How to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

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from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

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

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

Deutsche Bahn
07:58AM3h23
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
11:21AMDortmund Hbf
$321One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
07:58AM3h23
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
11:21AMDortmund Hbf
$321One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:07AM2h14
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
10:21AMDortmund Hbf
$561One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Deutsche Bahn
08:38AM3h43
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:21PMDortmund Hbf
$451One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:30AM3h51
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
12:21PMDortmund Hbf
$451One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:41AM2h33
Frankfurt Airport long-distance station
11:14AMDortmund Hbf
$541One-way
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

distanceDistance110 miles (177 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$16 - $108
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 3 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $108 (€95) • 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

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

How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

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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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You can travel by travel between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund with FlixBus and Deutsche Bahn. When you search Omio for times and tickets, we’ll show you the best deals available.

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 Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main. 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 the most popular low-cost travel companies in Europe. Founded in Germany, FlixBus has expanded its services throughout Europe and even to the United States, giving travelers in both continents the option to take a long-distance travel at an affordable price. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on bag and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for bringing extra luggage and making specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat. Standard amenities onboard include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets.

      FAQs: Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

      FAQs: 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 Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main is by taking a bus, which costs on average $16 (€14).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund:

      A bus is $92 (€81) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund costing on average $108 (€95).

      Taking a bus costs $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which costs on average $23 (€20) for the same trip.

      The fastest way from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund is by flight with an average journey time of 50 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Dortmund that take longer:

      Getting to Dortmund by bus takes 3 h 10 min on average.

      Getting to Dortmund by train takes 2 h 14 min on average.

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

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

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

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main as scheduled services by train, bus or flight 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 most often depart from Frankfurt am Main at Frankfurt am Main, Flughafen Frankfurt (Terminal 1 - Busbahnhof) and arrive in Dortmund at Dortmund.
      • Flights mostly leave from Frankfurt am Main Airport and tend to arrive in Dortmund Airport.
      • Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund most often leave from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund:

      • Travel with FlixBus, BlaBlaCar, Globtour Medjugorjie or Croatia Bus d. O. O. For buses to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for FlixBus Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).
      • Travel with Deutsche Bahn or Hessische Landesbahn for trains to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $23 (€20).

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

      • 5 direct buses per day with FlixBus.
      • Direct train available with Deutsche Bahn 7 direct trains per day.

      Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Dortmund as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund.

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