There are 6 ways to get from Dortmund to Essen Hbf by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi or car

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Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf Re1 / ...

$15 - $22

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  53 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Essen 23 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  35 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund Hbf to Essen - Hauptbahnhof

$35 - $50

Night train  •  21 min

  1. Take the night train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf Ic / ...

$12 - $19

Taxi  •  27 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dortmund to Essen Hbf 23.2 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  27 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Essen Hbf 23.2 miles

$4 - $8

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Essen Hbf is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Essen Hbf is to night train which costs 11€ - 16€ and takes 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Essen - Hauptbahnhof. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Essen Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Essen Hbf is 32 km. The road distance is 37.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Essen Hbf without a car is to train which takes 22 min and costs 13€ - 19€.

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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Dortmund to Essen Hbf bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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Dortmund to Essen Hbf train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Essen Hbf is to train which takes 22 min and costs 13€ - 19€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Essen Hbf.
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  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Essen Hbf, Germany?

Bahn DE operates a train from Dortmund to Essen Hbf every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $18 - $22 and the journey takes 22 min. Deutsche Bahn also services this route every 20 minutes. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Dortmund to Essen Hbf 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 35 min.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
bahn.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund Hbf to Essen - Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. 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 be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dortmund to Essen
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Dortmund to Essen Hbf
Ave. Duration
27 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Dein Taxi
Phone
+49 231/144444
Website
taxi-dortmund.de
Ekin döner Taxi
Phone
+49 231/828479

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