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About Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen (FDH)

Friedrichshafen Airport is the third largest airport in the southwest German state of Baden-Württemberg. Interestingly, it was the original base for scheduled Zeppelin flights in the early 1900s. Our Friedrichshafen Airport guide includes contract details as well as information on how to get there, where to stay nearby and available services within the terminal.


An information desk (open from 0830-2330) is located in Arrivals. Tourist information is also available.


Driving directions:

The airport is clearly signposted from the city centre and is reached easily via the B30 (E54) road.

Airport Info


Am Flugplatz 64

The airport is located 4.3km (2.6 miles) northeast of Friedrichshafen city centre, close to the north shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee).

No. of terminals:

+49 7541 2840

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus:Local bus route 8 (tel: +49 7541 31390; operates from outside the airport to the city stations (journey time: 20 minutes; fare: €2.20). Additionally, numerous (seasonal) shuttles are available to various tourist destinations in the surrounding region (including Switzerland and Austria), details of which can be found on the airport website.

Taxi:Local taxi companies are available for hire outside the terminal including Airport-Taxi Bodensee (tel: +49 7541 71700; The journey time into central Friedrichshafen is 10-15 minutes and fares fluctuate from €10-20 depending on distance.

Public transport rail:

Local trains run into Friedrichshafen (tel: +49 180 699 6633; from the airport's own station immediately opposite the terminal (journey time: 6 minutes; fare: €2.10). There are regular connections from the two central Friedrichshafen stations to other German cities, as well as destinations in nearby Switzerland.

Public transport water:

BSB (tel: +49 7531 36400; run ferry services across Lake Constance (Bodensee) to numerous destinations including Romanshorn and Uttwill in Switzerland, Bregenz in Liechtenstein and the German cities of Meersburg and Überlingen.

Terminal facilities


No bureau de change office is available at the airport; however an ATM is available in Departures.


There is a pizza restaurant in the public area of the terminal as well as a café styled eatery. A fully stocked bar is situated in the departures waiting area.


Duty free is available for non-EU passengers. The Ringeltaube Markt offers a range of goods from local wines and foods to jewellery and electronics.


Luggage storage facilities are not available. Lost property enquiries should be directed to the airport’s information desk (tel: +49 7541 2840) and then the lost property department of the city (tel: +49 7541 2030).


Other facilities available at Bodensee Airport include a viewing terrace, baby changing rooms and a number of tour operator desks.

Airport facilities

Conference and business:

Meeting rooms are available on the first floor of the terminal. Otherwise, extensive meeting and events facilities are offered by the Ibis Friedrichshafen Airport Messe Hotel (tel: +49 7541 399 070; which is adjacent to the terminal complex.

Communication Facilities:

Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout Friedrichshafen Airport. Public telephones are also available in the terminal.

Disabled facilities:

The airport is fully wheelchair accessible, with lifts and specialised toilet facilities. Designated disabled parking is available immediately opposite the terminal entrance. Passengers are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel should they require special assistance.

Car parking:

Short-term parking is located immediately outside the terminal, with the first 15 minutes free of charge. For longer periods, car parks 3 and 4 are a little further from the terminal, but are linked to the airport by shuttle bus.

Car rental:

International car hire companies: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty are all represented at the airport. Desks are situated close to the main terminal entrance.

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