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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.

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Train  •  6h 22m

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

$159 - $322

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Fly Dortmund to London Luton, train  •  4h 43m

  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

$45 - $174

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Train via Köln Hauptbahnhof  •  7h 20m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International

$140 - $312

Train, Eurotunnel, drive  •  8h 30m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
  4. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  5. Drive from Folkestone to London

$305 - $415

Bus  •  14h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Essen to London 080

$65 - $111

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 16m

  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  •  4h 57m

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

$77 - $319

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 4m

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

$85 - $274

Fly Dortmund to London Stansted  •  4h 42m

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

$50 - $228

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 47m

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

$131 - $310

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to London Stansted  •  5h 57m

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

$89 - $235

Train, train to Rotterdam, fly to London City  •  7h 7m

  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

$136 - $384

Train, train to Amsterdam Schiphol, fly to London City  •  7h 35m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
  3. Fly from Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) to London City (LCY) AMS - LCY

$130 - $376

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to London is to fly and train which costs 35€ - 160€ and takes 4h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to London is to fly which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4h 42m.

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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 Brussel-Zuid/Midi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 22m.

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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 6h 22m and costs 130€ - 280€.

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It takes approximately 6h 22m to get from Dortmund to London, including transfers.

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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 6h 22m and costs 130€ - 280€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 55€ - 100€ and takes 14h 7m, you could also fly, which costs 40€ - 200€ and takes 4h 42m.

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The quickest flight from Dusseldorf Airport to London City Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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London is 1h behind Dortmund. It is currently 12:45 AM in Dortmund and 11:45 PM in London.

Map of how to get from Dortmund to London.
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  • Distance: 328.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 22m

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to London via Brussels - Midi and Brussel-Zuid/Midi in around 6h 22m. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund to London 3 times a week. Tickets cost $50 - $90 and the journey takes 12h 45m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Rotterdam to London City
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $480
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $320
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $300
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from Amsterdam Schiphol to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $500
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Dortmund to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $370
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $250
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dortmund to London Luton
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $310
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Brussels - Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to London St. Pancras International
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Train from Brussel-Zuid/Midi to Gare de Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$45 - $110
Premier
$100 - $130
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$21 - $25
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 Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hauptbahnhof to Brussels Midi-Zuid
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Utrecht Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Amsterdam Centraal
Ave. Duration
2h 11m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.de
Thameslink
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from Luton Airport Parkway to London St Pancras International LL
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 20 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
22m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
eastmidlandstrains.co.uk
Advance Single
$6 - $10
Off-Peak Single
$13 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $20
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
37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $17
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
12h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $90
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ferry operators

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Dortmund to London train services, operated by Eurostar, arrive at London St. Pancras International station.

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British Airways, Flybe and KLM offer flights from Dusseldorf Airport to London City Airport.

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