Direct buses from Weeze Airport (NRN) to Düsseldorf are convenient and cheap alternatives to using the train. Direct buses from Weeze Airport are no longer available to Cologne (Köln) but train connections are frequent.
Buses provide a convenient direct service from Weeze Airport (NRN) to Duisburg and Düsseldorf downtown (and Messe during major trade shows). Traveling times and prices are comparable with using the train but without requiring transfers en route. The bus timetable changes seasonally according to flight plans and often run earlier hours than most train services. Weeze Airport to downtown Düsseldorf by bus via Duisburg takes just less than two hours. For solo travelers, buses are often cheaper than the train when traveling from Weeze but groups can save by using the Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW on local trains and city buses.
Private shuttle services from Weeze Airport are limited – compare prices and reserve well in advance. Taxi2Airport gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers. Currently not many options are offered from Airport Weeze.
By Flibco Bus from Weeze Airport to Duisburg and Düsseldorf
The bus service between Weeze Airport (NRN) via Duisburg to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (stopping en route at the Messe during major trade shows) is best booked directly via Flibco. Early bookings may secure bargain fares of only €5 per ticket. The buses are increasingly in Flibco’s green and white color scheme and currently operated by Verhuven Touristik. (The buses were previously operated by Bohr of Schilling.)
The previous bus service from Cologne (Köln) has been suspended – use the train.
For individuals, these buses are price competitive with the train and offer a more convenient direct service without further transfers required en route, although with the buses stopping in Duisburg traveling time to Düsseldorf is much slower than before.
The bus timetables are adapted to scheduled flights times so differ from day to day and is much busier during the summer season.
Traveling time to Duisburg is just over an hour and to Düsseldorf main train station 1h50.
The one-way bus fare from Weeze Airport to Düsseldorf is €15 but tickets could be as cheap as €5 when booked in advance.
Tickets are best bought online from Flibco to ensure the best price as well as automatic seat guarantees. Tickets are only available from the driver if empty seats are available on the specific bus.
Buses operate according to the timetable and do not wait for delayed flights.
Tickets for buses missed due to flight delays become invalid but Flibco will usually allow free travel on the next available bus with empty seats. Enquire before buying new tickets. Unused tickets are not refunded.
Stops Used by Weeze Airport Buses from Düsseldorf
Flibco airport shuttle buses are usually green and white and use the following stops for the Weeze Airport service:
- Düsseldorf Messe – North Exit, Stop 5a (with airplane symbol)
- Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof – Fernbusbahnhof, stop 1 (Use exit Worringer Straße from the main train station building.)
- Duisburg – Fernbusbahnhof in Mercatorstraße (to the west of the train station.
- Weeze Airport – Stop 1, directly in front of the airport terminal building.
Buses only stop at the Düsseldorf Messe during major trade shows – easy transportation is available to the Messe fair grounds from Düsseldorf station.
By Train from Weeze Airport to Düsseldorf and Cologne
Trains offer an alternative for traveling from Weeze Airport to Düsseldorf and are the only option to Cologne in the lower season when buses are not available. The single fares and overall traveling times are similar to the bus services. However, small groups can save be using the Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW.
From Weeze Airport, use the shuttle bus service to Weeze Station or to Kavelaer Station. (Currently, the bus to Weeze Station departs on the hour and to Kavelaer at :25. From Weeze or Kevelaer stations, direct regional trains go to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof. Total traveling time via either routing takes just less than 1h30. Check the best options on the German Railways website: Weeze Airport-Düsseldorf / Düsseldorf to Weeze.
Travelers to Cologne (Köln) use the same trains as to Düsseldorf but have two options. It is sometimes possible to change to a direct train to Cologne in Krefeld for a total traveling time of 1h53. Alternatively, stay on the train and change at Düsseldorf for a total traveling time of 2h12. Using a long-distance train from any of these stations will generally increase the price but not reduce the traveling time. Travelers using the Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW should use the regional trains only. Check the best options at German Railways Website: Weeze Airport-Köln (tick the Nur Nahverkehr / Local transportation only option for trains on which the Schöner-Tag Ticket NRW are valid).
Buy the Schöner-Tag Ticket NRW online from German Railways then it is available for travel without having to find ticket machines, or correct change on arrival.
See By Train to Weeze Airport for more detailed information and on how to use the savings Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW.
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- By Train to Weeze Airport
- Buses and Trains from Weeze Airport to Düsseldorf, Duisburg & Cologne
- Buses from Weeze Airport to Duisburg, Essen & the Ruhr
- Buses from Weeze Airport to the Netherlands (Venlo, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Utrecht & Amsterdam)
- Cheap Flights to Weeze Airport
- Taxi2Airport give onlines quotation for pre-booked transfers without requiring personal details in advance.
- Online timetables for Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) for departures from from Airport Terminal, Weeze or journeys to Weeze Airport.