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There are 11 ways to get from Cheltenham to Dortmund by train, bus, car, car train, car ferry 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 via Birmingham New Street  •  9 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Take the train from Birmingham New Street to London Euston
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

$237 - $495

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Bus  •  16 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station National Express
  2. Take the bus from London to Dortmund 080

$53 - $86

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Train  •  9 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

$223 - $449

Bus, train  •  14 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East 853
  2. Take the bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Marble Arch X90
  3. Take the train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
  4. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Dortmund

$96 - $247

Drive, Eurotunnel, train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Take the train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  4. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

$343 - $465

Drive, car ferry  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Cheltenham to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Dortmund

$119 - $182

Train to Birmingham, fly, train  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BHX - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$87 - $318

Train to Bristol, fly, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BRS - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$116 - $388

Train to Manchester, fly, train  •  7 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
  2. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Dusseldorf (DUS) MAN - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$108 - $315

Train, train to London Heathrow, fly  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LHR - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$164 - $455

Train, train to London City, fly  •  7 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
  2. Take the train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
  3. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LCY - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$158 - $504

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The cheapest way to get from Cheltenham to Dortmund is to bus which costs £40 - £70 and takes 16 h 55 min.

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The quickest way to get from Cheltenham to Dortmund is to train and fly which costs £65 - £250 and takes 5 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cheltenham to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham and arriving at Dortmund via London. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Cheltenham to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Cheltenham Spa and arriving at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof via Birmingham New Street, London St. Pancras International and Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 42 min.

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The distance between Cheltenham and Dortmund is 412 miles.

The best way to get from Cheltenham to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 9 h 42 min and costs £180 - £380.

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It takes approximately 9 h 42 min to get from Cheltenham to Dortmund, including transfers.

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Cheltenham to Dortmund bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cheltenham station.

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Cheltenham to Dortmund train services, operated by CrossCountry, depart from Cheltenham Spa station.

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The best way to get from Cheltenham to Dortmund is to train which takes 9 h 42 min and costs £180 - £380. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £40 - £70 and takes 16 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Cheltenham to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 411.7 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 42 min

What companies run services between Cheltenham, England and Dortmund, Germany?

You can take a train from Cheltenham to Dortmund via Birmingham New Street, London Euston, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brussels - Midi in around 9 h 42 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cheltenham to Dortmund via London Victoria Coach Station and London in around 16 h 55 min.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Bristol to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$55 - $300
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $280
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $340
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $320
Flights from London City to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Birmingham to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Bristol to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Manchester to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from London Heathrow to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Train operators
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$26 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $60
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$25 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$23 - $35
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Manchester Piccadilly
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $95
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$40 - $60
Anytime Single
$60 - $95
Off-Peak Single
$55 - $85
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$21 - $35
Virgin West Coast Trains
Eurostar
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Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from London St. Pancras Int. to Brussel-Zuid/Midi
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Calais-Fréthun to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Düsseldorf to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $55
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cheltenham Spa to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $120
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$35 - $55
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Day Single
$65 - $120
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $45
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Advanced Single
$16 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$24 - $45
Train from Cheltenham Spa to Bristol Parkway
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $21
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Train from Bristol Parkway to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $110
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$30 - $50
Advanced Single
$30 - $50
Anytime Day Single
$60 - $110
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
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
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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
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
Swanbrook Coaches
Phone
1452 712386
Email
enquiries@swanbrook.co.uk
Website
swanbrook.co.uk
Bus from Royal Well Bus Station to Oxford City Centre, Magdalen Street East
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
swanbrook.co.uk
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Gloucester Green Bus Station to Marble Arch
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $25
Website
Stagecoach Oxfordshire
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
Ouibus
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cheltenham to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
National Express
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from London to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $70
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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The quickest flight from Birmingham Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 20 min.

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

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Dortmund is 1 h ahead of Cheltenham. It is currently 10:26 AM in Cheltenham and 11:26 AM in Dortmund.

Cheltenham to Dortmund train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof station.

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Air France, Eurowings, Lufthansa and two other airlines offer flights from Birmingham Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 343+ hotels available in Dortmund. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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