You can easily get to Düsseldorf by plane, train or car.
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There are several airports located in the region around Düsseldorf:
Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS)
Düsseldorf Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe, so there are lots of international connections.
From the airport you may take a train (lines S1, S7, RE1, RE3, RE5, RE6, RE11, RB35) to Düsseldorf main station (“Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof”). Depending on the train, it takes 5 to 15 minutes to get to the main station. A single fare ticket (“Einzelticket”) for this trip (“Preisstufe A”) costs €2.50. For details on connections from Düsseldorf Airport visit the local transportation website (Rheinbahn). Note that Düsseldorf Airport has two train stations. One is called “Düsseldorf Flughafen Bahnhof” (this is where all lines except S7 depart) and one is called “Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal” (this is where line S7 departs).
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from the airport to the city center. Taxis are located in front of the airport terminals. The trip to the main station will take about 20 minutes and cost about €22.
Airport Weeze (NRN)
Weeze Airport is frequented by smaller, low-cost airlines. It is located 80 km away from Düsseldorf.
There is a shuttle bus connecting Weeze Airport and Düsseldorf main station. Visit the airport website or the website of the company running the bus service for the timetable. Currently, the fare is €14 (one-way adult). The ticket has to be purchased from the driver in cash. At Weeze airport, the bus stop is located in front of the terminal. The busses depart from platform 1. In Düsseldorf, the bus stop is only a 3 minutes walk from the main station, behind the cinema at Worringer Straße.
Köln Bonn Airport (CGN)
Cologne Bonn Airport is another airport in the area.
It has its train station “Köln/Bonn Flughafen”, from where you take a train to Düsseldorf main station “Düsseldorf Hbf”. The train ride takes approximately one hour, and you usually have to change trains once in Cologne (“Köln Hbf” or “Köln Messe Deutz”). For details on the connections and the fares, please visit the German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) website.
Düsseldorf main station (“Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof”) is connected to all major international railroad tracks in Europe. To book tickets, please visit the German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) website.