The cheapest trains from Basel to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for 24 Oct

Cheapest

£48

Average

£105

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Basel to Dortmund will cost around £ 105 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 48.

Cheapest
23:13Basel SBB8h09 07:22Dortmund Hbf
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£481One-way
2nd Cheapest
21:13Basel SBB12h09 09:22Dortmund Hbf
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£491One-way
20:13Basel SBB7h20 03:33Dortmund Hbf
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£551One-way
20:13Basel SBB5h23 01:36Dortmund Hbf
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£621One-way
04:56Basel SBB5h26 10:22Dortmund Hbf
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£621One-way

Timetable Basel to Dortmund

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04:56Basel SBB5h26 10:22Dortmund Hbf
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06:06Basel SBB5h15 11:21Dortmund Hbf
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07:11Basel SBB5h11 12:22Dortmund Hbf
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08:13Basel SBB6h39 14:52Dortmund Hbf
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08:13Basel SBB5h09 13:22Dortmund Hbf
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09:06Basel SBB6h16 15:22Dortmund Hbf
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09:06Basel SBB5h09 14:15Dortmund Hbf
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10:13Basel SBB5h33 15:46Dortmund Hbf
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10:13Basel SBB6h39 16:52Dortmund Hbf
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11:06Basel SBB6h16 17:22Dortmund Hbf
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11:06Basel SBB4h56 16:02Dortmund Hbf
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12:13Basel SBB5h16 17:29Dortmund Hbf
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12:13Basel SBB5h09 17:22Dortmund Hbf
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12:20Basel SBB6h26 18:46Dortmund Hbf
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12:20Basel SBB6h32 18:52Dortmund Hbf
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12:20Basel SBB6h33 18:53Dortmund Hbf
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13:06Basel SBB6h23 19:29Dortmund Hbf
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13:06Basel SBB5h16 18:22Dortmund Hbf
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13:06Basel SBB7h03 20:09Dortmund Hbf
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14:13Basel SBB5h09 19:22Dortmund Hbf
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14:27Basel SBB6h25 20:52Dortmund Hbf
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14:27Basel SBB6h26 20:53Dortmund Hbf
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14:27Basel SBB6h10 20:37Dortmund Hbf
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15:06Basel SBB6h15 21:21Dortmund Hbf
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15:06Basel SBB5h03 20:09Dortmund Hbf
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15:06Basel SBB5h31 20:37Dortmund Hbf
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16:13Basel SBB6h20 22:33Dortmund Hbf
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16:13Basel SBB5h08 21:21Dortmund Hbf
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17:07Basel SBB4h59 22:06Dortmund Hbf
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17:07Basel SBB6h27 23:34Dortmund Hbf
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18:13Basel SBB5h21 23:34Dortmund Hbf
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18:13Basel SBB6h20 00:33Dortmund Hbf
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20:13Basel SBB7h20 03:33Dortmund Hbf
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20:13Basel SBB5h23 01:36Dortmund Hbf
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21:13Basel SBB12h09 09:22Dortmund Hbf
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23:13Basel SBB8h09 07:22Dortmund Hbf
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COMPARE Prices across different modes

Sat
23 Oct
£44Deutsche Bahn
£48Flixbus
Sun
24 Oct
£48Deutsche Bahn
£45Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£17Deutsche Bahn
£30Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£26Deutsche Bahn
£62Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£28Deutsche Bahn
£52Flixbus

The fastest trains from Basel to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for 24 Oct

Fastest Journey

4 h 56 m

Average

6 h 6 m

Trains per day

36

Distance

440 km

Of the 36 trains that leave Basel for Dortmund every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 440 km distance in an average of 6 h 6 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 4 h 56 m .

The slowest trains will take 12 h 9 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:06Basel SBB4h56 16:02Dortmund Hbf
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£1361One-way
2nd Fastest
17:07Basel SBB4h59 22:06Dortmund Hbf
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£851One-way
15:06Basel SBB5h03 20:09Dortmund Hbf
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£1361One-way
16:13Basel SBB5h08 21:21Dortmund Hbf
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£1361One-way
14:13Basel SBB5h09 19:22Dortmund Hbf
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£1361One-way

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Train Information to Dortmund from Basel

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price£33 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Basel to Dortmund cover the 273 miles (440 km) long route taking on average 5 h 53 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £17, but the average price of train tickets is £33. Travellers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

Train companies

Travel with Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Dortmund

You can travel by train between Basel and Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £17. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Basel to Dortmund in comfort. Find the DB train timetable for your trip between Basel and Dortmund on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Basel and Dortmund is 273 miles (440 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Basel and Dortmund start at £17.

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while WCs are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Travel Tips

Trains from Basel to Dortmund
Travel by train to Dortmund easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Dortmund.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Basel, Switzerland to Dortmund, Germany?

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Dortmund, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Dortmund, Germany?

When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 22/10/2021. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Basel and Dortmund before travelling.

What restrictions are there on reentering Switzerland from Dortmund, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Basel, Switzerland from Dortmund is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Basel from Dortmund restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Dortmund?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Basel from Dortmund closer to your date of departure here.

What is the cost of cheap trains between Basel and Dortmund?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Basel and Dortmund for as little as £17  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Basel to Dortmund?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Basel to Dortmund train price to come in at an average of £33  one way.
What is the distance by train from Basel to Dortmund?
The distance from Basel to Dortmund by train is approximately 273 miles (440 km).
How long does it take from Basel to Dortmund by train?
On average the Basel to Dortmund train time is 5 h 53 min  covering the 273 miles (440 km) long route, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from Basel to Dortmund do I depart from? Which Dortmund train station from Basel do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Basel, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Basel SBB, Basel Bad Bhf and Basel, Birmannsgasse. When you arrive in Dortmund, your train can arrive in train stations including Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Germania and Dortmund-Hörde.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Basel SBB   to Dortmund Hbf.

Where is the Basel train station located? Where is the Dortmund train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this trip, called Basel SBB, is located 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre of Basel.

The most popular arrival train station, Dortmund Hbf, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Dortmund.

Which train providers can take me from Basel to Dortmund?
When taking a train from Basel to Dortmund, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Dortmund. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Dortmund from Basel and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains per day are there to Dortmund from Basel?
On average, there are 10 trains a day from Basel to Dortmund. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When can I take the first train from Basel to Dortmund? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Basel at 13: 13. The last train leaves from Basel at 22: 13. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Basel to Dortmund and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
How early should I buy Basel to Dortmund train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this journey and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Basel and Dortmund within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £33 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Basel to Dortmund a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Dortmund
Basel SBB is the most popular Basel railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Basel for your journey to Dortmund.