Trains from Dortmund to Berlin
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There are 165 daily trains from Dortmund to Berlin. Traveling by train from Dortmund to Berlin usually takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 3 hours and 19 minutes.
|Distance||262 mi (421 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 19m|
|Trains per day||22|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
What is the price of a train ticket from Dortmund to Berlin?
In the last month, €33.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Dortmund to Berlin. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €47.79 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
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 February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €51 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dortmund to Berlin in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €85 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
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Berlin from Dortmund will be about €47.79 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 5 train lines with service from Dortmund to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 118 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||1||3h 49m||€75.61|
|DB Intercity-Express||16||3h 53m||€63.02|
|Deutsche Bahn||118||4h 21m||€71.44|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||58||4h 40m||€72.81|
DB Intercity train tickets from Dortmund to Berlin start from €28, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 DB Intercity schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity in Dortmund leaves from Dortmund Central Station . And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 3 other train stations.
From Dortmund to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity takes 3 hours and 49 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 19 minutes.
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Dortmund to Berlin start from €15, and on average cost . Daily there are 16 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Berlin. DB Intercity-Express in Dortmund leaves from Dortmund Central Station and 29 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 4 other train stations.
From Dortmund to Berlin train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 3 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 19 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 50 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.
Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Dortmund to Berlin start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 118 Deutsche Bahn schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn in Dortmund leaves from Dortmund-Nette/Oestrich and 43 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 5 other train stations.
From Dortmund to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn takes 4 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 19 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn offers 504 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Dortmund to Berlin start from €18, and on average cost . Daily there are 58 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Berlin. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Dortmund leaves from Dortmund-Sölde and 38 other stations. And in Berlin trains arrive at Train Station and 5 other train stations.
From Dortmund to Berlin train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to get to Berlin faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 19 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 190 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Berlin.
Part of the FlixBus family, FlixTrain launched in 2018 to offer affordable and sustainable train travel in Germany. Its trains provide Wi-Fi, power outlets, air conditioning, onboard restrooms, and access to an entertainment portal full of movies, games, and music. In addition, each passenger gets a guaranteed seat, so you don't have to worry about standing in any aisles. FlixTrain operates 4 daily trips to Berlin from Dortmund. The train usually departs from Dortmund Central Station in Dortmund and arrives at Berlin Central Station in Berlin after about 3 hours and 58 minutes.
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?
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 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 19 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 Sunday. 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 Wednesday 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 165 scheduled trains on most days. 22 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.
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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.
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.
Where is the train station in Dortmund?
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 15 stops and stations in Dortmund where you can board the train.
All train stations in Dortmund:
Dortmund Central Station
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