… by airplane
Arrival at airport Dusseldorf. Please continue via train with Deutsche Bahn. Here, you can plan the best train connection.
… by train
For visitors from North Rhine Westphalia, the regional trains are the best way to reach Mönchengladbach for the Tour de France. With the “SchönerTagTicket NRW” (30€ for one person; 44€ for five persons). The ticket is valid in all subways, busses and regional train tickets (second class) throughout North Rhine Westphalia. You can book your ticket upfront here. Visitors from the area of the „Vekehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr“ (VRR) and from Düsseldorf should also use regional trains, subways and busses. Here, the daily ticket (TagesTicket) for up to five persons (from 6.80€ / price level A) is recommendable. You can book here.
Receive your individual travel information for your travel to Mönchengladbach here.
… by bus within Mönchengladbach
No matter if you arrive by train, coach, or car – from the parking lots and the central station, convenient busses lead their ways through the city. The NEW offers shuttle services from the parking lots at Borussia Park to Rheydt’s Mittelstraße and Mönchengladbach city’s Aachener Straße from 10 am to 7 pm.
Parking lots and the shuttle are free of charge.
Within Mönchengladbach, the NEW recommends the „TagesTicket“ for €6.80 (price level A). With this, single visitors or groups of up to five persons are able to drive to the different event locations without limitation. These tickets are available online via www.vrr.de, via the VRR app, at the bus or at the MöBus customer centers at the Europlatz and Marienplatz.
As of June 19th, the special public transportation schedules for the sprint Sunday are available here.
… by car
Because of the cycling event, there will be traffic interferences within the city during the first weekend of July. The course from north to south divides the city area into two parts. This has considerable effects on traffic for pedestrians, cyclists, car drivers and public transportation. The ASO decides on the traffic- and course safety, which is defined by a strict system of rules that has to be followed by all involved cities.
Recommendation to the visitors:
- Visitors from out of town that are arriving by car should make use of the recommended parking lots
- Visitors from Mönchengladbach should come by foot, by bike, or with public transportation
- The freeway exit A 61 Wickrath is blocked from 7am to 8pm on July 2nd
- The freeway exit A61 Güdderath is open on July 2nd. However, driving on towards Wickrath is not possible
There is a separate area for wheelchair users arriving by car at Hohenzollener Street from where you can watch the race directly at the course. In order to be able to park nearby, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +49 2161-252406 (9am to 4pm).
… by bicycle
Visitors planning to go by bike are able to find the best route via www.radroutenplaner.nrw.de. Close to the route, Mönchengladbach already offers bike parks at the central stations in Mönchengladbach and Rheydt. Information about this can be found here. Further bike parking opportunities are available behind the Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle, at Hohenzollernstraße (nearby Kaiser-Friedrich-Halle), and at Lüpertzender Straße (nearby the organic supermarket).
… by taxi
On July 2nd, taxis are restricted in the same way as all other cars. They are only able to drive to the blockades at the route. Visitors should discuss this with the respective taxi driver before starting their ride.