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

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Train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ice / ...

23€ - 120€

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Rideshare  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dortmund 491.3 km

17€ - 40€

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Train via Berlin Suedkreuz  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Dortmund Hbf 1238 / ...

25€ - 32€

Bus  •  7h

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dortmund N3200

26€ - 35€

Drive  •  4h 22m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund 490.7 km

50€ - 80€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 2m

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

34€ - 232€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 25m

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

34€ - 244€

Fly Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 26m

  1. Fly from Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) to Frankfurt (FRA) BER - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf

98€ - 267€

Train to Leipzig, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 51m

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

80€ - 478€

Train to Dresden, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 44m

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
  2. Fly from Dresden (DRS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) DRS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf

90€ - 360€

Berlin → Dortmund
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The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Dortmund is to rideshare which costs 17€ - 40€ and takes 5h 14m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart once daily, and operate Wednesday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 7h.

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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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It is 422 km from Berlin to Dortmund. It is approximately 490.7 km to drive.

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The best way to get from Berlin 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 to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Berlin, Berlin central bus station.

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Berlin 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 to Dortmund is to train which takes 3h 22m and costs 23€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 26€ - 35€ and takes 7h.

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  • Distance: 421.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 22m

What companies run services between Berlin, 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. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dortmund once daily. Tickets cost 26€ - 35€ and the journey takes 7h.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 230€
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 450€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
60€ - 290€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
65€ - 300€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 380€
Flights from Dresden to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
150€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
28€ - 110€
Flights from Berlin Brandenburg Apt to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
30€ - 130€
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€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
28€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin Suedkreuz to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Flixtrain
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
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
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
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
5 times a day
Website
Abellio NRW
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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.de
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 26m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
20€ - 27€
Website
Austrian Railways
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Austria Rail Pass
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
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 16m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
35€ - 65€
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Railjet

Railjet trains operate domestically within Austria and also connect to major cities in Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and Hungary. This premium service runs at speeds of up to 230km/h and offers three travel classes (economy, first and business), all with free Wi-Fi and power sockets. Other amenities include a bistro-restaurant car and family zones. Seat reservations can be made up to 90 days prior to the train's departure (compulsory for all cross-border trains but not for domestic routes).

Contact Details
Phone
+43 51717
Website
oebb.at
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dresden-Neustadt
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
Railjet
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, Berlin central bus station to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
7h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
26€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
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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The quickest flight from Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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

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Berlin 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 to Dortmund is 491 km. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Berlin to Dortmund.

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

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Book your Berlin to Dortmund bus tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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There are 344+ hotels available in Dortmund. Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Berlin 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 Berlin to Berlin Brandenburg Apt Airport is to train which takes 31 min and costs 3€ - 50€.

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