Transportation to and from Düsseldorf Airport


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

Düsseldorf Airport is at a short distance from the city centre, by car it takes 20 minutes to cover the distance of 9 kilometres / 5.6 miles.

From DUS Airport to Düsseldorf City centre by Car
9 km
20 min

Public transport

S-Bahn to Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf Airport has the luxury of a railway station (Düsseldorf Flughafen) and a metro station (Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal / S-Bahnhof). From the railway station a few kilometres north-east of the airport you can take the SkyTrain monorail to the terminals, this takes 5 minutes.

The metro station is situated underneath Terminal C. Every 20 minutes S-Bahn S11 (Düsseldorf Flughafen – Bergisch-Gladbach) departs from the airport towards Düsseldorf, the fifth station is Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof. In the evening, on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays S-Bahn S11 runs every 30 minutes. Travel time to the main railway station in Düsseldorf is only 12 minutes.

S-Bahn tickets
The price of a ticket is € 2.90 for adults and € 1.70 for children from 6 up to 14 years of age (Preisstufe A3). These tickets are valid for 90 minutes. If you want to travel from the airport to another city than Düsseldorf, it is most of the times better to take the train instead of the S-Bahn. Please consult website and timetable S-Bahn S11 and website Deutsche Bahn for more information.

Train to Cologne, Dortmund, Essen, etc.

Düsseldorf Airport is located in North Rhine-Westphalia, the most populous state in Germany. Düsseldorf is the capital of Nordrhein-Westfalen, the city with the most inhabitants is Cologne. The Regional-Express train runs two or three times per hour between Düsseldorf Airport and Köln Hauptbahnhof, travel time is approximately 45 minutes.

Other major cities in North Rhine-Westphalia like Dortmund, Essen, Duisburg, Bochum, Bielefeld, Bonn, Münster and Gelsenkirchen are also directly accessible by train from Düsseldorf Airport. If you want to travel by public transport from Düsseldorf Flughafen railway station to Wuppertal or Mönchengladbach, you will have to change trains once.

Train tickets
You can check the journey times and prices of train tickets through the DB website. The cabin railway SkyTrain connects the airport with the train station of Düsseldorf Airport, it’s free and takes 5 minutes. Please consult website Deutsche Bahn for more information.


Düsseldorf: Nightlife Pub Crawl

€ 24.50

Discover the old city of Düsseldorf, "the longest bar in the world," and the city nightlife at multiple locations. Skip the lines for entry and enjoy free welcome shots at each bar.

DüsseldorfCard: Discount Tourist Card

€ 10

Save time and money on individual entrance fees with a DüsseldorfCard and enjoy great discounts at up to 50 sights and activities, including museums, exhibitions and guided city tours.

Düsseldorf Lachexpedition - The Comedy City Experience

€ 27.50

Comedy meets Düsseldorf on this alternative city tour. On this tour, no eye remains dry and no questions will be unanswered as your guide shows you Düsseldorf's funniest side.


Düsseldorf: 2-Hour Segway Tour along the Rhine

€ 69

Discover Düsseldorf's Rhine promenade on a 2-hour Segway tour. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the riverbanks, marvel at the historic sights and taste a traditional Altbier at the house brewery.

2-Hour Segway Tour of Düsseldorf, or VIP Segway Tour

€ 99

Experience a travel revolution: the Segway! Roll effortlessly with indescribable lightness on 2 wheels through the hustle and bustle of this regional capital. Discover the Rhine and the Old Town, or just enjoy the sights and sounds of this metropolis!

Düsseldorf: Panoramic Boat Cruise on the Rhine

€ 11

Enjoy a fantastic 1, 2, or 3.5-hour boat trip along the Rhine River and see the exciting city of Düsseldorf from the water. Discover the old and modern city at its best and watch the sights float by as you relax on board the boat.

Tours and transport

Düsseldorf: German Tour through the Old Town & Beer Tastings

€ 34.90

Go on a tour through the old town of Düsseldorf with an authentic guide and taste 4 different dark beers, the "Altbiere". Discover the city's highlights, immerse yourself in the history of brewing and listen to the entertaining anecdotes of your guide.

Düsseldorf: 1.5-Hour Guided Tour with a Night Watchman

€ 12

Journey back in time and walk the lively streets of Düsseldorf's Altstadt with a night watchman. Hear interesting facts as your guide leads you by lantern light to landmark attractions.

Düsseldorf: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour with Boat Cruise

€ 24

Discover Düsseldorf from a new perspective with this combination of a bus tour and a boat cruise. Admire the banks of the Rhine from the water on a 1-hour boat ride and explore the famous sights as you wish with a hop-on hop-off bus tour.


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