There are 9 ways to get from Berlin to Dortmund by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 18m

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

23€ - 120€

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Bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dortmund N30 / ...

16€ - 65€

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Rideshare  •  5h 14m

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dortmund 491.6 km

18€ - 45€

Drive  •  4h 37m

  1. Drive from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund 491 km

55€ - 90€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf, train  •  3h 42m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) TXL - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf

47€ - 156€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4h 6m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) TXL - CGN
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

43€ - 275€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Muenster, train  •  4h 28m

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Muenster (FMO) TXL - FMO
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

81€ - 338€

Fly Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt, train  •  5h 9m

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

88€ - 253€

Train to Leipzig, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 55m

  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 Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf

82€ - 416€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Dortmund is to rideshare which costs 18€ - 45€ 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 18m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Berlin, Berlin central bus station station and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 51m.

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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 18m.

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The distance between Berlin and Dortmund is 422 km. The road distance is 491 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 3h 18m and costs 23€ - 120€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf takes 3h 18m 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 18m and costs 23€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 16€ - 65€ and takes 6h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 421.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 18m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund hourly. Tickets cost 80€ - 120€ and the journey takes 3h 18m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin ZOB to Dortmund every 2 hours. Tickets cost 25€ - 35€ and the journey takes 6h 51m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 430€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
120€ - 480€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 200€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 430€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 220€
Flights from Leipzig to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 480€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 170€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
40€ - 180€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Muenster
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
50€ - 410€
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 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
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 Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
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 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Berlin, Berlin central station to Dortmund, Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Cologne, Cologne central station to Dortmund, Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Berlin, Berlin central station to Halle, Halle
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
4 times a day
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
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 Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 27m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
50€ - 70€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 20€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
National Express Rail
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 Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Berlin Hbf to Halle(Saale)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
26€ - 40€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
ÖBB EuroCity
Website
oebb.at
Train from Koeln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice daily
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 13m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
35€ - 70€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Münster to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
6h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Blablabus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 10 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Berlin to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
16€ - 21€
Website
Blablabus
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
18€ - 45€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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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 37m to drive from Berlin to Dortmund.

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

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

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There are 398+ hotels available in Dortmund. Prices start at 87€ 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 Tegel Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs 2€ - 4€.

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