How to travel from Berlin to Dortmund

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from Berlin to Dortmund

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

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To get from Berlin to Dortmund on Feb 10 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Dortmund from Berlin

distanceDistance261 miles (421 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $123
fastestFastest modeTrain • $123 (€106) • 3 h 26 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 261 miles (421 km) to Dortmund from Berlin. The most popular travel companies which serve this route 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 Tips: 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.

There are 4 ways to travel between Berlin and Dortmund including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to go to Dortmund from Berlin is by taking a flight, which costs on average $3 (€3).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Dortmund:

A flight is generally $31 (€27) less than a bus for the same trip. Taking a bus costs on average $35 (€30) from Berlin to Dortmund.

A flight is $119 (€103) less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Berlin to Dortmund costing on average $123 (€106).

The quickest way to travel to Dortmund from Berlin is by train, which takes on average 3 h 26 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h 8 min.

In comparison, taking a flight requires on average 0 h 0 min   of travel time.

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

The average frequency per day from Berlin to Dortmund is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • 18 trains per day.

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

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

  • Buses from Berlin to Dortmund most often leave from Berlin, Zentralen Omnibusbahnhof and arrive in Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Flights mostly depart from Berlin Brandenburg Airport and arrive in Dortmund Airport.
  • Trains mostly depart from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Berlin to Dortmund:

  • You can travel from Berlin to Dortmund by bus with Flixbus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $35 (€30) with Flixbus from Berlin to Dortmund.
  • You can travel by train between Berlin and Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Berlin to Dortmund tickets for $123 (€106) on Omio.

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

  • You'll find 3 direct buses per day with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can find around 17 direct trains per day and travel 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 to Dortmund from Berlin.

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 Hamburg. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or Hamburg from Dortmund, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $35 (€30) one way.
  • Plane tickets are costing $3 (€3) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $123 (€106) one way on average.

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.

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