Dortmund airport (DTM) is situated just 10 Klms (6 miles) East of Dortmund itself. Due to it’s location on the Eastern side of the Ruhr industrial area, the airport has quick and easy access to A40 and A44 motorways, providing a great gateway to the North Rhine and Westfalia regions of Germany.
The airport is now often referred to as ‘Dortmund Airport 21′, this is because one of the major shareholders in the airport is a company called DWS21. The airport has seen steady growth in the past few years, largely due to the low cost airline that now service the airport. A large number of airlines service the airport and offer flights to over 40 destinations worldwide.
Over 1.2 million passengers now pass through the airport each year on both domestic and International flights. The airport only has one terminal with three floors, the arrivals being on the ground floor, departures on level 1 and other airport facilities for passengers on level 2.
Dortmund Airport Transfers
Due to it’s location, getting to and from Dortmund airport is relatively easy, with many options for transfers to and from the airport. Car hire, bus, shuttle, taxi and train are all options of transport and are either situated at the airport itself or close by.
Many major car hire companies operate from inside the airport and all offer competitive rates. The close proximity to the the motorways, means you can be on your way to your destination in no time at all and hiring a car is a popular choice for many passengers, especially if travleing in a larger group. I have provided a seperate page that lists some of car hire companies that consistantly offer the best deals on car hire from Dortmund airport. To acces this list, simply click on the following link: Dortmund car hire
Dortmund Airport Bus
A shuttle bus (airport Express) operates from the airport and provides a regular service for passengers wishing to travel to the centre of Dormund itself. The price for the shuttle is 6 euros for an adult, 2 euros for children over the age of 6 and infants under 6 years of age travel FREE. (These prices were correct at the time of writing). The journey takes about 30 minutes from the airport to the main station in Dortmund. Passengers can catch the shuttle, airport Express, and other public buses from outsideth edepartures entrance of the airport terminal.
Dortmund Airport Train Station
Although the airport does not have a direct rail link into the airport itself, it does have a train station very close by. The nearest train station to Dortmund airport is Holzwickede and there is a regular bus service that links passengers to Holzwickede train station and Dortmund airport. The buses run every 15-20 minutes and the journey only takes about 5 minutes. Passengers can then catch the train to the main train station in Dortmund and then to many other popular destinations.
Taxi From Dortmund Airport
Taxis operate from outside the arrivals are at the airport. It is always a good idea to ask how much the fare will be before entering the taxi. The cost of a taxi from the airport to the centre of Dortmund is approximately between 20-25 euros and maybe slightly more expensive during the night.
Dortmund Airport Address
Dortmund Airport, Flughafenring 11, Postfach 130261, 44319, Dortmund, Germany – Tel 0049 231 921301