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Dortmund - Cologne Train Timetable
There are 21 daily trains from Dortmund to Cologne. Traveling by train from Dortmund to Cologne usually takes around one hour and 38 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity train can make the trip in one hour and 9 minutes.
|Distance||45 mi (73 km)|
|Fastest train||1h 9m|
|Trains per day||68|
|Most frequent service||DB Intercity-Express|
Train service from Dortmund to Cologne
- DB Eurocity tickets: £18 one-way
- DB Intercity tickets: £15 one-way
- DB Intercity-Express tickets: £15 one-way
- Deutsche Bahn tickets: £15 one-way
- Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company tickets: £15 one-way
- National Express tickets: £18 one-way
- Non-federally owned railway company tickets: £18 one-way
- metronom tickets: £18 one-way
Which train should you take from Dortmund to Cologne?
There are 8 train lines with service from Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia to Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia. DB Intercity-Express is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Eurocity||2||1h 30m||£17.64|
|DB Intercity||3||1h 25m||£16.74|
|DB Intercity-Express||8||1h 29m||£17.38|
|Deutsche Bahn||9||1h 49m||£17.86|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||8||1h 53m||£19.24|
|National Express||5||1h 35m||£17.76|
|Non-federally owned railway company||1||1h 51m||£17.64|
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Dortmund to Cologne 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 Cologne?
How long is the train journey from Dortmund to Cologne?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from Dortmund to Cologne are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday 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 Cologne?
There are 21 scheduled trains on most days. 68 of these are direct connections to Cologne. 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.
Where is the train station in Dortmund?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 8 stops and stations in Dortmund where you can board the train.
Train stations in Dortmund:
Dortmund Signal Iduna Park
Where is the train station in Cologne?
Cologne receives travelers from Dortmund at its two active train stations.
Train stations in Cologne:
Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12
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