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    Car hire from Dortmund Airport - Best Rates

    Located in the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia, Dortmund Airport operates mainly as an airport for travellers to and from the eastern part of the Rhine-Ruhr area. As it is a minor international airport, flights from Dortmund Airport are primarily flown by budget airlines to European destinations. Booking a car hire from Dortmund Airport will ensure that you can start your itinerary in Germany as soon as you land. Making a booking with Auto Europe is very simple, so why wait - browse through our online offers and find the right one for you! For genuine feedback and a better idea of the quality of our car rental services in the city, please spend a few minutes reading the comments posted by other Auto Europe customers on our Dortmund car hire reviews page.

    Airport Information

    Dortmund Airport (DTM)
    Official Name: Dortmund Airport
    Address: Flughafenring 2, 44319 Dortmund
    Location: Dortmund Airport is 6.2 miles to the east of the city of Dortmund.
    Airlines operating at Dortmund Airport: Most flights are operated by popular low-cost airlines. Germanwings and easyJet have established hubs at the airport, and flights from the UK are flown by easyJet (from London-Luton) and Ryanair (from London-Stansted).


    Dortmund Airport is rather modest in terms of size, and only constitutes of one terminal building, wherein arrivals are on level 0 (ground floor), and departures on level 1. In the public area, you will find an information desk. Please note that the terminal is only open from 3.30am to midnight, and you cannot stay at the airport during closing hours.

    Car hire Pick up and Drop off

    Most car hire suppliers' desks can be found on level 0, the same floor as arrivals. The cars themselves are parked in the nearby P1 car park, which is also where you should return your car rental.

    Company Opening Hours
    Thrifty Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Saturday 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Sunday 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Hertz Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00pm. Sunday 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    Avis and Budget Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Saturday 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Sunday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
    Europcar Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Saturday-Sunday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
    Sixt Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 10:00 pm. Saturday-Sunday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

    Airport Facilities

    The amenities at Dortmund Airport are more than adequate for the modern day traveller. A duty free shop offers spirits and cosmetics at bargain prices, or you can visit the confiserie on level 0 for some chocolates and candied fruits. There are also plenty of dining options: the East Bar + Shop and West Bar + Shop offer snacks on level 1 in the public area and in the security area respectively. A cafe and a self-service bistro can also be found on level 1, and for finer dining, a restaurant is located on level 2, the gallery level, from where you have a clear view of the airplanes. For Wi-Fi access, you will need to purchase a hotspot ticket. These are sold at the information desk in the public area, and at West Bar + Shop.

    Transportation / How to get to the airport

    It is easy to navigate your way around the Rhine-Ruhr area with a car hire from Dortmund Airport, because the road network is very well connected. Driving to the city of Dortmund takes only 20 minutes via the B1 motorway, whereas Wuppertal can be reached via the A1 in about 45 minutes. Even Düsseldorf is only a bit over an hour away when driving along the A1 and A6. To further familiarise yourself with driving in Germany, please visit our guide here.

    To get to Dortmund from the airport using public transport, you can board one of a variety of buses. The AirportExpress has a 25-minute non-stop service to Dortmund railway station, with buses departing from a stop on the airport's Central Station forecourt. The AirportShuttle operates a service to Holzwickede/Dortmund Flughafen railway station, with a journey time of only six minutes. Or, you can board bus number 440, which will take you to a station on the U47 underground line, part of Dortmund's underground network.

    Parking Tips

    In addition to on-street parking, Dortmund has easily accessible car parks, where you can safely leave your car hire. Available spaces, prices, and opening hours are displayed in real time in Zentrum Nord and Zentrum Süd, so that you can find an available parking place with ease.

    Useful links

    Dortmund Airport Website