The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Munich to Dortmund is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 35 m
6 h 12 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Munich for Dortmund every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
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|Distance||296 miles (477 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 4 min|
|Average train ticket price||$102 (€90)|
|Train frequency||20 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 19 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Munich to Dortmund cover the 296 miles (477 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 4 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $102 (€90), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $66 (€58). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.
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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 to Dortmund from Munich. 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 Munich to Dortmund train information:
From Munich there is a direct train to Dortmund about once an hour. The journeys last between 5.5 and 6 hours. In total, Deutsche Bahn offers up to five train connections per hour between the two cities. A travel time of 6 to 7 hours must be planned for the transfer connections. The first move starts around 3.25, the last around 0. ICE, IC and RE.
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As the most important economic and trade centre in Westphalia, Dortmund is an important destination, especially for business travelers. The big city on the edge of the Ruhr area inspires tourists with its interesting mix of modern and historical architecture and the famous industrial monuments such as the Zollern colliery.
Most trains on the Munich-Dortmund line depart from Munich Central Station. Some trains (also ICE) also stop at Munich-Pasing station. For other connections the train stops in Nuremberg.
The fastest way for passengers to travel to Munich Central Station is to take the S-Bahn lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8. Alternatively, you can take the U-Bahn lines 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8. The tram lines 16, 17, 19, 20, 21 and 22 stop at the Hauptbahnhof (main station) on the forecourt. The Hauptbahnhof Nord stop is served by tram lines 16, 17, 20, 21, 22 and bus line 100.
In addition to the direct connections from Munich to Dortmund, there are also a number of trips with one or more transfers available. Frequent transfer stations include Mannheim, Essen and Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe. Normally there are 2 transfers, the longest connection with a duration of almost 7 hours consists of a total of 4 transfers.
from Dortmund main station, you can continue your journey quickly with the city train lines U41, U45, U47 and U49, which run every 10 minutes. At the north side of the main station there is a bus stop for the lines 412, 451, 453, 455, 456 and 475. At the south exit the bus lines 460, NE 7, NE 8, NE 12, NE 15 and NE 22 depart. This is also where the Airport-Express starts. The central station is located in the north of Dortmund city center.
When departing from Munich, you have various train station options to start your trip from including München Hbf, München Flughafen Terminal and München Ost. When arriving in Dortmund, you can end your trip in train stations like Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund Signal Iduna Park and Dortmund-Hörde.
Passengers board the train most frequently from München Hbf, which is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Dortmund Hbf, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre.
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