About Düsseldorf Airport (DUS)
Address: Terminal Ring 1, Zentralgeb., Düsseldorf, 40474
The third largest airport in Germany, Düsseldorf Airport is just 10 kilometres from the city centre.
Serving the northwest of the country, this airport, home of three separate terminals is the perfect place to fly into if you want to explore the North Rhine-Westphalia region of the country. And its a case of arrive and drive should you make use of the vast range of car rental options found at Düsseldorf Airport.
The North Rhine-Westphalia is the state with the highest population concentration in Germany. It’s almost a popular place for tourists to visit. While public transport is extremely efficient in Düsseldorf itself, travel outside the city is best making use of car hire. There is much to see and do here, and travelling at your own leisure means you don’t have to adhere to public transport schedules.
This part of Germany is home to a variety of cultural attractions found throughout cities such as Cologne, Dortmund and Aachen. Ancient medieval buildings, museums and UNESCO World Heritage sites await the intrepid tourist. These include the cathedrals at Aachen and Cologne and Reinoldikirche in Dortmund to name but a few. And it’s easy to rent a car and plan your day trips to take them all in.
Choosing your car
Düsseldorf Airport car rental offers a range of vehicle options from many of the biggest rental agencies in the world. These include Thrifty, Budget and Europcar as well as others such as Alamo, Caro, Avis and Buchbinder. All of these airport car rental options can be secured before you land by pre-booking. Or you could choose to hire a car on the day of your arrival.
If you choose to secure a car using Düsseldorf Airport car rentals, a range of vehicles await you, no matter what your needs. For larger groups, a variety of people carriers, seating anything from 8 to 12 people can be hired. For smaller families, there are many sedans to choose from, from budget options to luxury cars. And for couples, why not choose a fuel efficient compact car, or perhaps a hybrid. It’s all up to you.
Tips and advice
In Germany, like much of Europe, you will be driving on the right-hand side of the road.
While many road signs are in German, they are easy to understand as Germany use an easily recognized international signage system. Some might still be a little difficult to understand, however.
Most rental cars come with a timed parking disc that can be used in certain areas. As your car rental agency exactly how it works.
German autobahns (freeways) have no speed limit. They are not raceways however and you can easily be fined if travelling too fast and deemed to be a danger to others.
Never sit in the left lane on the autobahn. This is for passing other vehicles only. If a car is flashing their lights behind you, it indicates that you should pull over and let them pass. This is considered regular driving behaviour.
Some urban areas, such as in and around schools have a strictly enforced speed limit of just 30 kilometres per hour. Although it may seem slow, stick to it.