You can get from Cologne to Dortmund by train, bus or flight.
To get from Cologne to Dortmund on 20 Oct we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.
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|Distance||45 miles (73 km)|
|Available travel modes||Coach or train|
|Ticket price range||£4 - £9|
|Cheapest mode||Coach • £4 • 1 h 50 min|
|Fastest mode||Train • £9 • 1 h 13 min|
|Popular travel companies||Flixbus 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.
There are 2 ways that you can travel between Cologne and Dortmund. You can take a coach or train.
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.
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.
The Cologne to Dortmund distance is approximately 45 miles (73 km).
The average frequency per day from Cologne to Dortmund is:
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.
These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers 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:
Yes, there are direct routes from Cologne to Dortmund with the following travel companies:
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.
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:
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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