Arsenal will play in Dortmund soon and the Gooners will be back in Germany. As we got a lot postive feedback last time we are glad to post a new edition of our travel guide. It includes all basic facts from airport to party info. So let’s get this started:
A. Getting there:
1. Dortmund airport:
Dortmund airport is the easiest way to get to Dortmund. You could take a taxi into town which will take approx. 20-30 minutes depending on traffic. Taxis will be available on departure level. Dortmund airport is not huge so it won’t be a problem to find them. Prices into town will be about 30 € depending where you’re heading. You may ask the driver for a fixed price or share a taxi with other gooners. For prices check the info on
During airport opening hours, the AirportExpress commutes between Dortmund Central Station and the airport terminal; the travel time is approx. 25 minutes (non-stop).
The stop for the AirportExpress service is located directly on the Central Station forecourt (Königswall/City exit), near the taxi rank.The fare is 7 € one way.
You may take the train to Dortmund Central Station (Hauptbahnhof). It departs from Holzwickede station. Take the AirportShuttle for journeys between Holzwickede station and the Dortmund Airport terminal. The travel time is approx. 6 minutes.The fare is 3 € one way. For connection times to Dortmund Central station check
2. Düsseldorf International:
There are always taxis ready and waiting for you in front of central arrivals.
Please note: because of building work, for the time being there will no taxis waiting outside the terminal on the departures level. Prices to Dortmund will be around 60- 70 €.
Düsseldorf airport has it’s own railway station located in the airpiort itself. Just follow the signs. take the direct connection to Dortmund Central station (Hauptbahnhof). It will cost you around 25-30 €. Don’t take the ICE train as it’s more expensive. For connection times check
3. Düsseldorf Weeze
There will be taxis available. Trabsfer cost to Dortmund will be probably be around the same as from Düsseldorf international. You may ask for a fixed price.
Theres an airport shuttle service which connects the airport with either Düsseldorf or Krefeld central station. You can board a train there to get to Dortmund Central station. For connection times check
Fill in Weeze Terminal 1 as departure.
As mentioned before you may take the bus to Düsseldorf central station which is 14 € one way. Travel time will be about an 1,5h. You may also take the bus to Duisburg Central station and get a train to Dortmund from there. That will be 17 € one way and will take about 2h.
B. Getting to the Signal Iduna Park (Westfalenstadion)
1. By public transportation:
From Dortmund Central station local trains run to Westfalenhalle Station or SIGNAL IDUNA PARK (one station, three minutes walking distance) or by subway (U-Bahn) to the „Westfalenhalle/Stadion“ stop.
On matchdays public transportation is free of charge for those having a match ticket with them. Info about that should be found on the back of you’re ticket. Please check with the Bahn staff first to make sure you’re travelling for free.
2. By car
From the North: A1 to exit „Kreuz Dortmund-Unna“, A44/B1 towards Dortmund.
From the East: A2 to exit „Kreuz Dortmund-Nordost“, B236 towards Schwerte, B1 towards Dortmund.
From the South: A45 to exit „Kreuz Dortmund-Süd“, B54 towards Dortmund.
From the West: A40/B1 towards Dortmund.
C. Stay overnight
Some hotel bookings sites are linked below on the off chance that you might need one.
In case you need a hotel on a short notice you’ll find one on those websites. We can recommend ao hostels Dortmund across the street from Dortmund Central station. Good value for money. You’ll find infos on http://www.aohostels.com.>
If you want to share hotel/hostel information or you have a spare room just use the comment section or tweet me @germangunners and I’ll do a retweet.
D. Going out after the match
For those staying overnight or a bit longer than I would suggest heading in to the city centre to enjoy some of the best beer in Europe.
We recommend checking the Alter Markt area in the city center. There are many restaurants and bars to go to and a tube station near by (Reinoldikirche) which will quickly take you to the stadium.
If some are unable to get to the game itself then there are plenty of bars in Dortmund that will show the game, like in the UK just keep an eye out for the Sky signs on the outside of bars and they will have the game on. Almost all of these places will operate a table reserving system so just be aware of that and try to get to places early or try to reserve in advance.
In case you need any further information or like a certain topic to be discussed please use the comment section, email or tweet us. We hope you enjoy your stay in Germany. As I will be on holiday the time Arsenal play in Dortmund (yes I know a bit shit) I may not be able to answer all your questions on a short notice so please be kind;-)