Excursions and trips by bus & train from Düsseldorf

Excursions and trips from Dusseldorf
Where to go with the nine-euro ticket?

The nine-euro ticket is to come on June 1st. If you plan well, you can use it to travel all over Germany or discover the surrounding area on day trips. Ideas for short trips and longer trips from Düsseldorf.

The nine-euro ticket is to come – from June to August it should then be possible to use the entire German local and regional transport system with the tariff model. Sylt is already expecting a rush. But there are many alternatives for day trips or longer trips from Düsseldorf. A selection.

day trips

You can go on nice day trips with local and regional transport from Düsseldorf main station without having to change trains. To meal approximately it only takes 30 minutes. In the Ruhr area city, a visit to the Folkwang Museum or the Ruhr Museum at the Zollverein colliery is worthwhile. If the weather is suitable – and if you have good stamina – you can also hike the 26.7-kilometer Baldeneysteig around the lake. The best way to do this is to take the S6 and get off at the Essen-Hügel stop.

  Excursion and travel tips from Düsseldorf.

Excursion and travel tips from Düsseldorf.
Photo: Online graphics for the 9-euro ticket/Graphics: Ferl

If you want to eat asparagus again in June, you can take a trip to the Asparagus Village Walbeck do. The RE 10 runs 53 minutes without changing to Geldern, from there it is about 25 minutes by bike to Walbeck, where the asparagus is grown and served in farms and restaurants. Bike transport is not actually included in the nine-euro ticket, but there is a trick: If you book a subscription like the Ticket 2000, which also only costs nine euros a month during this time, you can take a bike with you free of charge.

You can also get there in one go with the regional train within 56 minutes Bonn. A detour to the museum mile is a must, for example to the House of History (free entry) or the Federal Art Gallery. Perfect afterwards: a walk through the federal district and drinking coffee in the southern part of the city.

Muenster can be reached in one and a half hours with the RE 2 without changing trains – for example to visit the botanical garden, to browse the flea market on the promenade or for student flair.

North Sea-Baltic Sea tour

If you have more time, you can also travel through Germany with the nine-euro ticket, for example to the sea. A tour with particularly beautiful cities along the way leads to Timmendorfer Strand. In about two hours you can take the regional express train to Osnabrück, whose old town and castle with garden are worth a visit.

From there we continue to Bremen (1:20 hours) with a detour to the town musicians and the historic Schnoor district. It’s another 1:10 hour to Hamburg – here the offer ranges from parties on the Reeperbahn to concerts in the Elbphilharmonie. If you want to travel even further north, you only need about 45 minutes to Lübeck. You can visit the Holstentor, the Buddenbrookhaus and the many small alleys of the old town – of course you can eat Lübeck marzipan.

It is only a quarter of an hour by regional train to the Baltic Sea at Timmendorfer Strand. If you drive the route in one go, you need more than seven hours and have to change trains four times.

There is probably no destination that can be reached as easily by train from NRW as Berlin. With the ICE you need about four and a half hours from Düsseldorf, but that is not included in the nine-euro ticket. The journey is also possible with regional transport: it takes eight hours and three changes in Bielefeld, Braunschweig and Magdeburg to get to Berlin. Admittedly, for this tour you need stamina and enough food, because there is no on-board bistro on the regional trains like there is on long-distance trains.

Of course you could also travel to Munich with the nine-euro ticket, but that takes nine to ten hours, depending on the connections. Bamberg in northern Bavaria is a little easier to reach. You have to plan a total of seven and a half hours and three changes. On the way there you can also make stopovers in Koblenz (also suitable as a day trip), Frankfurt and Würzburg.

Here is the photo gallery: Nine-euro ticket – Experience the most beautiful travel destinations in Germany from Düsseldorf