Essen to Dortmund train

Cheap train tickets from Essen to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for Mar 23

Cheapest

4

Average

12

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Essen to Dortmund is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

FlixTrain
06:44AMEssen0h21 07:05AMDortmund
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41One-way
FlixTrain
04:04PMEssen0h26 04:30PMDortmund
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71One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:00PMEssen0h22 07:22PMDortmund
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131One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:43PMEssen0h21 08:04PMDortmund
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141One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:59PMEssen0h23 09:22PMDortmund
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191One-way

Train schedule from Essen to Dortmund

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, March 23
FlixTrain
06:44AMEssen0h21 07:05AMDortmund
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FlixTrain
04:04PMEssen0h26 04:30PMDortmund
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Deutsche Bahn
07:00PMEssen0h22 07:22PMDortmund
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Deutsche Bahn
07:43PMEssen0h21 08:04PMDortmund
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Deutsche Bahn
08:59PMEssen0h23 09:22PMDortmund
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Fastest train times from Essen to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for Mar 23

Fastest Journey

21 m

Average

22 m

Trains per day

5

Distance

32 km

Of the 5 trains that leave Essen for Dortmund every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

FlixTrain
06:44AMEssen0h21 07:05AMDortmund
0 transfers
41One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:43PMEssen0h21 08:04PMDortmund
0 transfers
141One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:00PMEssen0h22 07:22PMDortmund
0 transfers
131One-way
Deutsche Bahn
08:59PMEssen0h23 09:22PMDortmund
0 transfers
191One-way
FlixTrain
04:04PMEssen0h26 04:30PMDortmund
0 transfers
71One-way

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Overview: Train from Essen to Dortmund

distanceDistance20 miles (32 km)
durationAverage train duration21 min
priceAverage train ticket price$10 (€9)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesNational Express, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys

Trains from Essen to Dortmund cover the 20 miles (32 km) long trip taking on average 21 min with our travel partners like National Express, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $10 (€9), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $3 (€3). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

Train providers: Thalys, National Express and Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Dortmund trains

Thalys, National Express and Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Dortmund from Essen from $3 (€3). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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National Express

Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train between Essen and Dortmund with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.

Train information from Essen to Dortmund with Thalys:

  • Average Duration: 27 min
  • Thalys frequency: 2 a day

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 Essen to Dortmund train.

Essen to Dortmund train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 22 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 47 a day

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance train company operating over 550 trains per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates train services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express trains have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most trains come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your train from Essen to Dortmund, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

Train information from Essen to Dortmund with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 23 min
  • National Express frequency: 36 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Essen to Dortmund

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Dortmund 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 Essen to Dortmund.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Essen to Dortmund to cost as little as $3 (€3)  in the next 7 days.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $10 (€9)  for a train ticket from Essen to Dortmund.
The train distance from Essen to Dortmund is around 20 miles (32 km).
On average the Essen to Dortmund train travel time is 21 min  for the 20 miles (32 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Essen, you have various train station options to start your route from including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. When arriving in Dortmund, you can end your journey in train stations like Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Essen Hbf and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Dortmund Hbf and need to travel approximately 1.5 miles (2.4 km) from the train station to the city center in Dortmund.

When taking a train from Essen to Dortmund, you can count on National Express, FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or Thalys for the best way to get you to Dortmund. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Essen and Dortmund and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, you can find a direct train between Essen and Dortmund with Flixbus  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
The earliest train for this trip departs from Essen at 7: 43 PM. The last train leaves from Essen at 7: 43 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Essen to Dortmund and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Essen to Dortmund is on average $10 (€9) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets from Essen to Dortmund available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this connection

Essen
Dortmund
Essen Hbf is the most popular Essen 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 Essen for your trip to Dortmund.
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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.
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