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from Basel to Dortmund

You can get from Basel to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Basel to Dortmund on 26 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

09:30Basel6h40 16:10Dortmund
0 changes
£301One-way
Cheapest
18:35Basel, Meret Oppenheim-Strasse14h20 08:55Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf
1 changes
£281One-way

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Mon
25 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
£33Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
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£28Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£23Deutsche Bahn with connection
£52Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£28Deutsche Bahn
£52Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£28Deutsche Bahn
£38Flixbus

Travel Information from Basel to Dortmund

distanceDistance273 miles (440 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£28 - £28
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £28 • 5 h 23 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £28 • 5 h 23 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or Deutsche Bahn

Travel 273 miles (440 km) by coach or train to Dortmund from Basel. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 5 h 23 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as £28. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Flixbus or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Basel to Dortmund.

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FAQs
Am I allowed to travel from Basel, Switzerland to Dortmund, Germany?

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

Can travellers from Switzerland enter Germany?

International entry is allowed at this time for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland.

Are there rules for self-quarantine when arriving to Dortmund from Basel?

Conditions of entry into Germany:

  • 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

Are there COVID-19 safety rules for social distancing and wearing face masks in Dortmund, Germany?

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, the government of Germany has imposed the following measures:

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

This information was last checked on 24/10/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your trip to Dortmund from Basel.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Basel, Switzerland from Dortmund, Germany due to COVID-19?

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

Is my journey back to Basel from Dortmund restricted?

Entry into Switzerland is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Basel from Dortmund?

Conditions of reentry into Switzerland:

  • 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 coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

You should observe these safety measures in Switzerland as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

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

This information about your return travel to Switzerland was last checked on 23/10/2021. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Basel from Dortmund closer to your date of departure here.

How do I travel from Basel to Dortmund?

There are 2 ways that you can travel to Dortmund from Basel. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Basel to Dortmund?

Train services offer the cheapest way to get from Basel to Dortmund. Tickets for a train cost on average £28.

This is compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

A train is £1 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Basel to Dortmund costing on average £28.

What is the fastest way to get from Basel to Dortmund?

The fastest way from Basel to Dortmund is by train with an average journey time of 5 h 23 min.

Other travel options from Basel to Dortmund can usually take longer:

In comparison, getting to Dortmund by coach can take on average 10 h 10 min.

What is the distance from Basel to Dortmund?

You should expect to travel around 273 miles (440 km) from Basel to Dortmund.

How many services a day are there to Dortmund from Basel?

The average frequency per day from Basel to Dortmund is:

  • 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Basel and Dortmund as scheduled services by coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Basel? Where do I arrive in Dortmund?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Basel to Dortmund:

  • Most travellers catch their coach from Basel and arrive in Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Most travellers catch their train from Basel SBB and arrive in Dortmund Hbf.
Who can get me from Basel to Dortmund?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Basel to Dortmund, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Flixbus can get you to Dortmund by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Flixbus from Basel to Dortmund for £28 on Omio.
  • Travel with Deutsche Bahn for trains to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Deutsche Bahn Basel to Dortmund tickets on Omio for £28.
Where else should I travel to after my journey to Dortmund from Basel ends?
Your journey from Basel to Dortmund doesn't have to end in Dortmund. Many of our customers like to extend their holidays to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam. If you’d like to add Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam to your Basel to Dortmund trip, check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel to any of these top destinations from Dortmund today!
How early should I book tickets between Basel and Dortmund online for the best deals?

When planning your trip from Basel to Dortmund, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets are costing on average £28 one way.
  • Train tickets cost on average £28 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Basel and Dortmund online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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