How to travel from Essen to Dortmund

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from Essen to Dortmund

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

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To get from Essen to Dortmund on Feb 04 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00AMEssen Hbf0h21 10:21AMDortmund Hbf
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Travel Information between Essen and Dortmund

distanceDistance20 miles (32 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$6 - $7
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 23 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $6 (€5) • 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixTrain

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 20 miles (32 km) from Essen to Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $6 (€5). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixTrain among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Essen to Dortmund.

Travel Tips: Travel from Essen 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 Essen to Dortmund.

There are 4 ways to travel to Dortmund from Essen including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

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

This is compared to other ways of getting to Dortmund:

Taking a train is about $1 (€1) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $7 (€6) for this trip.

The quickest way to travel between Essen and Dortmund is by train, which takes on average 23 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 55 min   of travel time.

The Essen to Dortmund distance is around 20 miles (32 km).

The average frequency per day from Essen to Dortmund is:

  • 8 buses a day.
  • Around 130 trains per day.

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

  • Buses most often depart from Essen at Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter) and arrive in Dortmund at Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Trains mostly depart from Essen Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

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

  • FlixTrain can take you to Dortmund by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for FlixTrain from Essen to Dortmund for $6 (€5).

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

  • You'll find 8 direct buses a day to Dortmund with BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct train to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain with 130 direct trains per day.

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 route.

Omio customers who travel from Essen to Dortmund often also extend their vacation to go to Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Dortmund and these popular destinations at a great price.

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

  • A bus ticket for this trip is costing $7 (€6) one way on average.
  • A train ticket for this trip costs on average $6 (€5) one way.

But we recommend booking Essen to Dortmund 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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