Purchase Lufthansa Lounge Access Starting at Just €29 (~$34)

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Without much fanfare, Lufthansa has started selling lounge access to its airport lounges across the globe. Prices start from €29 (~$34) per person per visit for the business class lounge in Dusseldorf. Lounge visits at other German airports cost €39 (~$46). For airports in the US, the prices we found starting at just $39 per person per visit.

Here's how to book access to a Lufthansa lounge — even if you aren't flying Lufthansa.

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Lufthansa Paid Lounge Access Key Terms

  • Search and book Lufthansa lounge access on this webpage.
  • Travelers need to present a same-day boarding pass from any airline.
  • Children under 2 are free when accompanied by an adult.
  • Passengers in airline uniforms are not allowed access.
  • Lounge access for entrepreneurial purposes is not permitted. Perhaps this means that you can't book a visit to film inside?
  • COVID-19 protocols are in place, including face masks and social distancing in the lounges.

A Note About the First-Class Terminal In Frankfurt

Initial data points showed that Lufthansa was selling access to its flagship first-class terminal in Frankfurt for as little as €149 (~$176) per visit. Unfortunately, this is no longer available now. We have been unable to find space available in the first-class lounge deep into 2022.

While all the first-class lounge space available may be sold out over a year ahead of time, we don’t think that is the case. It seems after the initial excitement swept the internet about accessing Lufthansa’s first-class terminal in Frankfurt for a mere €149, the company has had second thoughts and pulled the lounge from the available collection.

Have you been able to find availability? Let us know in the comments below!

Access Lufthansa Lounges Using Amex Cards

If you are passing through Frankfurt or Munich and hold the The Platinum Card® from American Express, The Business Platinum Card® from American Express, or the Centurion® Card from American Express, you can access the following lounges free of charge using your American Express Card:

  • Frankfurt (FRA): Business class, Senator, and first-class lounges in Concourse B Terminal 1.
  • Munich (MUC): Business class, Senator, and first-class lounges located in the satellite area of Terminal 2.

Amex Centurion Card cardholders can access all three lounges regardless of the class of travel. While Amex Platinum and Business Platinum Card cardholders can access the business class lounge when flying in economy and the Senator lounge when flying in Business class.

Access Lufthansa Lounges Using Priority Pass

In addition to selling access to its lounges, Lufthansa recently added three more of its U.S. lounges to Priority Pass. That means you can access 4 of Lufthansa's 5 U.S. lounges for free with a Priority Pass membership — which comes as a perk of many premium credit cards:

Credit CardComplimentary Cardholder AccessNumber of Free GuestsDigital Priority Pass CardCard Annual FeeAuthorized User Lounge AccessAuthorized User Fee
Chase Sapphire Reserve®Unlimited lounge access2 guestsYes$550Yes$75
The Ritz-Carlton™ Credit CardUnlimited lounge access2 guestsYes$450Yes$0
The Platinum Card® from American ExpressUnlimited lounge access - No F&B credits at non-lounge restaurants, bars, and eateries (Enrollment Required)2 guestsYes$695 - Rates & FeesYes$175 total for first 3 AU's then $175 each - Rates & Fees
The Business Platinum Card® from American ExpressUnlimited lounge access - No F&B credits at non-lounge restaurants, bars, and eateries
(Enrollment Required)
2 guestsYes$595 - Rates & FeesYes$300 - Rates & Fees
Hilton Honors American Express Aspire CardUnlimited lounge access
(Enrollment Required)
2 guestsYes$450No$0
Citi Prestige® CardUnlimited lounge access
(Enrollment Required)
2 guests or immediate familyYes$495Yes$50
Crystal® Visa Infinite® Credit CardUnlimited lounge access for the primary cardholder and one additional member.$32 per guestYes$400Can gift access to one other person - doesn't have to be AU$95
Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card10x free passes then $32 per person
(Enrollment Required)
$32 per guestYes$95NoN/A
U.S. Bank Altitude™ Reserve Visa Infinite® Card4x free passes then $32 per visit1 guest free for first 4 visits, then $32 per visitNo$400No$0
Hilton Honors American Express Card10x free passes then $27 per visitMust use a 2nd pass for a guestYes$95No$0

*Enrollment is required for select Amex benefits.

Our Take

Desperate times call for desperate measures. With most airlines struggling financially due to the loss of revenue caused by the COVID-19 travel disruption, airlines across the globe have been trying to upgrade and create more revenue streams, and Lufthansa is no different.

While it is an excellent option for an infrequent traveler to purchase lounge access as a one-off, this feature may soon be discontinued as passenger volumes return and overcrowding could become an issue. More regular flyers will typically use their status or credit card to receive complimentary lounge access when on the road. For now, more options for lounge access are always welcome.

For rates and fees of the cards mentioned in this post, please visit the following links: The Business Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees), and The Platinum Card® from American Express (Rates & Fees)

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Comments

  • Except for particular reason such as a long time to spend in the airport I think it’s better to go to a restaurant or café instead of spending the money to entry in the lounge.

  • No estaba enterado de como acceder gratis a los salones vip de las aerolineas, las pocas veces que los use abone el ingreso. Ojala pronto podamos volver a volar y asi poder aprovechar estas ventajas. Muchas gracias, muy clara la explicacion.

  • Thanks for the priority pass update . I didn’t know that.

  • Ana Maria del Rosario Valencia says:

    Great piece of news! We (my husband and I) had to book a round trip flight from SouthAmerica to Spain (two stops each time, with 5+ waiting time between flights in another EU country) and were delighted when we learned we could use his Priority Pass card in the Lufthansa lounge.

  • Miguel Angel Baltanas says:

    This is really good news. I hold a Priority Pass card and greatly value this chance Lufthansa gives us airline travellers to enjoy their lounges even though we are flying another airline. Thanks lot, airport waiting time becomes easier this way!!

  • The €29 fee for the Dusseldorf’s lounge access is affordable, fair and comparable to the fees with lounge programs widely spread worldwide.

    Other than that, I wouldn’t pay for the access.

  • I like this add on! I am eager to try out their lounge. Since Amex raised their annual fee on the Plat, I will be waiting to get that card and see if it would really benefit me right now. With this I can still try out the Luft lounges.

  • Would’ve been good if you said which US airports were selling access.

  • These are very reasonable prices considering the offerings. Many airline lounges in the US with barely any food/beverage services charge much more for entry.

  • This is a little pricey for me, since I don’t value lounge access that highly, but a good deal for others I’m sure.

  • Might be a good deal for others but not for me.

  • The Lufthansa lounges are among of the best in the world

  • The more lounge choices the better (although I restrict myself to lounges that my credit cards or airline status provide access to).