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Cheap train tickets and times from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Showing times and prices for May 26

Cheapest

Fastest Journey

1 h 26 m

Average

1 h 28 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

73 km

Cheap train tickets from Dortmund Hbf to start from $28 with an average ticket price of $33.

The fastest train from Dortmund Hbf to takes 1h 26m in comparison to an average duration of 1h 28m and covers a distance of 73 km.

5 trains that leave Dortmund Hbf for every day with 4 travelling directly.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
02:45AM1h26
Dortmund Hbf
04:11AMCologne Hbf
$281One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
12:45AM1h26
Dortmund Hbf
02:11AMCologne Hbf
$281One-way
0 transfers
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Deutsche Bahn
01:42AM1h36
Dortmund Hbf
03:18AMCologne Hbf
$281One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
03:45AM1h26
Dortmund Hbf
05:11AMCologne Hbf
$281One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
01:48AM1h30
Dortmund Hbf
03:18AMCologne Hbf
$501One-way
1 transfer

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Pros
IconOn time
IconAir conditioning
IconCleanliness
Cons
IconExpensive
IconBistro closed
I travelled back from Dortmund to Cologne on business. The train arrived very punctually for a start. That is of course very pleasant after a hard day's work. And you noticed straight away that the air conditioning was on. That's all the more pleasing in this heat. Thanks to the seat reservation, I was able to squeeze through the crowd and sit in my seat. In general, I recommend everyone to make a seat reservation. It gives you less stress and more comfort. The ticket inspector was quick to check everyone. You could use the toilet. But it was not very hygienic. It is very practical that there is always a power socket between the double seats. I can use it to charge my iPhone after a long day. Unfortunately, the Board Bistro was closed. But that wasn't so bad, because the ride didn't last that long. In terms of price, the ride is already expensive. Nevertheless, I'd rather take the train than the car.
Pros
Iconwonderful service
Iconmodern equipment
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Iconslight delay
After our stay, we went back to Cologne on the Deutsche Bahn ICE. The train arrived before the stated departure time and left on time. The seats were very comfortable and offered a small folding table, enough storage space for small luggage and an adjustable backrest. The internet on board was good and allowed us to surf the web, read and answer emails and even watch videos. The staff were very helpful and nice. Unfortunately, there were delays during the journey due to construction work, which caused us to be 20 minutes late. Nevertheless, I would recommend this ride to others, as the plus points outweigh the negatives.
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IconPrice is right
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IconI have not had any negative experiences
I recently had the opportunity to use the train connection from Dortmund to Cologne and would like to share my impressions. The train connection was almost on time. We departed only slightly late, which was acceptable considering the distance. The arrival time in Cologne was kept well. The train was very clean and well maintained. The seats and floor were spotless and there was no visible soiling. This contributed to a pleasant travelling experience. There were power sockets on the train, which made it possible to charge electronic devices during the journey. This was very positive. The toilets on the train were clean and well maintained. There was also a toilet that was accessible for wheelchair users. There was a small bistro on the train where you could buy drinks and snacks. The selection was limited, but sufficient. Overall, the train connection from Dortmund to Cologne was extremely satisfactory. The punctuality, cleanliness, availability of electricity, toilets and the bistro all helped to make the journey pleasant and comfortable.
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IconFast and pleasant train connection
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IconActually none
The punctuality of this train was excellent. The ICE48 arrived and departed exactly on schedule. The ticket price was reasonable for the services offered. The cleanliness of the train was very good, both the seats and the common areas were well maintained. The toilets were generally clean, but there were moments when they could be better maintained. The seats were comfortable and there was plenty of legroom on the floor. However, additional padding and adjustable backrests could further improve comfort. Overall, the ICE48 train journey was a positive experience. The small improvements in terms of WC maintenance and seat comfort could improve the travelling experience.

Overview: Train from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf

distanceDistance45 miles (72 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 15 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express

Trains from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf cover the 45 miles (72 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 15 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $9 (€8), but the average price of train tickets is $22 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf trains

You can travel by train from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express for as low as $6 (€5). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

FlixTrain is a German train company which is part of FlixMobility, the company who own FlixBus. Since 2018, FlixMobility has also offered the option of train travel to some of the largest German cities like Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin including trains from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf. FlixTrain has high speed comfortable trains with a guaranteed seat, foot space, reading lamp and a luggage rack to store your belongings as well as sockets on most trains and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. The most popualr routes in Germany for FlixTrain are from Berlin to Hamburg, Frankfurt to Stuttgart and Cologne to Hamburg. They also offer trains on the Sotckholm to Gothenburg route in Sweden.

FlixTrain from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf train information:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 18 min
  • Cheapest Price: $6

Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain classes from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Check and compare train options, travel classes, and amenities for trains from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf with Deutsche Bahn, Inter City Express (ICE), Intercity (IC), Regional Express (RE), Regionalbahn (RB), FlixTrain

Inter City Express (ICE)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 89 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at seat and restaurant
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Inter City Express (ICE)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Adjustable seat
  • Extra legroom (at least 80 cm)
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • Meal service at the restaurant
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • Quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Intercity (IC)

1st class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 3 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation included
  • No dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • Travel advisories priority lane
  • Access to lounge
  • Access to digital newspaper & magazine

Intercity (IC)

2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • 4 seat in a row
  • Seat reservation not included
  • Dedicated space for bicycles*
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • Area for families with children
  • Space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • Dedicated accessible seats
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service
  • No Travel advisories priority lane
  • No access to lounge
  • No access to digital newspapers & magazines

Regional Express (RE)

1st class & 2nd class
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Power socket at seat
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

Regionalbahn (RB)

1st class & 2nd class
  • No Wi-Fi
  • Power sockets on some trains
  • Seat not adjustable
  • Standard legroom
  • Solo seats available
  • Face-to-face seats available
  • Folding table
  • Dedicated space for bicycles
  • Pets allowed
  • No buy-on-board food
  • No dedicated area for families with children
  • No dedicated space for prams
  • No quiet area/zone
  • 1 piece of hand luggage per person
  • 1 piece of large luggage per person
  • Air conditioning
  • No dedicated accessible seats for 1st class
  • Partially barrier-free
  • Accessibility assistance service

FAQs: Trains from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf

FAQs: Travel by train from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf 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 Hbf to Cologne Hbf.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf can start from as little as $9 (€8) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf is $22 (€19); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time between Dortmund Hbf and Cologne Hbf is on average 1 h 15 min   for the 45 mile (72 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Dortmund Hbf and Cologne Hbf by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf leaves at 10: 09 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf leaves at 9: 46 PM.
There are 25 trains a day from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
For the trip from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between Dortmund Hbf and Cologne Hbf on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 9: 46 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Dortmund Hbf, which is located around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne Hbf by train is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Dortmund Hbf and Cologne Hbf including taking a train or bus.

Trains departing from Dortmund Hbf

Distance from Dortmund Hbf to city center
Distance from Dortmund Hbf to city center
1.5 miles (2.4 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
At this station we offer you free wifi. It allows you to go online with your smartphone or laptop, edit e-mails and much more. You can find information about the various wifi offers at our stations here.
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
If you want to take a load off your hands, you can put your luggage in a locker at this station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Information Desk
Information Desk
DB Information counters are the place to go for information about your rail journey, and they serve as a meeting point for travellers and station visitors. If you have any questions about your trip or the town/city where the station is located, staff at the counter have the answers you need. If a station does not have a counter, our service staff are only too happy to help you with any query you might have.
Accessibility
Accessibility
The following equipment features serve to ensure barrier-free accessibility to the station. Available are: Gleis 2: step-free access platform height >= 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 3: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 4: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 5: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 6: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 7: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 8: platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 10: platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 11: platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 16: platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system stairs marking contrasting guidance Gleis 18: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 20: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 21: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 23: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 26: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 31: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance

Trains arriving to Cologne Hbf

Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cologne/Bonn Airport
9 miles (15 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the S19 train for 14 minutes to reach the airport from the station.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes only.
ATM
ATM
There are various ATMs around the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
There are luggage lockers in the station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Asiagourmet | Coffee Fellows | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | KFC | McDonald's | Pizza Hut | Nordsee | Starbucks | Schweinske | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
One near the departure/arrival board and another near the escalators close to Platforms 4 and 5.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible & mobility assistance staff. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

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