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There are 10 ways to get from Dortmund to France by train, bus, night bus, rideshare, 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.

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Train  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord

$175 - $217

Cheapest option

Bus  •  11 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Paris City Centre - Bercy Ouibus

$27 - $36

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Night bus  •  11 h 7 min

  1. Take the night bus from Dortmund to Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG N179

$47 - $69

Rideshare  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Paris 354.3 miles

$37

Drive  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Paris 355.8 miles

$75 - $110

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Paris CDG  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Paris CDG (CDG) DUS - CDG

$61 - $236

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Nantes  •  5 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Nantes (NTE) DUS - NTE

$81 - $256

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Nice  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Nice (NCE) DUS - NCE

$73 - $308

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Luxembourg, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Luxembourg (LUX) FRA - LUX
  3. Take the train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
  4. Take the train from Gare de Metz-Ville to Gare de St-Avold

$140 - $383

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Lyon  •  5 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Lyon (LYS) DUS - LYS

$73 - $274

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to France is to bus which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 11 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to France is to train which costs 150€ - 190€ and takes 4 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to France. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Notre-Dame - Quai De Montebello via Gare De Bercy - Popb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to France. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame via Paris Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 57 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and France is 680 km. The road distance is 569.3 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to France without a car is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs 150€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Dortmund to France, including transfers.

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Dortmund to France bus services, operated by Ouibus, depart from Dortmund station.

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Dortmund to France train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to France is to train which takes 4 h 57 min and costs 150€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 23€ - 35€ and takes 11 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to France.
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  • Distance: 425.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and France?

Thalys operates a train from Dortmund to Paris 3 times a day. Tickets cost $170 - $220 and the journey takes 4 h 51 min. Alternatively, Ouibus operates a bus from Dortmund to Paris 3 times a week. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 11 h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Luxair
Website
luxair.lu
Flights from Dusseldorf to Paris CDG via Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,200
Flights from Frankfurt to Luxembourg
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $360
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nantes
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Nice via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
4 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Lyon via Birmingham
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Paris-Nord
Ave. Duration
4 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$170 - $220
1st Class
$220 - $320
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.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
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.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 Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
bahn.de
Sncf Ter
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Metz-Ville to Gare de St-Avold
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Luxembourg Railways (CFL)
Website
cfl.lu
Train from Luxembourg, Gare Centrale to Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Website
cfl.lu
Sncf
Website
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Gare de Luxembourg to Gare de Metz-Ville
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Schedules at
bretagne.prod.navitia.com
Train from Metz Ville to St Avold
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $21
1st Class
$18 - $28
Bus operators
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Dortmund to Paris City Centre - Bercy
Ave. Duration
11 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
Ouibus
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
Night bus from Dortmund to Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Paris
Ave. Duration
6 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$37
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to Paris CDG Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Dortmund to France bus services, operated by Ouibus, arrive at Paris City Centre - Bercy station.

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Dortmund to France train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Paris-Nord station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to France is 569 km. It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to drive from Dortmund to France.

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Hahn Air, Luxair, Eurowings and three other airlines offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to Paris CDG Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in France. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Dortmund and France. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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