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There are 52 daily trains from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main. Traveling by train from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main usually takes around 3 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 2 hours and 26 minutes.
|Distance||111 mi (178 km)|
|Fastest train||2h 26m|
|Trains per day||16|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Which train should you take from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main?
There are 4 train lines with service from Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia to Frankfurt am Main, Hesse. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 35 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||3||4h 2m||£24.62|
|DB Intercity-Express||10||3h 8m||£43.62|
|Deutsche Bahn||35||3h 45m||£38.18|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||24||4h 8m||£38.51|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main?
How long is the train journey from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Friday 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 20:00. 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 Frankfurt am Main?
There are 52 scheduled trains on most days. 16 of these are direct connections to Frankfurt am Main. 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 Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Dortmund to Frankfurt am Main for £8.57.
Where is the train station in Dortmund?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 6 stops and stations in Dortmund where you can board the train.
Train stations in Dortmund:
Where is the train station in Frankfurt am Main?
Frankfurt am Main receives travelers from Dortmund at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Frankfurt am Main:
Central Train Station
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