Düsseldorf Airport is the closest airport to Dortmund, located 64 kilometres away. The second closest is the airport Münster-Osnabrück, which lies about 70 kilometres from Dortmund’s city centre.
You can reach Dortmund from Düsseldorf Airport via a number of train connections that travel to the main train station of Dortmund. Many services are direct and take as little as 50 minutes to get there.
From the main train station, you can easily access a number of nearby cities including Essen, Duisberg, and Bochum, which are all cities that are steeped in the historical development of Germany as an industrial powerhouse.