DLR Cologne - how to find
Tel.: +49 2203 601-0
The DLR Cologne site is located south-east of Cologne, close to Koeln Bonn Airport.
The local trains ("S-Bahn") S 12 or S 13 leave from Koeln Hauptbahnhof (Hbf), Siegburg and Troisdorf. The local train S 13 also leaves from Koeln Bonn Airport. Daytime departures take place every 20 min for both trains so that there is a train every 10 minutes. Get off at the railway station "Porz-Wahn" and continue from there by KVB bus number 160, direction "DLR". See instructions "By bus" below.
Note: Make sure that you have a valid ticket. Tickets for local train routes must be purchased in advance. If you need a ticket, you can get one from the ticket machines.
To get to DLR Koeln by bus, take the KVB bus number 160 from Porz-Wahn. The bus sign will show "DLR". Please be sure that you take the one saying "DLR" as there are different routes for bus number 160. Exit at the last stop and you have arrived at the main gate of the German Aerospace Center DLR Koeln.
Upon arrival at Koeln Hauptbahnhof (central station) take a taxi to "Porz-Wahnheide, DLR". Taxi stands are located on both, the north and south exit of the station. Taxis are available almost everywhere in Cologne. However, if you can't find one, you can call Tel. 19410 and ask to be picked up. Tell the driver to take you to "Porz-Wahnheide, DLR". The price will very much depend on daytime and traffic but from Cologne central station to DLR without any traffic jam it should not exceed 35 Euros.
Have a look at the map on the right: Arriving from Frankfurt (A3) or from Bonn (A59): follow the indications to Koeln Bonn Airport (A59) until the exit Porz-Wahn/Wahnheide. At the exit take the right (Porz-Wahnheide) and follow the DLR sign.
Arriving from Cologne (A59) or Oberhausen/Duesseldorf (A3): follow the indications to Koeln/Bonn Airport (A59), then do not exit at the interchange "Flughafen Köln/Bonn" but take the next exit Porz-Wahn/Wahnheide. At the exit drive left (Porz-Wahnheide) and follow the DLR sign.
Note: If you use a navigation system, enter your destination as "Planitzweg" instead of Linder Höhe.
Upon arrival at Koeln Bonn Airport there's two possibilities: Take a taxi in front of the terminal and ask the driver to take you to "DLR in Porz-Wahnheide". Or take the local train S 13 direction "Troisdorf" from the railway station "Köln/Bonn Flughafen", which is located in the basement of the airport, to the station "Porz-Wahn" which is your first stop after boarding the train. Continue from there by KVB bus number 160, direction "DLR". See also above instructions "By train" and "By bus".