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There are 11 ways to get from Dortmund to London Eye by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

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Train  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Thalys
  2. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£157 - £442

Cheapest option

Bus, bus and ferry  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Duisburg central train station N1320 / ...
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Duisburg to London

£24 - £32

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Train via Cologne  •  7h 37m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi Ice
  3. Take the train from Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi to London St Pancras Eurostar Eil

£128 - £487

Bus  •  12h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Brussels South N1153
  2. Take the bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station RegioJet

£27 - £35

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 11m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Calais-Fréthun
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
  3. Drive from Folkestone to London Eye

£184 - £208

Drive, car ferry  •  7h 40m

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

£116 - £204

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London City  •  4h 49m

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

£62 - £215

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 15m

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

£45 - £255

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to London Heathrow  •  5h 51m

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

£49 - £267

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to London Gatwick  •  5h 13m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to London Gatwick (LGW) DUS - LGW

£78 - £263

Train to Cologne Bonn, fly to London Stansted  •  6h 21m

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

£46 - £229

Dortmund to London Eye by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Dortmund and London Eye is around 10h 33m and covers a distance of around 442 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 11m. Operated by Thalys, Eurostar and London Underground (Tube), the Dortmund to London Eye service departs from Dortmund Hbf and arrives in London Eye. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
10h 33m
Fastest journey time:
8h 11m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£157
Carbon emissions:
37 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:57
Last service departs at:
10:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dortmund to London Eye train, subway and walk schedules

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in London Eye is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in London Eye is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in London Eye is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to London Eye is to bus and bus and ferry which costs 27€ - 40€ and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to London Eye is to train and fly which costs 70€ - 250€ and takes 4h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund station to London Eye. However, there are services departing from Dortmund central bus station and arriving at Lambeth North, St Thomas' Hospital A&E Department via Brussels, Gare du Midi and Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to London Eye station. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Embankment station via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi and King's Cross St. Pancras station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 13m.

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The distance between Dortmund and London Eye is 328 miles.

The best way to get from Dortmund to London Eye without a car is to train which takes 7h 13m and costs 180€ - 550€.

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It takes approximately 7h 13m to get from Dortmund to London Eye, including transfers.

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Dortmund to London Eye bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund central bus station.

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

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The best way to get from Dortmund to London Eye is to train which takes 7h 13m and costs 180€ - 550€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 30€ - 45€ and takes 12h 53m.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to London Eye.
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  • Distance: 328 miles
  • Duration: 7h 13m

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to London Eye via Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi, London St Pancras Eurostar, King's Cross St. Pancras station, and Embankment station in around 7h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to London Eye via Brussels South, Brussels, Gare du Midi, London, Victoria Green Line Station, Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, and Lambeth North, St Thomas' Hospital A&E Department in around 12h 53m.

Airlines
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£100 - £220
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£110 - £280
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London City
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £110
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
£35 - £110
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £280
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £130
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to London Gatwick
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£35 - £150
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to London Stansted
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
£8 - £95
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
3h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£70 - £140
Website
Thalys
Standard
£70 - £95
Comfort
£80 - £110
Premium
£100 - £140
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£40 - £75
Website
Thalys
Standard
£40 - £55
Comfort
£50 - £65
Premium
£55 - £75
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£55 - £110
Website
Thalys
Standard
£55 - £80
Comfort
£65 - £85
Premium
£80 - £110
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
£35 - £70
Website
Thalys
Standard
£35 - £50
Comfort
£45 - £60
Premium
£50 - £70
Deutsche Bahn Intercity

Deutsche Bahn’s high-speed InterCity (IC) trains connect cities within Germany. They’re a popular way to travel as they’re faster than Deutsche Bahn’s regional trains and offer a frequent, fast service. All IC trains have first and second class carriages, power sockets and toilets, and most have a bistro cafe or restaurant. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£35 - £50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£30 - £50
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£21 - £29
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Koeln Hbf to Brussel-Zuid / Bruxelles-Midi
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£35 - £55
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£17 - £25
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Dortmund Hbf to D-Flughafen Bf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Dortmund central station to Cologne central station
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
£6 - £8
Website
Flixtrain
Deutsche Bahn Eurocity

Deutsche Bahn’s EuroCity (EC) trains connect German cities to major cities in neighbouring European countries, and are operated in conjunction with their national train company. All EC trains offer First and Standard class; cars are air-conditioned and food and drinks are available onboard. Tickets can be booked up to 180 days in advance of travel. Seat reservations are not compulsory but are recommended for popular routes.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
£13 - £18
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais-Fréthun to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£131
Website
Eurotunnel
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £17
Website
National Express Rail
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£4 - £6
Website
Eurobahn
Deutsche Bahn Regional

Deutsche Bahn’s regional network is made up of IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional-Express), RB (Regionalbahn) and S-Bahn trains. Ticket prices are fixed and there’s no seat reservations – just turn up, buy a ticket and jump on the next train. All regional trains depart regularly and connect to local and long-distance services.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 2970
Website
bahn.com
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duesseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves 2000+ destinations in 29 countries, including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands and Croatia and into Scandinavia and eastern Europe, as well as some US cities. Coaches have toilets, free WiFi and power outlets, plus snacks and drinks for purchase on board. Flixbus is a good choice for the budget-conscious traveller; purchase tickets in advance for the cheapest fares (note: there is no option to reserve a seat in advance).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Brussels South
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
£16 - £20
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Duisburg central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£5 - £7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
RegioJet
Phone
+420 542 42 42 42
Email
info@regiojet.cz
Website
regiojet.com
Bus from Brussels, Gare du Midi to London, Victoria Green Line Station
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£9 - £14
Website
RegioJet
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus and ferry from Duisburg to London
Ave. Duration
10h 1m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
£16 - £23
Schedules at
union-ivkoni.com
Ferry operators
DFDS Seaways
Phone
+45 33 42 30 10
Email
incoming@dfdsseaways.dk​​
Website
dfds.com
Car ferry from Dunkirk to Dover
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£65 - £130
Website
dfds.co.uk
Standard Car - Economy
£65 - £130
Standard Car - Flexi
£110 - £150

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