How to get from Dortmund to Essen

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from Dortmund to Essen

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

Our recommendation

To get from Dortmund to Essen on 01 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information to Essen from Dortmund

distanceDistance20 miles (32 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 22 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixTrain

Take a coach, flight, ferry or train to travel 20 miles (32 km) between Dortmund and Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are FlixTrain among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Dortmund to Essen.

Travel Tips: Travel from Dortmund to Essen

Travel to Essen 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 Dortmund to Essen.

There are 4 ways to travel between Dortmund and Essen including taking a coach, flight, ferry or train.

Flight services offer the cheapest way to get from Dortmund to Essen. Tickets for a flight cost on average £1.

This is compared to other travel options to Essen:

A flight is £5 less than a coach for this route with tickets for a coach from Dortmund to Essen costing on average £5.

A flight is generally £1 less than a ferry for the same route. A ferry costs on average £1 from Dortmund to Essen.

A flight is about £3 less than a train, which costs on average £3 for this trip.

The fastest way to get to Essen from Dortmund is by train with an average travel time of 22 min.

There are alternative travel options to Essen that can usually take longer:

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The Dortmund to Essen distance is approximately 20 miles (32 km).

The average frequency per day from Dortmund to Essen is:

  • 15 coaches per day.
  • 129 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route from Dortmund to Essen as scheduled services by coach, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

  • Coaches mostly leave from Dortmund, ZOB am Hbf and tend to arrive in Essen, Freiheit / Am Hauptbahnhof (Ruhrbahn KundenCenter).
  • Trains from Dortmund to Essen most often leave from Dortmund Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Dortmund to Essen:

  • You can travel from Dortmund to Essen by train with FlixTrain. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £3 with FlixTrain from Dortmund to Essen.
Looking to extend your trip from Dortmund to Essen? Many Omio customers who go from Dortmund to Essen usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Berlin, Hamburg or Paris. If you're looking to explore Berlin, Hamburg or Paris from Essen, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Dortmund to Essen, 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 trip is £5 one way on average.
  • The price of a plane ticket is on average £1 one way for this journey.
  • The price of a ferry ticket is £1 one way on average for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket is £3 one way on average for this journey.

But we recommend booking Dortmund to Essen 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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