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There are 5 ways to get from Dortmund to Arnhem by bus, train, rideshare or car

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Bus  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Arnhem 056

$8 - $14

4 alternative options

Train via Oberhausen Hbf  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof Re3
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal Stoptrein RE19 / ...

$29 - $45

Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal Stoptrein RE19 / ...

$30 - $66

Rideshare  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Arnhem 89.3 miles

$9 - $12

Drive  •  1 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Arnhem 88.5 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Arnhem is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 11€ and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Arnhem is to drive which costs 18€ - 27€ and takes 1 h 19 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Arnhem. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Arnhem. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Arnhem Centraal via Oberhausen Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 29 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Arnhem is 119 km. The road distance is 141.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Arnhem without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 7€ - 12€.

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The bus from Dortmund to Arnhem takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Arnhem is to bus which takes 2 h 25 min and costs 7€ - 12€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 25€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 29 min.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Arnhem.
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  • Distance: 74.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Arnhem, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Arnhem once daily. Tickets cost $8 - $14 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dortmund to Arnhem via Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof and Oberhausen Hbf in around 2 h 29 min.

Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.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 Oberhausen Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Dortmund to Arnhem
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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

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Dortmund to Arnhem train services, operated by Abellio NRW, arrive at Arnhem Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Arnhem is 142 km. It takes approximately 1 h 19 min to drive from Dortmund to Arnhem.

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There are 616+ hotels available in Arnhem. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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

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