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There are 7 ways to get from Dublin to Düsseldorf by plane, train, car ferry, bus and ferry, bus or car

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Fly to Dusseldorf  •  4h 26m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Dusseldorf (DUS) DUB - DUS

€69 - €273

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Bus and ferry  •  23h 51m

  1. Take the bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria 871
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London to Düsseldorf

€35 - €46

5 alternative options

Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5h 21m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) DUB - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Duesseldorf Hbf

€54 - €364

Fly to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 45m

  1. Fly from Dublin (DUB) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUB - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf

€66 - €239

Car ferry, train  •  14h 42m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St Pancras Eurostar to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Eil
  4. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf Ice

€288 - €980

Car ferry, train, bus  •  24h 45m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
  2. Take the train from Holyhead to Birmingham New Street
  3. Take the bus from Birmingham, Navigation Street to Victoria Coach Station Arrivals M11
  4. Take the bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
  5. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Hbf

€216 - €343

Car ferry, drive  •  26h 56m

  1. Take the car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
  2. Drive from Cherbourg to Düsseldorf

€154 - €205

Dublin to Düsseldorf by car ferry, walk, train and subway

The journey time between Dublin and Düsseldorf is around 13h 39m and covers a distance of around 1164 km. The fastest journey normally takes 12h 26m. Operated by Stena Line, Irish Ferries, Avanti West Coast and others, the Dublin to Düsseldorf service departs from Dublin and arrives in Duesseldorf Hbf. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
13h 39m
Fastest journey time:
12h 26m
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
72 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:15
Last service departs at:
02:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dublin to Düsseldorf car ferry, walk, train and subway schedules

Car ferry services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Ireland → Germany
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International entry into Germany from Ireland

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Conditions of entry into Germany from Ireland

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Ireland
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  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for all travellers by air
  • A negative result for COVID-19 is a condition to end the quarantine obligation earlier. It is tested in quarantine on day 5
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempted from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Arrivals vaccinated against COVID-19 are exempted from compulsory quarantine
  • Quarantine is not required if the traveller has recovered from COVID-19 in the past 6 months (certificate needed)
This also applies to arrivals from the following regions:
France: Mayotte, French Guiana, Guadeloupe
Finland: Satakunta, Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi
Norway: Innlandet
Portugal: Azores, Madeira

This applies to arrivals from all countries, with no exceptions
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No, entry into Germany from Ireland is currently restricted.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Düsseldorf is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Düsseldorf is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Düsseldorf is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Ireland from Germany.

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Last updated: 14 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dublin to Düsseldorf is to bus and ferry which costs €30 - €50 and takes 23h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Dublin to Düsseldorf is to fly which costs €65 - €280 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dublin to Düsseldorf. However, there are services departing from Dublin and arriving at Düsseldorf via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 23h 51m.

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The distance between Dublin and Düsseldorf is 915 km.

The best way to get from Dublin to Düsseldorf without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 14h 42m and costs €280 - €1000.

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It takes approximately 4h 26m to get from Dublin to Düsseldorf, including transfers.

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Dublin to Düsseldorf bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Dublin station.

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The quickest flight from Dublin Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 50m.

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Dublin to Düsseldorf bus services, operated by Union Ivkoni, arrive at Düsseldorf station.

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Düsseldorf is 1h ahead of Dublin. It is currently 11:37 AM in Dublin and 12:37 PM in Düsseldorf.

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  • Distance: 915.3 km
  • Duration: 4h 26m

What companies run services between Dublin, Ireland and Düsseldorf, Germany?

Eurowings, Aer Lingus and five other airlines fly from Dublin to Düsseldorf every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Dublin to Düsseldorf via London Victoria and London in around 23h 51m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via London City
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
€50 - €240
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €3100
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €340
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€90 - €340
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€95 - €320
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dublin to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€14 - €80
Flights from Dublin to Cologne Bonn via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
€14 - €80
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
€23 - €100
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via London Stansted
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
When
Friday
Estimated price
€23 - €100
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €250
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€60 - €3100
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
€160 - €420
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€50 - €320
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €210
Flights from Dublin to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€50 - €220
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dublin to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€80 - €230
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€100 - €300
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dublin to Frankfurt via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €420
Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln/Bonn Flughafen to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€18 - €25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€65 - €130
Website
Thalys
Standard
€65 - €90
Comfort
€75 - €100
Premium
€90 - €130
Train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to Duesseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€70 - €140
Website
Thalys
Standard
€70 - €100
Comfort
€80 - €110
Premium
€100 - €140
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus and ferry from Dublin to London Victoria
Ave. Duration
12h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€14 - €19
Website
National Express
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from London to Düsseldorf
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Megabus UK
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from London, Victoria Green Line Station to Brussels, Gare du Midi
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€11 - €16
Website
RegioJet
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37
Car ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg
Ave. Duration
19h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€65 - €80
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€65 - €80

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Eurowings, Air France, Lufthansa and three other airlines offer flights from Dublin Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 434+ hotels available in Düsseldorf. Prices start at €75 per night.

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The best way to get from Dublin to Dublin Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs €6 - €10.

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