There are 11 ways to get from Dortmund to Rome by plane, train, bus, night train or car

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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Fly Dortmund to Rome  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Dortmund (DTM) to Rome (FCO) DTM - FCO

$83 - $336

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Rome  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Rome (FCO) DUS - FCO

$75 - $291

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Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Rome  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Rome (FCO) CGN - FCO

$121 - $357

Train to Cologne/Bonn Apt, fly to Rome Ciampino  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
  2. Fly from Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA) CGN - CIA

$86 - $375

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Rome  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Rome (FCO) FRA - FCO

$108 - $421

Train  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB Ice / ...
  3. Take the train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale Ece / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini Fr

$243 - $428

Bus FlixBus  •  24 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station 017 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Rome N77

$88 - $152

Bus Eurolines FR  •  28 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Dortmund to Strasbourg
  2. Take the bus from Strasbourg to Roma

$168 - $264

Train, night train  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to München Hbf Ice
  2. Take the night train from München Hbf to Roma Termini Nj

$246 - $381

Train, drive  •  14 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Augsburg Hbf Ice
  2. Drive from Augsburg Hbf to Rome

$264 - $385

Drive  •  13 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Dortmund to Rome 913.9 miles

$220 - $320

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No, there is no direct bus from Dortmund to Rome. However, there are services departing from Dortmund and arriving at Rome via Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 24 h 20 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Dortmund to Rome. However, there are services departing from Dortmund Hbf and arriving at Roma Termini via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB and Milano Centrale. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 14 h 2 min.

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The distance between Dortmund and Rome is 1135 km. The road distance is 1462.2 km.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Rome without a car is to train which takes 14 h 2 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 41 min to get from Dortmund to Rome, including transfers.

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

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Dortmund to Rome train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Dortmund Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Rome is to fly which takes 7 h 41 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 14 h 2 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 24 h 20 min.

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There is no direct flight from Dortmund Airport to Rome Airport. The quickest flight takes 4 h 35 min and has one stopover.

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Dortmund to Rome bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Rome station.

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Map of how to get from Dortmund to Rome.
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  • Distance: 709.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 41 min

What companies run services between Dortmund, Germany and Rome, Italy?

Wizz Air, Eurowings and two other airlines fly from Dortmund to Rome every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Dortmund to Rome via Mannheim Hbf, Basel SBB, and Milano Centrale in around 14 h 2 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Dortmund to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
5 h 18 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Dortmund to Rome via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$70 - $490
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Frankfurt to Rome via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dortmund to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $600
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $800
Wizz Air
Website
wizzair.com
Flights from Dortmund to Rome via Budapest
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $340
Flights from Dortmund to Rome via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $320
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome Ciampino
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome Ciampino via Berlin Schoenefeld
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $650
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Rome via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $370
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Cologne/Bonn Apt to Rome via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Düsseldorf, Flughafen
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$23 - $27
Schedules at
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln, Dom / Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hauptbahnhof to Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
eurobahn.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 Düsseldorf Flughafen
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Second Class
$21 - $110
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
bahn.de
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Dortmund Hbf to München Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$130 - $200
Website
bahn.de
Night train from München Hbf to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
13 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $190
Website
bahn.de
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Augsburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Website
bahn.de
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Basel Sbb
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Standard
$45 - $80
First
$55 - $130
Train from Basel Sbb to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Basel SBB to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
ItaloTreno
Phone
+39 060708
Website
italotreno.it
Train from Milano Centrale Station to Roma Termini
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
italotreno.it
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 Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $22
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Bus from Frankfurt, Frankfurt central station to Rome
Ave. Duration
20 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Eurolines FR
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Dortmund to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
eurolines.fr
Bus from Strasbourg to Roma
Ave. Duration
16 h 42 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $170
Schedules at
eurolines.fr

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Dortmund to Rome train services, operated by Trenitalia Frecce, arrive at Roma Termini station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dortmund to Rome is 1462 km. It takes approximately 13 h 52 min to drive from Dortmund to Rome.

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Alitalia, Lufthansa, Eurowings and Wizz Air offer flights from Dortmund Airport to Rome Airport.

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Book your Dortmund to Rome train tickets online with Loco2, Loco2 and two other operators.

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Book your Dortmund to Rome bus tickets online with FlixBus and FlixBus.

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There are 11547+ hotels available in Rome. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Dortmund to Dortmund Airport is to bus which takes 22 min and costs .

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