The buzzing city of Dusseldorf has a vibrant and diverse culture that will appeal to any visitor. Dusseldorf is recognised as one of the best places in the world to live, and it is a lively financial and business centre, with a thriving design and exhibitions sector. Dusseldorf Airport is the only airport in the city, and also acts as a gateway to Essen and the wider surrounding area.
Dusseldorf Airport is the international hub serving the city and surrounding region. The airport is a base for Eurowings and has three terminals. It handled almost 25 million passengers in 2017. There are two rail stations at the airport, so travelling the five miles into the city centre or taking the Sky Train to any other popular German location is really easy.
Over 60 airlines provide flights into Dusseldorf Airport, from places such as Tunisia, Turkey, Singapore, Dubai, the United States and the UK. Some popular routes from the UK to Dusseldorf include easyJet flights from London Gatwick, Eurowings flights from Birmingham and Dublin and Flybe flights from Leeds Bradford or Manchester.
It's much quicker to fly the 355 miles from London to Dusseldorf than when using any other form of transportation. Direct flights take as little as one hour 20 minutes and are available from a variety of regional hubs in the UK. A variety of internal domestic flights into Dusseldorf mean it's also possible to make a quick hop to the city when flying from cities such as Berlin, Munich or Hamburg.
Dusseldorf is a major rail hub, so getting to any major German or European destination is fairly easy with the high-speed rail system. Getting around Dusseldorf without a car is the best way to explore the city, as the roads can be very busy. The U-Bahn is the speedy underground system for the inner city area, and tickets can also be used on city trams or buses. Travel around the suburbs and neighbouring areas is quick and relaxing using the S-Bahn train service, with tickets offered on a zone-by-zone basis. Early risers visiting Dusseldorf will enjoy visiting the local Carlsplatz Market to check out all the fresh, locally produced fruit, vegetables and foods.
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