Getting Around

Written by Garry on

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© Amazing Capitals /DeiaGreg
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Düsseldorf is a rather compact city to navigate and fairly simply laid out. The town centre itself consists of a few crisscrossing streets set next to some parks and the river, with manageable distances. Many commercial and office districts are located on the periphery a few kilometres away. Public transport and taxis can be found on nearly every corner.

Getting to and from the city is fairly easy too. Trains depart from Düsseldorf central railway station to join the national rail network. Düsseldorf International airport is seldom more than ten to twenty minutes away. Other airports in Weeze, Dortmund and Cologne offer fewer destinations and are roughly an hours drive away.


Getting around in a motor vehicle is fairly simple and civilised. Traffic is heavy and road surfaces reasonable. 50 kilometres per hour (km/h) is the general speed limit unless otherwise posted. In designated residential areas speed should be capped to 30 km/h.


Düsseldorf is rather easy to navigate on a bicycle. Official paths for cycling can be recognised by their typical red colour and can be found throughout the city. One-way streets that show a sign with a bike and the word free (frei) may be used against the flow of traffic.

Taxi in Düsseldorf

Taxis in Germany are modern and clean, mostly Mercedes and always beige. They also offer fairly good value for money with most drivers excelling in their professionalism, knowledge, politeness and friendliness. Call any of three numbers for a taxi.


WC or Toilets

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German law apparently states that anyone is allowed to use the toilets or restrooms in a pub. Shopping malls and department stores have good, fairly easy to find facilities. Dusseldorf offers its public many washrooms and several advertising billboards double up as toilets.


Public Transport in Düsseldorf

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Courtesy of the Rheinbahn, public transport in Düsseldorf is efficient so waiting is generally kept to a minimum. A densely woven network of subway, trams and buses reveals an opportunity to alight on virtually every corner of one of the most compact cosmopolitan cities in Europe.


Plane, Flight, Airport

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Düsseldorf Airport is the third largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich. During recent years it has gained importance as a hub for intercontinental flights and is only ten minutes or so by taxi from downtown.