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There are 5 ways to get from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) by train, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  37 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen Re / ...

€2 - €70

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Line 30110 train  •  53 min

  1. Take the line 30110 train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf-Unterrath 30110 / ...

€8 - €11

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) 29.8 km

€70 - €90

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) 29.8 km

€3 - €5

Towncar  •  19 min

  1. Take a town car from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport 29.8 km

Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) by train and bus

The journey time between Essen and Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) is around 42 min and covers a distance of around 45 km. The fastest journey normally takes 34 min. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, Abellio, ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH and others, the Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) service departs from Essen Hbf and arrives in D-Flughafen Terminal A/B. Typically 419 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
42 min
Fastest journey time:
34 min
Services per week:
419
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
05:21
Last service departs at:
21:09

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) train and bus schedules

Train 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.
Essen → Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) is to drive which costs €3 - €5 and takes 19 min.

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The fastest way to get from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs €70 - €90.

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No, there is no direct train from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS). However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Duesseldorf Flughafen Terminal via Duesseldorf-Unterrath. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

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The distance between Essen and Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) is 26 km. The road distance is 29.8 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) without a car is to train which takes 37 min and costs €2 - €70.

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It takes approximately 37 min to get from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS), including transfers.

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Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Duesseldorf-Unterrath station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS) is 30 km. It takes approximately 19 min to drive from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS).

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There are 461+ hotels available in Dusseldorf Airport (DUS). Prices start at €75 per night.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS).
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  • Distance: 26.1 km
  • Duration: 37 min

What companies run services between Essen, Germany and Dusseldorf Airport (DUS), Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Regional operates a train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen every 20 minutes. Tickets cost €6 - €9 and the journey takes 24 min. Eight other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €9
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf-Unterrath
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€6 - €10
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hauptbahnhof to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio NRW
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO 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 Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€15 - €21
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 Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€2 - €4
Website
Eurobahn
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €70
Website
Thalys
Standard
€35 - €55
Comfort
€50 - €65
Premium
€50 - €70
Other operators
Taxi from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport (DUS)
Ave. Duration
19 min
Estimated price
€70 - €90
Trans-Port-Essen
Phone
+49 201/706090
Website
trans-port-essen.de
Taxi Essen
Phone
+49 201 8 66 54
Website
taxiessen.de
Taxi e.G.
Phone
+49 201 238383
Website
taxiessen.de
Taxi Arnu
Phone
+49 1590 6426696
Website
taxi-arnu.de
Jayride
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Essen to Dusseldorf Airport

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