Travel

View of Münster
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Münster is well reachable by air, rail and car.

See the map for Münster castle and its surroundings on our page Location/Veranstaltungsort.

By car:

There is a paid parking lot "Schlossplatz Süd" between Münster castle and the street Schlossplatz (B 54), entrance from Gerichtsstraße, open from 7:00 to 21:00, charge € 0,60 per 30 min., € 12,00 per day.

A free parking lot, open all days 24 hours, can be found at Orléans-Ring 12 near the University's seminar center. From there you can have a 15 min. walk to the castle, partly through the castle's park, or take a bus 11, 12, 13 or 22 from "P+R Coesfelder Kreuz" to "Landgericht".

The free parking garage at Coesfelder Kreuz, Domagkstr. 61, is open Monday - Friday from 6:00 to 22:00. From there you can have a 15 min. walk to the castle, partly through the castle's park, or take a bus 11, 12, 13 or 22 from "P+R Coesfelder Kreuz" to "Landgericht".

By plane:

The biggest airports in the area are Düsseldorf and Cologne-Bonn, hosting regular airline's as well as regional and low-cost carrier's flights.

Additionally, there are two smaller airports in the area, with limited number of budget airline flights to selected destinations:

  • Münster-Osnabrück International Airport (FMO). Flights on daily-basis to Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Zürich. Transfer time to the city by bus: ca. 35-45 mins depending on the bus line, buses leave every half an hour, see schedule.
  • Dortmund International Airport (DTM). Budget airline flights to some cities in Germany and Europe (London Luton and Stansted among them). Transfer time to Münster (shuttle bus + train): ca. 1h, every hour. Connections with one more change leave more frequently. For exact schedule, please check the Deutsche Bahn webpage.

By train:

Please check the online train timetable of Deutsche Bahn.

Local bus transport:

For Münster castle go with bus 11, 12, 13 or 22 from Münster main station to bus stop "Landgericht", or with bus 1 or 9 from Münster main station to bus stop "Schlossplatz".

The online timetable for the local buses is available here.