There are 12 ways to get from Zürich to Dortmund by train, 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 Deutsche Bahn  •  6 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the train from Mannheim Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ice

$155 - $246

Cheapest option

Bus  •  10 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Dortmund N07

$35 - $65

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Train  •  7 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Dortmund Hbf Ec

$150 - $230

Bus, train  •  10 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Zurich to Frankfurt Ouibus
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ice

$76 - $112

Drive  •  5 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Zürich to Dortmund 390.8 miles

$80 - $120

Fly Zurich to Dusseldorf, train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$66 - $196

Fly Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt, train  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Cologne/Bonn Apt (CGN) ZRH - CGN
  2. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$84 - $253

Fly Zurich to Dortmund  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Dortmund (DTM) ZRH - DTM

$78 - $359

Fly Zurich to Frankfurt, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Zurich (ZRH) to Frankfurt (FRA) ZRH - FRA
  2. Take the train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf

$148 - $369

Train to Basel, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  5 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
  2. Fly from Basel (BSL) to Dusseldorf (DUS) BSL - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$109 - $309

Train, train to Friedrichshafen, fly to Dusseldorf  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
  2. Take the train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
  3. Fly from Friedrichshafen (FDH) to Dusseldorf (DUS) FDH - DUS
  4. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$166 - $559

Train to Stuttgart, fly to Dusseldorf, train  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
  2. Fly from Stuttgart (STR) to Dusseldorf (DUS) STR - DUS
  3. Take the train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf

$138 - $273

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Zürich to Dortmund is to bus which costs SFr 35 - SFr 65 and takes 10 h 20 min.

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The quickest way to get from Zürich to Dortmund is to fly and train which costs SFr 65 - SFr 200 and takes 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Zürich and Dortmund is 468 km. The road distance is 625.2 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 29 min to get from Zürich to Dortmund, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Zurich and arriving at Dortmund. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 20 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Zürich HB and arriving at Dortmund Hbf. Services depart once daily. The journey takes approximately 7 h 22 min.

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What companies run services between Zürich, Switzerland and Dortmund, Germany?

You can take a train from Zürich to Dortmund via Mannheim Hbf in around 6 h 29 min. Alternatively, FlixBus operates a bus from Zürich to Dortmund once daily. Tickets cost $35 - $65 and the journey takes 10 h 20 min.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $410
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $1,100
Flights from Zurich to Dortmund via Munich
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $340
Flights from Zurich to Dortmund via Frankfurt, Munich
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $420
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Stuttgart
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Nuremberg
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,000
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Munich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
2 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $290
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Frankfurt via Geneva
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $650
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf via Zurich
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $900
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Zurich to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $270
Flights from Zurich to Cologne/Bonn Apt
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $310
Flights from Zurich to Dortmund via Split
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Zurich to Dortmund via Palma Mallorca
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $420
Flights from Stuttgart to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Zurich to Dortmund via London Luton
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $430
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$60 - $300
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Friedrichshafen to Dusseldorf
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $440
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Basel to Dusseldorf via Amsterdam
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $600
Train operators
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Mannheim Hbf
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $230
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Schaffhausen
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Schaffhausen to Friedrichshafen Flughafen
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Train from Zürich HB to Böblingen
Ave. Duration
2 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$50 - $85
Website
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Schedules at
fahrplan.sbb.ch
Deutsche Bahn
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Mannheim Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(Main)Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Train from Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
bahn.de
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Düsseldorf Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $29
Schedules at
bahn.de
TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
tgv.com
Train from Zürich HB to Basel SBB
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $28
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$22 - $28
1st Class
$40 - $41
Bus operators
FlixBus
Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Zurich to Dortmund
Ave. Duration
10 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from Zurich to Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Website
Ouibus

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