As the largest airport in the North Rhine-Westphalia area, and third largest airport in Germany, Dusseldorf International Airport (DUS) is an ideal gateway into the region. It's 7km (4.3 miles) north of downtown Dusseldorf, and serves nearly 19 million passengers per year. The airport is a major hub for both Air Berlin and Lufthansa, which each offer around 300 flights per day. A large area of land located south-west of the terminals is currently being developed as Dusseldorf Airport City, to be completed by 2013. It already houses hotels, businesses and a cinema.
With over 40 restaurants and coffee shops scattered throughout the airport, and even more retail outlets, there's plenty to keep you occupied. Otherwise, you can always see what's happening at Messe Dusseldorf, a trade fairground that hosts more than 40 annual fairs. It’s only 500 metres from Airport City, and will easily keep you entertained for hours.
Although it's a busy airport - over 70 airlines use it on a daily basis - Dusseldorf International offers an efficient and stress-free transit environment.