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There are 5 ways to get from Amsterdam to Dortmund by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf ICE International
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...

$48 - $89

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dortmund 056

$14 - $24

3 alternative options

Rideshare  •  3 h 2 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Amsterdam to Dortmund 149.4 miles

$16

Drive  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Amsterdam to Dortmund 149.6 miles

$35 - $55

Fly, train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) AMS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$84 - $305

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The cheapest way to get from Amsterdam to Dortmund is to rideshare which costs 14€ and takes 3 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amsterdam to Dortmund is to drive which costs 30€ - 50€ and takes 2 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Amsterdam to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Amsterdam Centraal and arriving at Dortmund Hbf via Duisburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 36 min.

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The distance between Amsterdam and Dortmund is 201 km. The road distance is 239.4 km.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs 40€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 36 min to get from Amsterdam to Dortmund, including transfers.

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Amsterdam to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk station.

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Amsterdam to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Amsterdam Centraal station.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Dortmund is to train which takes 2 h 36 min and costs 40€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 12€ - 21€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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Map of how to get from Amsterdam to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 125.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 36 min

What companies run services between Amsterdam, Netherlands and Dortmund, Germany?

You can take a train from Amsterdam to Dortmund via Duisburg Hbf in around 2 h 36 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Amsterdam to Dortmund 4 times a day. Tickets cost $14 - $24 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and 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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Amsterdam Centraal to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Amsterdam, Amsterdam Sloterdijk to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $24
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Amsterdam to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Amsterdam to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dortmund station.

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Amsterdam to Dortmund train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Amsterdam to Dortmund is 239 km. It takes approximately 2 h 18 min to drive from Amsterdam to Dortmund.

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KLM offers flights from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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Book your Amsterdam to Dortmund bus tickets online with FlixBus.

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There are 340+ hotels available in Dortmund. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Amsterdam and Dortmund. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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The best way to get from Amsterdam to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is to train which takes 16 min and costs 5€ - 11€.

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