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

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Train  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf Re1 / ...
  2. Take the train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal Stoptrein RE19 / ...

$35 - $76

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Bus, line 300 bus  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Arnhem 056
  2. Take the line 300 bus from Arnhem, Centraal Station to Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat 300 / ...

$11 - $17

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof Re3 / ...
  2. Take the train from Oberhausen Hbf to Emmerich
  3. Take the bus from Emmerich, Bahnhof to Nijmegen, Centraal Station

$26 - $57

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Nijmegen 93.5 miles

$22 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Nijmegen is to bus and line 300 bus which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Nijmegen is to drive which costs 19€ - 29€ and takes 1 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat via Arnhem, Centraal Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Nijmegen. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Nijmegen via Duisburg Hbf and Arnhem Centraal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Nijmegen is 117 km. The road distance is 149.6 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Nijmegen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs 30€ - 70€.

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It takes approximately 2 h 53 min to get from Dortmund to Nijmegen, including transfers.

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Dortmund to Nijmegen bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Dortmund station.

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Dortmund to Nijmegen train services, operated by Bahn DE, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Nijmegen is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs 30€ - 70€. Alternatively, you can bus and line 300 bus, which costs 9€ - 15€ and takes 3 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Nijmegen.
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  • Distance: 73.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Nijmegen, Netherlands?

You can take a train from Dortmund to Nijmegen via Duisburg Hbf and Arnhem Centraal in around 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Dortmund to Nijmegen via Arnhem and Arnhem, Centraal Station in around 3 h 28 min.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
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 Duisburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Website
bahn.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
bahn.de
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Emmerich
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $29
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Duisburg Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Oberhausen Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Website
eurobahn.de
Abellio NRW
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Duisburg Hbf to Arnhem Centraal
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.de
Train from Oberhausen Hbf to Emmerich
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
abellio.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 Arnhem
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Breng
Phone
0900 - 266 63 99
Website
breng.nl
Bus from Arnhem, Centraal Station to Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
breng.nl
Bus from Emmerich, Bahnhof to Nijmegen, Centraal Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
breng.nl
Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG NIAG
Phone
+49 2841 2050
Email
info@niag-online.de
Website
niag-online.de
Bus from Emmerich Bahnhof Bstg 1 to Nijmegen Centraal Station Bstg 1
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Niederrheinische Verkehrsbetriebe AG

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Dortmund to Nijmegen bus services, operated by Breng, arrive at Nijmegen, Smetiusstraat station.

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Dortmund to Nijmegen train services, operated by Abellio NRW, arrive at Arnhem Centraal station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Nijmegen is 150 km. It takes approximately 1 h 27 min to drive from Dortmund to Nijmegen.

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