If you want to travel to and from the airport using public transport, you can take the
AirportExpress which connects directly with Dortmund Central Station. If you choose to take the
AirportShuttle, this takes you directly to Holzwickede station. You can travel
to both stations on the Deutsche Bahn's local and intercity trains.
If you are planning to purchase your ticket online, please refer to the Deutsche Bahn website. This only pertains to public transport and excludes shuttle tickets which can be purchased on the bus.
When you are planning your journey, please be aware that we recommend arriving at your airline's check-in desk between 1.5 or 2 hours before departure. This is to ensure that you will not miss your flight. Even if you have already checked in online, you should leave enough time for the security checks. You should be at the gate at least 40 minutes before your flight departs.
During special international trade fairs and exhibitions, the AirportExpress uses an altered route and makes an additional stop close to the Messe Westfalenhallen. This does not have an effect on the regular fare – The times are as shown in the corresponding timetable:
Dortmund Airport is included in the Deutsche Bahn Rail&Fly service. The tickets cover rail travel from any of the more than 5600 Deutsche Bahn railway stations to Dortmund Airport and back. You can book Rail&Fly tickets via Germanwings and many other airlines, travel agencies and tour operators.
Note: With a Rail&Fly ticket, you can travel free of charge on the AirportShuttle to Holzwickede station (only).
If you are travelling to Dortmund Airport from the west of Dortmund, you can take the
440 bus (the route starts in Dortmund-Lütgendortmund and passes through
Dortmund-Aplerbeck, where passengers from the U47 rail line can board the bus). www.vrr.de