How to travel from Dortmund to Essen

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Travel Information to Essen from Dortmund

distanceDistance20 miles (32 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$3 - $16
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $3 (€3) • 53 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $16 (€14) • 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a bus or train to travel 20 miles (32 km) between Dortmund and Essen. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 21 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $3 (€3). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Dortmund to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dortmund to Essen

Travel Tips: Travel to Essen 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 Essen.

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

The cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Essen is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $3 (€3) compared to other travel options to Essen:

Taking a bus is about $12 (€11) less than taking a train, which costs on average $16 (€14) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel from Dortmund to Essen is by train, which takes on average 21 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 53 min   on average.

You should expect to travel around 20 miles (32 km) between Dortmund and Essen.

The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Essen is:

  • 8 buses per day.
  • Around 113 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Essen from Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Essen:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf and arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Most travelers board their train from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Essen. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Dortmund to Essen tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).
Your trip from Dortmund to Essen doesn't have to end in Essen. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Hamburg. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Hamburg to your Dortmund to Essen tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Essen today!

Before traveling from Dortmund to Essen, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket is costing on average $3 (€3) one way for this route.
  • A train ticket for this route is costing $16 (€14) one way on average.

But we recommend booking Dortmund to Essen tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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