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from Dortmund to Cologne

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Wed
Sep 22
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
Thu
Sep 23
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Fri
Sep 24
$15FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Sat
Sep 25
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
Sun
Sep 26
$15FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Mon
Sep 27
$10FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Tue
Sep 28
$6FlixTrain
$7Flixbus
Wed
Sep 29
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Thu
Sep 30
$10FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Fri
Oct 1
$15FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Sat
Oct 2
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
Sun
Oct 3
$6FlixTrain
$7Flixbus
Mon
Oct 4
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Tue
Oct 5
$6FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Wed
Oct 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Thu
Oct 7
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
Fri
Oct 8
$15FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Sat
Oct 9
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus
Sun
Oct 10
$12FlixTrain
$6Flixbus
Mon
Oct 11
$6FlixTrain
$5Flixbus

Travel Information from Dortmund to Cologne

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $6
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $6 (€5) • 1 h 35 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 1 h 18 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or FlixTrain

Travel 45 miles (73 km) by bus or train to Cologne from Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 18 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Dortmund to Cologne.

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How to get from Dortmund to Cologne

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Dortmund to Cologne, 79,25% 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 Cologne 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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FAQs
How do I go from Dortmund to Cologne?

There are 2 travel options from Dortmund to Cologne: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Cologne?

The cheapest way to go to Cologne from Dortmund is by taking a bus, which costs on average $6 (€5).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Cologne:

A bus is $1 (€1) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Dortmund to Cologne costing on average $6 (€5).

What is the quickest way from Dortmund to Cologne?

The fastest way from Dortmund to Cologne is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 18 min.

There are alternative travel options to Cologne that can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Cologne by bus can take on average 1 h 35 min.

How far is Cologne from Dortmund?

Cologne is approximately 45 miles (73 km) away from Dortmund.

How many services a day are there from Dortmund to Cologne?

The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Cologne is:

  • 51 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Dortmund and Cologne as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between Dortmund and Cologne, what are the departure and arrival points in Dortmund and Cologne?

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Köln, Köln Bonn Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Dortmund Hbf to Köln Hbf.
Which travel operators can get me to Cologne from Dortmund?

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

  • You can take a bus from Dortmund to Cologne with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $6 (€5) with Flixbus from Dortmund to Cologne.
  • You can travel from Dortmund to Cologne by train with FlixTrain. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $6 (€5) with FlixTrain from Dortmund to Cologne.
Is it possible to travel directly between Dortmund and Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Dortmund to Cologne with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct train to Cologne with Deutsche Bahn with 51 direct trains per day.

Direct services to Cologne 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 route.

What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Dortmund to Cologne?
Looking to extend your trip from Dortmund to Cologne? Many Omio customers who go from Dortmund to Cologne usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Amsterdam or Brussels from Cologne, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I book tickets between Dortmund and Cologne online for the best deals?

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $6 (€5) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average $6 (€5) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Dortmund to Cologne 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

Dortmund
Cologne
Dortmund ZOB
Amenities
Dortmund Hbf
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