There are 12 ways to get from Dortmund to Black Forest by train, bus, 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6h 47m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Triberg Ic

177€ - 228€

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Siegen 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Siegen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 017 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Freiburg 022 / ...

88€ - 114€

10 alternative options

Train via Troisdorf  •  6h 57m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Siegburg/Bonn Ice
  2. Take the train from Siegburg/Bonn to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf Ice / ...

123€ - 219€

Bus, train  •  11h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station Dortmund - Varna / ...
  2. Take the train from Karlsruhe Hbf to St Georgen(Schwarzw) Re / ...

139€ - 218€

Drive  •  5h

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Black Forest 522.7 km

60€ - 90€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  6h 21m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stuttgart (STR) DUS - STR
  3. Take the train from Boeblingen to Rottweil

152€ - 314€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Friedrichshafen, train  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Friedrichshafen (FDH) DUS - FDH
  3. Take the train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  4. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)

185€ - 537€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Basel, train  •  7h

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Basel (BSL) DUS - BSL
  3. Take the train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf

131€ - 349€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Stuttgart, train  •  7h 14m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Stuttgart (STR) FRA - STR
  3. Take the train from Boeblingen to Rottweil

196€ - 433€

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 41m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Zurich (ZRH) DUS - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  4. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)

164€ - 352€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Zurich, train  •  7h 39m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Zurich (ZRH) FRA - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  4. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)

243€ - 531€

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to Zurich, train  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Zurich (ZRH) CGN - ZRH
  3. Take the train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
  4. Take the train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)

152€ - 477€

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Black Forest is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Black Forest is to drive which costs 60€ - 90€ and takes 5h.

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The distance between Dortmund and Black Forest is 395 km. The road distance is 522.7 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Black Forest without a car is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs 170€ - 230€.

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It takes approximately 6h 47m to get from Dortmund to Black Forest, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Black Forest is to train which takes 6h 47m and costs 170€ - 230€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 85€ - 120€ and takes 9h 22m.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Stuttgart Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Black Forest is 523 km. It takes approximately 5h to drive from Dortmund to Black Forest.

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KLM, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Stuttgart Airport.

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There are 883+ hotels available in Black Forest. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Black Forest.
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  • Distance: 394.9 km
  • Duration: 6h 47m

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Black Forest, Baden-Württemberg, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity operates a train from Dortmund to Black Forest twice a week. Tickets cost 95€ - 140€ and the journey takes 6h 12m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Black Forest via Siegen, Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station, Freiburg, and Titisee-Neustadt, Titisee Badeparadies in around 9h 22m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 360€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 490€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 900€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
200€ - 900€
Flights from Frankfurt to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 250€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 280€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
90€ - 370€
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
160€ - 950€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 380€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 290€
Flights from Frankfurt to Zurich
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 550€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
140€ - 600€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
50€ - 380€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
45€ - 240€
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Zurich
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
50€ - 280€
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stuttgart via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 650€
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
140€ - 550€
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Friedrichshafen
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
70€ - 350€
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Basel via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
150€ - 550€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn Intercity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Triberg
Ave. Duration
6h 12m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
95€ - 140€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to St Georgen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
45€ - 65€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Boeblingen to Rottweil
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
40€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
60€ - 90€
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
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 Siegburg/Bonn
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
30€ - 45€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Siegburg/Bonn to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
70€ - 100€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
19€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
50€ - 75€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 35€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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 Siegburg/Bonn to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
35€ - 80€
Website
NS
Book at
Netherlands Rail Pass
2nd Class
35€ - 50€
1st Class
55€ - 80€
Deutsche Bahn Regional
Website
bahn.com
Train from Karlsruhe Hbf to St Georgen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
21€ - 30€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
11€ - 17€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Boeblingen to Rottweil
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Singen(Hohentwiel) to St Georgen(Schwarzw)
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
13€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
15€ - 22€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity
Website
bahn.com
Train from Boeblingen to Rottweil
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
14€ - 20€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
12€ - 18€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
DB ZugBus RAB GmbH
Website
zugbus-rab.de
Train from Friedrichshafen Flughafen to Singen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
DB ZugBus RAB
Schedules at
SBB
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
23€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zuerich Hb to Singen(Hohentwiel)
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
24€ - 45€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Basel Sbb to Freiburg(Breisgau) Hbf
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
21€ - 60€
Website
Trenitalia Eurocity
2nd Class
21€ - 29€
1st Class
40€ - 60€
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Dortmund, Dortmund central station to Cologne, Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
7€ - 9€
Website
Flixtrain
VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
vrr.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
45€ - 90€
Website
Thalys
Standard
45€ - 65€
Comfort
55€ - 75€
Premium
60€ - 90€
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 Siegen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 10€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Siegen to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
9€ - 12€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Freiburg
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
16€ - 20€
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Dortmund Central Bus Station to Karlsruhe Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Karat-S

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