Essen to Dortmund train

Tue, 16 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Essen to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Essen to Dortmund is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixTrain
17:040h25
Essen Hbf
17:29Dortmund Hbf
£71One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixTrain
09:040h25
Essen Hbf
09:29Dortmund Hbf
£71One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixTrain
09:360h26
Essen Hbf
10:02Dortmund Hbf
£71One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:230h22
Essen Hbf
07:45Dortmund Hbf
£151One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:000h21
Essen Hbf
07:21Dortmund Hbf
£151One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEssen to Dortmund

Showing trains for tomorrow, Tuesday, 16 July
Deutsche Bahn
07:000h21
Essen Hbf
07:21Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:090h36
Essen Süd station
07:45Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
07:230h22
Essen Hbf
07:45Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:490h33
Essen Süd station
08:22Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:020h20
Essen Hbf
08:22Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:090h36
Essen Süd station
08:45Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:230h22
Essen Hbf
08:45Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:480h21
Essen Hbf
09:09Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:510h21
Essen Hbf
09:12Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
FlixTrain
09:040h25
Essen Hbf
09:29Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:090h36
Essen Süd station
09:45Dortmund Hbf
1 change
FlixTrain
09:360h26
Essen Hbf
10:02Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
13:090h36
Essen Süd station
13:45Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
13:230h22
Essen Hbf
13:45Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
13:490h32
Essen Süd station
14:21Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
14:000h21
Essen Hbf
14:21Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
14:090h36
Essen Süd station
14:45Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
14:220h23
Essen Hbf
14:45Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
14:290h38
Essen Süd station
15:07Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
14:450h22
Essen Hbf
15:07Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
15:090h36
Essen Süd station
15:45Dortmund Hbf
1 change
FlixTrain
17:040h25
Essen Hbf
17:29Dortmund Hbf
0 changes

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Train times from Essen to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for 16 Jul

Fastest Journey

20 m

Average

27 m

Trains per day

22

Distance

32 km

Of the 22 trains that leave Essen for Dortmund every day 13 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:020h20
Essen Hbf
08:22Dortmund Hbf
£181One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:480h21
Essen Hbf
09:09Dortmund Hbf
£181One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:000h21
Essen Hbf
07:21Dortmund Hbf
£151One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:510h21
Essen Hbf
09:12Dortmund Hbf
£181One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
14:000h21
Essen Hbf
14:21Dortmund Hbf
£181One-way
0 changes

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Essen to Dortmund

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The train journey from Dortmund to Essen started on time. I quickly found a seat with a power socket. However, just like the wifi, I didn't need it on the short journey. What was positive for me was the cleanliness of the carriage. The toilets, on the other hand, were not exactly clean.
Pro
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Cons
IconToilet in compartment closed
On Tuesday, I travelled from Dortmund main station to Essen main station with the ICE 529. The journey was relatively short and the distance covered quickly. The board staff were nice and polite, hygiene was good, but unfortunately the toilet in my compartment was closed. So unfortunately I had to go to another compartment. Nevertheless, the journey was very pleasant and especially because of the price-performance ratio with only 17€ per journey, I would travel again with Deutsche Bahn from Dortmund HBF to Essen HBF.
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Cons
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This trip was just a dream. The wifi was fine, as were the sockets and the volume, the seating was! The staff were very friendly and always helpful and very vigilant of the hygiene in the toilet, because I was not so enthusiastic, but it was quite ok, the prices were also justified.
Pro
IconStaff was very nice
IconCar was clean
Cons
IconThe train was late
When I took the train from Dortmund to Essen yesterday, I was unfortunately disappointed by the punctuality of the train. The train was about 20 minutes late, but the rest of the journey was very pleasant. The staff were nice and the toilets and the train in general were very clean. The wifi had a few dropouts now and then, but that's normal. Otherwise, the price was worth the trip.
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Last year, I took a trip from Dortmund to Essen with DB. In fact, I was very impressed with the service. The workers were very friendly and quickly looked after my interests. You could also quickly connect your mobile phone to the wifi. The seats were very comfortable and clean. It was pleasantly quiet. The toilets were very clean and hygienic. There was no need to change planes. The price was very good, only €3.00. The only problem was that the train did not arrive on time. Otherwise, I would really heartily recommend the train journey from Dortmund to Essen. Apart from arriving on time, everything was tip-top.
Pro
IconShort drive
Cons
IconFloor quite dirty
I didn't like the journey back to Essen because there were often passengers who had harassed me. Nevertheless, the train was quite clean. The service was not so good, as the ticket inspector looked at me stupidly when I was looking for my ticket. Since the train leaves every 15 minutes, you didn't have to worry about being late because it always came back. The price-performance ratio is really good for the trip.
Pro
IconSpeed
IconPunctuality
IconCleanliness
IconWIFI
IconSockets
Cons
IconPrice
I recently took a train journey from Dortmund to Essen and have to say that I was not entirely satisfied. The price for the journey was unfortunately not particularly cheap and I had the feeling that I had paid more than I had actually expected. Nevertheless, the train journey was pleasant and comfortable overall. The train was on time and the journey went smoothly. The station in Dortmund was well equipped and there were enough seats and toilets. The display boards were also clear and informative. All in all, I can say that the train journey from Dortmund to Essen was pleasant and comfortable overall, but the price is a point of criticism. If I want to travel by train again in the future, I will definitely check beforehand exactly how much I have to pay and whether there are better offers.
Pro
IconQuick
IconCosy
IconWIFI
IconOn time
Cons
IconPrice
I recently had the opportunity to travel by ICE from Dortmund to Essen and must say that I had a satisfactory experience overall. The train was on time and provided a pleasant and comfortable journey. The interior was modern and clean, with comfortable seats and plenty of space for luggage. Unfortunately, the price was not as reasonable as I expected. It felt like I paid a high price for the convenience and speed offered by the ICE. Although I enjoyed the journey, it would be hard for me to justify paying high prices for train travel on a regular basis. All in all, the journey by ICE from Dortmund to Essen was a pleasant and comfortable experience, but the price was regrettably a little too high. I think I will consider other means of transport when I travel to Essen in the future.
Pro
IconThe ride was very pleasant
Cons
IconThe staff was unfriendly
The wifi on the train was surprisingly fast. The toilets were clean and were cleaned during the journey. The price of the journey was definitely worth it. I didn't have to change trains and the train was there relatively quickly (compared to other trains). Overall, I would recommend the train to others
Pro
IconFast travel time
Cons
IconDelay
I was travelling with the Eurobahn. There are sockets for charging at the 4-seater seats with table. The seats were comfortable and clean. There is no catering on the train as it is a local train. Accordingly, you cannot reserve a seat. The toilets are so-so, I wouldn't sit on them to do my business. I could travel directly from Neuss to Dortmund without changing trains, which is of course convenient. Price-performance ratio is top, of course. Cheaper than by car.

Overview: Train from Essen to Dortmund

distanceDistance20 miles
durationAverage train duration20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£8 (€9)
frequencyTrain frequency50 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 50 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, National Express or SNCF (3)

Trains from Essen to Dortmund cover the 20 miles long route taking on average 20 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, National Express or SNCF (3). Normally, there are 50 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £8, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £3. Travellers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express trains Essen to Dortmund

Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express trains will get you between Essen and Dortmund from £3. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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 Essen to Dortmund train.

Train information from Essen to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 20 min
  • Cheapest Price: £9
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 34 a day

FAQs: Essen to Dortmund train

FAQs: Travel by train from Essen 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 Essen to Dortmund.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Essen to Dortmund can start from as little as £3 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Essen to Dortmund is £8; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Dortmund from Essen is on average 20 min   for the 20 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go between Essen and Dortmund by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Essen to Dortmund leaves at 05: 03. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Essen to Dortmund leaves at 22: 09.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Essen to Dortmund without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, National Express or SNCF (3). There are 50 direct trains from Essen to Dortmund each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Essen to Dortmund, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, National Express or SNCF (3) for the best way to get you to Dortmund. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Essen and Dortmund and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 09.

When departing from Essen, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen station and Essen-Werden station. When arriving in Dortmund, you can end your route in train stations like Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund Signal-Iduna-Park station and Dortmund-Hörde station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Essen Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Dortmund Hbf, located 1.5 miles (2.4 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Dortmund from Essen is worth doing with a journey time of 20 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Essen to Dortmund is February.
You have options as you can travel between Essen and Dortmund 2 different ways: train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Essen and Dortmund

Essen
Dortmund
The major railway station for departures from Essen is Essen Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Essen Hbf for your trip between Essen and Dortmund.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
The major train station for arrivals in Dortmund is Dortmund Hbf. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Dortmund Hbf for your trip to Dortmund from Essen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 179 6088080
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.

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