The third-largest airport in Germany, Düsseldorf International Airport is located just over four miles (7km) north of central Düsseldorf. The airport is a major hub for Lufthansa and Air Berlin, who together offer the bulk of the flights in and out of the facility; however, more than 70 airlines make use of Düsseldorf Airport, meaning there are usually some good deals to be had on flights to the airport.
Serving roughly 19 million passengers each year, Düsseldorf International Airport is a busy facility that's still growing: by 2016 construction is scheduled to be complete on Düsseldorf Airport City, which will house hotels, shops, restaurants and movie theatres. At present, there is already a good selection of shops and restaurants in the airport, which is compact and easy to navigate. The terminals are connected by a central spine, making them feel more like concourses and ensuring transfer times are minimal.
The airport is situated six miles (10km) north of Dusseldorf.
Getting to the city
There are plenty of transport options available at the airport, including taxis, limousines, local buses, a Skytrain Shuttle Bus, and the fast and efficient S-Bahn.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 between last Sunday in March and last Sunday in October).
Tel: +49 211 4210.
Car rental companies at the airport include Europcar, Hertz, Budget and Avis, among others.
Designated airport taxis are available from Arrivals and Departures. The approximate fare to central Dusseldorf is €24.
Airport facilities include ATMs and banks, dental and medical facilities, a pharmacy, laundry services, baby-changing rooms, airport hotels, a petrol station, a tax refund counter, baggage storage facilities, meeting rooms, pastoral services, VIP lounges, conference facilities, and a number of shopping and dining options.
Short-term parking is available within walking distance of the terminal, while long-term parking is serviced by a free shuttle. Short-term parking is located opposite the terminal and charges about €4 per hour. Long-term parking costs between €24 and €39 per day, depending on the parking lot.
Flights to Düsseldorf International Airport are available on British Airways, Air France, Air Berlin, Delta Airlines, Emirates, Lufthansa, Mahan Air, and Turkish Airlines, among others.
There is wifi throughout the airport; the first half hour is free and thereafter charges apply. There are multiple internet access points in the terminal building.
There are business lounges in each terminal, including facilities for airlines like Lufthansa, British Airways and Emirates. The Wöllhaf Conference Centre has 24 rooms with audio-visual equipment, and larger facilities are available in the Arabella Sheraton Airport Hotel.
Dusseldorf International Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.