Dusseldorf Show and RyanAir

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  1. Henry y Min

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    Just thought we would put a "pointer" for anybody who is travelling to the Dusseldorf show this year and may be flying RyanAir.

    While on their website it states they fly to Dusseldorf they in fact fly to Weeze airport (70 km and about an hour from the city and show) and NOT Dusseldorf International. As a result if you fly in late all public transport finishes at 23:00 and even then it is not very regular. Wheeze airport is a €130/€140 taxi to Dusseldorf - each way.

    We made the mistake of flying by RyanAir (our only option from the airport we are flying from in Spain) and took it for granted (big mistake with RyanAir) that they fly to Dusseldorf. As a result we have to get a taxi from the airport to Dusseldorf.

    For many of you, you will have the option of using another airline but may think it is cheaper to use RyanAir but after having to pay for the taxi it is not cheaper and in fact can be much more expensive - so it is worth checking out. When I contacted the Dusseldorf Tourist Board they recommended RyanAir so please be aware.
     
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    It looks like there is a hotel at Weeze airport with a 24 hour check in machine, offering rooms at 59€ (28th August, which is one of the show days), so late arrival need not necessitate an expensive taxi. In the morning, to avoid waiting for the first Weeze-Dusseldorf bus, there is a local bus service to the nearest railway station. The show ticket includes free use of public transport, including some regional railways as well as trams in the city, so the train bit may even be free.

    Another alternative route to Dusseldorf is via Cologne, where Ryanair does use the main airport. That has excellent rail connections to Dusseldorf, which again may be free with a show ticket.
     
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    well said tony(y)
     
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    Yes but when you check on the actual timetable provided by the tourist office you will see they are not very convenient. I have just been using the timetable provided by the tourist office.

    All we were doing was trying to make others who are not aquatinted with the location making the same mistake as ourselves. We are looking at attending for two days and traveling back is not helpful.

    Also having to travel takes time from the show so having a hotel very near the show makes a less tiring visit.

    Maybe we should have not mentioned it.
     
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    Yes many of Ryanairs airports are like that. " Frankfurt am Hahn " is another one ; 120kms from Frankfurt & not the main international airport. Actually nearer Luxembourg Than Frankfurt. When I had to go their I was frtunate in having the benefit of my nephews experience of being caught out by them so realised it was miles away. I had to drive in the end as the alternative flights into the main airports are designed for the German businessman/woman flying into Spain & so the flight from Spain always leaves at 10pm+ & arrives after all the transport has stopped .:(
     
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    Thanks for that......(y)
     
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    We stayed in the old town for a few nights when we flew to main airport. On the last day we got train in. Put bags in left luggage at show. Had another day there and shuttle bus outside direct to airport which is very nearby....

    Usually go in a van though and camp on site. It's a great atmosphere and weather can be very good!
     
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    Thank you for info useful to know!(y)
     
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    Ryanair again!!!

    Shocking service - unbelievable that O'Leary has been getting away with it for so long.

    Thanks to the OP for posting. Very useful information.
     
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    Always found ryanair good as long as you expect what you pay for! and like a lot of the small airports. Good to raise this to make others aware its like all things ryanair its a bit of a game trying to get the best deal and avoid extras.
     
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    Ah don't you love some Ryanair passengers, pay nothing then act like they own the airline:)
    Shocking service, yep its a bus or a train type service, want more- pay more. I don't expect afternoon tea with jam and scones at Subway, I just expect a sandwich

    Agree, sometimes the secondary airport is nearer to where I was going, sometimes its not
    Look at a google map and plan your journey accordingly
     
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    @Henry y Min
    Many thanks for your posting.
    I'm sure some will find useful [​IMG][​IMG]
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    We were just trying to make others who are going to the show (like us) of the issue that RyanAir DON'T actually fly to Dusseldorf airport as stated on their web site and the associated costs, travel time and inconvenience of landing at Weeze airport which is 70 km away from the show and the city. Thank you for you supportive message.
     
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    yes fair enough but-

    4 hours sat on the tarmac with no information,no food or drink - when people were leaving the flight because it was so bad - some guy tried to get in the cockpit..............

    I think that qualifies as shocking.

    btw in their wisdom Ryanair sent us the satisfaction survey before we had endured ( I mean taken) the flight. They didnt send it afterwards - quelle surprise.
     
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    Easyjet fly to main airport....find it hard to believe that some would end up 70 km away. It's a well known fact re budget airlines flying to cheap back of the beyond inconvenient places:)
     
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    Easyjet do not fly from Spain to Germany.
     
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    Yes but OP is probably looking from Alicante or San Javier.

    Only ones I can see that fly Alicante to Dusseldorf international are Vueling & Iberia.
     
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    Fly with Ryan air and hire a car then.....where there is a will there is away:)
     
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    Air Berlin also fly from Alicante (our airport as San Javier is a 1 stop flight and not direct) - regarding the hire car it is not possible for Weeze airport - the desks close at 22:30 or 23:00 - I contacted two companies asking if they stayed open if the flight is delayed. One replied "NO" and the other one did not reply - RyanAir flight is scheduled to arrive at 22:55 so not worth chancing it. :cry::cry:
     
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