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Cologne to Dortmund by bus

The journey from Cologne to Dortmund by bus is 46.02 mi and takes 2 hr 23 min. There are 16 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:05 AM and the last at 11:20 PM. It is possible to travel from Cologne to Dortmund by bus for as little as $3.81 or as much as $17.94. The best price for this journey is $3.81.

Lowest Price$3.81
Journey Duration2 hr 23 min
Connection per Day16
Lowest Price$3.81
Highest Price$17.94
First Departure5:05 AM
Last Departure11:20 PM
Distance46.02 mi
DepartureCologne
ArrivalDortmund
CarriersFlixTrain, FlixBus

Cologne to Dortmund Bus Times

Departure date
Monday, Feb 26, 2024

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How can I get the cheapest bus tickets to travel from Cologne to Dortmund?

Prices will vary when you travel from Cologne to Dortmund. On average, though, you'll pay about $6.85 for a bus ticket. You can find bus tickets for prices as low as $3.81, but it may require some flexibility with your travel plans. If you're looking for a low price, you may need to prepare to spend more time in transit. You can also often find cheaper bus tickets at particular times of day, or on certain days of the week. Of course, ticket prices often change during the year, too; expect to pay more in peak season. For the lowest prices, it's usually best to make your reservation in advance. Be careful, though, as many providers do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest bus tickets.
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On average, a bus ticket from Cologne to Dortmund will cost you $6.85. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest bus tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.

How much time will it take to go from Cologne to Dortmund by bus?

The distance between Cologne to Dortmund is approximately 46.02 mi. In general, it will take you about 2 hr 23 min to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions, and the type of terrain that must be crossed. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. The journey between Cologne and Dortmund runs for about 46.02 mi and usually takes approximately 2 hr 23 min. However, this figure is an average and will vary according to a number of factors. Depending on the method of transport that you choose, you might be able to arrive in less time. The shortest time in which you can complete this journey is 1 hr 10 min. If you are trying to get from Cologne to Dortmund as quickly as possible, look for express routes or non-stopping services. Direct routes are not always the fastest way to travel. At times, you may even find a quicker route that involves a connection in another city.

At what time of the day can I travel from Cologne to Dortmund?

The first journey of the day departs from Cologne at 5:05 AM. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 11:20 PM. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Cologne and Dortmund. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. In general, the first departure of the night will leave Cologne at 5:05 AM, and the last departure will leave at 11:20 PM. However, it is important to remember that this is general information, and these journey times are not necessarily available every day. Timetables for each provider on the route from Cologne to Dortmund can change from day to day or month to month. In particular, many providers offer different schedules on weekdays and weekends. Public holidays, local events, and seasonal timetables can also cause schedules to change.

How many times a day do journeys run from Cologne to Dortmund?

You will be able to travel from Cologne to Dortmund using companies such as . Combined, these providers offer an average of 16 journeys each day. This average figure may not necessarily reflect your chosen travel dates. On certain days of the week, there may be more or less journeys available. At the busiest times, there will be up to departures available in a single day. You can choose to travel from Cologne to Dortmund using both direct and indirect routes. These options will help you find a journey that suits your budget, your time frame, and the circumstances of your trip. There are, on average, 16 direct connections from Cologne to Dortmund each day. Indirect connections add more possibilities, giving you extra flexibility when traveling. In an average day, you will find 0 journeys with at least one change. These figures may vary at certain times of year, and some routes might not run every day of the week. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Cologne to Dortmund. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Dortmund
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Cologne to Dortmund.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Cologne to Dortmund, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Cologne to Dortmund.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Bus companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $4.85 to $9.23 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 47% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Cologne to Dortmund

The cheapest Cologne - Dortmund bus tickets can be found for as low as $4.96 if you’re lucky, or $6.85 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $8.20.

Find the best day to travel to Dortmund by bus

When travelling to Dortmund by bus, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Flixtrain is a European low-cost passenger rail service that offers affordable and comfortable train travel to various destinations across Germany. It is owned and operated by FlixMobility, the parent company of FlixBus, which is a popular bus transportation service in Europe. Flixtrain operates on several routes, including Berlin to Stuttgart, Berlin to Cologne, and Hamburg to Cologne, among others.

Ticket types and facilities from Cologne to Dortmund

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by FlixTrain when traveling from Cologne to Dortmund.

Standard

A standard ticket on FlixTrain is a regular ticket / second class ticket. Flixtrain standard ticket offers you a comfortable seat, guaranteed Wi-Fi, access to power outlets, and one carry-on and one checked luggage with size restrictions.
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Find out more about the different facilities available onboard with each carrier on this route.

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Connect effortlessly on FlixTrain and enjoy free WiFi, whether you're catching up on work, chatting, or simply browsing.
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Keep your devices charged and ready. FlixTrain seats come equipped with power sockets and USB outlets.
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For your safety and the comfort of everyone on board, FlixBus permits you to bring one carry-on bag that should fit under the seat or in the overhead compartment. You're also allowed one checked bag, but make sure you can load and unload it by yourself and store it in the overhead space or under your seat. Kindly ensure your luggage isn't bulky or poses a risk to others. Remember, it's up to you to keep track of your belongings during the trip.
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FlixTrain prioritizes comfort for all. Passengers with mobility concerns can book designated seats and utilize complimentary transportation for foldable wheelchairs and mobility aids. Reach out to FlixTrain for any assistance required.
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While FlixTrain doesn't offer onboard catering, you're welcome to bring along your own snacks and beverages.
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With FlixTrain, you can pack an extra piece of luggage, but it's a good idea to book early since train space is limited. Got sports equipment or a big musical instrument? They're welcome too, though an extra fee might apply. If you're cycling around, you can park your bike in specific areas for just 9 Euro, but ensure it's standard-sized and free of extra attachments. Remember to reserve a spot for your bike early, as space fills up fast
Services on board FlixTrain and FlixBus from Cologne to Dortmund
Compare services on board when travelling from Cologne to Dortmund by bus.
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air_con Air conditioning check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
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Cologne to Dortmund CO2 Emissions by Bus

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Train
5.18kg
Bus
5.56kg
Flight
14.81kg
Car
11.85kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Cologne to Dortmund?
A bus ticket from Cologne to Dortmund is $6.85. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $3.81.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Cologne to Dortmund?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Cologne to Dortmund is $3.81. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Cologne and Dortmund by bus?
Cologne to Dortmund is 46.02 mi.
How long does the bus between Cologne and Dortmund take?
Cologne to Dortmund is on average 2 hr 23 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 1 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Cologne to Dortmund?
The bus journey from Cologne to Dortmund is covered by 1 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: FlixTrain and FlixBus.
How many bus connections per day go from Cologne to Dortmund?
Cologne to Dortmund has 16 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Cologne to Dortmund leave?
The earliest bus from Cologne to Dortmund departs at 5:05 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last bus from Cologne to Dortmund depart?
The latest bus from Cologne to Dortmund departs at 11:20 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Cologne to Dortmund in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest bus ticket we have found is $3.81 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
From which stations can I leave from Cologne to Dortmund?
There are 4 station(s) that you can depart from Cologne to go to Dortmund. You can go from Köln Messe/Deutz, Köln Flughafen, Köln Hbf (Breslauer Platz) and Cologne Mülheim and you can arrive at Dortmund-Aplerbeck, Dortmund Hbf and Dortmund-Derne.
How many direct connections depart from Cologne to Dortmund?
There are on average 16 direct connection(s) from Cologne to go to Dortmund.
What's the fastest journey time between Cologne to Dortmund by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Cologne and Dortmund is 1 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from Cologne to Dortmund?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Cologne and Dortmund.
What are the CO2 emissions for Cologne to Dortmund by bus?
The bus journey from Cologne to Dortmund creates 5.56kg of CO2 emissions.

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