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Duration 1h 20m
Distance 97.2 km
Average price 35€
Frequency 3/hour

Trip overview

The average train between Dortmund and Cologne takes 1h 20m and the fastest train takes 1h 5m. The train runs at least 3 times per hour from Dortmund to Cologne. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Dortmund Hbf
  2. Cologne
1h 9m
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1€ - 90€

Frequently asked questions

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Koeln Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 9m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Cologne is 74 km. The road distance is 97.2 km.

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Dortmund to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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Dortmund to Cologne train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Koeln Hbf station.

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What companies run services between Dortmund and Cologne?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 40€ - 60€ and the journey takes 1h 9m. 10 other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 35€

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It offers many different types of rail transportation, including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
Abellio
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Nxg
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
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ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Abellio NRW
Thalys
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de

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