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Overview: Train from Dortmund to London

distanceDistance326 miles (525 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Dortmund to London cover the 326 miles (525 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 43 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in London Victoria.

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Deutsche Bahn trains between Dortmund and London

Travel on Deutsche Bahn trains from Dortmund to London at great prices. Omio finds you train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

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 London train.

    These are Deutsche Bahn's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Dortmund and London:

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


    Deutsche Bahn trains from Dortmund to London

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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 London. 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 London and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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    FAQs
    What are the travel restrictions for London, United Kingdom if I'm coming from Dortmund, Germany by train?

    Travel between Dortmund, Germany and London, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

    Can I enter United Kingdom from Germany?

    International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Dortmund?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
    • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
    • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
    • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
    • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

    What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

    All travelers in United Kingdom must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Regional advice

    The information above was last checked on 12/7/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to London from Dortmund as this information can change.

    What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from London, United Kingdom to Dortmund, Germany?

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from London to Dortmund is: Partially open

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from United Kingdom?

    Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

    What are the requirements?

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

    What are the safety rules to follow in Dortmund, Germany?

    The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    Last checked on 12/7/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Dortmund from London here.

    How many miles is it from Dortmund to London by train?
    You should expect to travel around 326 miles (525 km)  between Dortmund and London by train.
    How long is the train from Dortmund to London?
    The train time to London from Dortmund is on average 10 h 43 min  for the 326 miles (525 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to London from Dortmund by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
    What station does the train from Dortmund to London depart from? Which London train station do I come into from Dortmund?

    There are a few train stations in Dortmund to start your route from including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde. In London you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

    Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Dortmund Hbf   and arrive in London Victoria.

    Where is the train station in Dortmund? Where is the train station in London?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Dortmund Hbf and travel around 0.4 miles (560 m) from the city center to this train station.

    Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at London Victoria and need to travel approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the train station to the city center in London.

    Which train providers should I travel with from Dortmund to London?
    For the journey from Dortmund to London you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Dortmund to London on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    How many trains per day are there between Dortmund and London?
    On average, there is 1 train a day from Dortmund to London. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Dortmund
    London
    Dortmund Hbf is the most popular Dortmund railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Dortmund for your trip to London.