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Trip Summary

There are 89 daily trains from Dortmund to Berlin. Traveling by train from Dortmund to Berlin usually takes around 4 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 16 minutes.

Distance262 mi (421 km)
Fastest train3h 16m
Lowest price£15.39
Trains per day18
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines4

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

In the last month, £20.85 was the average price of a train ticket from Dortmund, NW to Berlin, BE. 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 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £34.04 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 Dortmund to Berlin by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £17 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dortmund to Berlin in January, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £53 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.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 14 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Berlin from Dortmund will be about £34.04 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Dortmund to Berlin?

There are 4 train lines with service from Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia to Berlin, Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 51 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity13h 51m£55.94
DB Intercity-Express93h 51m£49.51
Deutsche Bahn514h 30m£57.97
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company404h 52m£54.04

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dortmund to Berlin 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 Dortmund to Berlin?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Dortmund to Berlin. 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 Dortmund to Berlin?

The distance between Dortmund and Berlin is approximately 262 miles, or 421 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 16 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Dortmund to Berlin are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Tuesday 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 00:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 23:00. 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 Dortmund to Berlin?

There are 89 scheduled trains on most days. 18 of these are direct connections to Berlin. 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 Berlin to Dortmund. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Dortmund to Berlin for £17.19.

City Information

Berlin

Berlin is one of the most exciting destinations in Europe for all travelers. One of the most unique landmarks in Berlin is its famous Brandenburg Gate, which was built for King Frederick Wilhelm II. The Gate now represents German unity, and it is perhaps the most photogenic landmark in the capital city. Modern art enthusiasts should visit the Urban Nation Museum for Urban Contemporary Art which is Germany’s first street art museum. Opened in 2017, the museum displays works from various graffiti artists from around the world and it’s located in Schöneberg, one of the city’s edgier areas. If you’re simply looking to enjoy a stroll, the Tiergarten, which spans 519 acres from central Berlin, will offer the relaxing vibes you need.

Berlin has an expansive and vibrant food scene with a good variety. Those looking for traditional German dishes should head over to Zur letzten Instanz, which is the oldest restaurant in Berlin. For a special twist, don’t hesitate to visit the Turkish Market, which offers amazing Turkish delicacies.

The main hub for intercity bus services is the Zentraler Omnibusbahnhof Berlin. For rail services, the Berlin Hauptbahnhof is the main train station. The Berlin Brandenburg Airport, located just outside of the city’s south-eastern border, is the main air travel hub of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Dortmund?

Departure stations

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Dortmund where you can board the train.

Train stations in Dortmund:

  • Dortmund-Kurl

  • Dortmund Signal Iduna Park

  • Dortmund Möllerbrücke

  • Dortmund Stadthaus

  • Dortmund West

  • Dortmund-Mengede

  • Dortmund-Körne West

  • Dortmund-Sölde

  • Dortmund-Dorstfeld

  • Dortmund-Hörde

  • Dortmund-Wickede West

  • Dortmund-Wickede

  • Dortmund-Bövinghausen

  • Dortmund-Nette/Oestrich

Where is the train station in Berlin?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Berlin than most cities. Most trains from Dortmund will stop at one (or more) of the 3 following stations in Berlin:

Train stations in Berlin:

  • Berlin Hbf (tief)

  • Berlin Gesundbrunnen

Need a return trip from Berlin to Dortmund?

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