Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund train

Wed, 24 Jul
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Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
10:263h16
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
13:42Dortmund Hbf
£151One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:003h42
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:42Dortmund Hbf
£321One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:263h41
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
13:07Dortmund Hbf
£361One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:034h04
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:07Dortmund Hbf
£361One-way
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:303h51
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:21Dortmund Hbf
£691One-way
1 change

Train timetableFrankfurt am Main to Dortmund

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, 24 July
Deutsche Bahn
08:303h54
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
12:24Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:383h46
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:24Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:034h04
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:07Dortmund Hbf
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:263h41
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
13:07Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:303h51
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:21Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:383h43
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
13:21Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
10:003h42
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:42Dortmund Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
10:263h16
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
13:42Dortmund Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:303h53
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
14:23Dortmund Hbf
1 change

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Train times from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

Showing times and prices for 24 Jul

Fastest Journey

3 h 16 m

Average

3 h 45 m

Trains per day

9

Distance

178 km

Of the 9 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Dortmund every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
10:263h16
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
13:42Dortmund Hbf
£151One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:263h41
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
13:07Dortmund Hbf
£361One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
10:003h42
Frankfurt am Main Flughafen
13:42Dortmund Hbf
£321One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:383h43
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
13:21Dortmund Hbf
£691One-way
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:383h46
Frankfurt (Main) Hbf
12:24Dortmund Hbf
£691One-way
1 change

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ReviewsReviews for the rail journey from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

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What a great experience! The train from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund was modern and equipped with free wifi and plenty of power sockets, which made it easy to work. The seats were extremely comfortable and the journey was quiet and relaxed. The catering was delicious and the staff were extremely attentive. My reservation was effortless. In terms of journey time, the time flew by as the train completed the journey efficiently and on time. An all-round great travelling experience!
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I often use Deutsche Bahn to get around on business. This morning I travelled from Frankfurt to Dortmund by train. I really have to praise the train at this point and give it a clear recommendation in advance. Not only did the train arrive on time, but it was also in super clean condition. The seating areas were clean and well maintained, the train was not littered and the sanitary facilities were clean. The food on board was delicious. Another positive aspect for me was that the wifi offered and the sockets for charging your devices were available and worked. Travelling with Deutsche Bahn is very comfortable.
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That was one of the most expensive and worst journeys. All in all, of course, it wasn't that bad, but in comparison it was a real disappointment for the price. I paid more money than I normally pay for a ticket and my mood was worse as a result. The service was just as bad-tempered and rather grim. At least I arrived in Dortmund quickly and without delay
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I travelled by train from Frankfurt Central Station to Dortmund Central Station on 10 April. Time: 15:26 - 18:57. The journey was very pleasant, it was very reasonably priced. There were no delays and I arrived on time as planned. Unfortunately, the internet is a bit weak, you can't work well on a laptop. The train was not very hygienic, the toilets were very smelly, which was very unpleasant. For the price-performance ratio, however, it was still recommendable. Train no. 2226
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I travelled from Frankfurt Central Station to Dortmund Central Station yesterday. The train was relatively punctual. I had found the ticket a few days ago for a very reasonable price. My friend and I sat next to each other and we had the opportunity to spread out, as no one was sitting next to us. We both had separate sockets for our mobile phones. I also asked for wifi and we got it. We travelled for 3 hours and 30 minutes. The toilets were also very clean and new. I had packed a few things in my bag, so I didn't need to buy anything from there, but you still had the option. So I made myself comfortable with my friend and we watched a film. I would recommend it to anyone and would travel by train again myself.
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I really like the train journey because I reached my destination very quickly. I also liked the fact that the ticket was very cheap. Another thing I liked was that I could buy the train ticket very easily online. I also liked the fact that the wifi was very good. However, I didn't like the fact that the train was 5 minutes late and the toilets were dirty. Another positive aspect is that I didn't have to change trains.
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I travelled on IC 2320 for about four and a half hours. My seat was very clean and the journey was quite nice as I was able to do my work. It was a bit noisy at the beginning and that bothered me a bit, but that happens sometimes. Otherwise quite good.
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What I found very convincing about this train journey from Frankfurt to Dortmund was that I was able to book the ticket very easily and it was quite cheap. I also liked the fact that the train wasn't delayed and that I arrived at my destination quickly. Another point that I liked was the good wifi. However, there was one thing I didn't like and that was the dirty toilets.
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I travelled from Frankfurt to Dortmund with my husband. The train was actually on time and we made our connection in Dortmund. As always, the staff were very friendly and courteous and the on-board bistro had plenty of choice. The train was very quiet and we were able to enjoy the almost 1½ hour journey. Unfortunately, the toilet hygiene was not at all good and more attention should be paid to this.
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I travelled by ICE from Frankfurt am Main main station to Dortmund main station. I booked the ticket online, which was quick and easy. The train was on time and the journey took about 2 1/2 hours. The toilet facilities were not clean enough for my taste. The ticket checks went smoothly. It was so relaxed that I slept through most of the journey.
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The journey from Frankfurt to Dortmund turned out to be a pleasant experience. Especially because the service staff were extremely friendly to me. In addition, the train was pleasantly ventilated and the seats were very ergonomic and comfortable. I can only praise the cleanliness of the train. There were no delays during the entire journey. The journey time was relatively manageable.
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The train journey from Frankfurt to Dortmund was comfortable, with friendly service and good cleanliness. The journey time was reasonable but the price was a little high for what was on offer. Unfortunately there was a delay due to technical problems, but the staff were generally helpful.
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What struck me as particularly positive was that the train was on time to the minute. It was also very clean and hygienic. Any leftover food or other debris had all been cleared away beforehand. I would also like to emphasise that the staff went out of their way to make the journey as pleasant as possible. Overall, I give it five stars and my personal recommendation.
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We arrived on time at our destination station, Dortmund Hbf. The conductor was very friendly to me and the train was clean. The toilet was clean too. There was wifi, which worked rather wifi. I didn't have to change trains and stayed on the same train the whole time. I was happy with the seats, which were quite comfortable. The journey took about 3.5 hours. It was pleasantly quiet on the train.
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I would particularly like to emphasise that it was a very clean train with well-cleaned seats. However, I was a little disappointed when I learnt that the train would arrive almost 20 minutes late. The staff were very friendly and explained the situation calmly. I would definitely recommend booking your ticket online, as there are usually problems when buying tickets on the spot and, in the worst case, you may not be able to travel.

Overview: Train from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

distanceDistance110 miles
durationAverage train duration2 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price£49 (€56)
frequencyTrain frequency8 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 7 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Hessische Landesbahn

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund cover the 110 miles long journey taking on average 2 h 12 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Hessische Landesbahn. Normally, there are 8 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £49, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £11. Travellers depart most frequently from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn and Hessische Landesbahn trains Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund

Travel between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund from £11 with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and Hessische Landesbahn! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

Deutsche Bahn is a German train company that operates trains throughout the country including trains to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main. It offers a wide range of services, including high-speed InterCity Express (ICE) trains, regional trains, and night trains. ICE trains are the fastest and most comfortable way to travel, with speeds of up to 300 km/h. Regional trains are slower but offer more frequent stops and are ideal for shorter trips. Night trains are a great way to save time and money, with comfortable sleeping compartments and couchettes. Deutsche Bahn offers a variety of ticket types, including single tickets, day tickets, and group tickets. Onboard facilities include free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and a variety of food and beverage options. The most popular routes for Deutsche Bahn are between major cities such as Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, and Frankfurt. Other popular routes include Cologne to Stuttgart, Berlin to Dresden, and Hamburg to Cologne.

Train information from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 12 min
  • Cheapest Price: £11
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 8 a day

FAQs: Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund train

FAQs: Travel by train from Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund.
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Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund can start from as little as £11 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund is £49; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund train travel time is 2 h 12 min   for the 110 mile long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund leaves at 05: 58. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund leaves at 22: 40.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There are 7 direct trains from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund train with Deutsche Bahn or Hessische Landesbahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 22: 40.

When departing from Frankfurt am Main, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, Frankfurt Stadion station and Frankfurt Messe station. When arriving in Dortmund, you can end your journey in train stations like Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund Signal-Iduna-Park station and Dortmund-Hörde station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, which is located around 9.2 miles (14.8 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 trip to Dortmund from Frankfurt am Main is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 2 h 12 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Dortmund by train is May.
You have options as you can travel between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund

Frankfurt am Main
Dortmund
The major railway station for departures from Frankfurt am Main is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your trip between Frankfurt am Main and Dortmund.
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 Frankfurt am Main.
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