How to travel from Dortmund to Berlin

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from Dortmund to Berlin

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

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The best way to travel from Dortmund to Berlin is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

Deutsche Bahn
08:48AM3h27
Dortmund Hbf
12:15PMBerlin Hbf
$1101One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:48AM3h27
Dortmund Hbf
12:15PMBerlin Hbf
$1101One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:48AM3h27
Dortmund Hbf
12:15PMBerlin Hbf
$1101One-way
0 transfers
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Deutsche Bahn
09:48AM3h28
Dortmund Hbf
01:16PMBerlin Hbf
$1101One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:11AM3h36
Dortmund Hbf
12:47PMBerlin-Gesundbrunnen station
$1131One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
11:11AM3h37
Dortmund Hbf
02:48PMBerlin-Gesundbrunnen station
$1131One-way
0 transfers

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Travel Information to Berlin from Dortmund

distanceDistance261 miles (421 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, train or flight
priceTicket price range$18 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $18 (€16) • 3 h 28 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $46 (€40) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 261 miles (421 km) by bus, train or flight between Dortmund and Berlin. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Dortmund to Berlin.

How to get from Dortmund to Berlin

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Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Dortmund to Berlin, 80,58% 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 Dortmund to Berlin 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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FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn will get you to Berlin from Dortmund at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of travel 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 travel to Berlin from Dortmund. DB uses different types of travel 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 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.

      FAQs: Travel from Dortmund to Berlin

      FAQs: Travel to Berlin 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 Dortmund to Berlin.
      FAQs

      There are 3 ways to get from Dortmund to Berlin: bus, train or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Berlin from Dortmund is by taking a train, which costs on average $18 (€16).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Dortmund to Berlin:

      Taking a train costs $7 (€6) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $25 (€22) for the same trip.

      Taking a train costs $28 (€24) less than taking a flight, which average ticket prices of $46 (€40).

      The fastest way to get to Berlin from Dortmund is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 10 min.

      Other travel options to Berlin take longer:

      Bus takes on average 5 h 40 min.

      Train takes 3 h 28 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 261 miles (421 km) between Dortmund and Berlin.

      The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Berlin is:

      • Around 3 buses per day.
      • 16 trains a day.

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

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

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

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

      • You can take a bus from Dortmund to Berlin with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar. Cheap tickets can be found for $25 (€22) with FlixBus from Dortmund to Berlin.
      • You can take a train from Dortmund to Berlin with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Cheap tickets can be found for $18 (€16) with FlixTrain from Dortmund to Berlin.

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

      • Direct buses with FlixBus with 3 direct buses per day.
      • 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 Berlin as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Dortmund and Berlin.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Dortmund to Berlin often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Prague, Paris, Amsterdam, Munich or Dresden. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Dortmund and Berlin itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Berlin and any of these top destinations today!
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