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Best price 6 $
Journey duration 1 h 39 min
Connections per day 432
First departure: 00:09
Last departure: 23:51
Distance 74km

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Trains from Cologne to Dortmund: which companies can you travel with?

Virail finds offers from lots of rail companies in Europe and in the rest of the world. For example, it shows you the possible train connections from Cologne to Dortmund offered by Deutsche Bahn.

Deutsche Bahn is the German national company. It covers not only national and international long-distance routes to the neighbouring countries, but also regional, local and suburban transportation.

How much are the low cost train tickets from Cologne to Dortmund?

The average price of train tickets from Cologne to Dortmund is of 24,50 $. However, you will be able to find cheaper tickets if you book in advance, or if you can be flexible with your dates: the cheapest train tickets from Cologne to Dortmund can be around 4,99 $.

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Trains from Cologne to Dortmund


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.

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