The cheapest trains from Cologne to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Cheapest

£4

Average

£4

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 Cologne to Dortmund will cost around £ 4 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 4.

Cheapest
06:45Köln, Hbf1h19 08:04Dortmund
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£41One-way

Timetable Cologne to Dortmund

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06:45Köln, Hbf1h19 08:04Dortmund
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Fri
22 Oct
£18Deutsche Bahn
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Sat
23 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Sun
24 Oct
£13FlixTrain
£7Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£7FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£7FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£5Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£9FlixTrain
£5Flixbus
Mon
1 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£5Flixbus
Tue
2 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Wed
3 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Thu
4 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Fri
5 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Sat
6 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Sun
7 Nov
£5FlixTrain
£5Flixbus
Mon
8 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Tue
9 Nov
£5FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Wed
10 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Thu
11 Nov
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus

The fastest trains from Cologne to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for 23 Oct

Fastest Journey

1 h 19 m

Average

1 h 19 m

Trains per day

1

Distance

74 km

Of the 1 trains that leave Cologne 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 74 km distance in an average of 1 h 19 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 19 m .

The slowest trains will take 1 h 19 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
06:45Köln, Hbf1h19 08:04Dortmund
0 changes
£41One-way

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Train Information from Cologne to Dortmund

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or VRR

Trains from Cologne to Dortmund cover the 45 miles (73 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 14 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or VRR. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Köln Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

Train companies

Travel with Deutsche Bahn between Cologne and Dortmund

For as little as £4 you can travel by train from Cologne to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Cologne to Dortmund train.

    Deutsche Bahn 's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Cologne and Dortmund are the following:

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

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Cologne 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 Cologne to Dortmund.
    FAQs
    What is the price of the cheapest train to Dortmund from Cologne?
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Cologne to Dortmund for the next 7 days starting from £4  one way.
    What is the average price of train tickets between Cologne and Dortmund?
    If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Cologne to Dortmund train to cost on average £8  one way.
    How far is it from Cologne to Dortmund by train?
    When travelling this route you should expect the distance from Cologne to Dortmund via train to be approximately 45 miles (73 km).
    How long does it take from Cologne to Dortmund by train?
    On average the train from Cologne to Dortmund duration is 1 h 14 min  for the 45 miles (73 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
    When travelling by train from Cologne to Dortmund, which train station in Cologne do I depart from and which train station in Dortmund do I arrive in?

    When taking a train from Cologne, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz and Köln/Bonn Flughafen. 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 Köln Hbf   to Dortmund Hbf.

    Where do I find the Cologne train station to Dortmund? Where is the Dortmund train station?

    Passengers board their train most frequently from Köln Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city centre to this train station.

    Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Dortmund Hbf and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Dortmund.

    What train providers go from Cologne to Dortmund?
    Take the Cologne to Dortmund train with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or VRR. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Dortmund from Cologne as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any Cologne to Dortmund direct trains?
    Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day to Dortmund from Cologne. If you’re looking for a direct train from Cologne to Dortmund, consider travelling with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Non-stop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
    How many trains per day are there from Cologne to Dortmund?
    The average number of trains departing Cologne for Dortmund is 25 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Cologne to Dortmund?
    If you prefer early morning trains from Cologne to Dortmund, the first train leaves at 04: 45. If you prefer late night trains from Cologne to Dortmund, the last train of the day leaves at 07: 15. Omio shows you the latest train from Cologne to Dortmund times to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    How far in advance should I book a train ticket between Cologne and Dortmund to get the best deals?
    If you book Cologne to Dortmund train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £8. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Cologne and Dortmund. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Cologne
    Dortmund
    Köln Hbf is the most popular Cologne 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 Cologne for your journey to Dortmund.
    Amenities at station
    WifiWifi
    LockersLockers
    ParkingParking
    ATMATM
    TaxiTaxi
    ticketOfficeHours
    Ticket office hours
    Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00
    Connections to/from station
    Bus lines: 172, 173
    Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
    U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
    S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19