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There are 8 ways to get from France to Dortmund by train, bus, night bus, car or plane

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  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Paris-Nord to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof

$172 - $222

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Bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the bus from Paris Rue de Maubeuge to Dortmund 848408

$29 - $47

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Night bus  •  12h 21m

  1. Take the night bus from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG to Dortmund N179

$47 - $72

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Paris to Dortmund 356.2 miles

$75 - $110

Fly from Paris CDG, train  •  5h 15m

  1. Fly from Paris CDG (CDG) to Dusseldorf (DUS) CDG - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$59 - $255

Fly from Nice, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Nice (NCE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NCE - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$69 - $320

Fly from Nantes, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Nantes (NTE) to Dusseldorf (DUS) NTE - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$79 - $275

Fly from Lyon, train  •  5h 57m

  1. Fly from Lyon (LYS) to Dusseldorf (DUS) LYS - DUS
  2. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$70 - $292

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The cheapest way to get from France to Dortmund is to bus which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 9h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from France to Dortmund is to fly and train which costs 50€ - 230€ and takes 5h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from France to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Cite - Palais De Justice and arriving at Dortmund via Paris Rue de Maubeuge. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 31m.

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No, there is no direct train from France to Dortmund. However, there are services departing from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame and arriving at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof via Paris-Nord. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 48m.

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The distance between France and Dortmund is 680 km. The road distance is 569.9 km.

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The best way to get from France to Dortmund without a car is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs 140€ - 200€.

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It takes approximately 5h 48m to get from France to Dortmund, including transfers.

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France to Dortmund bus services, operated by Ecolines, depart from Paris Rue de Maubeuge station.

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France to Dortmund train services, operated by Thalys, depart from Paris-Nord station.

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The best way to get from France to Dortmund is to train which takes 5h 48m and costs 140€ - 200€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 25€ - 45€ and takes 9h 31m.

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Map of how to get from France to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 425.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 48m

What companies run services between France and Dortmund, Germany?

Thalys operates a train from Paris to Dortmund 4 times a day. Tickets cost $170 - $220 and the journey takes 4h 43m. Alternatively, Ecolines operates a bus from Paris to Dortmund twice a week. Tickets cost $27 - $45 and the journey takes 8h 17m.

Airlines
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $450
Flights from Nice to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $400
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Nice to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Nice to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Paris CDG to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $290
Flights from Nice to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Nice to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Nice to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $360
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $430
Hop!
Website
hop.com
Flights from Nantes to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $550
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Bordeaux
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Flights from Lyon to Dusseldorf via Nantes
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Nice to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Nice to Dusseldorf via Vienna
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $800
Train operators
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Paris-Nord to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$170 - $220
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$170 - $220
1st Class
$220 - $320
Train from Düsseldorf to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$25 - $45
1st Class
$45 - $55
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $28
Schedules at
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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 Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
eurobahn.de
Bus operators
Ecolines
Phone
+371 67214512
Email
info@ecolines.lv
Website
ecolines.net
Bus from Paris Rue de Maubeuge to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
8h 17m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Schedules at
ecolines.net
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
Night bus from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle Airport, Paris CDG to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 10m.

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France to Dortmund bus services, operated by Ecolines, arrive at Dortmund station.

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France to Dortmund train services, operated by Thalys, arrive at Dortmund Hauptbahnhof station.

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Yes, the driving distance between France to Dortmund is 570 km. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from France to Dortmund.

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Eurowings and Air France offer flights from Paris CDG Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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There are 343+ hotels available in Dortmund. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from France to Paris CDG Airport is to train which takes 40m and costs 10€.

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