How to travel from Leipzig to Dortmund

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Travel Information between Leipzig and Dortmund

distanceDistance211 miles (340 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$16 - $183
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $16 (€14) • 5 h 5 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $183 (€158) • 2 h 55 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 211 miles (340 km) by train, bus or flight between Leipzig and Dortmund. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are FlixBus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Leipzig to Dortmund.

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from Leipzig to Dortmund

How to get from Leipzig to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Leipzig to Dortmund is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
01:25PM6h05
Leipzig, Hbf
07:30PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf
$331One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
10:40PM5h10
Leipzig, Hbf
03:50AMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf
$281One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
FlixBus
12:25AM5h05
Leipzig, Hbf
05:30AMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf
$361One-way
0 transfers
Other options
FlixBus
03:55PM5h45
Leipzig, Hbf
09:40PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf
$321One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:55AM5h25
Leipzig, Hbf
03:20PMDortmund, ZOB am Hbf
$471One-way
0 transfers

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Find the best route to Dortmund from Leipzig with Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most convenient trip has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

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 from Leipzig to Dortmund. 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 Leipzig 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 Leipzig to Dortmund.
      FAQs

      There are 3 options to travel to Dortmund from Leipzig including taking a train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to get from Leipzig to Dortmund is by taking a bus with average ticket prices of $16 (€14) compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

      Taking a bus costs $166 (€144) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $183 (€158) for the same trip.

      Taking a bus costs $3 (€3) less than taking a train, which average ticket prices of $20 (€17).

      The fastest way from Leipzig to Dortmund is by flight with an average journey time of 2 h 55 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Dortmund that take longer:

      Bus takes 5 h 5 min on average.

      Train takes 4 h 28 min on average.

      You should expect to travel around 211 miles (340 km) between Leipzig and Dortmund.

      The average frequency per day from Leipzig to Dortmund is:

      • 4 buses per day.
      • 13 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey between Leipzig and Dortmund 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 Leipzig to Dortmund:

      • Buses most often depart from Leipzig at Leipzig and arrive in Dortmund at Dortmund.
      • Flights most often depart from Leipzig at Leipzig/Halle Airport and arrive in Dortmund at Dortmund Airport.
      • Trains mostly depart from Leipzig Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

      The following travel companies offer services from Leipzig to Dortmund:

      • Travel with FlixBus or BlaBlaCar to go to Dortmund by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixBus Leipzig to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $16 (€14).
      • 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 Leipzig to Dortmund for $20 (€17).

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

      • You can check for a direct bus to Dortmund with FlixBus with 3 direct buses per day.
      • You'll find 4 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.

      Many of our customers who book a trip from Leipzig 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 Leipzig and Dortmund itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Dortmund and any of these top destinations today!

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