Transportation to and from Dortmund Airport


What is the distance from Dortmund Airport to the centre of Dortmund?

Dortmund’s city centre is easily accessible via the B1 (Westfalendamm), the distance is 13 kilometres / 8.1 miles. It takes approximately 20 minutes to cover the distance by car.

From DTM Airport to Dortmund City centre by Car
13 km
20 min

Public transport

Train to Dortmund

Outside the airport building, you can catch the AirportShuttle to Holzwickede railway station. The shuttle buses run every 15 to 20 minutes to and from the airport, between 06:00 hours and 22:50 hours, every half hour on weekends and public holidays. Travel time from Dortmund Airport to the train station is 6 minutes. A ticket can be bought from the bus driver and costs € 3.00 for adults. The price is € 2.00 for children up to 14 years, children under the age of 6 years may travel free of charge.

From Bahnhof Holzwickede, many West German cities are reachable by train, including nearby cities like Dortmund (19 minutes), Unna (4 minutes) and Hamm (19 minutes). Every 30 minutes a train (ERB – Eurobahn) departs from Holzwickede to Dortmund, over the weekend there is only one direct train per hour. Please consult timetable AirportShuttle and website Deutsche Bahn for more information.

Bus services

AirportExpress to Dortmund

There is also a direct bus service between Dortmund Airport and Dortmund Hauptbahnhof, the AirportExpress runs one or two times per hour between the airport and the city, without making any stops. The stop at the main railway station of Dortmund can be found near the exit ‘Königswall/zur City’, on your left behind the taxi rank.

The bus journey takes about 25 minutes. You can find the prices below, children up to 5 years can use the AirportExpress for free. The bus makes a short stop at the Messe Westfalenhallen in Dortmund during major international fairs and exhibitions. Please consult timetable AirportExpress for more information.

Prices Single Return
Adults € 9 € 18
Children, 6 up to 14 years € 2 € 4


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