Travel Information

How to get there:

By car (see map)

Dortmund is connected via the A40 (B1) to major highways:
A1 (Bremen – Cologne)
A2 (Berlin, Hannover, Dortmund – Oberhausen),
A42 (Duisburg – Dortmund),
A44 (B1) (Dortmund – Kassel).
A45 (Oberhausen – Frankfurt),
Please follow the signs to Dortmund and look for special information signs to Westfalenhallen.
If using a navigation system your destination is Strobelallee 45.

On site you will find parking lots for up to 8.500 cars.
The charge is 6,00 EUR per day and car on all lots.
Since January 2012 Dortmund has an Environmental Zone. For more informationen please follow the link
http://www.environmental-badge.co.uk/en/environmental-badge.html

Map of Dortmunds Environmental Zone
http://geoweb1.digistadtdo.de/OWSServiceProxy/client/umweltzoneapp12.jsp

With public transportation from Dortmund central station:

Subway                                                                                                                                        Take the Stadtbahn U45 (Direction Westfalenhallen) to the destination „Westfalenhallen“. The way to the Congress Center is directed by information signs to Westfalenhallen. When you see the main Hall, turn to the left of it, one of the entrances of the Congress Center is there.

From the center of Dortmund you can take U46 (Direction Westfalenhallen) starting either at Reinoldikirche or Stadtgarten to the destination „Westfalenhallen“.

Please follow the information signs to get to the Congress Center.

Trains
Additionally, local trains to Lüdenscheid / Soest / Iserlohn (from DO main station platforms 2-4) make a first stop at „Signal-Iduna Park“. Please use exit „Signal-Iduna Park“, turn right, and follow the road for about 100 m. Turn left after the Public Pool and turn right the next possible path. Walk 300 m, cross the street, keep left  walk a few meters and then turn left into the garden. Walk through the garden find the Congress Center at the end of it.

By train

You can reach Dortmund from all major German cities to central station – Hauptbahnhof Dortmund with ICE, Intercities, Eurocities. For further information please visit:
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query2.exe/en?ld=96243&country=DEU&seqnr=1&ident=2c.08546243.1407927938&rt=1&newrequest=yes&&country=overseas

By plane

The airport in Dortmund has connections to major European cities. Other major international airports in the vicinity of Dortmund are Dusseldorf and Cologne/Bonn or Frankfurt.

How to get from Düsseldrof Airport to Dortmund main station
Connections: The Düsseldorf Airport Station is located at the eastern end of the airport grounds. SkyTrain, a fully-automated cable railway brings you from the railway building directly into the terminal. The SkyTrain commutes between the terminal and the Düsseldorf Airport railway station continuously from 3:45am until 0:45am. You need to obtain a short-range fare ticket in order to ride on the SkyTrain if this is not included in your air fare. From Düsseldorf Airport railway station there are direct services to Dortmund main station by ICE (Inter City Express), IC (Inter City) and RE (Regional Train).
Travel Time: It takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Tickets: You can get your train tickets at the railway station Düsseldorf Airport. There are also ticket machines where you can select your train ticket. For further information please visit: http://www.dus.com/dus_en/getting_to_dus_and_parking/
Price: Prices vary from 17 Euro up to 22,50 Euro.

How to get from Frankfurt Airport to Dortmund main station
Connections: Use either ICE (Inter City Express), IC (Inter City), EC (Euro City) or RE (Regional Train). There are several hourly direct train services by ICE. Other connections include a change of trains usually in Cologne main station or Cologne Trade Fair/Deutz, Mainz main station, Düsseldorf main station or Essen main station.
Travel Time: It takes between 2 to 3.5 hours.
Tickets: At the airport you can get your train tickets at the DB TravelCenter (Reisezentrum) in Terminal 1, B Concourse, Level 0. There are also ticket machines in Terminal 1, Level 0. The DB TravelCenter is open daily from 7am to 10pm. For further information please visit: http://www.frankfurt-airport.com/content/frankfurt_airport/en/directions/arriving_by_bus_ortrain.html
Price: Prices vary from 60 Euro up to 90 Euro.

How to get from Cologne Bonn Airport to Dortmund main station
Connections: First take the suburban train (S-Bahn S13) to either cologne main station or Cologne Trade Fair/Deutz. From there take the ICE (Inter City Express), IC (Inter City) or RE (Regional Train) straight to Dortmund main station.
Travel Time: It takes between 1.5 to 2 hours.
Tickets: You can get your train tickets at the railway station Cologne Bonn Airport. There are also ticket machines where you can select your train ticket. For further information please visit: http://www.koeln-bonn-airport.de/en/parking-arrival/bus-rail-services.html
Price: Prices vary from 22 Euro up to 30 Euro.

How to get from Dortmund Airport to Dortmund main station
Connections: During airport opening hours, the AirportExpress commutes between Dortmund Central Station and the airport terminal.
Travel Time: The travel time is approx. 25 minutes (non-stop).
Tickets: Available in the bus. For further information please visit:
http://www.dortmund-airport.de/anfahrt_orientierung.html?&L=1
Price: The fare is 7.00 Euro per one-way journey.

For further information about train connections, timetables and tickets please visit: http://www.bahn.de/p_en/view/index.shtml