Dusseldorf to Duisburg: By Train, Tram or Bus?

Updated on December 29, 2023  

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As I live near Cologne, the same state as Dusseldorf, friends visiting here often ask me about the most efficient and cost-effective way to travel to neighboring cities. One of the most common questions is "What's the best way to get from Düsseldorf to Duisburg?"

Fortunately, there are plenty of options available from Düsseldorf, whether it is by train, bus, car rental and even flight! Each one has its pros and cons, which I'll outline below.

So keep reading to find out the best ways to get from Düsseldorf to Duisburg!

Where is Duisburg?

Duisburg is located in the western part of Germany. It is situated in the North Rhine-Westphalia region, which is one of the 16 federal states of Germany.

It lies in the Ruhr area, which is a highly industrialized and densely populated region in western Germany.

As a modern city, Duisburg is supported by an extensive transportation network.

How far is Duisburg from Düsseldorf?

The two cities are approximately 28 kilometers (17 miles) apart, and well-connected to each other.

The time taken varies depending on which mode of transport and which route you take.

Hopping on a train will whisk you from Düsseldorf to Duisburg in as fast as 10 min!