Bodensee Airport Friedrichshafen Guide (FDH)

Airport info
Code: FDH
Am Flugplatz 64, Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg 88046, Germany

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: 1 Dialling code: +49
+49 7541 2840

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.

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Driving directions

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

Public Transport

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 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 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.


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


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.

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.


There is one large hotel located on-site at the airport as well as a large choice of varying types of accommodation in the nearby town centre.

Best Western Hotel Goldenes Rad

+49 7541 2850

Set on a scenic lakeside about 5km (3.1 miles) from the airport, the Best Western features a gourmet restaurant, and is close to the local Zeppelin Museum and the city centre. It also has a small meeting room.

Karlstraße 43, 88045, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Ibis Friedrichshafen Airport Messe Hotel

+49 7541 399 070

The Ibis Friedrichshafen Airport Messe Hotel is just a short walk from the airport terminal and located within the airport vicinity. Facilities include a restaurant and bar, golf course and a tennis court, as well as a business centre and meeting rooms.

Am Flugplatz 72, 88046, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Comfort Hotel Friedrichshafen

+49 7541 36000

Opened in late 2013, the Comfort Hotel is located within walking distance of the city centre. Its 142 rooms are complemented by a breakfast buffet, restaurant/bar and four meeting rooms.

Ailinger Strasse 128, 88046, Friedrichshafen, Germany

Landhaus Vier Jahreszeiten

+49 7541 97050

For those in search of accommodation with a bit more character, Landhaus Vier Jahreszetien on the shore of Lake Constance (Bodensee) is an excellent option. The family-run, 17 room guest house boasts large, comfortable rooms, a traditional restaurant and is just 15 minutes from the airport by cab.

Dillmanshof 1, 88097, Eriskirch, Germany
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