There are 4 ways to get from Dortmund to Hanover by train, bus, rideshare or car

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  •  1 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Hannover Hbf Ic / ...

$45 - $70

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Hanover 133.4 miles

$7 - $18

2 alternative options

Bus  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Hanover 073 / ...

$13 - $60

Drive  •  1 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Hanover 132.8 miles

$27 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Hanover is to rideshare which costs 6€ - 15€ and takes 2 h 26 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Hanover is to train which costs 40€ - 60€ and takes 1 h 50 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Hanover is 182 km. The road distance is 212.4 km.

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Hannover Hbf takes 1 h 50 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund and arriving at Hanover. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Hannover Hbf. Services depart hourly, and operate Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Dortmund to Hanover hourly. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 1 h 50 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to Hanover 5 times a day. Tickets cost $13 - $22 and the journey takes 3 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

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.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Hannover Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
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 Hanover
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Dortmund Hbf to Hannover - ZOB Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
eurolines.de
AS Karpaten & Krim Tours (East West Eurolines)
Bus from Dortmund Steinstr. to Hannover Zob
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
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 Hanover
Ave. Duration
2 h 26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $18
Book at
blablacar.co.uk

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