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Train Information from Dortmund to Cologne

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 18 min
priceAverage train ticket price$9 (€7)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or VRR

Trains from Dortmund to Cologne cover the 45 miles (73 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 18 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or VRR. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $9 (€7). Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.

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Deutsche Bahn Dortmund – Cologne

For as little as $6 (€5) you can travel by train between Dortmund and Cologne with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Dortmund to Cologne. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Dortmund to Cologne train information:

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  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 6 a day

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Dortmund to Cologne and when traveling by train:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended


Deutsche Bahn trains from Dortmund to Cologne

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Dortmund to Cologne. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Dortmund to Cologne and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips

Trains from Dortmund to Cologne
Travel by train 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 do cheap train tickets between Dortmund and Cologne cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Dortmund to Cologne trains for as little as $6 (€5)  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Dortmund to Cologne?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Dortmund to Cologne train price to come in at an average of $9 (€7)  one way.
How far is it from Dortmund to Cologne by train?
The Dortmund to Cologne train distance is approximately 45 miles (73 km).
How long is the train between Dortmund and Cologne?
The Dortmund to Cologne train duration is on average 1 h 18 min, which is to be expected when traveling 45 miles (73 km) between Dortmund and Cologne. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train station from Dortmund to Cologne do I depart from? Which Cologne train station from Dortmund do I arrive in?

When departing from Dortmund, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. When arriving in Cologne, you can end your trip in train stations like Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen.

Omio customers book a train from Dortmund Hbf   to Köln Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where do I find the Dortmund train station to Cologne? Where is the Cologne train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Dortmund Hbf, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Dortmund. The most popular arrival train station in Cologne, called Köln Hbf, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

What train companies go from Dortmund to Cologne?
If you're looking for trains from Dortmund to Cologne, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or VRR to get you to Cologne. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Dortmund to Cologne route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I purchase a direct train from Dortmund to Cologne?
Yes, you can find a direct train to Cologne from Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
What time is the earliest train from Dortmund to Cologne? What time is the last train from Dortmund to Cologne?
The first Dortmund to Cologne train departs at 5: 22 AM   and the last train from Dortmund to Cologne leaves at 6: 24 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Dortmund to Cologne on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Cologne from Dortmund for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets between Dortmund and Cologne within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $9 (€7) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Dortmund to Cologne a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Dortmund
Cologne
Dortmund Hbf
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