tickets [LINK] and IAA ticket [LINK]
    7:20-9:35: Fly Ryanair from Stansted to Frankfurt Hahn
    10:15-12:15: Take the Bohr Omnibus to Frankfurt Main station [LINK]
    12:15-12:30: Walk to the IAA entrance
    Afternoon: Enjoy the IAA
    Early evening: Find a place to eat and rest your feet
    19:00-20:45: Grab the bus back from the main station to Frankfurt Hahn airport
    22:40-22:55: Fly back to Stansted with Ryanair

    Estimated costs for 1 person:
    Flight (roundtrip): 45 GBP
    Airport parking: 15 GBP
    Bus (round trip): 17 GBP
    IAA ticket: 10 GBP
    ------------------------
    87 GBP plus food

    The drawback is clearly the bus journey from/to Hahn airport, but half a day at the show is still enough to see the major attractions... if you're tall enough to see over the heads of the millions of other car enthusiasts who are standing on your toes on a Saturday.

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    My girlfriends working that weekend!!! Maybe I should go.... Hmmmmm?

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    it is nuts - to drive... but as ente suggested you might do it with ryanair. even better if you can get a more expensive flight to frankfurt airport (hahn is 100 km away!), that is a peace of cake. 10 mins cab ride. try BA or lufthansa, you might fly back on sunday morning, makes the flight cheaper.

    cheers

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    True, British Airways has a roundtrip from Heathrow to the Rhein-Main Airport in Frankfurt for about 120 GBP through Expedia. It's 7:25 to 10:05 to get there and 20:25 to 21:05 for the flight back.

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    That's it! All this talk has left me wanting to go!!

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    Hey guys,

    let me tell you that the IAA is TOTALLY crowded on weekends! If you really want to go than I would definately recommend going Friday evening and spend the night at a hotel. Hotels in Frankfurt might be a bit crowded but you have plenty of choices around (Mainz, Darmstadt or some little village around).

    Alternatively I recommend Ente's suggestion going to Frankfurt Airport. There are massive connections from FFM airport to the inner city, the IAA area is just a ten minutes WALK away from Frankfurt's main station.

    The show is opened until 7 p.m. and time passes by so very fast - be sure to get some decent time there.
    In case you go have tons of fun!

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    Quote:
    Ente said:
    Sounds like something I could contemplate.. though I'd be more prone to try it on a weekday.

    Here's a scenario:
    Preparation: Get flight tickets [LINK] and IAA ticket [LINK]
    7:20-9:35: Fly Ryanair from Stansted to Frankfurt Hahn
    10:15-12:15: Take the Bohr Omnibus to Frankfurt Main station [LINK]
    12:15-12:30: Walk to the IAA entrance
    Afternoon: Enjoy the IAA
    Early evening: Find a place to eat and rest your feet
    19:00-20:45: Grab the bus back from the main station to Frankfurt Hahn airport
    22:40-22:55: Fly back to Stansted with Ryanair

    Estimated costs for 1 person:
    Flight (roundtrip): 45 GBP
    Airport parking: 15 GBP
    Bus (round trip): 17 GBP
    IAA ticket: 10 GBP
    ------------------------
    87 GBP plus food

    The drawback is clearly the bus journey from/to Hahn airport, but half a day at the show is still enough to see the major attractions... if you're tall enough to see over the heads of the millions of other car enthusiasts who are standing on your toes on a Saturday.



    Ente, thanks very much for your help.

    When I thought about it some more, it was obvious that I should fly. So, I'll fly from Stansted to Hahn like you suggested on Ryanair. Your itinerary is simply perfect. If I had planned it myself, I wouldn't have changed a thing.

    Ryanair has a special web fare. Pounds0.01 per person each way. Including taxes etc it cost Pounds24.26 per person return. Dirt cheap.

    BTW the Bohr Omnibus arrives at Frankfurt station at 1200. The journey is 1 hour 45 mins and costs 16 Euros for an adult day return.

    Admission to the show is 13 Euros during the weekdays.

    BTW I'm going on Thu 22 Sept with my wife. She's as much of a petrolhead as I am (Lucky me!) Hopefully, it'll be less busy during the weekdays. We'll have from around 1215 till 1845 to walk round. It would be nice to have a few days in Frankfurt but unfortunately I can't.

    Does anybody know how busy it gets during the weekdays?

    Once again, thanks very much!

    Re: IAA Frankfurt: am I totally nuts?

    Thanks for the update easy_rider911. Hope you have a great day!

     
    Edit

    Forum

    Board Subject Last post Rating Views Replies
    Porsche Sticky SUN'S LAST RUN TO WILSON, WY - 991 C2S CAB LIFE, END OF AN ERA (Part II) 5/15/24 8:44 AM
    art.italy
    813729 1808
    Porsche Sticky Welcome to Rennteam: Cars and Coffee... (photos) 4/7/24 11:48 AM
    Boxster Coupe GTS
    453207 565
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Porsche 911 (992) GT3 RS - 2022 3/12/24 8:28 AM
    DJM48
    273343 323
    Porsche Sticky The new Macan: the first all-electric SUV from Porsche 1/30/24 9:18 AM
    RCA
    92160 45
    Porsche Sticky OFFICIAL: Taycan 2024 Facelift 3/15/24 1:23 PM
    CGX car nut
    9743 50
    Porsche The moment I've been waiting for... 2/1/24 7:01 PM
    Pilot
     
     
     
     
     
    892116 1364
    Porsche 992 GT3 7/23/23 7:01 PM
    Grant
    852757 3868
    Porsche GT4RS 4/21/24 11:50 AM
    mcdelaug
    405290 1454
    Porsche Welcome to the new Taycan Forum! 2/10/24 4:43 PM
    nberry
    402164 1526
    Others Tesla 2 the new thread 12/13/23 2:48 PM
    CGX car nut
    390760 2401
    Porsche Donor vehicle for Singer Vehicle Design 7/3/23 12:30 PM
    Porker
    373290 797
    Porsche Red Nipples 991.2 GT3 Touring on tour 5/12/24 6:23 PM
    blueflame
    295631 669
    Porsche Collected my 997 GTS today 10/19/23 7:06 PM
    CGX car nut
     
     
     
     
     
    270494 812
    Lambo Huracán EVO STO 7/30/23 6:59 PM
    mcdelaug
    245646 346
    Lotus Lotus Emira 6/25/23 2:53 PM
    Enmanuel
    239882 101
    Others Corvette C8 10/16/23 3:24 PM
    Enmanuel
    224092 488
    Others Gordon Murray - T.50 11/22/23 10:27 AM
    mcdelaug
    174633 387
    BMW M 2024 BMW M3 CS Official Now 12/29/23 9:04 AM
    RCA
    123090 303
    Motor Sp. 2023 Formula One 12/19/23 5:38 AM
    WhoopsyM
    115203 685
    Porsche 2022 992 Safari Model 3/7/24 4:22 PM
    WhoopsyM
    87228 239
    AMG Mercedes-Benz W124 500E aka Porsche typ 2758 2/23/24 10:03 PM
    blueflame
    77505 297
    Porsche 992 GT3 RS 3/3/24 7:22 PM
    WhoopsyM
    56642 314
    Motor Sp. Porsche 963 5/18/24 9:44 PM
    Wonderbar
    28402 249
    Ferrari Ferrari 296 GTB (830PS, Hybrid V6) 1/21/24 4:29 PM
    GT-Boy
    22911 103
    BMW M 2022 BMW M5 CS 4/8/24 1:43 PM
    Ferdie
    21855 140
    AMG G63 sold out 9/15/23 7:38 PM
    Nico997
    18126 120
    AMG [2022] Mercedes-AMG SL 4/23/24 1:24 PM
    RCA
    16264 225
    Porsche Porsche Mission X Hypercar 12/3/23 8:52 AM
    996FourEss
    12074 63
    Porsche 911 S/T 10/10/23 8:53 AM
    RCA
    11267 55
    Others Tesla thread N°3 5/1/24 11:09 PM
    CGX car nut
    9450 93
    112 items found, displaying 1 to 30.