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There are 6 ways to get from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 26m

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

55€ - 90€

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2h 51m

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Frankfurt 216.1 km

8€ - 18€

4 alternative options

Train via Cologne  •  2h 59m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice / ...

36€ - 136€

Bus  •  3h 4m

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

35€ - 50€

Drive  •  2h 2m

  1. Drive from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main 220.2 km

23€ - 35€

Train, fly  •  3h 16m

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

93€ - 283€

Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main by trains

The train journey time between Dortmund Hbf and Frankfurt am Main is around 3h 25m and covers a distance of around 293 km. The fastest train normally takes 2h 24m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and Deutsche Bahn Intercity, the Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main train service departs from Dortmund Hbf and arrives in Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Typically 119 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3h 25m
Fastest train time:
2h 24m
Trains per week:
119
Cheapest price:
55€
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
01:45
Last train departs at:
22:36

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main train schedules

Trains departing Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Dortmund Hbf → Frankfurt am Main
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare, which costs 8€ - 18€ and takes 2h 51m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 2h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund central bus station station and arriving at Frankfurt central train station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 26m.

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The distance between Dortmund Hbf and Frankfurt am Main is 178 km. The road distance is 220.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main without a car is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 55€ - 90€.

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 2h 26m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund central bus station.

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Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main is to train which takes 2h 26m and costs 55€ - 90€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 50€ and takes 3h 4m.

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  • Distance: 178 km
  • Duration: 2h 26m

What companies run services between Dortmund Hbf, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 55€ - 80€ and the journey takes 2h 26m. Deutsche Bahn Intercity also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund central bus station to Frankfurt central train station 4 times a day. Tickets cost 13€ - 17€ and the journey takes 3h. Karat-S also services this route once daily.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
95€ - 290€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
55€ - 80€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
65€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
25€ - 35€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
16€ - 23€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Dutch Railways (NS)

Dutch Railways (NS) is the main passenger railway operator in the Netherlands. Founded in 1938, NS connects all major cities in the Netherlands, and offers night trains, international trains, Intercity direct, and trains to and from the airport. NS International is the international subsidiary of NS; their services include high-speed trains such as Thalys, ICE International, Eurostar and TGV, to major European hubs including Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt and Lille.

Contact Details
Phone
+31 30 751 5155
Website
ns.nl
Train from Koeln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
19€ - 45€
Website
Dutch Railways (NS)
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
19€ - 27€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
Eurobahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 80€
Website
Thalys
Standard
40€ - 60€
Comfort
55€ - 70€
Premium
55€ - 80€
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Frankfurt central train station
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
13€ - 17€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Frankfurt Main Central Train Station
Ave. Duration
6h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
35€ - 50€
Website
Karat-S
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. 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 to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dortmund to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 18€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Frankfurt central train station.

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Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main is 220 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt am Main.

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