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Train  •  41 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf Re / ...

€3 - €50

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Rideshare  •  50 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Dortmund to Oberhausen 50 km

€3

3 alternative options

Bus  •  1h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund central bus station to Oberhausen central train station 056

€6 - €8

Taxi  •  31 min

  1. Take a taxi from Dortmund to Oberhausen 51.1 km

€120 - €150

Drive  •  31 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Oberhausen 51.1 km

€5 - €8

Dortmund to Oberhausen by train

The train journey time between Dortmund and Oberhausen is around 46 min and covers a distance of around 49 km. The fastest train normally takes 36 min. Operated by Eurobahn, Abellio, Deutsche Bahn Regional and others, the Dortmund to Oberhausen train service departs from Dortmund Hbf and arrives in Oberhausen Hbf. Typically 490 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
46 min
Fastest train time:
36 min
Train distance:
49 km
Trains per week:
490
Cheapest price:
€3
Carbon emissions:
2 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:03
Last train departs at:
23:56

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Dortmund to Oberhausen train schedules

Dortmund → Oberhausen
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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 1.5 metres
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Oberhausen is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Oberhausen is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Oberhausen is 1.5 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 116 117.

Last updated: 26 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Oberhausen is to rideshare which costs €3 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Dortmund to Oberhausen is to taxi which costs €120 - €150 and takes 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Dortmund central bus station station and arriving at Oberhausen central train station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Oberhausen Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 41 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Oberhausen is 42 km. The road distance is 51.1 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Oberhausen without a car is to train which takes 41 min and costs €3 - €50.

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The train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf takes 41 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.

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

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Dortmund to Oberhausen train services, operated by Eurobahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Oberhausen is to train which takes 41 min and costs €3 - €50. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €6 - €8 and takes 1h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Oberhausen.
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  • Distance: 42 km
  • Duration: 41 min

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

Eurobahn operates a train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €3 - €5 and the journey takes 41 min. Six other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Dortmund central bus station to Oberhausen central train station 3 times a day. Tickets cost €6 - €8 and the journey takes 1h 30m.

Train operators
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€3 - €5
Website
Eurobahn
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio
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 MH-Styrum
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €12
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
€11 - €15
Website
National Express Rail
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
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 Oberhausen Hbf
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
€35 - €50
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).

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund central bus station to Oberhausen central train station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€6 - €8
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

Blablacar is a popular ridesharing platform with 70 million users over 22 (mostly European) countries. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility, you’ll get to your destination often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait to be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

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Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Dortmund to Oberhausen
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Dortmund to Oberhausen
Ave. Duration
31 min
Estimated price
€120 - €150
TSO Taxi Mölders GmbH
Phone
+49 231 777777
Website
taxi-moelders.de
Ekin döner Taxi
Phone
+49 231/828479
Dein Taxi
Phone
+49 231/144444
Website
taxi-dortmund.de
Cabdo
Phone
+49 231 58008800
Website
cabdo.de

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Dortmund to Oberhausen bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Oberhausen central train station.

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Dortmund to Oberhausen train services, operated by Eurobahn, arrive at Oberhausen Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Oberhausen is 51 km. It takes approximately 31 min to drive from Dortmund to Oberhausen.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Dortmund and Oberhausen. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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