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There are 3 ways to get from Dortmund to Emden by train or car

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Train via Münster  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Emden Hbf Ic / ...

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Train  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Recklinghausen Hbf 30215 / ...
  2. Take the train from Recklinghausen Hbf to Emden Hbf Ic / ...

Drive  •  2h 18m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Emden 283.5 km

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Emden is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Emden is to drive which costs €30 - €50 and takes 2h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Emden. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Emden Hbf via Muenster(Westf)Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Emden is 207 km. The road distance is 283.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Emden without a car is to train via Münster which takes 2h 46m and costs €35 - €130.

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It takes approximately 2h 46m to get from Dortmund to Emden, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Emden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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Dortmund to Emden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity, arrive at Emden Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Emden is 283 km. It takes approximately 2h 18m to drive from Dortmund to Emden.

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  • Distance: 206.7 km
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Emden via Muenster(Westf)Hbf in around 2h 46m.

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 Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€18 - €26
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Emden(Ostfriesl) Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Recklinghausen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€45 - €65
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€35 - €55
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€50 - €75
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Recklinghausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€30 - €50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Recklinghausen Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €85
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €6
Website
Eurobahn
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 Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€22 - €40
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
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
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Muenster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€12 - €17
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Münster Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express Rail
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Emden Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Recklinghausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio

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