Getting to Düsseldorf
You can easily get to Düsseldorf by plane, train or car. For your convenience, we have listed all the websites you need to plan your yourney:
- Düsseldorf Airport (Flughafen Duesseldorf)
- German Railway (Deutsche Bahn)
- Local transport (Rheinbahn)
- Route planner (Falk)
- Route planner (Google Maps)
Düsseldorf Airport is one of the largest airports in Europe, so there are lots of international connections. From the airport you may take a train (lines S1, S7, RE1, RE3, RE5, RE6, RE11, RB35) to Düsseldorf main station (“Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof”). Depending on the train, it takes 5 to 15 minutes to get to the main station. From there, you may take the subway U79 to “Universität-Ost/Botanischer Garten”. Please exit at the final stop and follow the signs to the venue.
For details on connections from Düsseldorf Airport visit the local transportation website (Rheinbahn). Note that Duesseldorf Airport has two train stations. One is called “Duesseldorf Flughafen Bahnhof” (this is where all lines except S7 depart) and one is called “Düsseldorf Flughafen Terminal” (this is where line S7 departs).
Duesseldorf main station (“Düesseldorf Hauptbahnhof”) is connected to all major international railroad tracks in Europe. To book tickets, please visit the German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) website. From the main station, you may take the subway U79 to “Universität-Ost/Botanischer Garten” (runs every 10 minutes). Please exit at the final stop and follow the signs to the venue.
For details on connections from Düsseldorf main station visit the local transportation website (Rheinbahn).
The fare zone for public transportation trips within Düsseldorf is “A3”. This applies to trams, subways, local trains and buses. A single-trip ticket in this zone costs 2.80 EUR while a 4-trip ticket costs 10.20 EUR. Day tickets (unlimited travel from 3am to 3am) cost 7 EUR.Tickets can be purchased at ticket vending machines (look out for the “VRR” logo), from bus drivers (not all ticket types!) or at the Rheinbahn Service Center in front of the main station (exit “Konrad-Adenauer-Platz”). Single-trip tickets are usually stamped automatically while 4-trip tickets must be stamped before each trip. Stamping machines are located in all trams, subways and buses and on the platforms and the ramps leading up to the platforms. A taxi trip from the city center to the venue will cost about 20 EUR. For more information, visit the website of the Rheinbahn (local transportation).