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Dortmund-Essen Train Schedule
There are 2 daily trains from Dortmund to Essen. Traveling by train from Dortmund to Essen usually takes around 23 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity train can make the trip in 20 minutes.
|Distance||20 mi (32 km)|
|Fastest train||0h 20m|
|Trains per day||3|
|Most frequent service||FlixTrain|
Which train should you take from Dortmund to Essen?
There are 4 train lines with service from Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia to Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia. FlixTrain is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Dortmund to Essen during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the train journey from Dortmund to Essen?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Dortmund to Essen are the most crowded on Sunday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.
When are the first and last trains of the day?
The earliest train departs Dortmund at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
Is there a direct train from Dortmund to Essen?
Trains leave the station in Dortmund twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Essen with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.
Where is the train station in Dortmund?
There are two stations in Dortmund where you can board the train to Essen.
Train stations in Dortmund:
Where is the train station in Essen?
Essen receives travelers from Dortmund at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Essen:
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