By Train to Weeze Airport (NRN) near Düsseldorf in Germany

Weeze Airport is easiest reached by cheap train from many cities including Düsseldorf, Cologne, Duisburg, Essen, Dortmund, Mönchengladbach, Aachen, Krefeld, Kleve, and Venlo (Netherlands).

Weeze Airport (NRN) Seen from the Air - Weeze Airport is easiest reached by train and bus via Kevelaer station
 Weeze Airport © Photo: Flughafen Niederrhein GmbH

The easiest way to travel to Weeze Airport (NRN) on public transportation is by train and a short bus ride. Weeze Airport is not directly linked to the German railway network. However, it is possible to get to a train station within a ten-minute bus ride from Flughafen Weeze. Weeze and Kevelaer are the closest Deutsche Bahn (DB) train stations to the airport with shuttle buses providing transportation between the stations and the airport terminal. Buses from Weeze Airport often are cheaper for individual travelers although small groups may save by using the Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW from the airport – see details below. Suntransfers gives online quotations for private airport shuttle transfers but the trains will usually work out cheaper.

In 2024, almost no bus or airport shuttle services operate on a regular timetable to Weeze Airport (NRN) other than the public transportation buses linking the airport with Weeze and Kevelaer train stations.

By Train to Weeze Airport (NRN) near Düsseldorf in Germany

Passengers using Deutsche Bahn trains to Weeze Airport should transfer to airport shuttle buses at Weeze or Kevelaer station. Although Kevelaer is the larger station, all trains stop at both Kevelaer and Weeze making the shorter and cheaper bus ride from Weeze station to Weeze Airport the better option for most travelers. (Buses to Kevelaer are often the only option early morning or late night.)  A taxi to Weeze station should take only five minutes.

The various Schöner Tag Tickets NRW are valid on these buses but cannot be bought on the bus, so buy it online in advance or from a ticket vending machine.

Shuttle Buses from Kevelaer Station to Weeze Airport near Düsseldorf

The Airport Shuttle bus connects Kevelaer Bahnhof and Weeze Airport hourly in around 20 minutes. The one-way fare is €6.40. Tickets are available from the driver in euro cash only.

The various Schöner Tag Tickets NRW are valid on these buses but cannot be bought on the bus, so buy it online in advance or from a ticket vending machine.

The first airport-bound buses leave Kevelaer station at around 04:30 and the last buses shortly before midnight. (The last train from Kevelaer to Düsseldorf usually leaves shortly before 11 pm.)

Check the timetables for buses and trains from Weeze Airport online at Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) for departures from Airport Terminal, Weeze or journeys to Weeze Airport. Traveling via Kevelaer Station is usually the default choice in these timetables.

Buses from Weeze Station to Weeze Airport

Stadtlinie Weeze 1 (SW1) usually runs hourly between Weeze Bahnhof and Weeze Airport terminal building. The ride takes only ten minutes and costs €3 (€1.70 for children 6 to 14). Tickets are available from the driver in euro cash only. The various Schöner Tag Ticket NRW are valid on these buses but cannot be bought on the bus, so buy it online in advance or from a ticket vending machine.

The first buses depart from Weeze station around 7:00 and the last buses around 21:00. The bus timetable is well coordinated with train departures and arrivals.

Check the timetables for buses and trains from Weeze Airport online at Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) for departures from Airport Terminal, Weeze or journeys to Weeze Airport – the bus via Weeze is usually only displayed if traveling towards Kleve but it generally works well when going in the opposite direction too.

Using Trains to Weeze Airport (NRN)

Weeze and Kevelaer stations are on the Nordwestbahn (NWB) line of German Railways. Regional Express (RE10) trains operate twice hourly from Kleve via Weeze and Kevelaer to Krefeld and Düsseldorf. However, the connecting airport shuttle buses run only once per hour.

Traveling time from Weeze station to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof is 1h07 and to Krefeld Hauptbahnhof 40 minutes. (Traveling time from Kevelaer is 5 minutes less.) Weeze to Kleve is 20 minutes.

Trains depart from Weeze station to Düsseldorf from 04:45 am on weekdays (05:45 on Saturday and 06:45 on Sundays) to 22:45. Trains arrive at Weeze station from 05:39 on weekdays (06:09 on Saturday and 07:09 on Sunday) to just after midnight.

Check the timetables for buses and trains from Weeze Airport online at Deutsche Bahn (German Railways) for departures from Airport Terminal, Weeze or journeys to Weeze Airport.

Trains to Weeze via Düsseldorf and Krefeld

Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof has great railway connections to all parts of Germany but for many travelers from Weeze Airport, the most convenient connections are at Krefeld Hbf. Change at Krefeld main station for trains to Venlo and Maastricht in the Netherlands as well as Aachen, Mönchengladbach, Köln (Cologne), Bonn, Duisburg, Essen, Bochum, and Dortmund.

Traveling times from Weeze Airport (via Weeze and Krefeld stations) by train are to:

  • Köln (Cologne) – 2h12 (same time on cheaper regional trains but change in Düsseldorf not Krefeld)
  • Bonn – 2h35 (3h if regional trains only are used, travel via Düsseldorf)
  • Mönchengladbach – 1h20
  • Aachen – 2h20
  • Duisburg – 1h25
  • Essen 1h50
  • Bochum 2h05
  • Dortmund – 2h15
  • Venlo (Netherlands) – 1h56

For some of the cities listed above, connections are available for Inter-City (IC/EC) and Intern-City-Express (ICE) trains but the Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW is not valid on these trains. The traveling times on the IC and ICE trains are hardly faster than the regional trains and in some cases even slower.

Many of the previous bus services from Weeze Airport have been suspended making the train the only public transportation option other than taxis and private transfer services — Suntransfers give online quotations.

Transfers between Weeze Airport (NRN) and Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)

The cheapest way to transfer from Weeze Airport (NRN) and Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) is by train. Take the train as described above from Weeze Airport to Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof and then transfer to a train for Düsseldorf Airport. The total traveling time is around 1h50.

A pre-booked private transfer will probably cost around €150 per car and more for a minibus van — Suntransfers gives online quotations.

Save with the Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW to Weeze Airport (NRN)

The ticket price from Weeze Airport (NRN) including bus fare to Weeze station is around €15 to Düsseldorf and €10 to Krefeld. As both bus and train are covered by Deutsche Bahn fares, special savings fares may be applied, including the bargain Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW.

The Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW is a good deal if further journeys are planned in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia. It is valid after 9 am on weekdays (all day on weekends) until 3 am the following morning. For individuals, the ticket is €32 but groups of up to five may travel for €48. Three travel cheaper on this ticket to Düsseldorf and two can easily make it work if further bus connections are used.

The Schöner-Tag-Ticket NRW is only valid on local trains and on most city buses and trams (including in Düsseldorf and Cologne). The ticket may be used for travel throughout North-Rhine Westphalia as well as to Venlo (Netherlands) and Osnabrück (Lower Saxony).

On the Deutsche Bahn Website, change the “Mode of Transport” from “All” to “Local transport only” when searching trains on which this saving ticket is valid, or select the North-Rhine Westphalia option on the Day Ticket for Germany page.

Suntransfers gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers — the transfers often cost more than the flight.

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