a VirtualTourist member from London asked on Nov 17, 2016
I'm off to Xanten in Germany next March. what is the best airport to fly to in dusseldorf to be closest to Xanten.
thanks in advance
I assume you'll be taking the train from the airport to Xanten? Duesseldorf certainly seems the obv1ous choice.
Look at DB for train info:
Duesseldorf Flughafen station > Xanten take less than two hours, with at least one change.
The airport station is easily accessible from the terminals via the Skytrain:
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yes I will but there is more than one airport in dusseldorf isn't there, haven't really looked yet as I'm teaching at the minute but I knew you would be able to help me ha ha
thanks as usual
You're welcome. :-)
There's Duesseldorf airport and then there's Weeze airport, which some airlines (perhaps just one?) refer to as Duesseldorf Weeze.
If you want to fly to Weeze then use DB to see how to get to Xanten. Make sure you put in 'Weeze Flughafen' and not 'Weeze'. Journey time is from just under 1.5 hours and includes a segment by bus.
ah, ill forget Weeze then and just go to normal Dusseldorf, thank you
To be honest, it looks to me as if it won't make much difference whether you fly to Weeze or Duesseldorf. You'll still have to change if you go from Duesseldorf.
I'd have a look at flight times & fares, check DB...and then decide. :-)
Weeze is one of a selection of airports used by Ryanair that are given names suggesting they serve major centres, but which in fact are out in the boondocks. Weeze - or Flughafen Niederrhein, to give it its correct name - is 70 km from Düsseldorf, and airlines are forbidden to call it "Düsseldorf-Weeze" with the exception, by some strange quirk of German court decisions, of Ryanair, which continues to be permitted to use this name.
Up to the passenger to decide whether the cheap airfare compensates for the hassle often involved in getting to the place they actually thought they were flying to.