How to travel from Hamburg to Dortmund

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from Hamburg to Dortmund

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

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To get from Hamburg to Dortmund on Jan 28 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Dortmund from Hamburg

distanceDistance177 miles (286 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$23 - $151
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $23 (€20) • 3 h 26 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $27 (€24) • 3 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesDeutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 177 miles (286 km) between Hamburg and Dortmund. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 3 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $23 (€20). The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Hamburg to Dortmund.

How to get from Hamburg to Dortmund

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Hamburg to Dortmund, 68,49% 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 Hamburg 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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Travel Tips: Travel from Hamburg 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 Hamburg to Dortmund.

There are 4 ways to travel between Hamburg and Dortmund including taking a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Hamburg to Dortmund is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $23 (€20) compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

Taking a bus is usually $128 (€111) less than taking a flight to Dortmund, which costs on average $151 (€131) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $4 (€4) less than taking a train to Dortmund, which costs on average $27 (€24) for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Dortmund from Hamburg is by train with an average travel time of 3 h 8 min.

Other travel options to Dortmund can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 3 h 26 min   of travel time.

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

The Hamburg to Dortmund distance is around 177 miles (286 km).

The average frequency per day from Hamburg to Dortmund is:

  • 3 buses a day.
  • 9 trains a day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Hamburg 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 when traveling from Hamburg to Dortmund:

  • Most travelers board their bus from Hamburg, Bahnsteig Gleis 13 + 14 and arrive in Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Hamburg Airport to Dortmund Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Hamburg Hbf to Dortmund Hbf.

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

  • Deutsche Bahn can take you to Dortmund by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Dortmund for $27 (€24).

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

  • You can take a direct bus with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar with 3 direct buses per day.
  • You'll find 7 direct trains per day with Deutsche Bahn.

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 Hamburg and Dortmund.

Looking to extend your trip from Hamburg to Dortmund? Many Omio customers who go from Hamburg to Dortmund usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam from Dortmund, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

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

  • Bus tickets cost on average $23 (€20) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost $151 (€131) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $27 (€24) one way on average.

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

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