Plane journeys for Dusseldorf from the UK take approximately 80 minutes to complete. A large number of airlines operate regular flights to Dusseldorf including British Airways, Lufthansa, Air France and budget operators such as easyjet and Ryanair. Most of the major airports in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales have flights leaving for this destination. Dusseldorf International Airport is approximately five miles north of the city itself. The highly efficient German transport network makes reaching Dusseldorf center simple. Transfer options include the Skytrain Shuttle Bus (which runs regularly throughout the day and night), a number of local bus services and taxis. The airport also has its own train station, which provides services to the main terminus in Dusseldorf itself.
The city of Dusseldorf is, from an economic standpoint, one of the most important in Germany and is a major business hub. In recent years however, Dusseldorf has increasingly become popular as a city break destination due to the relatively short flight times from the UK. The nightlife here is legendary, with a dazzling array of clubs and pubs to choose from. Dusseldorf is famous for brewing its own beer, Altbier, which can be sampled throughout the city, including at pubs which actually brew it on the premises. During the day, Dusseldorf is renowned as a fine shopping destination. The Konigsallee is one of the best shopping destinations in Europe with exclusive boutiques, independent stores, galleries and a wide selection of pavement cafes. If your tastes are a more traditional, then try the Scadowplatz, which is home to narrow, winding streets lined with wooden stalls selling all manner of craft items and unique gifts.
Traveling to Dusseldorf is easy with direct flights from locations such as Dublin, Moscow, Paris, Milan, London and more arriving straight into Dusseldorf International Airport. The location is a hub for airlines such as Air Berlin, Germanwings and Eurowings, yet also services many other airlines including Aegean Airlines and Aer Lingus. It is roughly 7 km north of the main city and can be reached via taxi, train and car rental. Alternatively, one can also reach Dusseldorf via Cologne Bonn Airport, which is 55 km away for the city. This airport has direct flights from Europeans cities such as Vienna, Istanbul, Madrid and others, and sees traffic from airlines such as easyJet, Freebird Airlines and Lufthansa.
Famous for its academy of fine arts, Dusseldorf is a city of contrast and beauty. Located on the River Rhine, boating and other water activities are popular during the summer months. Trying the local beer is generally recommended, as Dusseldorf's citizens pride themselves on the ability of their home brews to hold their own with Germany's finest. There is interesting modern architecture to take in within the city if one's interests lean that way, in particular the unusually shaped Gehry buildings. With 26 museums and more than 100 galleries, there is no shortage of cultural pursuits to enjoy as well. Dusseldorf' equivalent of Fifth Avenue is Königsallee, for those interested in a little high street retail therapy.