Getting to Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD) is easiest by bus from the train station. The airport is on cycling routes and has free and cheap car parking.
Transportation to Flughafen Paderborn/Lippstadt (PAD) is cheap and hassle free. Drivers appreciate the cheap and even free long-term parking while cyclists can use cycling routes to the airport. Buses connect Paderborn Airport and Hauptbahnhof train station, which has good rail links to other cities in the region. The airport is around 20 km to the southwest of Paderborn in Germany. My Driver gives online quotations for private airport transfers without first requiring personal details or flight numbers.
Cheap Flights to Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD) in Germany
Paderborn Airport (PAD) is very convenient for travelers – the only thing that counts against it is the low number of flights. Most flights from Paderborn go to Mediterranean holiday destinations. However, a few flights are available to more regular business and commercial destinations.
German low-cost airline Air Berlin is the major carrier at Paderborn Airport. Air Berlin has nonstop flights from Paderborn to London-Stansted (STN) and Manchester Airport in the United Kingdom. Air Berlin also flies daily to Nuremberg (Nürnberg), mostly for connection flights from its hub in Franken. Air Berlin also allows for guaranteed connections to many other destinations via its respective hubs.
By Bus and Train to Paderborn Lippstadt Airport (PAD) in Germany
Paderborn Lippstadt Airport is not linked to the railway line but a convenient bus service is available between the airport and Paderborn Hauptbahnhof (central main station).
Bus 460 and Schnellbus 400 connect Paderborn Airport and the station in 20 to 30 minutes. On weekdays, generally two buses per hour are available between around 6 am and 10 pm. After midnight, occasional Nightexpress NE16 buses are available from the station to the Paderborn Airport. Buses operate according to the timetable and do not wait for delayed arrivals.
The one-way fare from Paderborn Airport to the train station is €5.50 (€3.10 for children 14 and younger). Tickets are available from the driver.
Paderborn Hauptbahnhof has good rail connections to other parts of Germany but transfers are often required as Hamm or Kassel. Local trains are available to amongst others Bielefeld, Altenbeken, Hannover, Detmold, Warburg, Kassel, Soest, Hamm, and Münster.
Driving to Paderborn Airport in Germany
Paderborn Airport has very good road links making driving to the airport very popular. Equally popular are the around 3,000 free long-term parking places and many more parking garages with very low charges of €1-2 per day.
From the Autobahn A33 (Bielefeld-Brilon) use exit 27 (Salzkotten) and from the A44 (Dortmund-Kassel) use exit 60 (Büren).
Avis, Europcar, and Sixt have car hire desks at Paderborn Airport. Rental cars at Paderborn Airport (PAD) are best booked in advance.
The Kaiser Route (Emperor’s Route) retraces the steps of Charlemagne and provides an easy cycling path for travelers planning to use a bicycle to reach Paderborn Airport.