Weeze Airport is located in the Lower Rhine (Niederrhein) region of western Germany around 33km (21 miles) southeast of Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and roughly 48km (30 miles) northwest of Duisburg in Germany. It utilises the infrastructure of the former military airbase RAF Laarbruch, and commenced operating as a civil airport in 2003. Most flights to Weeze Airport are operated by low-cost airline Ryanair and offer a cheaper alternative to flights to Düsseldorf International Airport. Ryanair continue to advertise flights to Weeze as flights to Düsseldorf (Weeze).
Although Düsseldorf Weeze is a cheaper route into the attractive Lower Rhineland region between Germany and Holland, it may also be worth searching for flights into the much busier Düsseldorf International Airport which offers a greater number of routes and more flexibility.
Tel: 49 (0)2837 66880
Passengers arriving at Düsseldorf Weeze can take a bus to Düsseldorf city centre, which is nearly 50 miles from the airport, or alternatively buses from here also serve Essen, Duisburg and Cologne in Germany, and Nijmegen, Utrecht, Arnhem and Amsterdam in Holland.
Airport buses also run to Weeze train station in 10 minutes.
Although Ryanair persists in advertising the airport as “Düsseldorf (Weeze)”, the airport is around 70km from the city and actually is more convenient for visits to the closer Dutch cities of Arnhem, Venlo and Nijmegen and also the German city of Duisburg. Düsseldorf can be reached by a bus service running 9 scheduled departures daily. There are also buses to Duisburg and Essen in Germany and services to Nijmegen, Venlo and Arnhem in the Netherlands depart every hour.
All direct flights from the UK are operated by Ryanair.
Choice of UK departure points
London Stansted (STN)
Leeds Bradford (LBA)