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There are 6 ways to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

$60 - $90

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Bus  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 017 / ...

$13 - $22

4 alternative options

Train via Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena Re7
  2. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt ICE International / ...

$64 - $89

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main 140.6 miles

$29 - $45

Train to Muenster, fly  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Holzwickede Bf to Greven Bf
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Frankfurt (FRA) FMO - FRA

$136 - $320

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Holzwickede to Dusseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$82 - $264

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main is to bus which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 4 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 12 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main station. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Airport/Terminal and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station via Dortmund. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main. However, there are services departing from Holzwickede Bf and arriving at Frankfurt via Koln Messe/Deutz. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 16 min.

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The distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) and Frankfurt am Main is 173 km. The road distance is 225 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 50€ - 80€.

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It takes approximately 3 h 12 min to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main, including transfers.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund station.

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 3 h 12 min and costs 50€ - 80€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 4 h 23 min.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main.
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  • Distance: 108 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 12 min

What companies run services between Dortmund Airport (DTM), Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 5 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Muenster to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
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 Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
bahn.de
National Express Rail
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Köln, Deutz Bf Deutz / Messe LANXESS arena
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $30
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Holzwickede Bf to Greven Bf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $24
Website
nationalexpress.de
Eurobahn
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Holzwickede to Dusseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
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 Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Muenster Airport to Frankfurt Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station.

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Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Frankfurt station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main is 225 km. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Frankfurt am Main.

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Lufthansa offers flights from Muenster Airport to Frankfurt Airport.

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There are 664+ hotels available in Frankfurt am Main. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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