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Dortmund - Halle (Saale) Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 12 daily trains from Dortmund to Halle (Saale). Traveling by train from Dortmund to Halle (Saale) usually takes around 5 hours and 55 minutes, but the fastest Deutsche Bahn train can make the trip in 4 hours and 47 minutes.

Distance194 mi (312 km)
Fastest train4h 47m
Lowest price$43.17
Most frequent serviceDeutsche Bahn
Train lines3

Which train should you take from Dortmund to Halle (Saale)?

There are 3 train lines with service from Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia to Halle, Saxony-Anhalt. Deutsche Bahn is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
DB Intercity-Express25h 42m$136.54
Deutsche Bahn96h 0m$90.07
Deutsche Bahn with non-federally owned railway company55h 38m$89.76

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Dortmund to Halle 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 Dortmund to Halle (Saale)?

The distance between Dortmund and Halle (Saale) is approximately 194 miles, or 312 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 47 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 Halle (Saale) 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 Thursday 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 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00am. 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 Halle (Saale)?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Halle (Saale) to Dortmund. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Dortmund to Halle (Saale) for $15.32.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Dortmund?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Dortmund.

Where is the train station in Halle (Saale)?

Arrival stations

Halle (Saale) receives travelers from Dortmund at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Halle (Saale):

  • Halle-Ammendorf

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