Airport Getaway

Düsseldorf airport, easily accessible a few minutes away

Written by Garry on

 
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Whilst Düsseldorf Airport is the third largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich, it is one of the world’s most accessible. The airport is a mere 10 kilometres from downtown Düsseldorf and there are a number of ways to travel to and from Neuss including taxi and public transport.

The Sky Train, a fully automated suspended rail system takes passengers from the terminal to the airport station on the mainline rail network. From there, local trains travel to the city as well as other regional destinations. High-speed ICE trains are also available to whisk passengers on their onward journey to other cities of the Rhine-Ruhr region and beyond.

Taxis queue patiently outside the lower level of the terminal at all hours. The fast ride to downtown Neuss or the exhibition grounds of Düsseldorf is fairly inexpensive.

Several bus routes operated by the local public transport company also offer a service on clean, efficient buses for journey to various destinations.

Rental car operators are located on the ground level of the terminal towards the left; the Germanic system of small orientation icons is placed under the ceiling. The infamous highway system is directly accessible from the airport complex and the journey to the city is easy.

The nearest alternative aiports are Cologne/Bonn, Dortmund and Weeze, all about an hour away. They are relatively easy to get to and from but journey times can vary greatly in this densely populated and highly motorised region.