The Düsseldorf is situated in the capital of North-Rhine-Westphalia, Dusseldorf. After Frankfurt and Munich, it is the third busiest airport in Germany.
It offers connections to 175 destinations worldwide. This airport includes the main hubs for AirBerlin which is the Germany’s second-largest airline and Oneworld member. The airport has two train stations, one for long distance and one for the local area. Skytrain connects the long distance station to the terminals.
Terminal Information: –
The terminal building of Dusseldorf Airport provides the number of facilities to the passengers every year. Dusseldorf International Airport has the large passenger terminal with an Arrivals level (E0) and a Departures level (E1). It leads to the three concourses that are A, B & C.
They are also connected to the respective airline gates.
- Concourses A: Have 10 Boarding bridges.
- Concourses B: Have 9 Boarding bridges.
- Concourses C: Have 8 Boarding bridges.
The terminals offer a number of services and facilities such as ATMs, Information Desks, banking, restaurants, lounges, public telephones, and shopping.
Terminal A has 16 gates from A01 to A16 that is used by Lufthansa and German-wings. Terminal A has two Lufthansa lounges. Oneworld carrier Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines also uses the Terminal A.
Terminal B has 11 gates from B01 to B11 and that is used for domestic and EU-flights by the members of Star Alliance. Terminal B has the observation deck and airline lounges.
Terminal C has 8 gates from C01 to C08 that is exclusively used for non-Schengen-flights by non-Star Alliance airlines. Terminal C features the parking position equipped with three jet-bridges.
If you are an economy class traveler, you can enter these lounges at Düsseldorf airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or through a membership program.
Lufthansa Business Lounge:
- It is located at the Terminal A, Airside, and Mezzanine Level.
- It opens between the 5:15 AM to 9:00 PM from Sunday to Friday and on Saturday from 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM.
Hugo Junkers Lounge:
- It is located at the International Terminal B, Airside, Level 2, and Gate B.
- Showers are also available.
- It opens between the 5:15 AM to 9:00 PM Daily.
Air Berlin/LTU Lounge:
- It is situated at the International Terminal C, Airside, and Upper Floor in front of Gate C46.
- It opens between the 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily.
Open Sky Lounge:
- It is located at the International Terminal C, Airside, Upper level and near the Gates C36 and C45.
- It opens between the 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
There are a number of hotels near the airport. If you do not want to sleep at the airport, you can choose one, according to your suitability.
Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel:
- It is just within 3-minute walk from Arrivals and located on the roof of P3 Car Park.
- Day rooms are also available from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Maritim Hotel: It is connected to Terminal C by a pedestrian bridge. Day rooms are also available.
Lindner Airport Hotel:
- It is only 5 minute far from the airport.
- Free airport shuttle bus runs in every 20 minutes from Monday to Friday. The departing time of this bus is 5:40 AM to 10:00 AM and 5:40 PM to 10:00 PM.
- Follow the signs to Parking Garage 3. You will find a bus pickup that is immediately on the right-hand side of Parking Garage 3.
Hotel Kleine Oase: It is just 2 minutes far from the airport, but this hotel does not have any shuttle bus facility.
Dusseldorf Airport has two bus stations: From each of those terminals, four scheduled bus lines are working.
- One is located in the front of the main Arrivals Halls.
- And another located at the Dusseldorf Airport railway station.
By Rental Car:
You can book the on-site car rental agencies that are available in the Arrivals area. The on-site car rentals agencies are Avis, Buchbinder, Dollar, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixti, and Europcar.
- For a brief period, Car sharing is also an economical and eco-friendly way to rent a car.
- Car sharing stations are located everywhere in the city and are open 24 hours per day. They picked you up at one station and dropped off at another. Car2Go and DriveNow have vehicles available for use from Dusseldorf Airport.
The certified taxis are authorized by the airport and are available at all times in front of the central arrivals hall. You can find it at the designated taxi rank at both Departures and Arrivals Levels.
- These taxis are easily identifiable by the “Airport Taxi” sticker displayed on the vehicles.
- Certified airport taxis are guaranteed to accept credit card as payment.
The SkyTrain runs between the Terminal C, Dusseldorf Airport railway station and Car Park 4. Trains run in every 3 to 7 minutes, and the journey from the railway station to Terminal C is also about 7 minutes. Passengers can buy Tickets at automated ticket machines that are located at the train platforms.
- The train runs between the 3:45 AM to 12:45 AM.
The inter-terminal bus transfer is also available when the SkyTrain is not running. This shuttle goes between the terminal, the airport railway station, and both car parks.
- The bus runs between the 1:05 AM to 3:25 AM and depart in every 20 minutes.
There are two train stations at the airport:
- Dusseldorf Airport railway station: Dusseldorf Airport train station is located on the east side of the airport. It is connected by SkyTrain and receives S-Bahn and ICE (long distance inter-city) trains.
- Dusseldorf Airport terminal train station can be reached by moving walkway from the baggage claim area of Terminal C. Passengers can take the S11 from the terminal train station to the destinations in Dusseldorf, Cologne, and Bergisch.
Other Airport Facilities:
Food & Drinks:
There are numbers of shops available at the airport and some of them are:
- Movenpick Café: They serve organic coffee specialties, delicious hot drinks, and various Mövenpick ice creams. The Mövenpick Café also offers a wide selection of delicious, crunchy lettuce variations, crisp thin pizzas hand-pressed juices and light lemonades as well as homemade desserts. It is located at Terminal A, after the security.
- Bistrot: They provide the Italian flair, healthy and high-quality fresh food. It is located at the terminal B, Level 1.
- Cafetiero: They offer a broad selection of special espresso blends, soft drinks and delicious snacks like focaccias, ciabattas, bagels, croissants and muffins and situated at the Terminal C.
- Rouge City Market: If you need to pick up groceries on the way to your destination, stop at this market and buy household needs. It is located at the Arrivals, Ground Floor. It opens between 5:00 AM to 12:00 AM and 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
- Boss: The store offers women and men’s wear collections in Black and Boss Orange range. It is situated at the Terminal A after security.
- Duty-Free & Shopping: Duty-free shopping is also available at the terminals. Passengers can buy any item from the number of retail shops.
Passengers can use the free Wi-Fi connection facility for 30 minutes at Düsseldorf Airport per day. Beyond the 30 minutes, you can also purchase a package according to your suitability. The time period of using package rates are to be used within a 24-hour period.
There are six internet kiosks scattered throughout the airport. The locations of these kiosks:
- One is located at the each Piers that is A, B, and C.
- One kiosk outside the McDonald’s on the Arrivals level.
- And the last is on the on the Arrivals level near the Airport Information Counter.
- Showers: Shower facility is also available in one of the lounges. Passengers can take the shower before or after the long haul flights.
- Prayer Room: For Muslim passengers, there is a separate prayer and washing area. And it is located at the Pier C, open 24 Hours.
- Pharmacy: Metropolitan Pharmacy is placed in two locations, Departures Level shopping area that is open from 6:30 AM to 9:00 PM and at Pier C that is open between from 6:00 AM until last flight.
The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and other facilities.
Dusseldorf International Airports’ Reviews:
By Jan Birkner from Germany:
We departed from Düsseldorf to Milano Linate. Düsseldorf is a very bright and open airport. The airport offers a wide range of different bars, cafes, and shops. The quality of the food is very high. The security check is also very fast and the staff, in general, was very friendly.
DUS Dusseldorf International Airport is great! I have flown in and out of this airport many times. While I hate flying travel because of the hassle, DUS has always been relatively hassling free. One time a group of friends and I were sleeping at DUS for an early departure to Edinburgh. We found some loft cafe area with big cozy seats. The cafe was closed so it was just us. So, I brought a book to read which a good idea was. The lights never dim and I wouldn’t expect that. The overhead announcements are sparse. I felt very secure. The temperature was just right. I would recommend using DUS to anyone.
By KE Voros:
On the 27th of May 2011, I and my 11-year-old daughter had to spend the night at Düsseldorf International airport waiting for our connection. Initially, we wanted to sleep in the luggage collection area but police said that was not possible for security reasons. So we went to the waiting area where most people were sleeping. It was quite and well. After a bit of search, we ended up on the third floor where the travel agencies and the observatory are situated. We found an empty, unused ‘office’ and we spent the night there. People start visiting the observatory from 6 am but it was still quiet. We couldn’t be seen from the outside and nobody bothered us. Overall a pleasant night