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102 Ground Access to Major Airports by Public Transportation The Airport. The StockholmArlanda Airport is located 25 miles from downtown Stockholm. The airport served 15 MAP in 1998. A taxi ride takes 35 minutes and costs well over $60. Connections at the Airport. The airport configuration causes the Arlanda Express to have two stations: one for Terminals 2, 3, and 4 and one for Terminals 5 and 6. Both are located con- veniently near the baggage claim area. Buses depart from a designated curb/island location. Rail. The Arlanda Express rail line is a privately funded and privately managed venture that offers high-speed rail connections between StockholmArlanda Airport and downtown Stockholm. At the airport, there are two rail stations for the Arlanda Express and a third station operated by the Swedish state railways. The closest station is about 17 minutes from downtown Stockholm, with a fare of $29. The trains are designed for the European standard of 120 mph, but initially are operating at no more than 100 mph. Baggage-Handling Strategy. Initially, the main railway station in Stockholm offered three self-service machines and four counters for airline check-in for travelers who do not need to check baggage. These have been reported to be discontinued. Bus. Flybus, the local airport bus service, continues to operate from the airport to down- town in competition with the two train services. Partly because of free-flowing conditions on the expressway system between the airport and the city, the bus provides extremely strong compe- tition to the dedicated rail services, at a lower cost. Frankfurt (33% Market Share) Market Share European/Asian Rank Airport Total Rail Bus 14 Frankfurt Airport 33% 27% 6% SOURCE: Vergleich internationler Flughfen (27 ) The Airport. Frankfurt Airport served more than 52 MAP in 2006, making it the second busiest airport in Europe after London's Heathrow Airport. The airport is 6 miles from down- town Frankfurt; travel time is about 20 minutes by automobile. Taxi service to downtown costs about $30 depending on the destination. Connections at the Airport. The original rail station is located in the basement of Terminal 1 and provides direct escalator access to a large mezzanine level, where the platforms are accessed. The new high-speed station is about 1,000 feet from the existing Terminal 1. Currently, all trav- elers using rail must access the new Terminal 2 by entering Terminal 1 and taking a people mover. Buses depart from a centrally located area adjacent to the original Terminal 1. Rail. Frankfurt Airport is currently served by the regional suburban railway--the S-Bahn--and national rail service on a trunk line between Frankfurt and Cologne. The regional S-Bahn provides suburban rail service to Frankfurt and Mainz, with a travel time of 10 minutes to downtown at a fare of about $5. The second rail station serves the new German high-speed rail system. This new station provides space for four separate lines of the German high-speed rail network, with significantly improved travel times in all directions. For example, rail travel time to Cologne has decreased from 2 hours to 1 hour with the construction of a totally new rail alignment to the east of the Rhine River. New rail stations at Cologne and Stuttgart have their own airline check-in facility. Bus. Nine local bus routes serve the airport, with Lufthansa regional bus service to Heidelberg, Mannheim, and Talheim.