Transfer to/from - Dortmund airport (DTM)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Dortmund airport (DTM)




The AirportExpress from VRR (Tel +49 800 650 4030) runs between the airport and Dortmund central station every hour from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm (Saturdays until 8:00 pm, Sundays from 7:00 am). Journey time is 25 minutes and the fare is EUR 10.00.

The AirportShuttle links the enclosure with Holzwickede station in around 6 min., with a frequency of 20 min. and a cost of EUR 3.00. It operates from 6:00 am and 10:50 pm (Saturdays until 8:20 pm, Sundays from 7:20 am).

Line 490 heads to Aplerbeck, while bus 440 departs from there to Hörde, Brünninghausen, Barop, Eichlinghofen, Oespel, Germania and Lütgendortmund. Fares start at EUR 1.80.

Route C41 leaves every hour to Opherdicke, Holzwickede, Massen and Unna station. The trip takes approximately 25 min.

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Rent a Car



Ranks are located on the Arrivals level, next to the east exit. The exclusive operator is Airport Taxi Dortmund (Tel +49 231 854 444). The journey to the city centre costs around EUR 38.00 and takes 20 minutes.

Latest updates: May 22, 2024

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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