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

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Train via Stuttgart Hbf  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ice / ...

60€ - 134€

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Dortmund N17 / ...

21€ - 35€

6 alternative options

Train  •  5h 48m

  1. Take the train from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund Hbf Ice

90€ - 130€

Drive  •  3h 47m

  1. Drive from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund 251.2 miles

45€ - 70€

Fly Stuttgart to Dusseldorf, train  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) STR - DUS
  2. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf

79€ - 207€

Fly Stuttgart to Muenster, train  •  4h 45m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Muenster (FMO) STR - FMO
  2. Take the train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

133€ - 330€

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5h 16m

  1. Take the train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FRA - DUS
  3. Take the train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf

114€ - 326€

Fly Stuttgart to Hannover, train  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Hannover (HAJ) STR - HAJ
  2. Take the train from Hannover Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

110€ - 255€

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund is to bus which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund is to drive which costs 45€ - 70€ and takes 3h 47m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Ludwigsburg and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart three times a week, and operate Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The journey takes approximately 5h 48m.

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The distance between Ludwigsburg and Dortmund is 316 km. The road distance is 401.9 km.

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The best way to get from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund without a car is to train via Stuttgart Hbf which takes 4h 25m and costs 60€ - 140€.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund, including transfers.

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Ludwigsburg to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, depart from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim station.

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Ludwigsburg to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Stuttgart Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund is to train via Stuttgart Hbf which takes 4h 25m and costs 60€ - 140€. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs 21€ - 35€ and takes 6h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund.
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  • Distance: 197.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

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

Deutsche Bahn operates a train from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund hourly. Tickets cost 80€ - 120€ and the journey takes 3h 29m. Austrian Railways (ÖBB) also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund 4 times a day. Tickets cost 21€ - 35€ and the journey takes 6h 20m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 350€
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
Flights from Stuttgart to Muenster via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Stuttgart to Muenster via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 310€
Flights from Frankfurt to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
70€ - 280€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover via Munich
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
110€ - 330€
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Dresden
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
130€ - 600€
Flights from Stuttgart to Hannover
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
55€ - 310€
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
100€ - 800€
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Stuttgart to Muenster
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
190€ - 650€
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

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 Stuttgart Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
80€ - 120€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 48m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
90€ - 130€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Duesseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
18€ - 27€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Muenster(Westf)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
16€ - 24€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
35€ - 55€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
Train from Hannover Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 52m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
40€ - 60€
Website
Deutsche Bahn
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
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
50€ - 85€
Website
fahrplan.oebb.at
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VRR
Phone
+49 209 1584-0
Email
info@vrr.de
Website
efa.vrr.de
Train from D-Flughafen Bf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
2€
Website
VRR
Eurobahn
Phone
0180 6 9 27 37 27
Email
info@eurobahn.de
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
4€ - 7€
Website
eurobahn.de
Train from Münster Hauptbahnhof to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
3€ - 6€
Website
eurobahn.de
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Düsseldorf Flughafen to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof
Ave. Duration
52m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
20€ - 35€
Website
Thalys
2nd Class
20€ - 35€
1st Class
35€ - 50€
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Phone
0800 223 5546
Website
abellio.de
Train from Düsseldorf, Flughafen to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
AR Abellio Rail NRW GmbH
Railjet
Website
oebb.at
Train from Stuttgart Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Twice a week
Website
oebb.at
Bus operators
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.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Stuttgart, Stuttgart North, Kornwestheim to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
21€ - 35€
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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The quickest flight from Stuttgart Airport to Dusseldorf Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Ludwigsburg to Dortmund bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Dortmund station.

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Ludwigsburg to Dortmund train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, arrive at Dortmund Hbf station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ludwigsburg to Dortmund is 402 km. It takes approximately 3h 47m to drive from Ludwigsburg to Dortmund.

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Swiss, Eurowings and Lufthansa offer flights from Stuttgart Airport to Dusseldorf Airport.

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