How to get to Dortmund from Essen

Thu, 11 Apr
+ Add return
Scan to get our free app
Use our app to get live travel updates and book mobile tickets for trains, buses, flights, and ferries.
App Store
42K ratings
Google Play
136K reviews

Travel options
from Essen to Dortmund

How to get to Dortmund from Essen by train, bus, flight or ferry.

Our recommendation

The best way to travel from Essen to Dortmund is by taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

0 changes
0 changes
0 changes
Other options
0 changes
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
0 changes

Find all the dates and times for this journey by train, bus, flight, and ferry .

Compare prices and tickets Prices for trains, coaches, flights and ferries

14 Apr
15 Apr
16 Apr
17 Apr
18 Apr
19 Apr
20 Apr

Travel Information from Essen to Dortmund

distanceDistance20 miles
modeAvailable travel modesTrain or coach
priceTicket price range£3 - £7
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • £3 • 21 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • £3 • 21 min
carriersPopular travel companiesBlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn

Take a train or coach to travel 20 miles to Dortmund from Essen. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are BlaBlaCar or Deutsche Bahn among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach or train from Essen to Dortmund.

More than 1,000 travel companies trust us to sell their tickets all in one place.

Deutsche Bahn

All travel companies: Train Companies from Essen to Dortmund

Deutsche Bahn will get you between Essen and Dortmund at great prices. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best travel times, prices and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of travel services in Germany, making on average 40,000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your travel between Essen and Dortmund. DB uses different types of travel such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain travel.

    FAQs: Essen to Dortmund

    FAQs: 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 Essen to Dortmund.

    There are 2 travel options between Essen and Dortmund. You can take a train or coach.

    The cheapest way to travel from Essen to Dortmund is a train with an average price of £3.

    This is compared to other travel options from Essen to Dortmund:

    A train is £4 less than a coach for this journey with tickets for a coach from Essen to Dortmund costing on average £7.

    The fastest way from Essen to Dortmund is by train with an average journey time of 21 min.

    There are alternative travel options to Dortmund that take longer:

    Coach takes 35 min on average.

    You should expect to travel around 20 miles from Essen to Dortmund.

    The average frequency per day from Essen to Dortmund is:

    • 12 coaches a day.
    • Around 50 trains per day.

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

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

    • Most travellers catch their coach from Essen, Freiheit (Hauptbahnhof) and arrive in Dortmund.
    • Most travellers take a train from Essen Hbf to Dortmund Hbf.

    The following travel companies offer services from Essen to Dortmund:

    • BlaBlaCar or FlixBus can take you to Dortmund by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for FlixBus from Essen to Dortmund for £7.
    • Travel with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SNCF (3) or National Express to go to Dortmund by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find FlixTrain Essen to Dortmund tickets on Omio for £3.

    Yes, there are direct services available from Essen to Dortmund with the following travel companies:

    • Direct coach available with FlixBus 12 direct coaches per day.
    • Direct trains with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SNCF (3) or National Express with 50 direct trains per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Dortmund as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Essen and Dortmund.

    Omio customers who travel from Essen to Dortmund often also extend their holiday to go to Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf or Cologne. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Dortmund and these popular destinations at a great price.

    Travelling from Essen to Dortmund: related information

    Here are some other resources that might have the information you need

    HomeTravelTravel to DortmundHow to get to Dortmund from Essen

    The Omio App Makes Travel Planning Easy

    We’ll get you where you want to go. From live train updates to mobile tickets, our innovative app is the ideal way to plan and keep track of your travel.

    Hand With Phone
    More routes, destinations and providers