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getting to fernbahnof station at the frankfurt airport

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Hi there,
I am arriving into Frankfurt Main Airport on 12.08.2012 at 7:00 a.m. and need to procced to the long distance railways station.
Is it easy to find? I am told FRA is like a maze...can i find the fernbahnof by the signs, if they are in english that is...
I am visiting friends in Kassel and my friend tells me that he's gonna send me an online ticket? is that advisable as i presume i might be asked for the credit card and stuff. (Am afraid since i dont use credit cards, i prefer a debit card) am not in a postion to buy the ticket online myself.
On the other hand is it ok/easy to get the ticket from the station itself by using debit card or cash? I dont speak German at all except for the greetings. Will they understand me if i tell them that i'd like to buy a direct ticket to kassel-wilhelmshohe..i guess the ticket costs somewhere around 60 euros - more or less
I'd prefer to take the 8:42 h direct to Kassel, i.e. provided i get to the long distance station on time ( I land at 7 a.m. from Doha/Qatar) if not then i guess the next one is at 10:42 h.

I hope details like platform number, train number etc will be mentioned on the ticket and i am told i may get on any of the berth and sit on any seat not reserved.

I'll appreciate your advise and additional tips. I am travelling to Europe for the first time hence a bit jittery. Am an Indian living in the middle east.

Thanks guys..

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    The airport and the adjacent train stations have all bilingual signage.
    The way to the long distance railway station is signposted as such. If you arrive at Terminal 1 you just walk there. If you arrive at Terminal 2, the signs will take you curbside to a free shuttle bus to the railway stations.
    The long distance railway station is not really big. Two platforms, four tracks. That's all.
    Just bear in mind that the station is over the tracks, so you go down to the platforms. If you have time to kill, there are many eateries like Starbucks in the station hall.

    I am not sure if your friend can email you an online ticket. Usually you need to show a form of ID, like the credit card you booked the ticket with. Maybe it can work if you gave him your debit card number, or passport number. But you need to check at bahn.com ... Just do a dummy booking and see what options you get.
    You can buy tickets with cash at the staffed desks at the train station, or with debit card from the machine if your DC sports the Maestro logo. The people working the desks will be happy to assist you English. Half of their daily customers don't speak German.

    As you can never know how fast or slow you will get to the trains, you should get an open/ unrestricted ticket for that day. So you can hop on any train that comes next. You don't need to make seat reservations. After all, you don't know which train you will be able to catch. If you miss the 8:42 direct, I would rather take any next with one connection at Frankfurt main station or Fulda than sit around at the airport for up to two hours and wait for the next direct.

    When you check connections on bahn.com, you will also see the info on tracks and train number next to the departure times.

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