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Düsseldorf International Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Düsseldorf Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Security didn't seem to care we were there, but we kinda tried to hide also cuz we thought they might. -drvanostren

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Düsseldorf International Airport.

What to Expect

Düsseldorf International Airport is comprised of three Terminals (A, B and C) connected by a central spine. The airport is walkable and all three terminals can be accessed once through security. There are plenty of shops, eateries and services in all three terminals. The airport gets very quiet at night, but there are a couple of 24-hour eateries. There is free WiFi and economy class passengers can avail themselves of additional comforts via fee-based entry into one of the airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

While Düsseldorf Airport is open 24 hours, airside portions of the terminals are closed to passengers when security checkpoints shut down for the night (approx. 10:00PM), and airside passengers are moved to landslide until they are allowed to re-clear security the next morning (approx. 4:00AM). Other than this restriction, airport security and staff are generally tolerant of overnight sleepers. Reviewers suggest that the check-in area is more comfortable than the arrivals area, and note there are a couple of cafes that have sofas/benches. Once you are airside, you can find seats without armrests. For more privacy and comfort, albeit for a price, there are several nearby airport hotels, including one hotel within a 3 minute walk from Arrivals. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

A SkyTrain connects airport passengers with the nearby rail line to the city of Düsseldorf.

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Düsseldorf Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounge listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

Air Berlin/LTU Lounge (International Terminal C, Airside, Upper Floor, in front of Gate C46). • Emirates Lounge (Pier C, Non-Schengen). • Lufthansa Business Lounge & Lufthansa Senator Lounge (PIer A, Gallery Level).

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Düsseldorf Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Sheraton Düsseldorf Airport Hotel - 3 minute walk from Arrivals. Located on the roof of P3 Car Park. Day rooms are available from 8:00AM - 5:00PM. » Check Rates
  • Maritim Hotel - Connected to Terminal C by a pedestrian bridge. Day rooms are available. » Check Rates
  • Lindner Airport Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle runs every 20 minutes from 5:40AM to 10:00AM and 5:40PM to 10:00PM (Monday through Friday). For shuttle pick-up, exit arrivals in Area B, exit D, follow signs for Parking Garage 3, the bus pick-up is immediately on the right hand side as you enter Garage 3. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Kleine Oase - (2 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Düsseldorf Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Düsseldorf Airport. You also have the option to upgrade to premium service for the following rates: €4 (for 30 minutes, valid 24 hours) • €6 (for 60 minutes, valid 7 days) • €12 (for 240 minutes, valid for 1 year).

Additionally, there are six internet kiosks scattered throughout the airport. Terminal Locations: One kiosk each in Piers A, B and C • One kiosk outside the McDonald's on the Arrivals level • Two terminals on the Arrivals level near the Airport Information Counter.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • Airport Tours - Find out what happens at the airport during a behind-the-scenes airport tour. Departure Times: 9:00AM, 11:30AM, 2:30PM, 5:00PM (Mon - Fri) 10:30AM and 1:00PM (Sat). Tour Duration: 90 minutes to 2 hours. Rates: €9.50 (adults) and  €6.00 (children 5-14). Ticket includes free entrance to to the observation terrace and use of the SkyTrain.
  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Departures and Arrivals levels, the Airport Arkaden, Pier C and the Düsseldorf Flughafen train station.
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby change facilities are available in all departure areas, at main arrivals, and at the railway station. If you need to purchase diapers or other supplies there is a REWE Supermarket in Arrivals.
  • Chapel - Regardless of religion, the chapel is open to everyone. Location: Terminal A, Departures Level. Hours: 7:00AM - 7:00PM (Mon - Fri) and 10:00AM - 4:00PM (Sat - Sun).
  • Currency Exchange - Change Group operates two foreign currency exchange kiosks on the Departures level and one on the Arrivals level. Stadt-Sparkasse Düsseldorf has a branch on the Arrivals level.
  • Dental Clinic - Pluszahnärzte® in the Airport Arkaden offers comprehensive and emergency dental care. Location: Airport Arkaden Hours: 7:00AM - 10:00PM (Mon-Fri) and 9:00AM - 7:00PM (Sat,Sun, and public holidays).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available, along with over 60 retail shops. The REWE Supermarket may come in hand for any last minute needs. Location: Landside, Arrivals. Hours: 5:00AM - 12:00AM.
  • Food & Drinks - There are many food options available before (landside) and after (airside) security. Here are the 24-hour food and beverage concessions:
    »   Landside: McCafe • McDonald's
    »   Airside: b2b
  • Information Desks - The main Information Counter is located in the central Arrivals area, near Belt 6. Other Information Counters can be found in these locations: Departures level, near the airline check-in counters • in Arrivals • near the Düsseldorf Flughafen train station
  • Late Night Check-In - The following airlines offer late night check-in service: airberlin • Bulgarian Air Charter • Condor • Croatia Airlines • Eurowings • germanwings • Lufthansa • NIKI Check with your airlines for the current check-in times.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - If you want a hands-free layover or have items you don’t want to travel with, you can store your documents, items or luggage at the left luggage facility in the airport. Rates are from €4.50 to € 11.00 per item/bag, per calendar day. Location: Car Park P3, Ground Floor Hours: 5:00AM - 11:00PM.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Safer Bag offers luggage wrapping for 8 Euro per bag. Location: Departures Level, landside Hours: 4:00AM - 8:00PM.
  • Meditation Room - A non-denominational quiet room is located on Level 3, Landside. Hours: open 24 hours. Although, the airport states the room is open "almost around the clock", so it probably closes at some point for cleaning.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Observation Decks - Enjoy views of the action on airport grounds from the Visitor Terrace. If you’re around on a weekend in July, you can attend an “OpenAirportCinema” event, where movies are screened against the beautiful backdrop of the airport grounds. Tickets are 2,20 Euro per adult. Location: On the rooftop of Pier B. To reach the Visitor Terrace, take the central escalator in the middle of the Check-In Hall. Hours: 9:00AM - 8:00PM Apr-Oct and 10:00AM - 7:00PM Nov-Mar. The terrace is open 365 days a year.
  • Prayer Room - The Prayer Room for Muslim Passengers has separate prayer and washing areas for men and women. Location: Pier C, Airside Hours: Open 24 Hours
  • Pharmacy - Metropolitan Pharmacy Two locations: Departures Level shopping area (Hours: 6:30AM - 9:00PM) • Pier C (Hours: 6:00AM until last flight).
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Showers are available in one of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
  • Smoking Lounges - Locations: Designated areas in Piers A, B, C, Airside.
  • Supermarket - If you need to pick up groceries on the way to your destination in Düsseldorf, stop at Rewe City Market for your household needs. Location: Arrivals, Ground Floor Hours: 5:00AM - 12:00AM (Supermarket) 9:00AM - 6:00PM (West Lotto).
  • Travel Agencies - If you are arriving in Düsseldorf and need local arrangements or help planning a really last minute trip abroad, there is a travel market at the airport which offers services from 40 different travel agencies all in the same place.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Airlines

As of March 2018, Düsseldorf airport is served by the following airlines: Adria Airways • Aegean Airlines • Aer Lingus • Aeroflot • Air Arabia • Air Baltic • Air Cairo • Air Caraibes Atlantique • Air China • Air Europa • Air France • Air Malta • Air Serbia • Alba Star • Alitalia • ANA • Almasria Universal Airlines • Astra Airlines • Atlas Global • Austrian Airlines • Azur Air • BMI Regional • British Airways • Bulgarian Air Charter • Cathay Pacific • Cobalt Air • Condor • Corendon Airlines • Croatia Airlines • Czech Airlines • Delta • easyJet • Emirates • Enter Air • Etihad Airways • Eurowings • Finnair • FlyEgypt • Flybe • Freebird Airlines • Georgian Airways • Germania • Hahn Airlines • HOP! • Iberia • Iraqi Airways • KLM • LOT • Lufthansa • Luxair • Mahan Air • Malaysia Airlines • Montenegro Airlines • Nesma Airlines • Norwegian • Nouvelair • Onur Air • Orange 2 Fly • Pegasus Airlines • Qantas Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Ryanair • S7 Airlines • SAS • SiAvia • Singapore Airlines • Small Planet Airlines • Sun Express • Swiss • Tailwind Airlines • TAP Portugal • Thomas Cook Airlines • Thomson Airways • TUIFly • Tunisair • Turkish Airlines • Ukraine International Airlines • VLM Airlines • Vueling • WOW Air.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Dusseldorf Airport has two bus stations: a bus station in front of the main Arrivals Halls and another located at the Dusseldorf Airport railway station. Four scheduled bus lines run from each of those terminals. For more information, visit the Rheinbahn website.

Car Rentals

The following on-site car rental agencies can be found in the Arrivals area: Avis, Buchbinder, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz/Dollar/Thrifty and Sixt.

Car Sharing

Car sharing is an economical and eco-friendly way to rent a car for a brief period. Car2Go and DriveNow have vehicles available for use from Dusseldorf Airport. Please visit their respective websites for details and rates.

Inter-Terminal Transportation

The SkyTrain runs between Terminal C, Dusseldorf Airport railway station and Car Park 4. Trains depart every 3.5 - 7 minutes, and the journey from the railway station to Terminal C takes about 7 minutes. Inter-terminal bus transfer is available when the SkyTrain is not running. For fares (you may not have to purchase a ticket) and schedules, visit the Düsseldorf Airport website.

Taxi

Certified taxis, authorized by the airport, can be found at the designated taxi ranks at both Departures and Arrivals Levels. At the time of this January 2018 update, the average fare to Düsseldoff city centre is 28,00€.

Train

There are two train stations at the airport: Dusseldorf Airport railway station and Dusseldorf Airport terminal train station. Dusseldorf Airport train station, located on the east side of the airport, is connected by SkyTrain and receives S-Bahn (urban trains) 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. From the terminal train station, passengers can take the S11 to destinations in Dusseldorf, Cologne and Bergisch Gladbach.

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Last Updated: 17 April 2018

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