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Buses from Erlangen to Dortmund

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Journey Information

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Erlangen to Dortmund. Traveling by bus from Erlangen to Dortmund usually takes around 9 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus bus can make the trip in 7 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance205 mi (329 km)
Shortest duration7h 25m
Cheapest price€23.90
Most frequent serviceFlixBus
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What bus companies travel from Erlangen to Dortmund?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Erlangen to Dortmund. FlixBus connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus49h 47m€38.42
  • FlixBus

    FlixBus

    First launched in Germany in 2013, FlixBus has become one of the largest intercity bus companies in Europe. Its fleet travels through nearly every country in Europe, including the U.K. FlixBus operates an average of 4 trips from Erlangen to Dortmund, and usually makes the trip in about 9 hours and 47 minutes. On your trip, you'll enjoy Wi-Fi and live GPS, as well as restrooms, air conditioning, and power outlets.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Erlangen to Dortmund during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus 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, bus 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 bus ride from Erlangen to Dortmund?

The bus takes an average of 9 hours and 46 minutes to cover the 329 kilometers from Erlangen to Dortmund. However, the fastest bus only takes 7 hours and 25 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

"Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Dortmund at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go."

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Erlangen?

The first bus leaves at 06:00 and the last bus leaves at 13:00. To see the times for all buses from Erlangen to Dortmund, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Erlangen to Dortmund every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Erlangen to Dortmund; ticket prices start at €64.32.

City Information

Erlangen

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Erlangen is a small city in the German state of Bavaria, located just north of Nuremberg. Most of Erlangen's residents are enrolled or employed at either the Friedrich-Alexander University or the Siemens company. Visitors to Erlangen often stay near the historic core, where quaint streets lead to some of the city's most impressive buildings. These include the 18th century Palais Stutterheim, historically Erlangen's town hall and now home to the museum Kunstpalais and the city's public library. Don't forget to visit one of the oldest churches in the city, the Huguenot Church, which boasts an impressive size and architecture, and reflects the influence of Huguenots in Erlangen's history.

Erlangen also offers plenty of scenic spots for outdoor activity or relaxation. The Schlossgarten quickly fills up with sunbathing students on sunny days, and the nearby Botanical Garden includes a unique attraction in its artificial stalactite cave.

The closest airport to Erlangen is in Nuremberg, but you can easily connect to Erlangen via Deutsche Bahn or commuter S-Bahn trains. Intercity trains from Munich to Berlin often stop in Erlangen, and connections from these hubs open up the entire country and continent for exploration. Plus, several intercity bus companies, including FlixBus, offer affordable ground travel from Erlangen to destinations throughout Germany.

Dortmund

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Dortmund used to be Germany's center of steel and coal industries, but today is better known for the Borussia soccer team. It is Westphalia's largest city, and it offers lots of parks and open spaces to guests. There are also dozens of museums and local attractions in the area.

If you're ready to explore Dortmund, plan a visit to The Alter Markt, or Old Market. This century-old structure is in a pedestrian-friendly shopping area in the center of Old Town. Get lost amidst its galleries, boutiques, shops, restaurants, and cafes.

Your next stop could be St. Reinold's Church. Built during the 13th century, this church stands tall, with its 104-meter high tower visible from afar. If you're up to it, climb up the tower to get a sweeping view of the city.

Another interesting site to visit is the Zollern Colliery. This building used to be a coal mine, initially built in 1904. You might be picturing a dull old factory, but you'll be surprised by the stunning steel and glass structure with a red brick facade. Take a tour of the building to learn all about Dortmund's industrial past.

You can travel to Dortmund by nearly every form of transportation—we see you, hot air balloon enthusiasts. Flights operate from Dortmund Airport, and Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain provide train service. Buses on carriers including FlixBus, Sindbad, Onebus, and Union Ivkoni connect Dortmund to cities throughout Germany and Europe.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Erlangen?

Main departure station: Bus Station

Most buses depart from the main station in Erlangen.

All bus stations in Erlangen:

  • Bus Station

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