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There are 6 ways to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) by train, bus, 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

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Holzwickede

Train, bus via Dortmund Hbf

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund Hbf to Dortmund Airport

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund Hbf to Dortmund Airport

Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Unna, Bahnhof
  2. Take the bus from Unna, Bahnhof to Dortmund Airport

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM)

Drive

  1. Drive from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM)

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The most affordable way to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) is to drive, which costs €5 - €9 and takes 36 min.

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The quickest way to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) is to taxi which costs €110 - €140 and takes 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM). However, there are services departing from Essen Hbf and arriving at Dortmund Airport via Dortmund Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 16m.

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The distance between Essen and Dortmund Airport (DTM) is 42 km. The road distance is 47.2 km.

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The best way to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) without a car is to train which takes 59 min and costs €11 - €14.

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It takes approximately 59 min to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM), including transfers.

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Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Essen Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) is to train which takes 59 min and costs €11 - €14. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 1h 16m.

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Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) bus services, operated by Dortmunder Stadtwerke Bus, arrive at Dortmund Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) is 47 km. It takes approximately 36 min to drive from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM).

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Map of how to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM).
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  • Distance: 42.2 km
  • Duration: 59 min

What companies run services between Essen, Germany and Dortmund Airport (DTM), Germany?

National Express operates a train from Essen Hbf to Holzwickede every 2 hours. Tickets cost €11 - €14 and the journey takes 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) via Dortmund Hbf in around 1h 16m.

Train operators
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
€11 - €14
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€8 - €11
Website
National Express Rail
Train from Essen Hbf to Unna, Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€12 - €16
Website
National Express Rail
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

German rail company Deutsche Bahn is known for its efficient and comfortable service. It 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 (bookings usually open 6 months in advance for domestic tickets).

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
€15 - €21
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
ABELLIO Rail
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen central station to Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
€4 - €6
Website
Flixtrain
Bus operators
Dortmunder Stadtwerke Bus
Website
delfi.de
Bus from Dortmund Hbf to Dortmund Airport
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
DSW21-Dortmunder Stadtwerke AG
Website
bus-und-bahn.de
Bus from Dortmund Hbf to Dortmund Airport/Terminal
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
bus-und-bahn.de
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).

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 30 300 137 300
Email
service@flixbus.com
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€5 - €7
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Frequently asked questions
Is there Wi-Fi on FlixBus?
Yes - FlixBus offers free Wi-Fi
Are there power outlets on FlixBus?
Yes
Does FlixBus offer meals or snacks?
Yes - snacks and drinks may be purchased from the driver. Please note, this is not available on all services.
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Karat-S
Phone
+359 2 8120810
Email
operations@eurolines.bg
Website
karat-s.com
Bus from Essen Central Bus Station to Dortmund Central Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
€30 - €45
Website
Karat-S
Verkehrsgesellschaft Kreis Unna mbH
Phone
01806/504030
Website
vku-online.de
Bus from Unna, Bahnhof to Dortmund Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Verkehrsgesellschaft Kreis Unna mbH
Other operators
Taxi from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Estimated price
€110 - €140
Trans-Port-Essen
Phone
+49 201/706090
Website
trans-port-essen.de
Taxi Essen
Phone
+49 201 8 66 54
Website
taxiessen.de
Taxi e.G.
Phone
+49 201 238383
Website
taxiessen.de
Taxi Arnu
Phone
+49 1590 6426696
Website
taxi-arnu.de

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