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How to get from Düsseldorf International Airport to Düsseldorf City Centre

Located on the Rhine River, Düsseldorf is a vibrant and modern city bustling with plenty of activities to entertain all travellers. From shopping to enjoying unique bars, admiring old cobbled alleyways or trying mouthwatering German delicacies, Düsseldorf has it all.

So when visiting the pioneer of art design and modern architecture, you will be landing at Düsseldorf International Airport (DUS). You have 2 transportation options to get to the city centre; you can either take a taxi or a train. Choosing to take a taxi or a private transfer from Düsseldorf airport to the city centre is a great way to travel, as they provide 24/7 door-to-door services taking you downtown in just 15 minutes. Alternatively, a faster and cheaper option would be to take the train, taking only 8 minutes to reach the city centre.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Düsseldorf at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €53 15min 24/7
Taxi €28 15min 24/7
Train €18 8min 24/7

How to get from Düsseldorf Airport to the city centre by taxi

Taking a cab is the easiest and most reliable travel option from Düsseldorf airport to Düsseldorf city centre. Taxis are available 24/7 and provide comfortable door-to-door services, taking 15 minutes to reach your Düsseldorf hotel.

Taxi fare from Düsseldorf airport to the city of Düsseldorf

Düsseldorf airport taxis calculate their prices using a taximeter based on the time and distance travelled. Depending on traffic conditions, the 15-minute journey from Düsseldorf airport to the city centre costs around €25. It is good to know that there is no price difference for day, night and weekend trips.



Trip Duration

15 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Düsseldorf International Airport

Where do I get a taxi from?

You can find the official taxi ranks at Düsseldorf airport outside the arrivals exit doors.


Getting around a new city can be stressful, especially if you are travelling with children and heavy luggage. Taking a taxi is the easiest way to travel – Düsseldorf airport taxis are safe, and reliable and provide 24/7 door-to-door services.

Nonetheless, if you want to travel at a fixed rate with no extra fees, you can pre-book your Düsseldorf airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Editor’s Note

Most taxis in Düsseldorf accept bank card payments, although it is best to check with your driver beforehand.

Useful Tips

Tipping your taxi driver in Düsseldorf is common, however, most travellers leave relatively small tips.
Please note that there are no price differences for day, night or weekend trips.
Ensure that your cab driver resets their taximeter before beginning your journey.

How to get from Düsseldorf International Airport to city centre by train

An alternative travel option for those on a budget is to take the train from Düsseldorf Airport to the city centre. The train stop at DUS is “Flughafen Terminal (S)”, and the train heads straight to “Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof” (Central Station), which is in Düsseldorf’s city centre, and only takes 8 minutes to reach.

How much is a train ticket from Düsseldorf airport to city centre?

A one-way ticket from Düsseldorf airport to the city centre costs €9. Tickets can be purchased at the automatic vending machines at Düsseldorf’s airport train station or online.



Trip Duration

8 Min.

The trains leave the airport every 10 minutes.

Value for Money

The trains from Düsseldorf International Airport are available 24/7.

Where do I get the train from?

Dusseldorf Airport Train Station is located in the eastern part of the airport at Terminal C; you can get there on the SkyTrain.


Taking the train from Düsseldorf airport to Düsseldorf city centre is a very convenient travel option. Trains are available 24/7 and get you to the city centre in just 8 minutes.

Although, the only downfall is when arriving at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Central Station), you will need to find an alternative travel solution to get to your hotel.

Editor’s Note

You can purchase your train tickets at the station's vending machines or online in advance.

Useful Tips

Discounted tickets are available for children, students and senior citizens.
You can take briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases on board for no extra charge.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Düsseldorf. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Düsseldorf airport from the city centre?

Düsseldorf airport is located a short 7 km away from the city centre. It takes around 15 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

Is there a direct train from Dusseldorf airport to the city?

Yes, a train from Düsseldorf Airport to the city centre exists. The train leaves DUS and is direct to “Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof” (Central Station), taking only 8 minutes. You’d then need to reach your accommodation on foot, or potentially get a taxi, depending on where exactly your exact destination is.

Is there a set Dusseldorf airport to city taxi fare?

Unfortunately, Düsseldorf airport taxis do not offer flat-rate fares for trips to the city centre. Nonetheless, with Welcome Pickups, you can pre-book a private transfer at a fixed competitive price.

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