There are 11 ways to get from Dortmund to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Deutsche Bahn  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) Ic / ...

$90 - $140

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Rideshare  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Berlin 307.5 miles

$19 - $55

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Train Dutch Railways (NS)  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Bad Oeynhausen Bf / ZOB Re6
  2. Take the train from Bad Oeynhausen to Berlin-Gesundbrunnen Intercity

$74 - $115

Bus  •  7 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 038 / ...

$31 - $80

Train, drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Hannover Hbf to Berlin

$81 - $121

Drive  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Berlin 309 miles

$65 - $95

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) DUS - TXL

$46 - $158

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) CGN - TXL

$82 - $196

Fly Dortmund to Berlin Tegel  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) DTM - TXL

$56 - $262

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Berlin Schoenefeld (SXF) CGN - SXF

$60 - $211

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL

$69 - $258

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Berlin. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Berlin, S+U Alexanderplatz Bhf/Memhardstr. via Berlin, Masurenallee/ZOB and S+U Zoologischer Garten Bhf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf (tief). Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Berlin is 422 km. The road distance is 494.4 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs .

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf (tief) takes 3 h 18 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Berlin is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7 h 27 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 5 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 263.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Berlin, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dortmund to Berlin hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $140 and the journey takes 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Berlin every 3 hours. Tickets cost $28 - $50 and the journey takes 6 h 40 min. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich, Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $240
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6 h 3 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $440
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $280
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$50 - $260
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $160
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $180
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 Berlin Hbf (tief)
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Bad Oeynhausen Bf / ZOB
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$32 - $37
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
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 Bad Oeynhausen to Berlin-Gesundbrunnen
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $50
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin ZOB
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
eurolines.de
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.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dortmund to Berlin
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $55
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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Dortmund to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Berlin Hbf (tief) station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Berlin is 494 km. It takes approximately 4 h 38 min to drive from Dortmund to Berlin.

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easyJet and Eurowings offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport.

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There are 1359+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at $57 USD per night.

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dortmund Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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