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

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Train  •  2h 22m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf 55 / ...
  2. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Mechernich Rb / ...

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Train via Wuppertal  •  2h 45m

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Wuppertal-Oberbarmen Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Wuppertal-Oberbarmen to Koeln Hbf Re / ...
  3. Take the train from Koeln Hbf to Mechernich Rb / ...

Bus  •  4h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund Brückstrasse to Cologne Unter Kaster Lviv E471 - Frankfurt am Main Berliner Strasse / ...
  2. Take the bus from Köln Breslauer Platz/Hbf to Euskirchen Bf Sev

Drive  •  1h 27m

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Mechernich 149.2 km

Dortmund to Mechernich by train

The train journey time between Dortmund and Mechernich is around 2h 28m and covers a distance of around 149 km. This includes an average layover time of around 13 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 4m. Operated by DB Fernverkehr, Deutsche Bahn Intercity, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express and others, the Dortmund to Mechernich train service departs from Dortmund Hbf and arrives in Mechernich. Typically 179 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
2h 14m
Layover time:
13 min
Total time:
2h 28m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 4m
Train distance:
149 km
Trains per week:
179
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:46
Last train departs at:
23:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dortmund to Mechernich train schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Mechernich is to drive which costs €16 - €25 and takes 1h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Mechernich is to drive which costs €16 - €25 and takes 1h 27m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Mechernich. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Brückstrasse and arriving at Mechernich Stiftsweg via Köln Breslauer Platz/Hbf and Euskirchen Bf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Mechernich. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Mechernich via Koeln Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 22m.

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The distance between Dortmund and Mechernich is 117 km. The road distance is 149.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Mechernich without a car is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs €16 - €100.

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It takes approximately 2h 22m to get from Dortmund to Mechernich, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Mechernich bus services, operated by East West Eurolines, depart from Dortmund Brückstrasse station.

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Dortmund to Mechernich train services, operated by DB Fernverkehr, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Mechernich is to train which takes 2h 22m and costs €16 - €100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 59m.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Mechernich.
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  • Distance: 117.2 km
  • Duration: 2h 22m

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

You can take a train from Dortmund to Mechernich via Koeln Hbf in around 2h 22m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Mechernich via Cologne Unter Kaster, Köln Breslauer Platz/Hbf, and Euskirchen Bf in around 4h 59m.

Train operators
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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
€40 - €60
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 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€24 - €35
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€21 - €26
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Wuppertal-Oberbarmen
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Wuppertal-Oberbarmen to Koeln Hbf
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
National Express Rail
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
Twice daily
Estimated price
€7 - €9
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 9m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
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 Koeln Hbf to Mechernich
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€9 - €13
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Bus operators
East West Eurolines
Phone
+380 98 815 4444
Email
support@ewe.ua
Website
ewe.ua
Bus from Dortmund Brückstrasse to Cologne Unter Kaster
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
€55 - €65
Website
East West Eurolines
Nahreisezug
Website
delfi.de
Bus from Köln Breslauer Platz/Hbf to Euskirchen Bf
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
delfi.de

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Dortmund to Mechernich bus services, operated by Nahreisezug, arrive at Euskirchen Bf station.

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Dortmund to Mechernich train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Regional, arrive at Mechernich station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Mechernich is 149 km. It takes approximately 1h 27m to drive from Dortmund to Mechernich.

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