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There are 5 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.

Recommended option

Train, bus  •  1h 24m

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund Hbf to Dortmund Airport/Terminal Airport Express

Cheapest option

Train  •  1h 37m

  1. Take the train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Re / ...
  2. Take the train from Dortmund Hbf to Holzwickede Re

17€ - 30€

3 alternative options

Train, bus via Essen Hauptbahnhof  •  1h 48m

  1. Take the train from Essen Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf S2
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund Hbf to Dortmund Airport/Terminal Airport Express

Taxi  •  36 min

  1. Take a taxi from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) 47.2 km

110€ - 140€

Drive  •  36 min

  1. Drive from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) 47.2 km

5€ - 8€

Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) by train and bus

The journey time between Essen and Dortmund Airport (DTM) is around 56 min and covers a distance of around 47 km. The fastest journey normally takes 46 min. Operated by Abellio, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH and others, the Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) service departs from Essen Hbf and arrives in Dortmund Airport/Terminal. Typically 126 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
56 min
Fastest journey time:
46 min
Services per week:
126
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
3 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
03:25
Last service departs at:
21:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Tuesday

Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Essen → Dortmund Airport (DTM)
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Dortmund Airport (DTM) is 116 117.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Dortmund Airport (DTM) is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Dortmund Airport (DTM) is 1.5 metres.

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Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
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Questions & Answers

The most affordable way to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) is to drive, which costs 5€ - 8€ 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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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 and bus which takes 1h 24m and costs .

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM), including transfers.

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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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There are 95+ hotels available in Dortmund Airport (DTM). Prices start at 75€ per night.

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Map of how to get from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM).
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  • Distance: 42.2 km
  • Duration: 1h 24m

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

You can take a train from Essen to Dortmund Airport (DTM) via Dortmund Hbf, Holzwickede, and Holzwickede, Holzwickede Bf in around 1h 37m.

Train operators
Abellio
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio
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
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
15€ - 21€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
ABELLIO Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Website
Abellio NRW
Train from Essen Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
Abellio NRW
ABELLIO Rail
Phone
0800 2235546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
ABELLIO Rail
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
8€ - 11€
Website
National Express Rail
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 Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Website
Eurobahn
Train from Dortmund Hbf to Holzwickede
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
1€ - 2€
Website
Eurobahn
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 Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
30€ - 50€
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Austrian Railways (ÖBB)

Austria's national railway system is not only punctual, reliable and efficient, but offers free wifi to boot. Choose from high-speed intercity Railjet trains, overnight Nightjet trains and regional services such as Cityjet. ÖBB also operates international routes that connect cities in Austria with adjacent European countries including Germany, Hungary, Liechtenstein, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Slovenia. If you're planning to be in Austria for a while, consider the ÖBB Vorteilscard, an annual railcard that offers discounts on routes within Austria and in neighbouring countries.

Contact Details
Phone
05 17 17
Website
oebb.at
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
5€ - 8€
Website
Austrian Railways
Book at
Austria Rail Pass
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
4€ - 6€
Website
Flixtrain
Thalys
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.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
15€ - 28€
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Bus operators
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
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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