How to get from Munich to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.
The best way to travel from Munich to Dortmund is by taking a flight because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||296 miles (477 km)|
|Available travel modes||Bus, flight or train|
|Ticket price range||$34 - $191|
|Cheapest mode||Bus • $34 (€30) • 9 h 45 min|
|Fastest mode||Flight • $191 (€170) • 1 h 5 min|
|Popular travel companies||FlixBus, Eurowings or Deutsche Bahn|
Travel 296 miles (477 km) by bus, 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 5 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $34 (€30). 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.
You can travel by train, bus or flight for as low as $31 (€28). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains between Munich and Dortmund. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.
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.
Eurowings is Germany's leading low-cost airline and offers a choice of Smart, Best and BIZclass fares for your next travel from Munich to Dortmund.
There are 3 travel options from Munich to Dortmund: bus, flight or train.
The cheapest way to go to Dortmund from Munich is by taking a bus, which costs on average $34 (€30).
This is compared to other ways of getting from Munich to Dortmund:
A bus is $157 (€140) less than a flight with an average ticket price of $191 (€170) from Munich to Dortmund.
Taking a bus costs $25 (€22) less than taking a train, which costs on average $58 (€52) for the same trip.
The quickest way to travel to Dortmund from Munich is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 5 min compared to other travel options that take longer:
Getting to Dortmund by bus takes 9 h 45 min on average.
Getting to Dortmund by train takes 9 h 15 min on average.
The Munich to Dortmund distance is around 296 miles (477 km).
The average frequency per day from Munich to Dortmund is:
However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route to Dortmund from Munich as scheduled services by bus, 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:
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Yes, there are direct routes from Munich to Dortmund with the following travel companies:
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.
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