Direct buses from Weeze Airport (NRN) to Düsseldorf and Köln (Cologne) are convenient and cheap alternatives to using the train.
Buses provide a convenient direct service from Weeze Airport (NRN) to Düsseldorf and Cologne (Köln). Traveling times and prices are comparable with using the train but without requiring transfers en route. Buses also run earlier hours than most train services. Weeze Airport to downtown Düsseldorf by bus takes just over an hour and to Cologne 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. My Driver 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 Düsseldorf and Cologne in Germany
The bus service between Weeze Airport (NRN) and Cologne with stops en route at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof and Messe (only 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 but Bohr or Schilling buses may also be used.
For individuals, these buses are price competitive with the train and offer a more convenient direct service without further transfers required en route.
Usually, seven buses per day on weekdays and six on weekends connect Weeze Airport with Cologne in 2h15. Traveling time to Düsseldorf Messe is an hour and to Düsseldorf main train station 1h15.
The first buses leave from Cologne at 2:30 am and Düsseldorf at 3:30 am to reach Weeze Airport at 4:45 am. The last buses of the day arrive at the airport around 4:30 pm. The fist buses depart from Weeze Airport at 10 am and the last buses at midnight. The exact times change according to the season and flight schedules.
The one-way bus fare from Weeze Airport to Düsseldorf is €15 and to Cologne €22.
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 and Cologne (Köln)
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.)
- Cologne – Bahnhof Köln-Deutz, Messeplatz (Auenweg). (This is on the opposite side of the Rhine from the Dom (Cathedral) and Cologne Main Train Station (Köln Hauptbahnhof).
- 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.
The stop in Cologne is on the opposite side of Rhine River from the Hauptbahnhof (Main Train Station). Either take a train for one stop or simply walk across the Hohenzollernbrücke Bridge to reach Cologne’s main station and the cathedral.
By Train from Weeze Airport to Düsseldorf and Cologne
Trains offer an alternative for traveling from Weeze Airport to Düsseldorf and Cologne. 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).
See By Train to Weeze Airport for more detailed information and on how to use the savings Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW.
See Also on Weeze Airport (NRN)
- Transportation to Weeze Airport
- Book Day Trips and Cruises in Düsseldorf
- Cheap Flights to Weeze Airport
- By Train to Weeze Airport
- Buses from Weeze Airport to Duisburg, Essen & Oberhausen
- Buses from Weeze Airport to the Netherlands (Venlo, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Utrecht & Amsterdam)
- My Driver gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.