How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

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from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund on Jan 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:26PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h31 08:57PMDortmund Hbf
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08:45AMFrankfurt am Main5h35 02:20PMDortmund
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03:26PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h31 06:57PMDortmund Hbf
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11:26AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h32 02:58PMDortmund Hbf
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07:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h39 11:21AMDortmund Hbf
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Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $21
fastestFastest modeTrain • $21 (€18) • 3 h 34 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGlobtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 110 miles (177 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund. The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund.

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund, 80,36% 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 Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund 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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There are 4 travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a flight with an average price of $5 (€4).

This is compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

A flight is $13 (€11) less than a bus for this trip with tickets for a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund costing on average $17 (€15).

Taking a flight is about $16 (€14) less than taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€18) for this journey.

The fastest way to get to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 34 min.

Other travel options to Dortmund can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 6 h   of travel time.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 110 miles (177 km) from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund.

The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund is:

  • 7 buses per day.
  • 16 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund:

  • Buses from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund most often leave from Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen (Terminal 1) and arrive in Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Flights mostly depart from Frankfurt am Main Airport and arrive in Dortmund Airport.
  • Trains most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Dortmund at Dortmund Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund with Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. Cheap tickets can be found for $17 (€15) with Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. From Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund.
  • You can go to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main by train with Deutsche Bahn. You'll see cheap train tickets for $21 (€18) with Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund with the following travel companies:

  • You can check for a direct bus to Dortmund with Flixbus, BlaBlaCar or Globtour Medjugorjie d. O. O. With 7 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 15 direct trains a day to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn.

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.

Your trip from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund doesn't have to end in Dortmund. Many of our customers like to extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam to your Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund tour, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Dortmund today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing $17 (€15) one way on average.
  • Plane tickets are costing on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $21 (€18) one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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