The cheapest buses from Dortmund to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Cheapest

$5

Average

$8

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Dortmund to Cologne will cost around $ 8 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 5.

Cheapest
07:20PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf1h35 08:55PMKöln, Flughafen
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$51One-way
09:50PMDortmund1h10 11:00PMCologne
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$51One-way
07:30PMDortmund1h10 08:40PMCologne
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$61One-way
07:10PMDortmund1h10 08:20PMCologne
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$61One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:00PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf1h55 07:55PMKöln, Flughafen
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$71One-way

Timetable Dortmund to Cologne

Showing buses for tomorrow, Wed, Sep 22
05:30AMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf2h10 07:40AMKöln, Flughafen
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08:40AMDortmund1h30 10:10AMCologne
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06:00PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf1h55 07:55PMKöln, Flughafen
0 changes
07:10PMDortmund1h10 08:20PMCologne
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07:20PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf1h35 08:55PMKöln, Flughafen
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07:30PMDortmund1h10 08:40PMCologne
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09:50PMDortmund1h10 11:00PMCologne
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Sep 22
$6FlixTrain
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Thu
Sep 23
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Sep 24
$15FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Sep 25
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
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Sep 26
$15FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Sep 27
$10FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Sep 28
$6FlixTrain
$7Flixbus
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Sep 29
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Sep 30
$10FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Oct 1
$15FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Oct 2
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
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Oct 3
$6FlixTrain
$7Flixbus
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Oct 4
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Oct 5
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Oct 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Oct 7
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$15FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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Oct 9
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
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Oct 10
$12FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
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$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus

The fastest buses from Dortmund to Cologne

Showing times and prices for Sep 22

Fastest Journey

1 h 10 m

Average

1 h 31 m

Buses per day

7

Distance

74 km

Of the 7 buses that leave Dortmund for Cologne every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 74 km distance in an average of 1 h 31 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 1 h 10 m .

The slowest buses will take 2 h 10 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

09:50PMDortmund1h10 11:00PMCologne
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$51One-way
07:30PMDortmund1h10 08:40PMCologne
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$61One-way
07:10PMDortmund1h10 08:20PMCologne
0 changes
$61One-way
08:40AMDortmund1h30 10:10AMCologne
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$71One-way
Fastest
07:20PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf1h35 08:55PMKöln, Flughafen
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$51One-way

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Bus Information between Dortmund and Cologne

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
durationAverage bus duration1 h 35 min
priceAverage bus ticket price$6 (€5)
changesDirect busYes
carriersBus companiesFlixbus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines France

Buses from Dortmund to Cologne cover the 45 miles (73 km) long route taking on average 1 h 35 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines France. There are direct bus services available. You can get the cheapest bus tickets for this trip for as low as $5 (€4), but the average price of bus tickets is $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Bus companies

Travel with FlixBus from Dortmund to Cologne

You can travel by bus from Dortmund to Cologne with FlixBus for as low as $5 (€4). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip between Dortmund and Cologne.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect bus with FlixBus between Dortmund and Cologne for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest FlixBus bus schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Dortmund to Cologne bus with FlixBus (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Dortmund - Cologne route and then book a cheap bus ticket with ease. The distance between Dortmund and Cologne by bus is 45 miles (73 km). You can book tickets for this FlixBus bus for as low as $5 (€4) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for FlixBus tickets between Dortmund and Cologne in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a bus. Book that perfect FlixBus Dortmund - Cologne bus ticket online and enjoy your trip!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus from Dortmund to Cologne:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Buses from Dortmund to Cologne
Take the bus to Cologne easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dortmund to Cologne.
FAQs
How much does a cheap bus from Dortmund to Cologne cost?
Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest bus to Cologne from Dortmund for the next 7 days starting from $5 (€4)  one way.
How much is the bus between Dortmund and Cologne on average?
The bus price between Dortmund and Cologne is on average $6 (€5)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How many miles is it from Dortmund to Cologne by bus?
The Dortmund to Cologne bus distance is approximately 45 miles (73 km).
How many hours is the bus time from Dortmund to Cologne?
The Dortmund to Cologne bus duration is on average 1 h 35 min, which is to be expected when traveling 45 miles (73 km) to Cologne from Dortmund. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What bus station in Dortmund goes to Cologne? What bus station do I come into Cologne from Dortmund?

There are a few bus stations in Dortmund to start your route from including Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof, Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof and Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf. In Cologne you have a few bus station options to choose from for your arrival including Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and Cologne, Siegburger Street (Access Tankstelle).

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf   and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.

Where is the bus station in Dortmund to go to Cologne? Where is the bus station in Cologne located?

The most popular departure bus station with passengers for this journey, called Dortmund Hbf, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Dortmund.

The most popular arrival bus station, Köln, Köln Bonn Airport, is located 8 mile (s) / 13 km away from the city center of Cologne.

Which bus providers should I travel with from Dortmund to Cologne?
When taking a bus from Dortmund to Cologne, you can count on Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Eurolines France for the best way to get you to Cologne. You can also check all possible bus companies who offer a service from Dortmund to Cologne and compare the amenities they offer before buying a bus ticket.
Can I purchase a direct bus from Dortmund to Cologne?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from Dortmund to Cologne on Omio with BlaBlaCar, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
When is the earliest bus from Dortmund to Cologne? When is the last bus from Dortmund to Cologne?
The earliest bus departing from Dortmund to Cologne leaves at 4: 00 PM. The last bus departing from Dortmund to Cologne leaves at 6: 40 PM. You can find the latest Dortmund to Cologne bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Dortmund to Cologne bus tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way bus ticket from Dortmund to Cologne is on average $6 (€5) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this route. In general, you can find bus tickets to Cologne from Dortmund available a few months in advance.
Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dortmund
Dortmund ZOB
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