If the train timetable doesn't fit in your schedule or budget, bus and carpooling can provide you some time and price alternatives, without substantially changing the duration of the journey.
Which stations do the trains to Dortmund leave from?
Trains leave Cologne from Köln West, Köln Süd, Heumarkt, Köln or Barbarossaplatz, Köln and arrive at Dortmund West or Dortmund Hbf.
How many train connections are there from Cologne to Dortmund every day?
432 train connections exist to reach Dortmund from Cologne per day. Please be aware that among these connections there are 380 routes which have at least one change versus 52 routes which are direct lines. So although the trip is longer, if you want to travel between these cities at the last moment, choosing a route including one change or more could be better especially if there are too few connections. Nevertheless, if you do not want to change trains, it is highly advocated to choose an offer with a direct route.
What time do the trains to Dortmund leave and how long is the journey?
On average, it takes 1 hour and 47 minutes to get to Dortmund by train, but you will need 1 hour and 32 minutes with the fastest trains. The first one is available at 00:12, whereas the last one leaves Cologne at 05:12.