There are 6 ways to get from Essen to Dortmund by train, bus, night train, rideshare, taxi 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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Train  •  22 min

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re1 / ...

$14 - $29

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  45 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Essen to Dortmund 23.6 miles

$3

4 alternative options

Bus  •  34 min

  1. Take the bus from Essen - Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf

$35 - $50

Night train  •  44 min

  1. Take the night train from Essen West to Dortmund Hbf S 1

$4 - $8

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Essen to Dortmund 23.9 miles

$95 - $120

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Dortmund 23.9 miles

$5 - $8

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Dortmund is to train which costs 12€ - 26€ and takes 22 min.

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The distance between Essen and Dortmund is 32 km. The road distance is 38.3 km.

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

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

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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.

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Essen to Dortmund bus services, operated by Eurolines DE, depart from Essen station.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 20 miles
  • Duration: 22 min

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

Bahn DE operates a train from Essen to Dortmund every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $18 - $21 and the journey takes 22 min. Two 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.

Train operators
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Schedules at
bahn.de
Deutsche Bahn
Thalys
Website
thalys.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$14 - $29
1st Class
$30 - $36
S-Bahn
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
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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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
$95 - $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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