There are 10 ways to get from Dortmund to Århus by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Aarhus H Ic

$72 - $131

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Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Hamburg X73 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Hamburg to Aarhus N50 / ...

$42 - $103

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Train, bus  •  9 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to Bordesholm
  3. Take the bus from Kiel ZOB to Aarhus

$74 - $131

Train, drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Bremen Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Bremen Hbf to Århus

$87 - $152

Drive  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Århus 419.4 miles

$95 - $140

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Billund, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Billund (BLL) DUS - BLL
  3. Take the train from Vejle St. to Aarhus H

$116 - $432

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Copenhagen, train  •  8 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Copenhagen (CPH) DUS - CPH
  3. Take the train from København H to Aarhus H

$111 - $300

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Billund, train  •  7 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Billund (BLL) FRA - BLL
  3. Take the train from Vejle St. to Aarhus H

$114 - $433

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Copenhagen, train  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Copenhagen (CPH) CGN - CPH
  3. Take the train from København H to Aarhus H

$115 - $302

Train, train to Amsterdam, fly to Billund  •  9 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
  4. Fly from Amsterdam (AMS) to Billund (BLL) AMS - BLL
  5. Take the train from Vejle St. to Aarhus H

$161 - $487

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Århus is to train and bus which costs 60€ - 120€ and takes 9 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Århus is to drive which costs 80€ - 120€ and takes 6 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Århus. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Aarhus via Hamburg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Århus. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Aarhus H via Hamburg Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 16 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Århus is 547 km. The road distance is 671 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Århus without a car is to train which takes 8 h 16 min and costs 60€ - 120€.

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It takes approximately 8 h 16 min to get from Dortmund to Århus, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Århus bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund station.

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Dortmund to Århus train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Århus is to train which takes 8 h 16 min and costs 60€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 35€ - 90€ and takes 11 h.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Århus.
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  • Distance: 341.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 16 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Århus, Denmark?

You can take a train from Dortmund to Århus via Hamburg Hbf in around 8 h 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Århus via Hamburg in around 11 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Billund via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Billund
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Billund via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Billund via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam to Billund
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,000
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Billund via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Frankfurt to Billund
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Billund
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Frankfurt to Billund via Brussels
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Copenhagen via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
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 Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $60
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Bremen Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $50
Standard
$29 - $60
First
$35 - $95
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$22 - $110
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Aarhus H
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
dsb.dk
Train from Vejle St. to Aarhus H
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Aarhus H
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
dsb.dk
HVV
Phone
040/ 19 449
Website
hvv.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to Bordesholm
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
hvv.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $29
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
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 Utrecht Centraal to Schiphol Airport
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Kiel ZOB to Aarhus
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Hamburg ZOB to Aarhus
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
eurolines.de
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 Dortmund to Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Hamburg to Aarhus
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Billund Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Dortmund to Århus bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Aarhus station.

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Dortmund to Århus train services, operated by Danish Railways (DSB), arrive at Aarhus H station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Århus is 671 km. It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to drive from Dortmund to Århus.

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British Airways, Scandinavian Airlines, Lufthansa and KLM offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Billund Airport.

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Book your Dortmund to Århus bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 422+ hotels available in Århus. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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