There are 7 ways to get from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main by train, 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  •  2 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf Ice

$60 - $90

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Frankfurt 135.2 miles

$9 - $20

5 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 217 / ...

$12 - $22

Drive  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main 137.8 miles

$29 - $45

Train to Dusseldorf, fly  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Frankfurt (FRA) DUS - FRA

$103 - $286

Train to Muenster, fly  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
  2. Fly from Muenster (FMO) to Frankfurt (FRA) FMO - FRA

$121 - $314

Train to Paderborn, fly  •  3 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from Hamm(Westf) to Salzkotten
  2. Fly from Paderborn (PAD) to Frankfurt (FRA) PAD - FRA

$137 - $262

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main is to rideshare which costs 7€ - 17€ and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main is to drive which costs 24€ - 40€ and takes 2 h 13 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Frankfurt am Main is 178 km. The road distance is 220.5 km.

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf takes 2 h 23 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Frankfurt(Main)Hbf. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 23 min.

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What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Frankfurt am Main, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main every 2 hours. Tickets cost $60 - $90 and the journey takes 2 h 23 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main hourly. Tickets cost $12 - $22 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
Flights from Muenster to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $410
Flights from Paderborn to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $350
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(Main)Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
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 Hbf to Münster(Westf)Hbf
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Hamm(Westf) to Salzkotten
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dortmund to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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