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About Dortmund

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.

What train companies travel to Dortmund, Germany?

Located in Germany, Dortmund is accessible by train from 345 other cities. You can choose from 8113 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Dortmund on Wanderu. Deutsche Bahn usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Dortmund are also available.

Train companies serving Dortmund

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company7594h 55m$63.91
Deutsche Bahn7214h 26m$62.01
DB Intercity-Express2813h 9m$53.19
DB Intercity992h 14m$28.21
Non-federally owned railway company533h 43m$48.38
National Express281h 53m$27.76
DB Eurocity222h 54m$38.04
FlixTrain141h 54m$16.00
  • Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn

    Deutsche Bahn EuroCity, or Deutsche Bahn EC, is a train service in Germany with regular service to Frankfurt, Hamburg, Zurich, Copenhagen, Berlin, Warsaw, and Munich. Deutsche Bahn Eurocity trains can be single or double-decker, but all are air conditioned.

  • National Express

    National Express

    National Express trains operate on Germany's rail network, with services across the country to cities including Cologne, and Bonn, Munster. As a green-certified company, National Express is also one of the most sustainable ways of traveling around the region.

  • FlixTrain


    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.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a good price for a train ticket to Dortmund?

$3.20 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Dortmund, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Dortmund. In the last month, trains from Essen to Dortmund had the lowest average price at $3.70. The train from Bochum to Dortmund also tends to start at relatively low prices.

Where is the train station in Dortmund, Germany?

The busiest train station in Dortmund is Dortmund Central Station. There are several other active stations in addition to this main station. The most popular train stations in Dortmund are:

  • Dortmund Central Station
  • Dortmund-Wickede
  • Dortmund-Wickede West

What is the closest airport to Dortmund, NW?

The closest airport to Dortmund is Dortmund Airport (DTM), it is located 6.4 miles from the city center of Dortmund.

Is Dortmund a popular train travel destination?

Dortmund ranks number 197 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 2352 in Germany. Dortmund has the second most number of destinations in North Rhine-Westphalia that are connected to Dortmund by train service. Each day 473 direct train schedules arrive in the Dortmund.

What is the population of Dortmund?

The population of Dortmund is 588462. Dortmund ranks number 12 in terms of population in North Rhine-Westphalia and number 374 in all of Germany.

How much do train tickets to Dortmund cost?

Train tickets to Dortmund range from $3 for a short trip to Dortmund, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Dortmund starts at , and a longer trip by train to Dortmund can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $5.

What train station is located closest to the city center of Dortmund?

The closest train station to the city center of Dortmund is Dortmund Central Station, located just 0.4 miles away. Select Dortmund Central Station as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Dortmund. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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