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Frankfurt to Dortmund by bus

The journey from Frankfurt to Dortmund by bus is 110.47 mi and takes 3 hr 42 min. There are 13 connections per day, with the first departure at 2:30 AM and the last at 10:55 PM. It is possible to travel from Frankfurt to Dortmund by bus for as little as $9.23 or as much as $30.75. The best price for this journey is $9.23.

Lowest Price$9.23
Journey Duration3 hr 42 min
Connection per Day13
Lowest Price$9.23
Highest Price$30.75
First Departure2:30 AM
Last Departure10:55 PM
Distance110.47 mi
CarriersFlixTrain, FlixBus

Frankfurt to Dortmund Bus Times

Departure date
Sunday, Jul 14, 2024

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How much does it cost to get from Frankfurt to Dortmund by bus?

When you're traveling from Frankfurt to Dortmund, you can expect to pay an average of approximately $18.90. You might be able to find prices as low as $9.23, but it all depends on how you travel. Some forms of transport are cheaper than others, and prices will vary according to time of day, day of the week, season, and other factors. For the cheapest bus tickets, make your reservation well in advance. If you can, travel at an off-peak time, as bus ticket prices will often be reduced. You might also be able to save money by booking a connecting journey, rather than a direct route. Be sure to check the conditions of the ticket before booking, as sometimes cheaper bus tickets cannot be changed or refunded. Use Virail to check your options before booking, to ensure that you find the lowest price for your journey.
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The prices for bus tickets from Frankfurt to Dortmund vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average bus ticket price is approximately $18.90. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

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

With a distance of 110.47 mi between Frankfurt and Dortmund, it will usually take 3 hr 42 min to complete the journey. This average figure may vary from day to day. Delays could be caused by unexpected weather conditions, roadworks or construction, local events, or other unforeseen circumstances. Remember that your journey may take longer than 3 hr 42 min. Make your plans with this in mind to avoid disappointment, particularly if you are traveling on a tight schedule. The journey between Frankfurt and Dortmund by bus usually takes 3 hr 42 min to cover a distance of 110.47 mi. The shortest journey from Frankfurt to Dortmund will take you 3 hr 10 min. Remember, as always, that this time does not include any delays that might occur due to weather conditions, construction, or unexpected diversions and disruptions. If arriving in Dortmund quickly is a priority for you, look for express or non-stop services. You may also find that a connecting route reaches your destination faster than some direct journeys. Virail will allow you to explore all your options and come to a decision that suits your needs.

How many times a day do departures from Frankfurt leave for Dortmund?

The exact number of journeys from Frankfurt to Dortmund can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 13 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Frankfurt to Dortmund. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Frankfurt to Dortmund varies, but in general, you can expect to find 12 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 1 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Frankfurt to Dortmund. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt 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 $10.35 to $27.50 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 62% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap bus tickets from Frankfurt to Dortmund

The cheapest Frankfurt - Dortmund bus tickets can be found for as low as $13.48 if you’re lucky, or $16.23 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $20.88.

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 Frankfurt to Dortmund

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


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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Facility Description

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 Frankfurt to Dortmund
Compare services on board when travelling from Frankfurt to Dortmund by bus.
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wifi WiFi check check
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accessibility Accessibility check cross
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air_con Air conditioning check check
bicycle Bicycle check cross
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Frankfurt to Dortmund CO2 Emissions by Bus


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a bus ticket from Frankfurt to Dortmund?
A bus ticket from Frankfurt to Dortmund is $18.90. 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 $9.23.
What's the cheapest bus ticket from Frankfurt to Dortmund?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Frankfurt to Dortmund is $9.23. 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 Frankfurt and Dortmund by bus?
Frankfurt to Dortmund is 110.47 mi.
How long does the bus between Frankfurt and Dortmund take?
Frankfurt to Dortmund is on average 3 hr 42 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 3 hr 10 min.
Which companies operate from Frankfurt to Dortmund?
The bus journey from Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt to Dortmund?
Frankfurt to Dortmund has 13 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first bus from Frankfurt to Dortmund leave?
The earliest bus from Frankfurt to Dortmund departs at 2:30 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 Frankfurt to Dortmund depart?
The latest bus from Frankfurt to Dortmund departs at 10:55 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 Frankfurt 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 $9.23 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.
How many direct connections depart from Frankfurt to Dortmund?
There are on average 12 direct connection(s) from Frankfurt to go to Dortmund.
What's the fastest journey time between Frankfurt to Dortmund by bus?
The fastest journey time by bus between Frankfurt and Dortmund is 3 hr 10 min.
Is there a direct bus from Frankfurt to Dortmund?
Yes, there is a direct bus between Frankfurt and Dortmund.
What are the CO2 emissions for Frankfurt to Dortmund by bus?
The bus journey from Frankfurt to Dortmund creates 13.33kg of CO2 emissions.

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