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.
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3 h 20 m
4 h 6 m
Trains per day
Of the 26 trains that leave Dortmund for Berlin every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||261 miles (421 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 22 min|
|Average train ticket price||$46 (€42)|
|Train frequency||23 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 21 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Dortmund to Berlin cover the 261 miles (421 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 22 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 23 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $46 (€42), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Travel from Dortmund to Berlin from $33 (€30) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.
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 Dortmund to Berlin train.
There is an hourly ICE connection between Dortmund and Berlin. The journey takes about 3 1/2 hours. The City Night Line also operates at night. This is a train with sleeping car, couchette car and snack bar. However, the City Night Line needs 4 1/2 hours for the route. Once an hour there is a direct connection Dortmund - Berlin. The first train leaves for Berlin shortly before 6am, the last one shortly before midnight.
Germany's capital is also the largest city of the country. It is internationally known for its art and fashion scene and is also an important political centre. The nightlife and numerous festivals are also internationally renowned and attract many tourists to the city every year.
The Dortmund main station can be reached with regional trains as well as the S-Bahn lines S1 and S2. Those arriving from the city itself can take the underground lines U43 and U44 directly to the main station. Many buses also stop outside the main station.
The Dortmund Berlin trains usually end at Berlin main station, sometimes you can get off at Berlin Spandau or Südkreuz before. The S5, S7 and S75 trams run from the main station and stop at all other important stations in the city. The U55 runs to the Bundestag and the Brandenburg Gate.
The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:
Some of the Dortmund train stations to Berlin you can start your journey from include Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Berlin include Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arriving in Berlin Hbf.
Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Dortmund Hbf and need to travel around 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the city center to get to this train station.
Passengers arriving in Berlin most often arrive at Berlin Hbf and need to travel around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from this train station to the city center.
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