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.
Parking in Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf has numerous parking facilities in the city centre.
The Office for Traffic Management of the state capital of Düsseldorf provides an information service that offers current and interesting information about traffic on Düsseldorf's streets, including car park occupancy and traffic forecasts as well as an overview of construction sites in the city.
Further information can be found at the City of Düsseldorf.
With the new evopark concept, you can park easily and cheaply at many locations in Düsseldorf. With a small radio card in your car, the barriers open automatically - without you having to take out a ticket. You can pay your parking fees conveniently and transparently at the end of the month. In addition, you can effectively reduce the amount of your parking fees by purchasing from evopark credit partners.
You can find out more here.
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
Be flexible and individual with a hired car! Attractive hired car offers to Düsseldorf can be conveniently booked by our partner - we offer up-to-the-minute prices!
Sharing is caring, also applies to the wide range of e-mobility options in Düsseldorf. Different types of e-scooters from various providers can be found at central locations throughout the city.
Whoever says e-scooter in Düsseldorf means Eddy. The green e-scooters are the sharing offer of Stadtwerke Düsseldorf and are unmistakable. You need these three things to register in the Eddy app: bank details, driving licence class B & smartphone with internet connection.
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.
The Rheinbahn operates an extensive network of tram, bus and underground lines in Düsseldorf. With the underground, you can cover the distance between the main station and the old town in just a few minutes. Thanks to the connection to the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association (VRR), Düsseldorf forms a uniform tariff area with the local transport facilities of the surrounding area and the surcharge-free trains of Deutsche Bahn. This also makes it easy to reach the Düsseldorf Trade Fair Centre without traffic jams.
In addition, mobil.nrw offers another attractive service for getting around the city (quite spontaneously) by public transport. With eezy.nrw, guests can check in and out at stops by means of geographic positioning on their mobile phones, so that only the actually travelled distance serves as the basis for calculation.
For night owls:
On Friday and Saturday nights and before public holidays, a Rheinbahn NachtExpress is available from the main station. In addition, there are occasional trams and buses to the surrounding areas. More information on the Rheinbahn night network can be found here. (Source: Rheinbahn AG)
The DüsseldorfCard gives you free travel on public transport in the Düsseldorf city area as well as free admission and discounts to museums, city tours, boat tours, opera, theatre, variety theatre and more. There are over 30 benefits in total.
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!
Attractive flight offers to Düsseldorf can be conveniently booked by our partner - we offer the cheapest, up-to-the-minute prices!
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.
Find further SkyTrain, Bus and rail information on Düsseldorf Airport's website.
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.
Further information on Airport taxis here.
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.