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There are 3 ways to get from Dortmund to Emmen by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Emmen 217

$13 - $22

2 alternative options

Train  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Osnabruck Hbf to Almelo
  3. Take the train from Marienberg to Emmen

Drive  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Emmen 128.4 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Emmen is to bus which costs 11€ - 19€ and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Emmen is to drive which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Emmen. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Emmen. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Emmen via Osnabruck Hbf, Almelo and Marienberg. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h.

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The distance between Dortmund and Emmen is 146 km. The road distance is 205.5 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Emmen without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 11€ - 19€.

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The bus from Dortmund to Emmen takes 4 h 20 min including transfers and departs five times a week.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Emmen is to bus which takes 4 h 20 min and costs 11€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Emmen.
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  • Distance: 91 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Emmen, Netherlands?

FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Emmen 5 times a week. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dortmund to Emmen via Osnabrück Hbf, Osnabruck Hbf, Almelo, and Marienberg in around 5 h.

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.

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Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Osnabrück Hbf
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
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 Osnabruck Hbf to Almelo
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $28
Website
ns.nl
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eurail.com
Blauwnet
Website
blauwnet.nl
Train from Marienberg to Emmen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
blauwnet.nl
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 Emmen
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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

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Dortmund to Emmen train services, operated by Blauwnet, arrive at Emmen station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Emmen is 205 km. It takes approximately 1 h 50 min to drive from Dortmund to Emmen.

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