Trains from Berlin to Dortmund
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There are 60 daily trains from Berlin to Dortmund. Traveling by train from Berlin to Dortmund usually takes around 4 hours and 22 minutes, but the fastest DB Intercity-Express train can make the trip in 3 hours and 17 minutes.
|Distance||262 mi (421 km)|
|Fastest train||3h 17m|
|Trains per day||15|
|Most frequent service||Deutsche Bahn|
Train service from Berlin to Dortmund
- DB Intercity tickets: $40 one-way
- DB Intercity-Express tickets: $15 one-way
- Deutsche Bahn tickets: $18 one-way
- Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company tickets: $18 one-way
- FlixTrain tickets: $10 one-way
- Non-federally owned railway company tickets: $53 one-way
What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Dortmund?
In the last month, $30.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Berlin to Dortmund. 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 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $69.66 more than that for a same-day booking.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Berlin to Dortmund 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 $40 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Berlin to Dortmund in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $75 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 23 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Dortmund from Berlin will be about $69.66 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Berlin to Dortmund?
There are 6 train lines with service from Berlin to Dortmund. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 50 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|DB Intercity||2||4h 6m||$86.52|
|DB Intercity-Express||6||3h 48m||$61.27|
|Deutsche Bahn||50||4h 27m||$77.08|
|Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company||23||4h 45m||$74.57|
|Non-federally owned railway company||1||4h 59m||$53.45|
DB Intercity train tickets from Berlin to Dortmund start from $40, and on average cost . Daily there are 2 DB Intercity schedules to Dortmund. DB Intercity in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 2 other stations. And in Dortmund trains arrive at Dortmund-Sölde and 6 other train stations.
From Berlin to Dortmund train travel on DB Intercity takes 4 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dortmund faster, DB Intercity offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 17 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dortmund.
DB Intercity-Express train tickets from Berlin to Dortmund start from $15, and on average cost . Daily there are 6 DB Intercity-Express schedules to Dortmund. DB Intercity-Express in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 4 other stations. And in Dortmund trains arrive at Dortmund Central Station and 24 other train stations.
From Berlin to Dortmund train travel on DB Intercity-Express takes 3 hours and 48 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dortmund faster, DB Intercity-Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 17 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, DB Intercity-Express offers 23 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dortmund.
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Dortmund start from $18, and on average cost . Daily there are 23 Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dortmund. Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Train Station and 6 other stations. And in Dortmund trains arrive at Dortmund-Kurl and 43 other train stations.
From Berlin to Dortmund train travel on Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dortmund faster, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 17 minutes.
If you're considering a weeked trip, Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company offers 85 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Dortmund.
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 5 daily trips to Dortmund from Berlin. The train usually departs from Berlin Central Station in Berlin and arrives at Dortmund Central Station in Dortmund after about 3 hours and 58 minutes.
Non-federally owned railway company
Non-federally owned railway company train tickets from Berlin to Dortmund start from $53, and on average cost . Daily there are 1 Non-federally owned railway company schedules to Dortmund. Non-federally owned railway company in Berlin leaves from Berlin Central Station . And in Dortmund trains arrive at Dortmund-Kurl .
From Berlin to Dortmund train travel on Non-federally owned railway company takes 4 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Dortmund faster, Non-federally owned railway company offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 17 minutes.
If you are looking to travel to Dortmund on a weekend there is typically one Non-federally owned railway company scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Berlin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Berlin 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.
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 train 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.
Can you take a train all the way from Berlin to Dortmund?
How long is the train journey from Berlin to Dortmund?
The distance between Berlin and Dortmund is approximately 262 miles, or 421 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 22 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 17 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 Berlin 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 Tuesday 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 Berlin at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Berlin to Dortmund?
There are 60 scheduled trains on most days. 15 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 Berlin.
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.
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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.
Where is the train station in Berlin?
Main departure station: Train Station
Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 9 stops and stations in Berlin where you can board the train.
All train stations in Berlin:
Berlin Central Station
Train Station (S-Bahn)
Where is the train station in Dortmund?
Main arrival station: Dortmund Central Station
There are more train stations and stops in Dortmund than most cities. Most trains from Berlin will stop at one (or more) of the 15 following stations in Dortmund:
All train stations in Dortmund:
Dortmund Central Station
Dortmund Signal Iduna Park
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