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Trip Summary

There are 135 daily trains from Dresden to Dortmund. Traveling by train from Dresden to Dortmund usually takes around 7 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 5 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance273 mi (439 km)
Fastest train5h 29m
Lowest price£22.48
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Dresden to Dortmund?

There are 3 train lines with service from Dresden, Saxony to Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 123 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity86h 30m£56.51
Deutsche Bahn1237h 39m£56.97
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company411h 23m£46.64

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dresden 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.

How long is the train journey from Dresden to Dortmund?

The distance between Dresden and Dortmund is approximately 273 miles, or 439 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 29 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 Dresden to Dortmund are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Dresden at 05:00 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 Dresden to Dortmund?

There are 135 scheduled trains on most days. 5 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 Dresden. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Dresden to Dortmund for £12.91.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Dresden?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Dresden.

Where is the train station in Dortmund?

Arrival stations

There are more train stations and stops in Dortmund than most cities. Most trains from Dresden will stop at one (or more) of the 6 following stations in Dortmund:

Train stations in Dortmund:

  • Dortmund-Wickede West

  • Dortmund-Wickede

  • Dortmund-Kurl

  • Dortmund-Lütgendortmund

  • Dortmund-Bövinghausen

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