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.
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1 h 19 m
1 h 19 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||45 miles (73 km)|
|Average train duration||1 h 14 min|
|Average train ticket price||£8 (€9)|
|Train frequency||25 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 25 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
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.
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.
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