There are 5 ways to get from Essen to Dortmund by train, bus, taxi, car or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  22 min

  1. Ice / ...

$4 - $22

Cheapest option

Bus  •  34 min

  1. Düsseldorf / ...

$2 - $50

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. 23.9 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  28 min

  1. 23.9 miles

$5 - $8

Rideshare  •  45 min

  1. 23.6 miles

$3

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Essen to Dortmund every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $22 and the journey takes 22 min. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Eurolines DE operates a bus from Essen to Dortmund 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 34 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Deutsche Bahn
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
bahn.de
DB Regio NRW - RB33
Website
avv.de
Train from Essen, Essen Hbf to Dortmund, Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
avv.de
Bus operators
Eurolines DE
Phone
+49 6196 2078-501
Email
service@eurolines.de
Website
eurolines.de
Bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
eurolines.de
Benz Express
Phone
+38 044 360 3405
Email
mail@busreisen.com.ua
Website
busreisen.com.ua
Bus from Essen to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
busreisen.com.ua
FlixBus
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Essen to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Essen to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Taxi Dina
Phone
+49 201/8308877
Website
taxi-dina.de
Trans-Port-Essen
Phone
+49 201/706090
Website
trans-port-essen.de

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Essen and Dortmund is 32 km. The road distance is 38 km.

The cheapest way to get from Essen to Dortmund is to rideshare which costs 3€ and takes 45 min.

The quickest way to get from Essen to Dortmund is to train which takes 22 min and costs 3€ - 19€.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 22 min.

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Essen - Hauptbahnhof and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart twice a week, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

The train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf takes 22 min including transfers and departs every 15 minutes.