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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dortmund Hbf Ic / ...

$90 - $130

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Rideshare  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Berlin to Dortmund 307.3 miles

$19 - $45

7 alternative options

Bus  •  8 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Berlin, Berlin central bus station to Dortmund 038 / ...

$33 - $83

Drive, train  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Hannover Hbf
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ic / ...

$83 - $119

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Berlin to Dortmund 308.6 miles

$65 - $95

Fly Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf, train  •  3 h 57 min

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

$45 - $167

Fly Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn, train  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Tegel (TXL) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) TXL - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf

$82 - $197

Fly Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 7 min

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

$69 - $264

Fly Berlin Schoenefeld to Cologne Bonn, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) to Cologne Bonn (CGN) SXF - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf

$59 - $211

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Berlin to Dortmund is to train which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 3 h 18 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Berlin to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. and arriving at Dortmund via S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf and Berlin, Berlin central bus station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Berlin Hbf (tief) and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Berlin and Dortmund is 422 km. The road distance is 493.8 km.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs 80€ - 120€.

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The train from Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dortmund Hbf takes 3 h 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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Berlin to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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The best way to get from Berlin to Dortmund is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs 80€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 28€ - 75€ and takes 8 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Berlin to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 263.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Berlin to Dortmund hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $130 and the journey takes 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Berlin to Dortmund every 4 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 35 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $150
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Berlin Tegel to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $140
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Berlin Schoenefeld to Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$14 - $180
Train operators
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 Berlin Hbf (tief) to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hannover Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $110
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Berlin ZOB to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 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
5 h 14 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$19 - $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 1 h 10 min.

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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, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Berlin to Dortmund is 494 km. It takes approximately 4 h 43 min 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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There are 335+ hotels available in Dortmund. Prices start at $56 USD 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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