Dortmund Airport Bus

Dortmund Airport (DTM) is a smaller international airport located just 10 km east of Dortmund in Germany. It offers transportation to over two million passengers every year. The main airlines that you can find there are low-cost options such as easyJet, Ryanair and Wizz Air.

How to get from Dortmund Airport to Dortmund

Public bus

The AirportExpress bus is a direct connection between the airport and Dortmund Central Station. In one direction the journey usually takes 25 minutes. The price for a single ticket is around €9, for children under the age of 14 it’s €2, and children younger than six travel for free. You can buy the tickets from the bus driver.

The bus runs from 4.30 a.m. in the morning until 11 p.m. in the evening on weekdays almost every half hour. You can find the exact time schedule here.


A second option of public transportation is by train. To get to the nearest railway station, you have to take the AirportShuttle to Holzwickede station which will cost you around €3.

  • Dortmund Airport is included in the Rail&Fly service of the Deutsche Bahn so if you buy one of those you can get a free ride with the AirportShuttle to the station.
  • From there you can catch a train to any railway station in Dortmund or even further.
  • For more information and tickets purchase visit the site of Deutsche Bahn.


If you want to avoid the hassle of public transportation, your next best option is finding a taxi. Along the east exit on the arrivals level you can find the taxi services waiting for you. For a ride to the city of Dortmund they will charge you somewhere around €30.


Another option that you have is that of booking a private transfer which offers you a door-to-door service from Dortmund Airport to your desired location. You can pre-book a transfer here and a professional driver will be awaiting you upon your arrival.

Renting a car at Dortmund Airport

You can find the rental car offices on the arrival level of the Dortmund Airport. Rental companies like Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Thrifty provide their services here from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. If you want to avoid waiting in line and losing time, we recommend booking your rental car online.

Renting a bus at Dortmund Airport

When visiting with a larger group of people a good thing to consider is renting a bus. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to prepare everything and pass along all necessary information.

Accommodation near Dortmund Airport

Dortmund Airport FAQs

  • I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
    The public bus and train system runs until late in the evening but in case of a late (or extra early) flight you can always get a taxi.
  • Is there a free WiFi service available at Dortmund Airport?
    Yes, all passengers and visitors of Dortmund Airport have access to free WiFi.
  • Can I exchange money at Dortmund Airport?
    Unfortunately, there are no exchange offices at Dortmund Airport but there are plenty of ATMs .
  • Does Dortmund Airport have storage lockers?
    No, Dortmund Airport doesn’t have any storage rooms.
  • I am continuing my journey outside Dortmund. Are there any direct lines to other destinations?
    Here are some of the most popular routes from Dortmund. For other destinations, check
Dortmund to Amsterdam Dortmund to Frankfurt Dortmund to Split
Dortmund to Dusseldorf Dortmund to Zagreb Dortmund to Prague

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