Dortmund airport, like many other German airports, was firstly a military aviation base during the First World War. In 2001 it turned 75 years. Currently, it performs about 45 thousand departures and landings annually; serving more than 2 million passengers and it is ranked on 13th place for this indicator among the German airports. For more information: http://www.dortmund-airport.de.
Transportation to the City
The airport is located on the eastern edge of the Ruhr. The easiest way to reach it by car is the highway A40 (B1). Exit Holzwickede / Dortmund-Wickede will take you directly to the parking lots and the terminal. A free bus transports people from the parking long to the terminal and back. The travelers by car should go East on highway A44.
At the airport’s exit there is a parking lot for taxis. The time duration with a taxi is around 25 minutes and it costs around 20 euro.
The easiest way to travel from the airport to Dortmund is to take the free airport bus that will transport you for 5 minutes to Holzwickede station. There you can find a convenient train to railway station of Dortmund and other destinations.
Another way to travel to the airport is the regular train U 47 from the railway station to Dortmund Aplerbeck station, where passengers transfer to bus 440 directly to the terminal.