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

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Train  •  3h 17m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf Ice / ...

23€ - 120€

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Rideshare  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Berlin 492 km

16€ - 45€

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Bus  •  5h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Berlin, Berlin central bus station N1320 / ...

24€ - 65€

Drive  •  4h 36m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Berlin Hbf 491 km

55€ - 80€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  3h 30m

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

52€ - 239€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) CGN - TXL

42€ - 337€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) CGN - BER

46€ - 334€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4h 51m

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

106€ - 261€

Train to Muenster, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FMO - TXL

126€ - 414€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Brandenburg Apt  •  3h 54m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Berlin Brandenburg Apt (BER) DUS - BER

40€ - 276€

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 16€ - 45€ and takes 5h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Berlin is to train which costs 23€ - 120€ and takes 3h 17m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Berlin Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 17m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Berlin is 422 km. The road distance is 491 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Berlin without a car is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs 23€ - 120€.

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf takes 3h 17m 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 Intercity-Express, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Berlin is to train which takes 3h 17m and costs 23€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 5h 55m.

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  • Distance: 421.8 km
  • Duration: 3h 17m

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

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf hourly. Tickets cost 80€ - 120€ and the journey takes 3h 17m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Berlin, Berlin central bus station hourly. Tickets cost 24€ - 29€ and the journey takes 5h 55m. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 290€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
65€ - 220€
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 260€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
120€ - 500€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 230€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
360€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
Flights from Muenster to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
160€ - 490€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 170€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 190€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
30€ - 170€
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
100€ - 330€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Muenster to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
180€ - 310€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Brandenburg Apt via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 360€
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 Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
20€ - 28€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
18€ - 26€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Dortmund to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 28m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
FlixMobility
Website
flixbus.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 19€
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
21€ - 26€
Website
National Express Rail
Abrn
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
5 times a day
Schedules at
abellio.de
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Erb
Website
keolis.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
keolis.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
keolis.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 56m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
9€ - 14€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
ABELLIO Rail
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
abellio.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Münster
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.de
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 to Berlin, Berlin central bus station
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 29€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dortmund to Berlin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 45€
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Berlin Tegel Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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

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Dortmund to Berlin train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Berlin is 491 km. It takes approximately 4h 36m to drive from Dortmund to Berlin.

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

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Book your Dortmund to Berlin train tickets online with Omio and FlixBus.

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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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