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from Cologne to Dortmund

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

Our recommendation

To get from Cologne to Dortmund on 20 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:09Cologne Hbf1h13 09:22Dortmund Hbf
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£161One-way
Cheapest
08:09Cologne Hbf1h13 09:22Dortmund Hbf
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£161One-way
Other options
18:09Cologne Hbf1h13 19:22Dortmund Hbf
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£161One-way
09:09Cologne Hbf1h10 10:19Dortmund Hbf
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£181One-way
19:11Cologne Hbf1h10 20:21Dortmund Hbf
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£181One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Wed
20 Oct
£12FlixTrain
£5Flixbus
Thu
21 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Fri
22 Oct
£12FlixTrain
£6Flixbus
Sat
23 Oct
£8FlixTrain
£5Flixbus
Sun
24 Oct
£11FlixTrain
£5Flixbus
Mon
25 Oct
£7FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Tue
26 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Wed
27 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Thu
28 Oct
£7FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Fri
29 Oct
£7FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
Sat
30 Oct
£4FlixTrain
£5Flixbus
Sun
31 Oct
£9FlixTrain
£4Flixbus
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

Travel Information from Cologne to Dortmund

distanceDistance45 miles (73 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£4 - £9
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £4 • 1 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £9 • 1 h 13 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus or FlixTrain

Take a coach or train to travel 45 miles (73 km) to Dortmund from Cologne. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 13 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £4. The most popular travel providers which serve this route are Flixbus or FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Cologne to Dortmund.

Travel Tips

Travel from Cologne to Dortmund
Travel 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
How do you get from Cologne to Dortmund?

There are 2 ways that you can travel between Cologne and Dortmund. You can take a coach or train.

What is the cheapest way to travel from Cologne to Dortmund?

The cheapest way from Cologne to Dortmund is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £4 compared to other travel options to Dortmund:

A coach is £4 less than a train for this route with tickets for a train from Cologne to Dortmund costing on average £9.

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

The fastest way from Cologne to Dortmund is by train with an average journey time of 1 h 13 min.

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

In comparison, travelling by coach can take you on average 1 h 50 min.

How many miles from Cologne to Dortmund would I travel?

The Cologne to Dortmund distance is approximately 45 miles (73 km).

How many services a day are there between Cologne and Dortmund?

The average frequency per day from Cologne to Dortmund is:

  • Around 25 trains per day.

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

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

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Cologne to Dortmund:

  • Coaches from Cologne to Dortmund most often leave from Köln, Köln Bonn Airport and arrive in Dortmund, Hauptbahnhof.
  • Trains most often depart from Cologne at Köln Hbf and arrive in Dortmund at Dortmund Hbf.
Which travel companies can take me from Cologne to Dortmund?

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

  • Travel with Flixbus for coaches to Dortmund. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Cologne to Dortmund tickets on Omio for £4.
  • Travel with FlixTrain to go to Dortmund by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixTrain Cologne to Dortmund tickets on Omio for £9.
Can I travel directly to Dortmund from Cologne?

Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Dortmund with the following travel companies:

  • You can find direct coaches per day to Dortmund with Flixbus or BlaBlaCar.
  • You can check for a direct train to Dortmund with FlixTrain with 25 direct trains per day.

As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Dortmund tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this route.

Where should I go next after I travel between Cologne and Dortmund?
Omio customers who travel from Cologne to Dortmund often also extend their holiday to go to Berlin, Paris or Amsterdam. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Dortmund and these popular destinations at a great price.
How far in advance should I book tickets from Cologne to Dortmund online to get the best deals?

Before travelling from Cologne to Dortmund, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £4 one way.
  • The price of a train ticket for this journey is on average £9 one way.

But we recommend booking Cologne to Dortmund tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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