Weeze has several bus services to the following destinations:
-Düsseldorf Central Station
-Duisburg Central Station
-Essen: An der Freiheit
-Cologne Train station Deutz / Fair (Auenweg)
-Moers: Hotel van der Valk
-Nijmegen - DukenburgTimetable
Driving to the Weeze Airport is rather simple:
-From the Highway A57 (E31) take the Weeze exit and follow the Airport icon signs
-Bundesstrasse 9 guides you around the East side of Weeze
-At the second lights take a right onto the L361 Ring Road South of Weeze
-At the round-about take a left to the Airport, that is on a side road to the right thereafter
-After the main gate, take a right to the terminal and parking areas
Ryanair is well represented at Weeze. The airport probably is the cheapest one fir the company in theDutch, Belgium and German area.
Just bring your (at home) printed boarding pass and your passport and you are set to fly.
The waiting area after passport control is sober, but who cares. This is cheap travel!
I KEEP THIS TIP HERE IN CASE VBIRD WILL COME BACK BUT FOPR NOW THEY HAVE DECLARED THEMSELVES BANKRUPT AND THE PLANES STAY ON THE GROUND. Ryanair still uses Weeze Niederrhein airport though and announced that they might take over some of VBird's routes... fingers crossed!
The Dutch no frill airline V Bird uses the new Niederrhein Airport in Weeze as their main airport.
I used them to get to Helsinki in summer 2004 and loved it. The staff is very friendly, airplanes are stylish, leather seats are comfortable, drinks on board aren't expensive (a coffee is 1€ for example)....
Check their website for good deals for flights around Europe. I am sure next time I want to go somewhere I'll check this website first!
There's a shuttle bus that connects Niederrhein Airport with Düsseldorf main station every two hours. The trip takes approx. 75 minutes and it costs 11 Euro.
When your plane is late, however, and you have missed your bus (like we have) this might help you:
You can call yourself a cab for the price of a bus ticket and go to Weeze station. From there a train goes every half an hour to Düsseldorf and it costs 11.50. The train takes about the same time as the bus (not counting the time before you are in the taxi as you have to order it half an hour in advance). Check at the information desk in the sirport if you can't speak German and don't understand the signs at the bus stop. The system confused some Germans even when we tried to get to the station!
There's also a bus connecting the airport with other cities but I don't know how often these go.
The festival takes place at Weeze Airport (Flughafen Niederrhein). This is one of the airports by Ryan Air that claim to be somewhere else ;-) Weeze is called Duesseldorf in Ryan Air Terms but it's 100 kms north from Duesseldorf.
From Duesseldorf or the Rhineland/Ruhr Area take the A57 toward Nijmwegen. Exit at Uedem/Weeze and follow the signs to the airport.
When I arrived a plane just landed next to me. And as I had a VIP parking pass I parked my car right next to the runway (behind the stage!). On the picture you can see the sign right next to my car! Scary, eh?
There is very small train station here, I think there is only one line, Dusseldorf - Kleve.
This is good connection for the users of the nearby airport. Take the train to Dusseldorf if you plan to travel further in Germany or take it to Kleve if you want to go to Holland.
This is very small airport near the town, only few small airlines use it, but you can get very cheap flights to several destinations around Europe.