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Stopover via Dortmund

Self-transfer for a connection flight

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Self-transfer has become an important way of travelling. 

To make your transfer at Dortmund Airport as comfortable as possible, you will find the most important information on this page.

Transfer in Dortmund - it's that easy!

There is no separate transfer area at Dortmund Airport. Once you arrive at the airport, you will therefore have to leave the security area and check in again. Here is the process explained in detail:

  • Travelling with check-in baggage: after leaving the aircraft, first go to the baggage claim and collect your suitcase(s).

  • Travelling with hand luggage: you can pass directly through the baggage claim hall after arriving at Dortmund Airport.

You are on the arrivals level (level 0) and need to transfer to the departures level (level 1). To get to the higher level, you can use the escalators, lifts or staircases.

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If you are travelling with checked baggage or need to check in for your onward flight, please visit your airline's check-in counters on the departure level (level 1). You can then check in your baggage and receive your boarding pass, if applicable.

Then proceed to the security check.

As a customer, you can use the fast lane at security control B. To use the Fast Lane, you will need your boarding pass/flight ticket and the Fast Lane ticket. You will receive both from

Fast Lane tickets are not available separately!

Important tips for your trip

Please note: Depending on your country of origin or destination, passport controls may be required. Please make sure you have your valid identification documents ready.

You should be at the gate at least 40 minutes before your flight departs. This will ensure that your onward flight is free of stress!

The monitors in the terminal provide information on the gate you need to go to after check-in or bag check and security check.

Services at Dortmund Airport

At Dortmund Airport, you will not only benefit from a stress-free self-transfer with short distances: To make your transfer at Dortmund Airport a relaxed and positive experience, we offer all our customers a wide range of services.

Fast Lane for customers

Passengers who have booked a flight including transfer via Dortmund through automatically have the fastest route to the security check at Dortmund Airport at their disposal. By using the exclusive, separate access, longer waiting times can be avoided. The Fast Lane makes your stay at Dortmund Airport even more comfortable.

It's quick and easy:

  1. Obtain a Fast Lane ticket in the booking process via
  2. Go to the Fast Lane lane at checkpoint B and have your Fast Lane ticket and boarding pass ready.
  3. Use the fast lane and scan your boarding pass first at the access control, then put on your Fast Lane ticket (please follow the instructions on the monitor).

Duty free and gastronomy

After landing at Dortmund Airport, customers will find a varied range of food and beverages on all three levels of the terminal. Passengers with a valid boarding pass can also look forward to the extensive range of products offered by the Heinemann Duty Free Shop within the security area. You can find the complete range of services at Dortmund Airport on the page Refreshments and Shopping.

Free WIFI in the terminal

Free Wi-Fi is available to all passengers and visitors at Dortmund Airport. The service provided by the regional telecommunications provider DOKOM21 is available around the clock - registration is possible with just a few clicks. You can find more information about the WLAN offer on the page WIFI at the Terminal.

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