Getting to Düsseldorf
The state capital of Düsseldorf lies in the heart of Europe and possesses a great infrastructure. Choose your preferred mode of travel – Düsseldorf is easy to get to by any route.
Düsseldorf is in the middle of one of Europe’s densest motorway networks. You can reach the city from every direction via the A3, A 44, A 46, A 52, A 57, A 59 and A 524. Information about the latest traffic situation in NRW is available in German at www.verkehr.nrw
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Düsseldorf offers an outstanding infrastructure with more than 1,700 charging points for anyone travelling with an electric vehicle. An overview of the growing number of rapid charging stations is provided here, and all charging points can be found on the charging network map.
The environmentally friendly option: travel by train. Düsseldorf’s Hauptbahnhof (main railway station) is the ideal starting point for your visit to Düsseldorf.
Depending on your point of departure and the distance travelling by train often proves as quick as flying.
With its extensive network of routes, the Rheinbahn will get you to your destination by tram, bus or underground railway. It takes just a few minutes on the underground from the main railway station to the Old Town. The association with the Verkehrsbund Rhein-Ruhr (VRR – Regional Transport Association) means that uniform fares are charged throughout the region's public transport systems and on the surcharge-free Deutsche Bahn trains.
The Düsseldorf trade-fair centre is easy to get to on the U78 underground tram – which will also help you avoid traffic jams.
With the DüsseldorfCard you have free use of public transports within the city as well as free entry to museums, reductions on city tours, boat tours, opera, theatre, variety theatre - a total of 30 benefits.
A new long-distance bus station for trans-European bus trips opened in the middle of December 2009. The central bus station with comfortable waiting rooms is located on the Worringer Strasse just next to the main railway station. You can get to Düsseldorf on modern coaches from many European cities.
Benefit from our cooperation with Flixbus and take advantage of the low-cost travel deal to Düsseldorf: several coach lines currently connect approx. 132 destinations with the Rhine city of Düsseldorf. Modern safety equipment, most seats with leg room of 83 cm, WC, WiFi and on-board entertainment as well as snacks and drinks ensure a comfortable and relaxed journey wherever your destination. Drive green!
Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)
Germany's third-largest airport Düsseldorf Airport constitutes an important hub in international air traffic and connects Düsseldorf to more than 180 destinations worldwide.
The best thing is: it's only about a ten-minute drive from the city centre and just three minutes from Düsseldorf's trade-fair grounds!
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The fully automated cabin railway SkyTrain links the long-distance railway station “Düsseldorf Flughafen” with the terminal.
Onward travel by rail
The "Düsseldorf Flughafen" railway station is located at one of Europe’s main rail junctions. Around 300 trains – ICE, IC, EC and local trains/light rail – stop here every day.
The S11 will take you directly from the terminal to the Hauptbahnhof in around 12 minutes.
Onward travel by bus
Buses stop in front of the main Arrivals hall.
Bus and rail information at dus.com.
Onward travel by Taxi
The city centre can be reached in ten to fifteen minutes by taxi, the Messe Düsseldorf in around three minutes. There is a taxi rank in front of the main Arrivals hall.
Taxi Düsseldorf: Tel. +49 0211 3333 3
Rhein Taxi: Tel. +49 0211 2121 21
Onward travel by rental car
You’ll find car hire companies in the main Arrivals hall. More information at dus.com.
Cycling to Düsseldorf
There are no fewer than five cycle routes that go through both the Düsseldorf city area and the surrounding area. Explore Düsseldorf by bike, visit every corner of the city without stress, stop anywhere you like without having to worry about parking and, as an added bonus, you can keep fit at the same time! The city’s tour recommendations will also give you the chance to see some of the less well-known sights. More information is available at Cycling in Düsseldorf.