Dusseldorf to Phantasialand: Best Ways to Get There

Updated on December 29, 2023  

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Welcome to our guide on how to get from Dusseldorf to Phantasialand, the renowned amusement park located in Brühl, Germany.

In this article, we'll provide you with detailed information on various transportation options, including tram, train, and car routes, to ensure you have a smooth and enjoyable journey to this exciting destination.


How to Get to Phantasialand from Dusseldorf

Take Train to Brühl

1. Departure from Düsseldorf: Your journey typically begins at Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof or Düsseldorf Central Station.

In the city center, this station is easily accessible from other parts of Düsseldorf, wherever you're coming from. It has domestic, international, as well as regional train services.

2. Ticket Purchase: You'll need to buy tickets to Brühl, Germany if you want to take the train.

Your options are purchasing a ticket through one of the authorized online platforms, or from the ticket machines at the station or the manual ticket counters.

I always advise booking your tickets in advance. Especially during peak travel times, you may waste time queueing up to buy tickets at the station!

Whenever I have purchase train tickets, I like to use Omio. It's my favorite platform to check for the best train tickets in Europe:

3. Train Options: Most will suggest taking a high-speed train like ICE, or a Regional Express (RE) train when traveling between Düsseldorf and Brühl. [1] This is the fastest train, and you can get a ticket under 20 euros if you book early. 

4. Scenic Ride: The journey between Düsseldorf and Bruhl is unexpectedly beautiful, since you get treated to picturesque views of the Rhine River!

Once I took my family on a trip from Düsseldorf to Bruhl and my kids were fascinated. They were thrilled at how fast we were moving on the ICE train and spent the ride with their foreheads pressed up against the window.

So no matter what, I highly recommend a grabbing a window seat if you can!

5. Arrival in Dusseldorf: Your train will arrive at Brühl Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), the central train station in Brühl.

From there, you have several choices:

  1. Taxi: You can take a taxi directly to Phantasialand, which is just a short ride from Brühl Hbf, but it's often more budget-friendly to take the bus.
  2. Bus: Alternatively, you can take bus lines 721 or 978 from the Brühl Hbf bus stop to the Phantasialand bus stop. The bus ride typically takes around 10-15 minutes.
  3. Shuttle to Phantasialand: From Brühl Hbf, you can also take a shuttle bus directly to Phantasialand. This bus ride is a convenient and quick way to reach the park.

Using the Phantasialand Shuttle Bus

Phantasialand offers a convenient shuttle bus service connected to the train station "Brühl Hauptbahnhof (Hbf)."

The round-trip ticket for the shuttle costs €4 per person, and children up to 1m in height, blind guests, and wheelchair users travel free of charge upon presenting a valid official disabled person's pass.

  • Summer Schedule: The shuttle bus operates during Phantasialand's regular opening hours from April to November.
  • Winter Schedule: The shuttle bus operates during Phantasialand's regular opening hours from November to January. Please note there is no shuttle bus service on Christmas Day and New Year Day.

By Car

If you're driving to Phantasialand, drive south towards Cologne, you can easily access the park via the A553 motorway, taking the Brühl-Süd exit (Exit 2). The park's address is Berggeiststraße 31-41, 50321 Brühl.

Please note that there are two parking lots available: "Mystery" (P1) and "China" (P2), both with a daily parking fee of €7. Payment can be made in cash or by debit card at the car park terminals on P1, while P2 accepts cash only upon entry.

Keep in mind that parking spaces cannot be reserved, and camping or tent setup is not allowed.