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This page covers general travel to and within Dortmund. For information on how to get to the stadium on matchday, visit our dedicated stadium travel page.

🌱 Sustainable travel

UEFA EURO 2024 aims to be the greenest of all time!

Dortmund is a highly walkable city that also provides an array of convenient public transport options. Whether you choose to explore the city by strolling along the "Green Carpet" (more info below), hopping on a bicycle or utilising U-Bahn, S-Bahn or buses, you'll find these climate-friendly modes of transportation will help you get from A to B while enjoying all of Dortmund's top attractions!

Minimise your carbon impact by:

✅ Choosing train or long-distance bus travel options over flights
Travelling by train will be the most convenient option to get around. Thanks to our partner Deutsche Bahn, match ticket holders are entitled to discounted national and international train tickets.

Discounted train tickets

✅ Using public transport to go between and within the Host Cities and avoid car travel 
Dortmund ticket holders are entitled to a 36 Hour Travel Pass for the entire VRR (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr) and VRS (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg) networks at no additional cost! The networks cover a vast area beyond Dortmund’s city borders, including Cologne, Gelsenkirchen and Düsseldorf, so you can discover the entire region by public transport.

36 Hour Travel Pass

🌍 Know before you go

Take the time to check you have all the relevant valid documents for travelling to Germany.

Coming from within the EU / Schengen Area

You can travel to Germany using your national ID card or passport. It’s also good to carry ID on you at all times, as you may need it to check in to your accommodation, or in the event of requiring assistance with your match ticket at the stadium.

Entering from outside of these areas (from the UK, for example)

You will need your passport and must go through border control. Your passport must meet both Schengen Area entry requirements:

✅Valid for at least 3 months after the date you intend to leave the EU
✅ Issued within the last 10 years

Some fans may also require a visa to gain entry into Germany, for example supporters from Türkiye. Visit Germany’s Federal Foreign Office website to check the complete list and apply for a visa.

Schengen visa for ticketholders from Turkey

If you’re a Turkish national, you will require a valid Schengen visa to travel to your UEFA EURO 2024 match in Germany this summer. If you don’t possess a valid Schengen visa, apply as soon as you can so your visa gets approved in time!

More info on the visa application procedure and required documents can be found here.

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Key timings 💡

✈️ Dortmund Airport to stadium ⚽
45min by public transport

✈️ Dortmund Airport to Central station 🚉
30min by public transport

🚉 Central station to stadium ⚽
10min by public transport / 40min walk

🚉 Central station to Fan Zone🎉
10-15min walk

🚉 Central station to Public Viewing🎉
10min by public transport / 50min walk

🎉 Fan Zone to stadium ⚽
15min by public transport / 25-30min walk

All timings are approximate. Allow additional time when travelling during busy hours as journeys may take longer.

🚄 Getting to Dortmund

By train 🚆

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Dortmund Central Station is the main transport hub in the city of Dortmund and, with approximately 130,000 daily travellers, ranks among the busiest long-distance train stations in Germany. Located on the northern edge of the city centre, the station boasts 16 platforms and is just a few minutes' walk from the city centre.

Tickets can be purchased at the service counters in the airport, at the train stations or online via Deutsche Bahn (app / web).

Train travel in Germany

🌱 100% green energy

Did you know that since 2018, Deutsche Bahn customers travel using 100% renewable energy on long-distance ICE, IC and EC journeys within Germany?

Most of Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed and long-distance trains have Wi-Fi to keep you entertained and an onboard restaurant so you can fuel up before your match.

By choosing rail travel, you’re contributing to making EURO 2024 more sustainable. How to make your journeys a breeze:

1️⃣ Book early! The special DB fares are limited, so don’t miss out. On sale now.
2️⃣ Make a seat reservation for extra peace of mind.
3️⃣ You must purchase your train ticket before you board – you don’t want to risk a penalty fare.
4️⃣ Download the DB Navigator app to check for potential delays, platform numbers and more.
5️⃣ Trains will be busy during the tournament. Please be considerate of others so your fellow football fans can enjoy their journey too.
6️⃣ Children up to 5 years travel free of charge. Kids aged 6-14 travel free of charge when accompanied by a person aged 15 or above, but they must be indicated in the booking process.

DB Navigator app

ℹ️ Help with DB services on site

The Welcome Desk is located in the entrance hall of the central station and serves as a central hub for fans seeking guidance on mobility topics, DB travel offers (e.g., DB Ticket EURO 2024), and general EURO 2024 information.

📍 Location

Entrance hall of Dortmund central station

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📅 Open

Day before matchday, on matchdays and the day after.

By plane ✈️

Dortmund Airport (DTM) and Düsseldorf Airport (DUS) are both good options.

Dortmund Airport (DTM) is just 13km east of the city centre. If you touch down here, the Airport Express is a direct, non-stop route to Dortmund central station, taking approximately 25 minutes. Tickets can be purchased directly on the bus or at the ticket machines located in front of the terminal.

If you prefer a taxi, expect to pay around €30-40 for a ride from the airport to the city centre. The journey typically takes between 20 and 40 minutes.

Check out the Dortmund Airport website for further details.

By long-distance bus 🚍

Dortmund’s central bus station (ZOB) is located in Steinstraße, which is right next to Dortmund Central Station’s north exit.

By car 🚘

Travelling to Dortmund by car during EURO 2024 isn’t recommended. Public parking at the stadium will be very limited and for pre-booked cars only. Matchday traffic will significantly increase your journey times. Give your wheels a break and use the city’s convenient public transport options.

Park + Ride
If driving is your only option, Dortmund has 36 Park + Ride locations in the outskirts of the city, some of them free if you have a VRR public transport ticket. Simply locate your preferred P+R location on this map (website in German only), so park your car there and continue your journey to Dortmund city centre by public transport.

Parking in Dortmund
Live vacancy information for central car parks is available on Dortmund.de, as well as current fees for parking, which may vary depending on the car park operator.

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🏙️ Getting around Dortmund

Dortmund is a city of short distances and will roll out the “Green Carpet” for all fans joining the EURO 2024 celebrations, making navigating between the key sites a breeze! Simply follow the artificial lawn guiding you from Dortmund central station along the Fan Zone Friedensplatz up to either the stadium or the Public Viewing area.

36 Hour Travel Pass

🌿Match ticket holders are entitled to a 36 Hour Travel Pass across the entire VRR (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr) and VRS (Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Sieg) networks at no additional cost. The pass is valid from 06:00 on matchday until 18:00 the following day.

By public transport 🚇

Dortmund’s public transport network consists of U-Bahn lines, S-Bahn lines and buses and will get you anywhere in the city. It's not only the most affordable but often the quickest way to travel around in Dortmund. You can purchase tickets via the DSW21 website, the DSW21 app, at ticket machines in train stations, or, in larger stations, at staffed ticket counters.

⚠️ Please note that you must validate most physical tickets before your journey.

Walking 🚶🏼‍♀️

Walking is certainly the most fun way to explore Dortmund. Starting from central station, the Green Carpet will guide the way to the Fan Zone (an easy 12-minute stroll), the stadium or the Public Viewing area. Other must-sees for your visit, like the German Football Museum, are also well within walking distance of the station.

Cycling 🚴🏼

Dortmunders love cycling, and bike lanes across the city are marked red, significantly increasing visibility for all road users.

There are nearly 90 stations throughout the city where you can rent and return bicycles. The station density is particularly high in the city centre, and there is also a staffed service point at the central station's bike station, which offers on-the-spot bicycle repairs.

Additionally, the city of Dortmund supports cycling by providing secure parking facilities at the stadium and temporary parking for e-scooters and rental bikes on matchdays at the Eissporthalle.

By taxi 🚕

Taxis can easily be hailed on the street or ordered online or by phone via the local taxi provider website (link available in German only).

Please note that some taxis may only accept cash – it’s best to check with the driver before you get in.

Set tariffs are mandatory and taxi fares should not be negotiated with the driver.

You can identify a taxi by its licence plate, the official registration number displayed in the rear window, and the "Taxi" sign on the roof of the car. Additionally, the name and address of the owner must be visible inside the vehicle.

By e-scooter 🛴

E-scooter rentals are available in the three districts: Innenstadt-West, Ost, and Nord, and they are station-based. These stations are open to all operators, allowing both rentals and returns. You can find over 3,200 e-scooters available in Dortmund. The collection point is located at ice sports centre Westfalen. From there it is approx. 6 minutes on foot to the stadium.

⚠️ Be aware that the area surrounding the stadium and Fan Zone may have e-scooter parking bans so it might be best to find alternative transport to these destinations.

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