Dusseldorf International Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Düsseldorf Airport

Transfer at Düsseldorf Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 19. 12. 2023

Although the airport officially has three terminals marked with the letters A, B and C, it is actually a single building. It is easy to navigate and you can walk from one end of the airport to the other within 15 minutes.

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The central check-in hall is common to all flights. The area is divided after security check for departures to Schengen area countries ( B a částečně A) a odlety do zemí mimo Schengenský prostor ([translate=none]gates C and partly A).

All departure gates are within a 10-minute walk from the security checkpoint. There are no other satellite terminals in Düsseldorf to which you have to take buses or automatic trains.

Transfer between flights

For transfers, Düsseldorf Airport is very popular and easy to navigate.

Because you never have to change buildings, transfers are quick and the real transfer time between planes rarely takes more than 20 minutes.

If you are checking in for your next flight, you don't have to leave the transit area.

Checks during transfer

What checks will you go through when changing planes in Düsseldorf?

  • Schengen <-> Schengen: no check
  • Schengen -> Non-Schengen: passport control
  • Non-Schengen -> Schegnen: passport and security check
  • Non-Schengen -> Non-Schegnen: security check
Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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