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There are 3 ways to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne by train or car

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Train National Express Rail  •  1 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re7

$24 - $30

2 alternative options

Train Bahn DE  •  2 h 1 min

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

$29 - $45

Drive  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne 61.2 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne is to drive which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne is to drive which costs 11€ - 17€ and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Holzwickede Bf and arriving at Köln, Dom / Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 20 min.

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The distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) and Cologne is 80 km. The road distance is 97.9 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne without a car is to train which takes 1 h 20 min and costs 21€ - 26€.

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The train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf takes 1 h 20 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne train services, operated by National Express Rail, depart from Holzwickede Bf station.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne train services, operated by National Express Rail, arrive at Köln, Dom / Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne is 98 km. It takes approximately 1 h 2 min to drive from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne.
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  • Distance: 49.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 20 min

What companies run services between Dortmund Airport (DTM), Germany and Cologne, Germany?

National Express Rail operates a train from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Cologne hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $30 and the journey takes 1 h 20 min.

Train operators
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
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 Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de

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