Dortmund - Essential Information
Dortmund’s airport is located 13 km east of the city at Flughafenring 11.
There are regular bus services running between the airport and the city bus station (located opposite the main train station). The journey time is around 25 minutes. The first bus from Dortmund departs at 4.30am; the last bus departs at 10pm. A current bus timetable can be downloaded from the airport website. Look for ’airport express’ (the airport shuttle refers to the connection with the local railway station). The fare is €7.00 per one-way journey; children under fourteen pay €2.00; children under six travels free.
An alternative, but slower, route is to take the city bus 440 at the airport and then change at Aplerbeck station for the U47 metro. www.vrr.de
There is also a 5-minute bus shuttle service connecting the airport with the local railway station, Holzwickede. From here you can catch a regular train into Dortmund. Trains run approximately 8 every hour. The buses run at 15-20 minute intervals. The fare between Dortmund Airport and Holzwickede Bf is 3.00€ for adults and children under 15 years 2,00€. Children under 6 travels free of charge.
Taxis take around 15 minutes. A journey to Dortmund Central Station from the airport cost about 22€.
Dortmund has a transport system befitting a contemporary city: buses, streetcars/trams (the S-Bahn), the metro or city train (U) and the funky monorail, the H-Bahn, at the university.
It is the company DSW21 who is primarily responsible for bus and rail service in Dortmund. You can buy your ticket on kiosk, shop, travel agency and lottery outlets.
You can also get around easily by foot in heart of the city centre.
Deutsche Post are located on Kaiserstrasse, at both 49 and 167-169. Smaller offices are dotted around the city, often with machines to buy stamps.
The local newspapers have details on which pharmacy is open for emergencies, or alternatively call 0190 2 34 500 for information on the nearest pharmacy.
One pharmacy called Westfalia-Apotheke can be found at:
Country code: +49
Area code: 0231