The third-largest airport in Germany, Düsseldorf International Airport is located 4.3 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 Düsseldorf.
Serving roughly 19 million passengers each year, Düsseldorf International Airport is a busy facility that's still growing: by 2016 construction will 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 (which will cost around €20 to the city centre), limousines, local buses, a Skytrain Shuttle Bus, and the fast and efficient S-Bahn.
GMT +1 (GMT +2 from March to October).
Tel: +49 211 4210.
Car rental companies at the airport include Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, National and Avis, among others.
Designated airport taxis are available from Arrivals and Departures. The approximate fare to downtown Dusseldorf is €20.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, banks, a laundry, dental practice, restaurants, cafés, snack-bars, Wireless Internet access and baby-changing facilities.
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 areas in P1, P2, P3, P7 and P8, and charges €3.50 to €3.90 per hour. Long-term parking is €3.50 per hour up to €24.50 per day, while long-term savings parking is €44 for the first week and €18 per week thereafter. The cheapest parking is at the railway station, charging only €7 per day.
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 free wifi throughout the airport, and 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.