How to get from Berlin to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Berlin to Dortmund is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||261 miles (421 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$37 - $70|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $37 (€32) • 6 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $70 (€60) • 3 h 23 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 261 miles (421 km) by bus or train from Berlin to Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $37 (€32). 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.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $12 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40,000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel 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 Berlin to Dortmund travel.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
You can get to Dortmund from Berlin 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to travel between Berlin and Dortmund is a bus with an average price of $37 (€32).
This is compared to other travel options from Berlin to Dortmund:
Taking a bus costs $33 (€28) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $70 (€60).
The fastest way to get to Dortmund from Berlin is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 23 min.
Other travel options to Dortmund take longer:
Getting to Dortmund by bus takes 6 h 50 min on average.
Dortmund is approximately 261 miles (421 km) away from Berlin.
The average frequency per day from Berlin to Dortmund is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Dortmund from Berlin as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from Berlin to Dortmund:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Berlin to Dortmund with the following travel companies:
Direct services to Dortmund tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your journey.
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