Home to historic architecture, modern art and the ‘longest bar in the world’, Düsseldorf is more than its business exterior.
Approximate flight time: 1 hour 20 minutes
No of flights per week: 49
Airlines that fly direct: Eurowings & Flybe
No. of Airports in Düsseldorf : Düsseldorf International Weeze Airport
Seasons: High = May - September; Low = November - Jan
Currency: Euro (€)
Departing from Birmingham Airport
Birmingham’s central location within the UK means it’s a great choice of airport wherever you’re flying to. We’ve also got loads of fantastic facilities to ensure the beginning of your trip is enjoyable and relaxing.
For those driving to the airport we have 7 car parks on-site, all within walking distance of the airport terminal or accessible via a free shuttle bus. If public transport is more convenient, options are plentiful. Birmingham International train station is just outside the airport, with the free and frequent Air-Rail that takes passengers to the terminal in just two minutes. You can also find public buses and coaches that travel from all over the country and drop you right at the airport.
To make the most of the many amenities the airport provides, we recommend getting to the airport at least 2 hours before your flight to Düsseldorf. We’ve got lots of shops inside the terminal - great if you’ve forgotten any city break essentials. Boots is here to cater for any health and beauty necessities and WHSmith is your one stop shop for inflight entertainment. Fancy being pampered before your flight? Aerospa offers a variety of beauty treatments, all in under 15 minutes.
Once you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped, you might want to grab something to eat from one of our bars, cafés or restaurants. Whether you’re after a sit-down slap-up meal or you want to grab something for the plane, you’ll find plenty of choice at BHX. From All Bar One and Giraffe, to Burger King and Wrapchic, there’s food to cater to everyone. Flying in the morning? Why not head to Costa or Pret a Manger for a delicious fruit juice or freshly brewed coffee.
If you’d like some peace and quiet before your flight, you could book into one of our airport lounges. With quiet-zones, unlimited Wi-Fi and complimentary food and drink, you can truly relax before your flight. Check out the exclusive views of the runways while recharging all your devices.
Arriving at Düsseldorf Airport
Düsseldorf is Germany’s third largest airport and is located around 7km north of Downtown Düsseldorf. It has three terminals connected by a central spine and flights from BHX will land at Terminal B.
With two airport train stations, travelling by train is a popular choice from Düsseldorf Airport. Düsseldorf Flughafen Station is located on the east side of the airport grounds and you can be transported there by the free and frequent SkyTrain. Trains from here travel all over Düsseldorf, its surrounding areas and even other countries like France.
The airport also has an S-Bahn (an underground line), which runs through the Düsseldorf Airport Station. This is located below terminal C and can be reached via a moving walkway from the Arrivals Hall.
Alternatively, you can take the bus. Bus stops are located outside the main Arrivals Hall. Bus 760 goes to Düsseldorf- Wittlaer-Bockum, and bus SB51 goes to Düsseldorf-Nordfriedhof. There's a taxi rank outside every terminal and taxis take around 20 minutes to reach the city centre. Car hire options are also available should you prefer a bit more freedom and flexibility.
Pre-book your transfer with HolidayTaxis and avoid the queues when you arrive.
What to expect in Düsseldorf
Modern architecture sits alongside a lively old town; Düsseldorf is full of avant-garde buildings, pumping nightlife and an enticing art scene. It’s a city full of life and renowned for having some of Europe’s most lavish shopping avenues.
The native language spoken in Düsseldorf is German, however many people can speak English. It’s nice to make an effort and learn some simple words and phrases though.
Düsseldorf has a generally mild climate. The city sees cold, but not freezing, winters and mild summers. It rains a lot so make sure you pack an anorak whenever you decide to visit.
For such a small city, Düsseldorf is a melting pot of art, fashion and design. On the surface it appears as a corporate business hub, but when you visit, you’ll see that’s simply not the case.
With more than 100 galleries and 26 museums, a renowned opera house and pioneering architecture, this fashion-forward city is full of culture. With stylish boutiques, unique cocktail bars and hip cafés, Düsseldorf has quickly become one Germany’s liveliest metropolises.
One of the most popular times to visit Düsseldorf is in the winter time, when the city’s Christmas Markets are sparkling, and the Düsseldorf Carnival kicks off. The beginning of Carnival takes place at the Town Hall on November 11th, but festivities don’t really begin until March. If you’re visiting during carnival, you can expect many street parties, parades, outrageous costumes and a buzzing atmosphere.
Düsseldorf’s position on the banks of the River Rhine, near the borders with Belgium and the Netherlands means it has developed a diverse cuisine. If you’re feeling adventurous, you’ll want to order blutwurst, made from fresh blood, offal and herbs. A more conventional and very popular dish in the city is grünkohlessen, a hearty plate consisting of kale, sausages, baked sweet potatoes, bacon and mustard.