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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 Berlin to Dortmund will cost around $ 88 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 69.
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3 h 23 m
3 h 50 m
Trains per day
Of the 29 trains that leave Berlin for Dortmund every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 422 km distance in an average of 3 h 50 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 23 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 h 23 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.
|Distance||261 miles (421 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 46 min|
|Average train ticket price||$42 (€35)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Berlin to Dortmund cover the 261 miles (421 km) long route taking on average 3 h 46 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $42 (€35), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $21 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.
You can travel by train from Berlin to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $21 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Berlin to Dortmund train.
Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Dortmund train information:
Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Berlin to Dortmund:
Berlin and Dortmund are among the most visited cities in Germany. Every day thousands of tourists and commuters travel the train line between the two metropolises. For this reason, Deutsche Bahn offers up to 30 journeys on this route from morning to evening, which in the best case only last 3 hours 12 minutes.
For journeys by train from Berlin to Dortmund, Deutsche Bahn trains are exclusively responsible. The train company uses special train types such as the Intercity Express, the InterCity or the Regional Express for long-distance traffic between the two metropolises in order to guarantee the fastest and most comfortable journey possible.
The duration of the fastest possible journey by train from Berlin to Dortmund, without a stopover, is 3 hours 12 minutes. Basically there is only one stop on this route - often in Wolfsburg or Bad Oyenhausen - which leads to a travel time of up to 5 hours 24 minutes.
During the day, Deutsche Bahn trains depart from Berlin Central Station in the direction of Dortmund from 4.30 am until 23.50 pm. The highest density of trips is in the morning and in the afternoon. From 10 to 17 every 30 minutes passengers have the opportunity to travel on this route. On average, one train leaves Berlin every hour. A total of 30 trips are offered every day for this route.
Berlin Hauptbahnhof. Berlin Hauptbahnhof is located near the city center on the northern edge of the government district. It can be easily reached from the city center by S-Bahn on lines S3, S5, S7 and S9. In addition, there is the possibility to travel by underground on line U55, by tram and by city bus.
Dortmund Hauptbahnhof. After the train arrives, passengers can continue their journey every 10 minutes by underground on lines U41, U45, U47 and U49 in the direction of the city center. There is another connection to the city center via the S-Bahn lines S1, S2 and S5.
Some of the Berlin train stations to Dortmund you can start your journey from include Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Dortmund include Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arriving in Dortmund Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Berlin Hbf, is located 1.7 miles (2.8 km) from the city center of Berlin.
The most popular arrival train station, Dortmund Hbf, is located 0.4 miles (560 m) away from the city center of Dortmund.
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