Airfare to Dusseldorf, Germany
Dusseldorf isn’t Germany’s largest city, but is one of the economic centers of Western Germany. The city is famous for its nightlife, shopping, events and fashion. It also boasts an interesting Old Town, which today is a popular shopping mall by day and a bar by night. A variety of interesting old buildings also attract the travelers.
Dusseldorf is served the third largest airport in Germany, hub for Air Berlin – low cost airline – and Lufthansa. Since the city is a major travel hub, flying here is affordable. Still, there are some things you can do in order to save even more money.
Plan your flight during the mid-week. Since Mondays are preferred by business travelers and the weekends are used by leisure travelers, you are better off planning your flight on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Consider flying into Koln, which is located about 60 minutes drive from Dusseldorf city center. Berlin is further away but there are low-cost flights available between the capital and Dusseldorf.
Fly into a major European hub, such as London or Paris. These cities are served by many airlines and there are frequent flights into Dusseldorf. Low-cost carriers also offer flights from these hubs into Dusseldorf. Or you can catch a train or a bus.
Lufthansa, the national carrier, offers flights into Dusseldorf but they are typically more expensive than if you fly on lesser-known airlines, such as Air Berlin or TUIFly.
Flights to large cities don’t vary much from season to season, but still, the cheapest rates can be found in mid summer and during the major festivals and events (such as the Christmas Market). So, in order to save some money on your flight, plan your vacation during the low season (March or October).
Summary of Money Saving Tips
- fly mid-week
- fly during the low season (March, October)
- consider flying into other German city (Koln, Berlin) and travel to Dusseldorf by plane, car, bus or train
- consider flying into a major European hub and take a connecting flight to Dusseldorf
- avoid flying on the national carrier