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There are 6 ways to get from Düsseldorf to Dortmund by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  53m

  1. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...

$6 - $45

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Rideshare  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the rideshare from Düsseldorf to Dortmund 42.9 miles

$3 - $8

4 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$35 - $55

Night train  •  50m

  1. Take the night train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ic / ...

$9 - $35

Taxi  •  50m

  1. Take a taxi from Düsseldorf to Dortmund 43.7 miles

$170 - $210

Drive  •  50m

  1. Drive from Düsseldorf to Dortmund 43.7 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Düsseldorf to Dortmund is to rideshare which costs 3€ - 7€ and takes 1h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Düsseldorf to Dortmund is to night train which costs 8€ - 28€ and takes 50m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart twice a week, and operate Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1h 19m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Düsseldorf Hbf and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 53m.

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The distance between Düsseldorf and Dortmund is 58 km. The road distance is 69.9 km.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 53m and costs 5€ - 40€.

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The train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf takes 53m including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Düsseldorf to Dortmund bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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Düsseldorf to Dortmund train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Düsseldorf Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Düsseldorf to Dortmund is to train which takes 53m and costs 5€ - 40€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 1h 19m.

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Map of how to get from Düsseldorf to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 36.2 miles
  • Duration: 53m

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

Bahn DE operates a train from Düsseldorf to Dortmund every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $24 - $28 and the journey takes 53m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Düsseldorf to Dortmund 5 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 1h 19m. Union Ivkoni also services this route twice a week.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53m
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
48m
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
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $55
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
eurolines.de
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Düsseldorf to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Düsseldorf to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Düsseldorf to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
50m
Estimated price
$170 - $210
Taxi Düsseldorf eG
Phone
+49 211/33333
Website
taxi-duesseldorf.com
Michael Gerst Taxibetrieb
Phone
+49 211/327760
Kinder-Taxi
Phone
+49 211/2601307
DGS GmbH
Phone
+49 211 99 22 000
Website
dgs-grossraumtaxi.de

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Düsseldorf to Dortmund bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Düsseldorf to Dortmund train services, operated by Bahn DE, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Düsseldorf to Dortmund is 70 km. It takes approximately 50m to drive from Düsseldorf to Dortmund.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Düsseldorf and Dortmund. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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