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Düsseldorf - Dortmund Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 3 daily trains from Düsseldorf to Dortmund. Traveling by train from Düsseldorf to Dortmund usually takes around one hour and 3 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 45 minutes.

Distance36 mi (58 km)
Fastest train0h 45m
Lowest price$6.80
Trains per day9
Most frequent serviceDB Intercity-Express
Train lines6

What is the price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Dortmund?

In the last month, $8.52 was the average price of a train ticket from Düsseldorf to Dortmund. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 12 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $21.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Düsseldorf to Dortmund by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Düsseldorf to Dortmund in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$30 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Düsseldorf to Dortmund?

There are 6 train lines with service from Düsseldorf to Dortmund. DB Intercity-Express is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Eurocity10h 52m$25.38
DB Intercity10h 55m$25.53
DB Intercity-Express20h 55m$27.88
Deutsche Bahn61h 36m$30.95
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company41h 32m$35.26
FlixTrain20h 53m$9.90
  • DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity

    DB Eurocity train tickets from Düsseldorf to Dortmund start from $25, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Eurocity schedules to Dortmund. DB Eurocity in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station . And in Dortmund trains arrive at Dortmund Central Station .

    From Düsseldorf to Dortmund train travel on DB Eurocity takes 0 hours and 52 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dortmund faster, DB Eurocity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Eurocity offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dortmund.

  • DB Intercity

    DB Intercity

    DB Intercity train tickets from Düsseldorf to Dortmund start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Dortmund. DB Intercity in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station . And in Dortmund trains arrive at Dortmund Central Station .

    From Düsseldorf to Dortmund train travel on DB Intercity takes 0 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dortmund faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dortmund.

  • DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express

    DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Düsseldorf to Dortmund start from $24, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Dortmund. DB Intercity-Express in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station and one other station. And in Dortmund trains arrive at Dortmund Central Station and one other train station.

    From Düsseldorf to Dortmund train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 0 hours and 55 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dortmund faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 45 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dortmund.

  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company

    Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Düsseldorf to Dortmund start from $27, and on average cost . Daily there are 4 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dortmund. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Düsseldorf leaves from Düsseldorf Central Station and one other station. And in Dortmund trains arrive at Dortmund-Wickede and 4 other train stations.

    From Düsseldorf to Dortmund train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 1 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dortmund faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 0 hours and 45 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 19 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dortmund.

  • FlixTrain

    FlixTrain

    Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 2 daily trips to Dortmund from Düsseldorf. The train usually departs from Düsseldorf Central Station in Düsseldorf and arrives at Dortmund Central Station in Dortmund after about 0 hours and 53 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Düsseldorf to Dortmund 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 Düsseldorf to Dortmund?

The distance between Düsseldorf and Dortmund is approximately 36 miles, or 58 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 45 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Dortmund.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains departing from Düsseldorf to Dortmund tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Tuesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Düsseldorf at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00am. 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 Düsseldorf to Dortmund?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Dortmund. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Dortmund to Düsseldorf.

City Information

Düsseldorf

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Düsseldorf is located between Essen and Cologne in Germany and is known for its booming fashion industry. Arts, music, and culture thrive in this welcoming and multicultural destination.

Altstaft, the city's old town, fills its narrow streets with relaxed cafes and chic bars. If you're lucky enough to visit in the winter, Düsseldorf is home to one of Germany's best Christmas markets, hosted at Marktplatz.

To experience Düsseldorf's culture, you can opt to watch a performance in an opera or a theatre. Two of the top theaters are the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and Roncalli’s Apollo Variete. Then, when the opera makes you feel sufficiently posh, you'll be ready to enter the pink, opulent palace of Schloss Benrath.

While nearly every corner in Düsseldorf is filled with shops to catch your eye, the most exclusive and luxury shops congregate on one street: Königsallee. However, if you prefer digging through thrift shops and poking into local boutiques, Lorettostrasse might be more your style.

Düsseldorf is home to one of the largest airports in the area, with flights to many international destinations. To view the German countryside from the ground, take a Deutsche Bahn train or a bus offered by several companies that run routes throughout Europe.

Dortmund

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Dortmund used to be Germany's center of steel and coal industries, but today is better known for the Borussia soccer team. It is Westphalia's largest city, and it offers lots of parks and open spaces to guests. There are also dozens of museums and local attractions in the area.

If you're ready to explore Dortmund, plan a visit to The Alter Markt, or Old Market. This century-old structure is in a pedestrian-friendly shopping area in the center of Old Town. Get lost amidst its galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Your next stop could be St. Reinold's Church. Built during the 13th century, this church stands tall, with its 104-meter high tower visible from afar. If you're up to it, climb up the tower to get a sweeping view of the city.

Another interesting site to visit is the Zollern Colliery. This building used to be a coal mine, initially built in 1904. You might be picturing a dull old factory, but you'll be surprised by the stunning steel and glass structure with a red brick facade. Take a tour of the building to learn all about Dortmund's industrial past.

You can travel to Dortmund by nearly every form of transportation—we see you, hot air balloon enthusiasts. Flights operate from Dortmund Airport, and Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain provide train service. Buses on carriers including FlixBus, Sindbad, Onebus, and Union Ivkoni connect Dortmund to cities throughout Germany and Europe.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Düsseldorf?

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Main departure station: Düsseldorf Central Station

Düsseldorf Central Station (Düsseldorf HBF) is the main transport hub for, you guessed it, Düsseldorf. The station operates both long-distance and intercity services by ICE and Deutsche Bahn, to destinations such as Paris, Zurich, Vienna, and Munich. The station has extensive facilities, including waiting areas, vending machines, restrooms, shops and cafes, and even a grocery store, bakery, and Starbucks. The station is less than a five-minute walk from the city center, which is home to many hotels and shops, and the main bus station is also directly in front of the train station for connections within the city.

All train stations in Düsseldorf:

  • Düsseldorf Central Station

  • Düsseldorf-Gerresheim

  • Düsseldorf-Hellerhof

Where is the train station in Dortmund?

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Main arrival station: Dortmund Central Station

Dortmund Central Station, also known as Dortmund HBF, is Dortmund's main transport hub. The station was destroyed in a WWII air-raid, rebuilt in 1952, and now serves more than 190,000 passengers per day. Deutsche Bahn services head to cities like Berlin, Hanover, and Hamburg. Internationally, trains head to Paris, Vienna, and Zurich. Inside the station is a seating area, luggage lockers, toilets, and parking outside. There's also a Dunkin Donuts and KFC in the station if you want a quick snack, plus plenty of restaurants and shops outside if you've got some more time.

Train stations in Dortmund:

  • Dortmund Central Station

  • Dortmund-Wickede

  • Dortmund-Wickede West

  • Dortmund-Kurl

  • Dortmund-Bövinghausen

  • Dortmund-Lütgendortmund

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