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There are 10 ways to get from Berlin Central Station to Dortmund by train, bus, night train, rideshare, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

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Rideshare

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dortmund

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dortmund central bus station

Night train

  1. Take the night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Berlin Central Station to Dortmund

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train

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

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Muenster (FMO)
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt, train

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA)
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
  3. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Dortmund Hbf

Train to Leipzig, fly to Dusseldorf, train

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
  2. Fly from Leipzig (LEJ) to Dusseldorf (DUS)
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf

Berlin Central Station to Dortmund by train

The train journey time between Berlin Central Station and Dortmund is around 3h 36m and covers a distance of around 459 km. The fastest train normally takes 3h 26m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr AG, Flixtrain and others, the Berlin Central Station to Dortmund train service departs from Berlin Hbf and arrives in Dortmund Hbf. Typically 154 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
3h 36m
Fastest train time:
3h 26m
Train distance:
459 km
Trains per week:
154
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:20
Last train departs at:
21:21

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Berlin Central Station to Dortmund train schedules

Berlin Central Station → Dortmund
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dortmund is 116 117.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dortmund is to rideshare which costs €17 - €40 and takes 5h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dortmund is to train which costs €23 - €120 and takes 3h 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 22m.

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The distance between Berlin Central Station and Dortmund is 419 km. The road distance is 490.5 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs €23 - €120.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf takes 3h 22m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Berlin Central Station to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Berlin Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Berlin Central Station to Dortmund is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs €23 - €120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €24 - €75 and takes 7h 22m.

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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 Central Station to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Berlin Central Station to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 419.1 km
  • Duration: 3h 22m

What companies run services between Berlin Central Station, Germany and Dortmund, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €80 - €120 and the journey takes 3h 22m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin Südkreuz train station to Dortmund central bus station twice daily. Tickets cost €24 - €30 and the journey takes 6h 15m. FlixBus-de also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€35 - €360
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
€65 - €320
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€55 - €280
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€130 - €460
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€140 - €550
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
€70 - €370
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
€120 - €550
AIS Airlines
Website
aisairlines.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Muenster
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
€14 - €300
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
€110 - €300
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€80 - €120
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€20 - €29
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 Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
€27 - €40
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€35 - €50
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr AG
Website
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Night train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Frankfurt to Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from Köln Deutz Messe/Deutz Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
delfi.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin central station to Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€23 - €29
Website
Flixtrain
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 Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€10 - €13
Website
Flixtrain
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 Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 7m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
€85 - €120
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
4 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 Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€40 - €65
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
€50 - €70
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Website
Abellio
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €19
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€25 - €35
Website
National Express Rail
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
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
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 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€4 - €7
Website
Eurobahn
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
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 D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€26 - €40
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bahn DE
Phone
0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€14 - €20
Website
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 21m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€45 - €90
Website
Thalys
Standard
€45 - €65
Comfort
€55 - €75
Premium
€60 - €90
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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
6 times a week
Estimated price
€30 - €60
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€35 - €65
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
ÖBB Intercity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€22 - €35
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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 9m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from S+U Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
ABELLIO Rail Mitteldeutschland GmbH
Urlaubs-Express
Phone
+49 (0) 221 800 20 820
Email
info@urlaubs-express.de
Website
urlaubs-express.de
Train from Berlin Hauptbahnhof to Halle(Saale) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
€90 - €110
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Urlaubs-Express
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 Südkreuz train station to Dortmund central bus station
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€24 - €30
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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FlixBus-de
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from S Südkreuz Bhf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Berlin to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€17 - €40
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin Central Station to Dortmund is 490 km. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Berlin Central Station to Dortmund.

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KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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