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There are 7 ways to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  2h 18m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BER - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf

€61 - €300

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Bus  •  6h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Airport BER to Dortmund central bus station N1320 / ...

€25 - €31

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Fly to Cologne Bonn, train  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) BER - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

€58 - €385

Fly to Dortmund  •  4h 42m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Dortmund (DTM) BER - DTM

€65 - €190

Train  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Spandau Bhf Rb14 / ...
  2. Take the train from Berlin-Spandau to Dortmund Hbf Ice / ...

€26 - €131

Train via Berlin central station  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Berlin central station to Dortmund central station Flx30

€30 - €40

Drive  •  4h 17m

  1. Drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund 496.5 km

€50 - €80

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund by train

The train journey time between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Dortmund is around 4h 37m and covers a distance of around 493 km. The fastest train normally takes 4h 9m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, S-Bahn Berlin, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund train service departs from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arrives in Dortmund Hbf. Typically 130 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 37m
Fastest train time:
4h 9m
Trains per week:
130
Cheapest price:
€26
Carbon emissions:
25 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:29
Last train departs at:
23:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund train schedules

Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) → Dortmund
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund is to bus which costs €25 - €31 and takes 6h 40m.

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The fastest way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund is to fly and train which takes 2h 18m and costs €60 - €300.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin Airport BER and arriving at Dortmund central bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 40m.

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No, there is no direct train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 and arriving at Dortmund Hbf via Berlin-Spandau. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 36m.

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The distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) and Dortmund is 424 km. The road distance is 496.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 4h 36m and costs €26 - €140.

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It takes approximately 2h 18m to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund, including transfers.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin Airport BER station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, depart from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund is to fly which takes 4h 42m and costs €65 - €190. Alternatively, you can train, which costs €26 - €140 and takes 4h 36m, you could also bus, which costs €25 - €31 and takes 6h 40m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 424.4 km
  • Duration: 2h 18m

What companies run services between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER), Germany and Dortmund, Germany?

Lufthansa, Eurowings and five other airlines fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund via Berlin-Spandau in around 4h 36m.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€55 - €240
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€65 - €400
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
€140 - €380
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Dusseldorf, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€90 - €310
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Cologne Bonn, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€85 - €310
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €390
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€140 - €490
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€100 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Stuttgart, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€80 - €300
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Zurich, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€100 - €420
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Vienna, Munich
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€120 - €440
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€21 - €120
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dortmund via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€29 - €160
Train operators
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

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 Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €28
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€75 - €110
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
National Express Rail
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Eurobahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€40 - €80
Website
Thalys
Standard
€40 - €60
Comfort
€55 - €70
Premium
€55 - €80
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€16 - €22
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Cologne central station to Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin-Spandau to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €28
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin central station to Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Flixtrain
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
S-Bahn Berlin
Phone
+49 30 29743333
Website
sbahn.berlin
Train from Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2 to S Spandau Bhf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€3 - €4
Website
S-Bahn Berlin
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Berlin Airport BER to Dortmund central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€25 - €31
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dortmund central bus station.

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Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund is 496 km. It takes approximately 4h 17m to drive from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport (BER) to Dortmund.

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