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City Information

Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

What train companies travel to Düsseldorf, Germany?

Located in Germany, Düsseldorf is accessible by train from 620 other cities. You can choose from 8887 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Düsseldorf on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

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Train companies serving Düsseldorf

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company5714h 53m£52.02
Deutsche Bahn5404h 40m£59.25
DB Intercity-Express1943h 34m£53.88
DB Intercity1623h 11m£37.06
Non-federally owned railway company672h 32m£25.05
FlixTrain272h 21m£15.01
DB Eurocity194h 0m£39.12
National Express181h 33m£17.77
VIAS54h 5m£25.75
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • FlixTrain


    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles.

  • National Express

    National Express

    National Express trains operate on Germany's](/bus-tickets/de/) rail network, with services across the country to cities including Cologne, and Bonn, Munster. As a green-certified company, National Express is also one of the most sustainable ways of traveling around the region.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Düsseldorf?

£2.49 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Düsseldorf, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on buses from your city to Düsseldorf. In the last month, trains from Duisburg to Düsseldorf had the lowest average price at £3.01. In general, these cities tend to have the cheapest trains to Düsseldorf:

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf, Germany?

The busiest train station in Düsseldorf is Düsseldorf Central Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Düsseldorf are:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station
  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof
  • Düsseldorf-Garath

What is the closest airport to Düsseldorf, NW?

The closest airport to Düsseldorf is Düsseldorf Intl Airport (DUS), it is located 4.3 miles from the city center of Düsseldorf.

Is Düsseldorf a popular train travel destination?

Düsseldorf ranks number 211 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 2934 in Germany. Düsseldorf ranks number 4 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Düsseldorf via train service. On average 419 direct daily train trips serve Düsseldorf.

What is the population of Düsseldorf?

The population of Düsseldorf is 573057. Düsseldorf ranks number 14 in terms of population in North Rhine-Westphalia and number 519 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Düsseldorf cost?

Train tickets to Düsseldorf range from £2 for a short trip to Düsseldorf, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Düsseldorf starts at , and a longer trip by train to Düsseldorf can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as £4 .

What train station is located closest to the city center of Düsseldorf?

The closest train station to the city center of Düsseldorf is Düsseldorf Central Station, located just 1.1 miles away. Select Düsseldorf Central Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Düsseldorf. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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