How to travel from Zurich to Dortmund

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from Zurich to Dortmund

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

Our recommendation

To get from Zurich to Dortmund on Feb 01 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

05:59PMZürich HB6h25 12:24AMDortmund Hbf
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09:59PMZürich HB9h23 07:22AMDortmund Hbf
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09:59AMZürich HB6h07 04:06PMDortmund Hbf
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11:08AMZürich HB7h33 06:41PMDortmund Hbf
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10:59AMZürich HB7h42 06:41PMDortmund Hbf
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Travel Information from Zurich to Dortmund

distanceDistance290 miles (467 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$5 - $57
fastestFastest modeTrain • $34 (€30) • 8 h 50 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Take a bus, ferry, flight or train to travel 290 miles (467 km) from Zurich to Dortmund. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Zurich to Dortmund.

Travel Tips: Travel from Zurich 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 Zurich to Dortmund.

International travel from Zurich, Switzerland to Dortmund, Germany is: Unrestricted.

Can I enter Germany if coming from Switzerland?

Entry into Germany is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Dortmund if traveling from Zurich?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What measures do I need to follow in Dortmund, Germany due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Germany must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip to Dortmund from Zurich.

The current restriction level for returning to Zurich, Switzerland from Germany is: Unrestricted.

Am I allowed to reenter Zurich, Switzerland from Dortmund, Germany?

Reentering Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine when I arrive back to Zurich from Dortmund?

  • There are no current restrictions

Which rules do I need to follow in Zurich, Switzerland regarding COVID-19?

All travelers returning to Switzerland must observe the following safety measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the country:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face masks: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 1/24/23. We do our best to keep this information up-to-date, but regulations can change due to the nature of the coronavirus pandemic, so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your trip back to Zurich from Dortmund here.

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

The cheapest way to go to Dortmund from Zurich is by taking a flight, which costs on average $5 (€4).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Dortmund:

Taking a flight is about $53 (€46) less than taking a bus, which costs on average $57 (€50) for this trip.

A flight is $30 (€26) less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Zurich to Dortmund costing on average $34 (€30).

The quickest way to travel to Dortmund from Zurich is by train, which takes on average 8 h 50 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 11 h 45 min   of travel time.

In comparison, getting to Dortmund by flight can take on average 0 h 0 min.

The distance is approximately 290 miles (467 km) from Zurich to Dortmund.

The average frequency per day from Zurich to Dortmund is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 1 train per day.

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

  • Most travelers catch their bus from Zürich, Sihlquai Bus Terminal (Carparkplatz Sihlquai) and arrive in Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf.
  • Most travelers take a flight from Zurich Airport to Dortmund Airport.
  • Most travelers take a train from Zürich HB to Dortmund Hbf.

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for buses to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Zurich to Dortmund tickets on Omio for $57 (€50).
  • Deutsche Bahn can get you to Dortmund by train. You can find a good deal for train tickets with Deutsche Bahn from Zurich to Dortmund for $34 (€30) on Omio.
Many of our customers traveling from Zurich to Dortmund don't make Dortmund their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Dortmund are Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Dortmund to any of these top destinations today!

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

  • Bus tickets are costing on average $57 (€50) one way.
  • Plane tickets cost on average $5 (€4) one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average $34 (€30) one way.

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

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