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There are 5 ways to get from Dortmund to Antwerp by bus, train or car

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Bus via Essen Hbf  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Antwerpen

$55 - $81

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Antwerpen

$24 - $60

3 alternative options

Train  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord Ice
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

$82 - $122

Bus FlixBus  •  5h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Essen to Antwerp 080

$28 - $43

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Antwerp 151.1 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Antwerp is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Antwerp is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Antwerpen. Services depart four times a week, and operate Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Antwerp is 215 km. The road distance is 241.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Antwerp without a car is to bus which takes 4h 23m and costs 45€ - 75€.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Dortmund to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Antwerp bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Dortmund station.

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Dortmund to Antwerp train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Antwerp is to bus which takes 4h 23m and costs 45€ - 75€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 70€ - 110€ and takes 5h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 134.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Antwerp, Belgium?

Eurolines DE operates a bus from Dortmund to Antwerp 5 times a week. Tickets cost $40 - $60 and the journey takes 3h 1m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dortmund to Antwerp via Köln Hauptbahnhof and Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord in around 5h 4m.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
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 Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brusel Nord
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Nord/Brus.-Noord to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
belgiantrain.be
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2nd Class
$7 - $10
1st Class
$10 - $16
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
3h 1m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund to Antwerpen
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
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 Essen to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Dortmund to Antwerp bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Antwerpen station.

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Dortmund to Antwerp train services, operated by Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB), arrive at Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Antwerp is 242 km. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Dortmund to Antwerp.

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