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Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

Shreveport...
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Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

I am planning on buying my tickets to Vienna and Budapest in the next couple of weeks. On the return leg, Budapest to Houston, I can either choose:

1- Budapest to Frankfurt ( 2 hr 15 min connection time) to Houston

2-Budapest to Heathrow ( 2 hr connection time) to Houston

Is one of these airports easier to navigate, etc.? I imagine two hours is doable but the minium amount of time needed. There is a route with a connection at Munich but it is only 1 hr 35 minutes; that seems like I'd be cutting it too close

Thanks in advance for any feedback.

Sydney, Australia
Destination Expert
for Train Travel
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1. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

Frankfurt is much easier to negotiate than Heathrow, even allowing for the fact that you would have to go through Passport Control in Frankfurt but not at Heathrow,

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Victoria, Australia
posts: 895
reviews: 142
2. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

Agree with sydneynick. I quite like Frankfurt airport and find it quite manageable. Heathrow is so big, I would avoid if possible.

London, United...
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reviews: 451
3. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

Vote for Frankfurt.

Portland, Oregon
Destination Expert
for Air Travel
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4. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

I agree with sydneynick. Frankfurt is easier than Heathrow, especially if you need to change terminal at LHR (which at the moment you would). Munich is better than both though, and with an on time flight from BUD-MUC, 1hr35 would be fine.

Shreveport...
posts: 935
reviews: 65
5. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

Thank you all so much for the feedback.

Chicago, Illinois
posts: 6,737
reviews: 75
6. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

That's not even a question. There are few airports worse than Heathrow.

Wirral U.K.
posts: 1,268
reviews: 27
7. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

Even with only six replies it is obvious how poorly Heathrow is regarded. Yet the politicians still argue for further expansion rather than a purpose built 21st century worl leading airport.

Yet we still elect these idiots.

UK
posts: 2,211
reviews: 26
8. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

You don't say what airline(s) you are looking at, and I don't think one can really give you proper advice without that information. FRA may well be the better airport overall, but if it's a a choice between a same-terminal transfer at LHR and a change of terminals at FRA then I would personally go for LHR

Worldwide
posts: 2,446
reviews: 620
9. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

I would even see if I could increase my connection time in FRA - so I could go into the city. But that might not be a convenient option, if your onward flight is early in the afternoon..

Shreveport...
posts: 935
reviews: 65
10. Re: Would you rather connect through Frankfurt or Heathrow?

I am looking at United Airlines.