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There are 9 ways to get from Dortmund to Berlin by train, bus, rideshare, car or plane

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Train  •  3h 22m

  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 307.5 miles

17€ - 50€

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Berlin, Berlin central bus station 081 / ...

24€ - 65€

Drive  •  4h 41m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Berlin 309 miles

55€ - 85€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4h 18m

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

45€ - 161€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  4h 51m

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

47€ - 188€

Fly Dortmund to Berlin Tegel  •  5h 4m

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

82€ - 333€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Berlin Schoenefeld  •  4h 50m

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

28€ - 200€

Train, train to Frankfurt, fly to Berlin Tegel  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
  2. Take the train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
  3. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Berlin Tegel (TXL) FRA - TXL

86€ - 220€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Berlin is to rideshare which costs 17€ - 50€ 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 22m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Berlin, Berlin central bus station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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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 22m.

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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 3h 22m and costs 23€ - 120€.

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Berlin Hbf takes 3h 22m 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 3h 22m and costs 23€ - 120€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 24€ - 65€ and takes 6h 45m, you could also fly, which costs 80€ - 340€ and takes 5h 4m.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Berlin.
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  • Distance: 263.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dortmund to Berlin hourly. Tickets cost 80€ - 120€ and the journey takes 3h 22m. Flixtrain also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Berlin ZOB twice daily. Tickets cost 24€ - 40€ and the journey takes 6h 45m. Eurolines DE also services this route 5 times a week.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 340€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 27m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
150€ - 650€
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich, Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
90€ - 380€
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich, Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
90€ - 390€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 240€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 180€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 210€
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
75€ - 330€
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 32m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
200€ - 800€
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich, Cologne Bonn
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
100€ - 420€
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Munich, Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
100€ - 430€
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 190€
Flights from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
30€ - 140€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Berlin Tegel via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
85€ - 340€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
12€ - 150€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
27€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Messe/Deutz
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
25€ - 40€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koln Messe/Deutz to Frankfurt Flughafen Fernb
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund central station to Berlin, Berlin central station
Ave. Duration
4h 13m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
23€ - 29€
Website
Flixtrain
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
Flixtrain
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
eurobahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
20€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Köln Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
30€ - 50€
1st Class
50€ - 70€
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
4 times a week
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
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(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
18€ - 45€
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
18€ - 26€
1st Class
30€ - 45€
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
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
6h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
24€ - 40€
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
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
28€ - 65€
Website
eurolines.de
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 Berlin
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
17€ - 50€
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, arrive at Berlin Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Berlin is 494 km. It takes approximately 4h 41m to drive from Dortmund to Berlin.

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

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There are 1157+ hotels available in Berlin. Prices start at 50€ 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 22m and costs .

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