There are 13 ways to get from Dortmund to London by train, car train, car, bus, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International

$159 - $322

Cheapest option

Bus Ouibus  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Brussels City Center - Midi Train station Ouibus
  2. Take the bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London Ouibus

$33 - $46

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Train via Köln Hbf  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International

$136 - $307

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  8 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
  2. Take the train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
  3. Take the train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun Tgv
  4. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  5. Drive from Folkestone to London

$343 - $420

Bus FlixBus  •  14 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen to London 080

$70 - $112

Drive, car ferry  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Calais
  2. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover
  3. Drive from Dover to London

$101 - $147

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London City  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London City (LCY) DUS - LCY

$92 - $320

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London Heathrow (LHR) DUS - LHR

$100 - $275

Fly Dortmund to London Stansted  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to London Stansted (STN) DTM - STN

$50 - $228

Fly Dortmund to London Luton, train  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to London Luton (LTN) DTM - LTN
  2. Take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL

$42 - $178

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to London Stansted  •  5 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to London Stansted (STN) CGN - STN

$86 - $231

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to London Heathrow  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to London Heathrow (LHR) CGN - LHR

$128 - $306

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  6 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
  3. Take the train from Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
  4. Fly from Rotterdam (RTM) to London City (LCY) RTM - LCY

$134 - $387

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to London is to bus which costs 28€ - 40€ and takes 14 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to London is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to London. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at London via Brussels City Center - Midi Train station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 10 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to London. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof and arriving at London St. Pancras International via Brussels - Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 14 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and London is 525 km.

The best way to get from Dortmund to London without a car is to train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs 130€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 6 h 14 min to get from Dortmund to London, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to London is to train which takes 6 h 14 min and costs 130€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 60€ - 100€ and takes 14 h 7 min, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4 h 36 min.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to London.
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  • Distance: 328.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 14 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and London, England?

You can take a train from Dortmund to London via Brussels - Midi in around 6 h 14 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to London 6 times a week. Tickets cost $55 - $90 and the journey takes 12 h 45 min.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dortmund to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dortmund to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Train operators
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $55
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $55
1st Class
$55 - $70
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$160 - $230
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 Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
sncf.com
Train from Brussels - Midi to Gare de Lille Europe
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $31
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$26 - $31
1st Class
$45 - $48
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$25 - $30
1st Class
$44 - $46
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

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Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lille Europe to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$21 - $30
1st Class
$28 - $45
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$172
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $25
Schedules at
bahn.de
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Schedules at
thameslinkrailway.com
East Midlands Trains
Phone
03457 125 678
Email
getintouch@eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Single
$19 - $28
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 Utrecht Centraal to Rotterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $18
Website
ns.nl
Book at
eurail.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen to London
Ave. Duration
12 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
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 Brussels City Center - Midi Train station
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
Ouibus
Bus from Brussels City Center - Midi Train station to London
Ave. Duration
7 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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