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from Berlin to Dortmund

You can get from Berlin to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Mon
Sep 20
$37FlixTrain
$31Flixbus
Tue
Sep 21
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
Wed
Sep 22
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
$22Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$37Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$12FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$30Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
$19Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$19FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$12FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$12FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
Thu
Oct 7
$12FlixTrain
$19Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$19FlixTrain
$12Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$37Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus

Travel Information from Berlin to Dortmund

distanceDistance261 miles (421 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$22 - $31
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 3 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $22 (€18) • 3 h 28 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 261 miles (421 km) from Berlin to Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 28 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $22 (€18). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Berlin to Dortmund.

How to get from Berlin to Dortmund

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Berlin to Dortmund, 84,29% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from Berlin to Dortmund and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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Travel Tips

Travel from Berlin to Dortmund
Travel 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 Berlin to Dortmund.
FAQs
How do I reach Dortmund from Berlin?

There are 2 ways to travel between Berlin and Dortmund including taking a bus or train.

What is the cheapest way from Berlin to Dortmund?

The cheapest way to get from Berlin to Dortmund is by taking a train. You can find average ticket prices around $22 (€18) compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

A train is generally $9 (€7) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $31 (€25) from Berlin to Dortmund.

What is the quickest way to get from Berlin to Dortmund?

The quickest way to travel to Dortmund from Berlin is by train, which takes on average 3 h 28 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 5 h 55 min   on average.

How far is it from Berlin to Dortmund?

The Berlin to Dortmund distance is around 261 miles (421 km).

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Berlin to Dortmund?

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Dortmund is:

  • 16 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Berlin to Dortmund as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Berlin? Where do I arrive in Dortmund?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Dortmund:

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travelers take a train from Berlin Hbf to Dortmund Hbf.
Who can get me from Berlin to Dortmund?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Berlin to Dortmund, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Berlin to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $31 (€25).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Dortmund by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Dortmund for $22 (€18) on Omio.
Is it possible to travel directly to Dortmund from Berlin?

Yes, there are direct services available from Berlin to Dortmund with the following travel companies:

  • You'll find 16 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain.

Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Dortmund as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Berlin and Dortmund.

What other destinations are worth visiting after traveling from Berlin to Dortmund?
Looking to extend your trip from Berlin to Dortmund? Many Omio customers who go from Berlin to Dortmund usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or Munich. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Munich from Dortmund, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy tickets to Dortmund from Berlin online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Berlin to Dortmund, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $31 (€25) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $22 (€18) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Berlin to Dortmund online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

Stations

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Dortmund
Berlin, ZOB am Funkturm
Amenities
Berlin Ostbahnhof
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