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About Dortmund Airport
Dortmund Airport is a minor international airport located 10 km east of Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. The airport serves the eastern Rhine-Ruhr area which is the largest urban agglomeration in Germany and is mainly used for leisure holiday flights. In 2013 the airport served approximately 1.9 million passengers. Dortmund Airport was originally located in the Dortmund-Brackel area. During the second World War Dortmund Airport was used as a German air base and was later used by the British Royal Air Force for many years. Since 2000, a significant increase in air traffic was experienced so lots of construction work took place at the airport. As of October 2014, Dortmund Airport limits its passengers as only serves to and from certain areas.
Getting to the City Center from Dortmund Airport

Dortmund Airport is located 10 km east of the city center. There are a variety of transportation alternatives to get to Dortmund city center from the airport, including taxis, buses, and trains.


Taxis are readily available in front of the terminal exit. Taxis provide easy and convenient transportation to the city center. It takes about 25 minutes to get to Dortmund city center from the airport by taxi. While taxi fares to the city are more expensive than the bus or train it is still a reasonably priced alternative.


One of the easiest ways to get to the city from the airport is by AirportExpress buses. AirportExpress buses provide transportation between the airport and Dortmund Central Station. The second option is to take bus number 440 and transfer to the train line.


The airport isn’t directly served by train. However a transportation alternative is to take bus number 440 to the Aplerbeck Station and then transfer to the U47 rail line. You can also take the AirportShuttle to the Holzwickede Station and transfer to a train to the city.

Rental Car

Renting a car is another convenient way to get to the city center from the airport. Rental car companies that have offices at the airport include Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty Car Rental. The easiest way to rent a car would be to do so in advance online; that you your vehicle will be ready for you once you land.

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2016
Getting to Dortmund Airport from the City Center

Dortmund Airport is located 10 km east of the city of Dortmund. Dortmund Airport is accessible from the city center by taxi, bus, and train.


Buses are an easy transportation alternative to get to Dortmund Airport. The AirportExpress departs from Dortmund Central Station and takes approximately 25 minutes to get to the airport. The AirportExpress provides direct transportation to the airport terminal. Another option is to take bus number 440, which passes through Aplerbeck Station along the U47 rail line.


The public transportation system in Dortmund is well developed. The train stations intersect with the bus stops, creating a constant flow of transportation and easy connections. There are two options to get to the airport by train. The first is to get on the rail line from the city center and take it to the Aplerbeck Station. Then transfer to bus number 440. The second option is to take the train from the central station to Holzwickede Station and transfer to the AirportShuttle.


Dortmund Airport is located in the eastern part of the Ruhr region. The airport is very easily accessible by car via the A40 and A44. The airport features parking lots that have the capacity to accommodate 5,100 vehicles.

Airport Information

Dortmund Airport offers passengers a variety of services to meet their pre-flight and post-flight needs. Those who want to go shopping before their flight can find affordable products in the duty free area of the airport. Dortmund Airport also contains brand-name stores for those who want a more elite shopping experience. There are a variety of eating and drinking venues at the airport where you can enjoy the taste of famous German beers and much more.

Last Updated: 13 Dec 2016

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