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There are 4 ways to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  48 min

  1. Take the train from Holzwickede to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof Rb59
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf Re1 / ...

$16 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  51 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund Airport/Terminal to Dortmund Hbf Airport Express
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf Re1 / ...

$15 - $22

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen 29.4 miles

$120 - $150

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen 29.4 miles

$6 - $9

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen is to drive which costs 5€ - 8€ and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen is to taxi which costs 100€ - 130€ and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen. However, there are services departing from Holzwickede and arriving at Essen Hbf via Dortmund Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 48 min.

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The distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) and Essen is 42 km. The road distance is 47 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen without a car is to train which takes 48 min and costs 14€ - 21€.

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It takes approximately 48 min to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen, including transfers.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Holzwickede station.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Essen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen is 47 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen.

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There are 621+ hotels available in Essen. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen.
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  • Distance: 26.4 miles
  • Duration: 48 min

What companies run services between Dortmund Airport (DTM), Germany and Essen, Germany?

You can take a train from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen via Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and Dortmund Hbf in around 48 min.

Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Holzwickede to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
eurobahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $21
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 Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
DSW21-Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG
Website
dsw21.de
Bus from Dortmund Airport/Terminal to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DSW21-Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG
Other operators
Taxi from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Essen
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Dein Taxi
Phone
+49 231/144444
Website
taxi-dortmund.de
Ekin döner Taxi
Phone
+49 231/828479

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