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Trip Summary

There are 39 daily trains from Mannheim to Dortmund. Traveling by train from Mannheim to Dortmund usually takes around 3 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 2 hours and 55 minutes.

Distance147 mi (236 km)
Fastest train2h 55m
Lowest price£15.50
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Mannheim to Dortmund?

There are 3 train lines with service from Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg to Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 38 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express14h 31m£49.25
Deutsche Bahn383h 52m£44.62
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company34h 56m£36.49

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Mannheim 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.

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.

Can you take a train all the way from Mannheim to Dortmund?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Mannheim to Dortmund. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from Mannheim to Dortmund?

The distance between Mannheim and Dortmund is approximately 147 miles, or 236 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 55 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Mannheim to Dortmund are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Saturday 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 Mannheim at 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Mannheim to Dortmund?

There are 39 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Dortmund to Mannheim. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Mannheim to Dortmund for £11.99.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Mannheim?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Mannheim where you can board the train.

Train stations in Mannheim:

  • Mannheim ARENA/Maimarkt

  • Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld Süd

  • Mannheim-Waldhof

  • Mannheim-Friedrichsfeld

  • Mannheim-Rheinau

  • Mannheim-Neckarstadt

Where is the train station in Dortmund?

Arrival stations

Dortmund has one train station.

Need a return trip from Dortmund to Mannheim?

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