Getting Around, Dusseldorf Travel, Transport and Car Rental

(Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)

Picture of Dusseldorf airportDusseldorf boasts the third-largest airport in Germany, which is also the main transport gateway into the city. If however you would rather travel to Dusseldorf by land, it is possible to catch a train or use bus transport from a number of European destinations, as well as from locations throughout Germany.

Public transport in Dusseldorf itself is also plentiful. There are many taxis on the city streets as well as bus services, over-ground trains and a metro service.

Photo of the airport terminal

Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) / Arriving by Air

Address: Flughafenstrasse 120, Dusseldorf, DE-40474, Germany
Tel: +49 211 411385
Dusseldorf International Airport is the third-largest airport in Germany. It can be found just 8 km / 5 miles outside of the city centre and serves over 20 million passengers every year.

Facilities are extensive and include ATMs, banks, exchange bureau, over 40 shops, a selection of eateries and a business suite. There are also a number of airport lounges within Dusseldorf Airport, as well as excellent facilities for passengers travelling with disabilities. Information desks can be found in Departures and Arrivals, and car hire can be arranged on arrival.

Dusseldorf Airport is conveniently located on a major autobahn and railway line, which allows for easy access to and from the city centre. The bus station can be found outside of the Arrivals Hall and taxi transport is available 24 hours, offering a convenient way to travel into central Dusseldorf. If you are going to hire a car and drive yourself, you will find that the A44 runs east to west, right past the airport, and connects with the A3, which runs north to south.

Car Rental

Car rental can be arranged at Dusseldorf Airport with the following travel companies - Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz. While vehicles can be hired on arrival, we advise that you book in advance to ensure a good price. It is also possible to hire a car in Dusseldorf city centre. Driving throughout Germany is very easy and this mode of transport is particularly popular, since the motorways are well maintained and extensive. Driving in Dusseldorf is generally straightforward, with all roads being clearly marked and locals tending to drive very well, being considerate towards others.

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Picture of a metro underground train station


It is feasible to arrive in Dusseldorf using train transport, travelling from London and Brussels, as well as from most major German towns or cities. Train services are reliable and efficient, and a good way to travel around the country. The city itself is served by underground and over-ground services, which cover the city proper and its suburbs. Like the national service, the regional train service is extremely reliable.

Buses and Coaches

Dusseldorf is on many international bus routes and it is possible to travel from Paris (9 hours), Warsaw (18 hours), London (9 hours) and Prague (13 hours). Within Dusseldorf and the surrounding areas, the main bus companies are Bandroch GmbH and Adorf GmbH.


Metered taxi transport can be found throughout the city of Dusseldorf and taxis are usually easy to flag down. It is possible to take a taxi tour around the sights, with drivers who will act as your travel guide for a day. Fares for day trips should be negotiated in advance.