How to get from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.
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.
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|Distance||110 miles (177 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus or train|
|Ticket price range||$14 - $21|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $14 (€12) • 4 h 30 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • $21 (€18) • 3 h 37 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn|
Take a bus or train to travel 110 miles (177 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 37 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $14 (€12). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund.
You can travel by train or bus for as low as $14 (€12). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of travel services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of travel includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund travel.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost travel companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance travel services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight travel on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long travel journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
You can get from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund 2 different ways: bus or train.
The cheapest way to travel to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main is a bus with an average price of $14 (€12).
This is compared to other travel options from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund:
Taking a bus costs $7 (€6) less than taking a train, which costs on average $21 (€18) for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund is by train, which takes on average 3 h 37 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Bus takes on average 4 h 30 min.
The distance from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund is approximately 110 miles (177 km).
The average frequency per day from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main 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 from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund:
The following travel companies offer services from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund:
Yes, there are direct services available from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund with the following travel companies:
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.
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