Duesseldorf airport is large, modern and efficient with good onward transport connections.
As well as the S-bahn trains directly into the city (see tip below), which run to and from a station underneath the terminal building, the airport has its own Deutsche Bahn railway station. To get there you have to take the 'Skytrain', an unstaffed monorail with its small carriages hanging underneath the line. The Skytrain runs to and from the DB station, stopping at one of the airport car parks on the way. It's a quick and easy journey.
The Skytrain is very well-signed from within the Arrivals are BUT it is not free unless you already have a particular type of DB or other ticket. See the information here.
If you don't have the right type of onward travel ticket then you have to buy a ticket for the Skytrain from the machine on the platform. I'm a good girl so I did just that....but no-one checked my ticket. It's up to you whether you risk the short journey (less than 5 minutes) without a ticket.
Duesseldorf Flughafen DB station is small and has no facilities other than a ticket office, a couple of vending machines and some ticket machines. There are decent toilets which are accessed by lift (only?) from the Skytrain terminal. The platforms are accessed by moving walkways rather than escalators.
NB: The airport railway station is neither busy with passengers nor does it have a lot of staff in the concourse and platform area. Watch out for scammers trying to fiddle you with offers of 'help' or tickets. See my tip here for more details.
You can also buy train tickets online in advance from the official German railway website www.bahn.com which has an excellent English language version. There are very good advance online discount fares for some routes, dates and departures although these do tie you to a specific day and departure time so if you take advantage of the discount tickets do allow plenty of time between your flight landing and the train departing. I'd suggest at least 2 hours.
The new airport at Weeze is advertised as 'Dusseldorf' by
Ryanair, the main user of the airport. Does Ryanair know where Dusseldorf actually is. You could argue that the airline doesn't know it's arse from it's elbow, and therefore has trouble locating places - but it does seem to be working. There are now about 50 destinations from the tiny airport (approx 75km's North West of Dusseldorf)
Dusseldorf has its own airport, but there are many nearby airports that are very accessible too, so it's worth shopping around for the best deal. Dusseldorf is a major international airport, with destinations on four continents, and you can be in Dusseldorf city centre in minutes by train. Another "Dusseldorf" airport, Weeze Airport, is popular with budget airlines, especially Ryanair, but it's not really in or near Dusseldorf at all.
Cologne/Bonn airport isn't as busy as Dusseldorf but it's probably more convenient than Weeze Airport. and has a lot of destinations served by two of Germany's high quality budget airlines: Air Berlin and Germanwings. These serve a host of major European cities, including Budapest, London and Copenhagen. They are joined by a number of other budget airlines, like EasyJet and Wizz Air, as well as a small number of national airlines, including Turkish Airlines, Air France and even Iran Air.
The airport is easy to get to from Dusseldorf. There are public buses and a busy train station (accessibly via the Sky Train). And if you are in a rush there's always a taxi. Check the website for details.
With its own railway station, Duesseldorf Airport offers a comfortable alternative to get to the Airport by car. Over 350 trains, from street cars to the high-speed ICE, stop daily at the Duesseldorf Airport Station. It is located at the eastern end of the airport grounds. SkyTrain, a fully-automated cable railway brings you from the railway building directly into the terminal.
When I was leaving Duesseldorf, dusk was already coming down and as I was sitting in the plane waiting to take me away, reflecting on my lovely weekend, I spotted the *spotters* dozens of them - all watching the planes landing and taking off. Duesseldorf Flughafen International has 90 airlines flying to 180 destinations worldwide and it is possible to enjoy the views from this modern airport at the visitors terraces. A soft drink here will cost you 2.90E at the Bistro Leysieffer
Daily 6am - 9pm
Admission is free to both visitors terraces.
The Dusseldorf International Airport has a number of car parks.
The long term parking are the furthest away from the terminal; very popular because of the low price.
The P4 Parking is most covenient, due to the sky train stop; parking cost are Euro 63 per week.
For more money you can park at VIP parking at the terminal, but a limo service is probably cheaper.
The available of parking space is on-line available at the airport website.
The Dusseldorf International Airport is a modern facility and popular for cities up to 150 km from Dusseldorf. The airport is still expanding.
There are 3 piers with ~25 gates and a seperate VIP terminal.
The airport lies directly at the A44 highway, which makes this field very popular to travel to by car. The airport invests much in car parking spaces.
Air Berlin is a low cost carrier that offers many flights from Dusseldorf International.
Berlin - Tegel
In 2008 I went to the Maldives. I flew from Düsseldorf International Airport to here. The airline I used was LTU. This airline is part of Air Berlin. It was a pleasant experience to fly with this airline. Especially I was using business class. The staff was friendly. What do you need more?
Phone: +49-(0)1805-737800 (0,14 €/min) 24h
From where I live (Apeldoorn, the Netherlands) it is easy to go to Düsseldorf International Airport. It is 1,5 hours by car.
The Airport is so huge. Therefore it is easy and relaxing to walk around up here.
Nice shopping arcades, but be advised to do your shopping before you proceed to your gate, as there is nothing past passport control.
NOTE: If using the car parks, get there early. It took me 30 minutes to claim a space in a very overcrowded car park
Better be careful and give attention on any traffic signs. As in Dusseldorf airport, be sure to park in a right place. I notice MANY (more than 4 car in a row) park just in front of the airport doors. Whats up then? They have to take their car in other place, around 1 km from the airport, i guess. And extra cash needed, around 160 €, to open the gates. Speaks German will help you to communicate, but not giving any discount.
You can fly from/to düsseldorf(actually köln/bonn airport, but it's just 30 minutes away by car and maybe 40 using the ICE) pretty cheap using germanwings www.germanwings.com
They have many destinations around europe, it's worth to try it.
Suscribe to the newsletters on their website, they make crazy nights once in a while and all tickets cost 19 € that night.
This airport is commonly referred as Airport Niederrhein near Düsseldorf. It is not really very near, but still there is a great chance that you will use this airport as the popular airline Ryanair uses this airport. You can get very cheap flights to/from several destinations around Europe.
The airport is will situated to the city. There is a good and fast airport connection from main station to airport by S-Bahn. Take the S-6 and it will bring you within 15 minutes to the city center for € 1,90. Follow the green signs "S" at the airport.
Taxi is around € 15.