There are 4 ways to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund by train, bus or car

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Train via Köln, Dom / Hbf  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...

$42 - $63

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Dortmund N74 / ...

$5 - $12

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf Re6 / ...

$30 - $50

Drive  •  1 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund 61.9 miles

$13 - $19

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 4 min.

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The distance between Cologne/Bonn Airport Station and Dortmund is 75 km. The road distance is 99.1 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 53 min to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund, including transfers.

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Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport station.

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Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund is to train which takes 1 h 53 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 10 min.

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Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dortmund station.

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Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Map of how to get from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 46.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 53 min

What companies run services between Cologne/Bonn Airport Station, Germany and Dortmund, Germany?

Bahn DE operates a train from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 25 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route hourly. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund every 4 hours. Tickets cost $7 - $12 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Grengel/Flughafen Köln/Bonn Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$33 - $39
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 Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln/Bonn Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
bahn.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Cologne, Cologne South, Airport to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund is 99 km. It takes approximately 1 h 1 min to drive from Cologne/Bonn Airport Station to Dortmund.

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