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Car Hire at Dortmund Airport

This information is correct as of September 2015

Whether you want to indulge in Dortmund’s finest beer, get cycling in Munster or enjoy gazing at Picasso’s in Essen, you can find the best car hire at Dortmund Airport with Skyscanner.

Where to hire a car at Dortmund Airport

There are six car hire companies with desks at Dortmund Airport: EuropeCar, Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Budget and Thrifty. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.

Petrol stations near Dortmund Airport

Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.

Luckily there is an ESSO garage located on the airport site, just 2 minutes away by car. Head south towards Chaussee and take a left onto Nordstrasse where the petrol station will be on the right hand side.

Driving around Dortmund Airport

Dortmund can be reached using the motorway (Autobahn) A1, A2, A40, A42, A44 and A45, as well as the Bundesstraßen B1, B54 and B236.

Getting to your destination

We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Dortmund Airport.


From industrial powerhouse to cultural haven, Essen has transformed. Today you can admire Van Gogh’s in the Folkwang Museum, marvel at the jewel encrusted crown of Emperor Otto or visit a UNESCO protected Bauhaus designed coal mine. Cool bars, clubs, restaurants and boutiques line the streets while the centre is a hive of retail therapy. High culture about from hip art and live music in this lively, heritage obsessed city.
It takes just under an hour to reach Essen by car from Dortmund Airport. Bet on the B1 from Chaussee and continue on to Westfalendamm. Follow the A40 to Kruppstrasse and take exit 23E for the city centre.


This enchanting town is a cyclists paradise. The breathtaking Altstadt, or Old Town, is a feat of love and engineering to bring back to life a medieval centre after its total destruction during WWII. A large student population keeps it lively while culture treasures peek out from everywhere; from the iconic cathedral and the Picasso Museum of Graphic Art to the Old City Hall. Get caught up in cycle fever on the continuous green Promenadenring while cycling to beautiful lakeside picnic areas and canal swimming spots and on to the cool bars and restaurants that stay awake until late into the night.
Munster is just 45 minutes away by car from Dortmund Airport. Take the A1 in Unna from Chaussee and then the L821. Get on the B219 towards Munster and follow signs for the city centre.


Football made Dortmund is a must visit for any fan of the sport. The combination of this and some of the best beer in the world is heaven for many. Built on coal, steel and beer, Dortmund retains something of its grit while breweries still churn out vast quantities of their delicious beer. However, today, alongside this frenetic beer production, Dortmund now also boasts art houses and funky bars, classy boutiques, live music venues and quirky cafes along its medieval streets.
It takes just 20 minutes to reach the centre of Dortmund by car from the airport. Take the B1 road from Chaussee and follow this to Westfalendamm. Take the DO-Zentrum exit and get on the B54. Follow this to the city centre. On-street parking Dortmund costs from €1.50 per hour inside the city centre ring and €0.50 per hours outside it. This is charged from 8am to 8pm. There is unlimited parking available in the many car parks in the city centre. These charge from €1.50-2.00 per hour with a daily maximum of €10.00-15.00. Some hotels in Dortmund also offer free parking.

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