How to travel from Munich to Dortmund

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from Munich to Dortmund

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

Our recommendation

To get from Munich to Dortmund on Dec 01 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:41AMMunich7h05 10:46AMDortmund
2 transfers
02:00AMMunich12h20 02:20PMDortmund
0 transfers
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03:24AMMunich Hbf5h59 09:23AMDortmund Hbf
0 transfers
11:51AMMunich Hbf7h06 06:57PMDortmund Hbf
1 transfer
05:34AMMunich Hbf5h34 11:08AMDortmund Hbf
1 transfer

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Travel Information from Munich to Dortmund

distanceDistance296 miles (477 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$60 - $208
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $60 (€54) • 8 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $208 (€190) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 296 miles (477 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Dortmund from Munich. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $60 (€54). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Munich to Dortmund.

Travel Tips: Travel from Munich 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 Munich to Dortmund.

You can travel to Dortmund from Munich 4 different ways: bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to travel to Dortmund from Munich is by taking a bus with an average price of $60 (€54).

This is compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

A bus is generally $148 (€136) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $208 (€190) from Munich to Dortmund.

Taking a bus is about $65 (€59) less than taking a train, which costs on average $125 (€114) for this journey.

The quickest way to travel to Dortmund from Munich is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 8 h.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 5 h 53 min   of travel time.

The Munich to Dortmund distance is around 296 miles (477 km).

The average frequency per day from Munich to Dortmund is:

  • 3 buses per day.
  • 32 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Munich and 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 from Munich to Dortmund:

  • Buses mostly depart from München, ZOB and arrive in Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Flights mostly depart from Munich Airport and arrive in Dortmund Airport.
  • Trains mostly leave from München Hbf and tend to arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

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

  • You can take a bus from Munich to Dortmund with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $60 (€54) with Flixbus from Munich to Dortmund.
  • You can take a flight from Munich to Dortmund with Eurowings. Cheap tickets can be found for $208 (€190) with Eurowings from Munich to Dortmund.
  • You can travel by train between Munich and Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn, and you can find Deutsche Bahn Munich to Dortmund tickets for $125 (€114) on Omio.

Yes, there are direct routes from Munich 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 2 direct buses per day.
  • You can find 14 direct trains per day to take 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 journey.

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

Before traveling from Munich to Dortmund, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • A bus ticket for this route costs on average $60 (€54) one way.
  • A plane ticket for this route costs on average $208 (€190) one way.
  • A train ticket is costing on average $125 (€114) one way for this route.

But we recommend booking Munich to Dortmund tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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