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Flying to Düsseldorf

Airlines operating regular flights from the UK to Düsseldorf Airport include British Airways, BMI Regional, easyJet, Flybe, Air Berlin, Eurowings and Germanwings. Ryanair offers cheap flights to Düsseldorf Weeze Airport, 78km (49 miles) northwest of Düsseldorf. Low-cost flights are available year-round, especially if you book well in advance. Air Berlin runs direct flights to the USA.

Flight times

From London - 1 hour 20 minutes; New York - 7 hours 40 minutes; Los Angeles - 10 hours 45 minutes; Toronto - 9 hours 30 minutes (including stopover); Sydney - 24 hours 15 minutes (including stopover).

Travel by road

An excellent motorway network connects the Netherlands and Belgium to Germany's famous autobahns. Traffic drives on the right and the minimum age for driving is 18 years.

Signs suggesting a recommended speed limit of 130kph (80mph) are posted along most autobahns; other limits are 80kph (50mph) on major roads and 50kph (30mph) in towns. You must carry a national driving licence from your country of origin. Trailers and caravans are allowed in without documentation.

A Green Card is advisable but not compulsory. Without it, drivers with motor insurance policies in their home country are granted only the minimum legal cover in Germany - the Green Card tops this up to the level of cover provided by the driver's own policy.

The main German automobile association is the Allgemeine Deutsche Automobil Club - ADAC (tel: 0800 510 1112, in Germany only; www.adac.de).

Emergency breakdown services

ADAC (tel: 0180 222 2222, in Germany).

Routes

It's easy to reach Düsseldorf by car, as it's well connected to other cities by motorway. The main routes into town are the A3, A44, A46, A52, A57, A59 and A524.

Coaches

Eurolines (tel: +44 871 781 8181, in the UK; www.eurolines.com), Flixbus (www.flixbus.de) and Deutsche Bahn (www.bahn.de/p/view/angebot/fernbus/index.shtml) run a direct coach service from London to Düsseldorf (journey time - 10 hours). The main coach station is behind Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), Konrad-Adenauer-Platz.

Time to city

From London - 6 hours 30 minutes; Brussels - 2 hours; Paris - 5 hours; Berlin - 5 hours; Cologne - 45 minutes.

Travel by Rail

Services

Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), Konrad-Adenauer-Platz, is the city’s main railway station, well equipped and busy with links all over Germany and the near-continent. Germany's trains are comfortable, fast and efficient.

Operators

The German rail network is operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB) (tel: 0180 699 6633, in Germany only; www.bahn.de).

Eurostar (tel: 03432 186 186, in the UK only or +44 1233 617 575; www.eurostar.com) runs from London to Brussels Midi in 2 hours. From here, there is a direct train to Düsseldorf with Thalys (tel: +32 7066 7788, in Belgium; www.thalys.com). You can plan the entire route on www.bahn.de.

Nightjet-trains (www.oebb.at/de/angebote-ermaessigungen/nightjet) connect Dusseldorf with domestic and international destinations. Motorail trains (www.oebb.at/de/leistungen-und-services/mehr-als-zug/auto-motorrad-am-zug) also call at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof (Hbf).

Journey times

From London - 6 hours; Brussels - 2 hours 15 minutes; Cologne - 20 to 30 minutes; Berlin - 4 hours 20 minutes.

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InterContinental Düsseldorf

InterContinental Düsseldorf is an impressive and state-of-the-art 5-star hotel, arranged around a 40m-high (131ft) glass atrium. This luxury hotel in Düsseldorf has all the comforts, facilities (including gym next door) and style befitting its prestigious address in the heart of the shopping district, just a short walk from the Altstadt.

Max Hotel Garni

Conveniently close to the Königsallee, this small and simple hotel in Düsseldorf is an excellent find for those looking for a fuss-free stay at a reasonable price. There are eleven bright and modern rooms; useful extras include free Wi-Fi, coffee and a public transport pass.

Steigenberger Parkhotel

This 5 star hotel with 130 luxuriously furnished rooms is conveniently located on Königsallee. It offers all amenities expected by tourists and businessmen alike: three onsite restaurants, a bar and a lounge, modern gym facilities and a sauna, high speed Wi-Fi and meeting rooms. 

Hotel Orangerie

Housed in a handsome classical building in the peaceful, leafy Carlstadt immediately south of the Altstadt and just a few yards from the river, this small hotel in Düsseldorf is very tastefully designed in fresh modern style. Hotel Orangerie is perfect for travellers looking for an independent, luxury hotel with a difference.

Hotel Terminus

Unprepossessing from the street, this small 3-star hotel in Düsseldorf has attractive and airy bedrooms, a small swimming pool, sauna, solarium, extremely friendly multilingual owners and staff, and serves excellent breakfast.

Ibis Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof

Centrally located by the main railway station in Düsseldorf, this is a comfortable, modern chain hotel that features a terrace area, a bar open 24 hours and Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served all morning from 0400 to noon.