Düsseldorf Airport is the airport of Düsseldorf, the capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It is operated by the Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH.
DUS is located around 7 kilometres (4 mi) north of downtown Düsseldorf, and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-west of Essen in the Rhine-Ruhr area, Germany's largest metropolitan area.
Airport Stats & Facts
- Düsseldorf Airport is the third largest airport in Germany after Frankfurt and Munich.
- In 2019, the airport handled almost 25.5 million passengers.
- DUS extends over a compact 6.13 square kilometres (2.37 sq mi) of land.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2-3 hours before the scheduled flight departure. However, check-in time varies from airline to airlines.
- For any queries, passengers can visit the information counters situated on the departures level near the airline counters, in Arrivals and at the “Düsseldorf Flughafen” rail station. The Airport’s main information counter is situated in the central arrivals area near Belt 6.
- Please take a look at the DUS Airport Map before visiting the airport for a flight.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- If you pick up guests, friends or family at the airport or bring them to Düsseldorf Airport, use one of the P1 to P8 parking garages.
- Passengers can be dropped-off outside the terminal building, and if you’ve to accompany someone to the departure gates and park for only a short time, it’s recommended to use the short-stay car park P11, directly adjacent to the Terminal C departures hall.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Düsseldorf Airport arrival times, gate information, time to land, and delays.
- For departing flights: Departing flights status shows actual vs scheduled departure, map tracking, departure times, flight delays, and gate information.
- To get the best fares book a flight at DUS Airport here.
Düsseldorf Airport has three terminals connected by a central spine, even though the terminals are essentially concourses within a single terminal building.
Opened in 1977, Terminal A has 16 gates (A01-A16) used by Lufthansa and Eurowings, and many others.
Terminal B was originally inaugurated in 1973 and has 11 gates (B01-B11) used for domestic and EU-flights by a few Star Alliance members such as Aegean Airlines, but mainly by SkyTeam and Oneworld members like Alitalia, British Airways, KLM, Finnair, Iberia, and Air France.
Terminal C was opened in 1986 and has 8 gates (C01-C08) used exclusively for non-Schengen-flights by non-Star Alliance airlines (except Turkish Airlines). It has direct access to Airport City's Maritim Hotel, part of a German hotel chain, and houses lounges operated by the airport and Emirates.
To see the terminal locations, and for more information, please refer to the DUS Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Düsseldorf Airport include Eurowings, Lufthansa, Corendon Airlines, and many more.
View the full list of airlines served at DUS Airport here.
The parking facilities at Düsseldorf Airport have been designed to optimally meet the needs and requirements of all the travelers.
P11: 15 Min. / € 2
P12: 15 Min. / € 2
8 days - 69 €
15 days - 100 €
22 days - 131 €
Each additional week 31 €.
For ground transportation, passengers have a variety of options to choose from, after arriving at the airport. The various options include buses, car rentals, airport shuttles, etc. Many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Lyft, and Taxis.
The car rental operators are situated in the Arrivals area of the terminal. Here you can order the car to suit you and pick up your car keys.
Buses & Trains
It’s very easy to travel through public transport from Düsseldorf Airport. The SkyTrain takes you within seven minutes from the train station to the terminal building. Bus station is in front of the main Arrivals hall.
Airport Taxis are available at the designated taxi ranks on the Arrivals and Departures level and have to meet particular quality criteria.
Amenities & Services
To help you have an amazing stay, Düsseldorf Airport provides visitors with different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Massage bars, and shoe shine stations.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Currency exchange.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: Flughafenstrasse 120, Dusseldorf, WF, 40474, DEU
Phone: +49 211 421-0 /fax 421-6666
Düsseldorf Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- Since 1950, the airport has been owned by a state-owned operations company.
- On 1 April 1955, Lufthansa started services between Düsseldorf, Frankfurt am Main and Munich, which still exist today.
- In 1959, the first scheduled jet aircraft landed in Düsseldorf on Scandinavian Airlines' route Copenhagen-Khartoum.
- In 1961, LTU relocated its home base from Cologne Bonn Airport and in the same year, Düsseldorf Airport handled more than 1 million passengers for the first time.
- On 12 November 2006, the first Airbus A380 landed in Düsseldorf as part of a Lufthansa promotional flight.
- In March 2013, the Airport received a new corporate design and dropped the phrase International from its official name.
- In January 2017, the airport's largest hub operator Air Berlin announced a massive downsizing of its operations due to restructuring measures.
- In August 2020, Delta Air Lines announced the termination of their route to Atlanta, leaving Eurowings as the sole carrier offering routes to North America.
Q: Where are the baggage counters in Düsseldorf Airport?
A: There are three oversized baggage counters on the departure level of the Düsseldorf Airport.
Q: Is smoking allowed at Düsseldorf Airport?
A: Smoking is basically prohibited in the terminal building. As long as you are in the public area, you can smoke at the designated areas at the entrance and exit areas outside the terminal. Lounges for smokers have been set up in the security zone in Piers A, B and C.
Q: Can I deposit any keys or documents at Düsseldorf Airport?
A: Yes. You can go to Left Luggage on the ground floor of Car Park P3. Here you can leave items and documents that you don’t want to take with you on your flight or want to leave for collection.