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There are 4 ways to get from Hanover to Witten by train, bus or car

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Train

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Dortmund Hbf

Train via Porta Westfalica

  1. Take the train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to PW-Hausberge, Porta Bahnhof
  2. Take the train from Porta Westfalica to Dortmund Hbf

Drive

  1. Drive from Hanover to Witten

Hanover to Witten by train

The train journey time between Hanover and Witten is around 2h 16m and covers a distance of around 217 km. This includes an average layover time of around 20 min. The fastest train normally takes 2h 9m. Operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, DB Fernverkehr, Deutsche Bahn Intercity and others, the Hanover to Witten train service departs from Hannover Hbf and arrives in Witten Witten-Annen. Typically 175 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
1h 56m
Layover time:
20 min
Total time:
2h 16m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
2h 9m
Train distance:
217 km
Trains per week:
175
Cheapest price:
-
Carbon emissions:
11 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
05:40
Last train departs at:
23:31

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Hanover to Witten train schedules

Trains departing Thursday, October 21, 2021

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Hanover to Witten is to bus which costs €14 - €21 and takes 2h 47m.

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The fastest way to get from Hanover to Witten is to train. Taking this option will cost €14 - €85 and takes 1h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Hanover to Witten. However, there are services departing from Hannover Hbf and arriving at Witten Witten-Annen via Dortmund Hbf. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 54m.

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The distance between Hanover and Witten is 193 km. The road distance is 227.1 km.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Witten without a car is to train which takes 1h 54m and costs €14 - €85.

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It takes approximately 1h 54m to get from Hanover to Witten, including transfers.

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Hanover to Witten train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, depart from Hannover Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Hanover to Witten is to train which takes 1h 54m and costs €14 - €85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs €14 - €21 and takes 2h 47m.

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Hanover to Witten train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Hanover to Witten is 227 km. It takes approximately 2h 2m to drive from Hanover to Witten.

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Map of how to get from Hanover to Witten.
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  • Distance: 193.1 km
  • Duration: 1h 54m

What companies run services between Hanover, Germany and Witten, Germany?

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express operates a train from Hannover Hbf to Dortmund Hbf hourly. Tickets cost €40 - €60 and the journey takes 1h 37m. Three other operators also service this route. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Dortmund Hbf 4 times a day. Tickets cost €12 - €16 and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Train operators
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 Hannover Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€40 - €60
Website
Deutsche Bahn
DB Fernverkehr
Website
delfi.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
delfi.de
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 Hannover Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
€55 - €80
Website
reiseauskunft.bahn.de
Flixtrain
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixtrain.com
Train from Hanover central station to Dortmund central station
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
€12 - €15
Website
Flixtrain
WestfalenBahn GmbH
Phone
+49 521 55777755
Email
info@westfalenbahn.de
Website
westfalenbahn.de
Train from Hannover Hauptbahnhof to PW-Hausberge, Porta Bahnhof
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Website
WestfalenBahn GmbH
National Express
Phone
0221 13 999 444
Website
nationalexpress.de
Train from Porta Westfalica to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
€29 - €40
Website
National Express Rail
Bus operators
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 Hannover Hauptbahnhof/ZOB to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€12 - €16
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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