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 Berlin will cost around $ 140 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 84.
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3 h 29 m
4 h 3 m
Trains per day
Of the 27 trains that leave Dortmund for Berlin 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 4 h 3 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 29 m .
The slowest trains will take 5 h 53 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 44 min|
|Average train ticket price||$55 (€45)|
|Train frequency||11 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 11 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 route taking on average 3 h 44 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 11 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $22 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $55 (€45). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Find the best trains between Dortmund and Berlin with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $22 (€18). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.
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.
When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Dortmund to Berlin don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:
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:
There are a few train stations in Dortmund to start your trip from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. In Berlin you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Dortmund Hbf, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Berlin Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from the city center.
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