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How can I find the cheapest train tickets to get from Cologne to Dortmund?

The prices for train tickets from Cologne 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. Booked in advance, the cheapest train tickets from Cologne to Dortmund will cost $ 4.20. The average train ticket price is approximately $ 22.60. 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.

Cologne to Dortmund by train

Best price $ 4.20
Journey duration 1 h 52 min
Connections per day 1011
First departure 01:10
Last departure 23:53
Distance 46.0 mi
Departure Cologne
Arrival Dortmund
Carriers Bahn, SNCF, Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SBB, Thalys, Saveatrain

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$ 5.12
$ 7.17
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In 3 days
$ 4.99
$ 5.99
In 4 days
$ 18.37
$ 6.20
In 5 days
$ 4.20
$ 5.67
In 6 days
$ 10.25
$ 7.17

Route Summary by Train

Connections
912
Carriers
6
Minimum price
$ 4.20
Maximum price
$ 66.30

Cologne - Dortmund

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How long does it take to get from Cologne to Dortmund by train?

The journey between Cologne and Dortmund runs for about 46.0 mi and usually takes approximately 1 h 54 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 h. 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.

When do departures from Cologne to Dortmund leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Cologne to Dortmund, which usually leaves at 19:03. The last scheduled departure of the day is normally at 23:53. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

Which stations can I use on the Cologne to Dortmund route?

You can depart from Cologne at stations such as Köln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl., Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Köln West, Köln Messe/Deutz Bf (FlixTrain), Köln Süd, Koeln Hbf, Köln, Köln Hbf, Köln, Flughafen and Cologne Mülheim. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Dortmund at the following stations: Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund Hbf (Zug), Dortmund, Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund-Derne and Dortmund-Aplerbeck. Some of these stations may only be served by particular travel providers. Because of this, there may not be a direct connection between all the stations in Cologne and Dortmund. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

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

The route from Cologne to Dortmund is served by providers including Bahn, Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SBB, Thalys and Saveatrain. From this list of transport providers, there are up to 1116 departures each day. However, this exact number will vary. On average, journeys depart from Cologne 962 times per day. This number includes all the transport providers that serve the route. When traveling from Cologne to Dortmund, you may choose to use an indirect route, involving connections. If you prefer not to do this, you will find an average of 116 direct journeys each day. However, indirect routes open up more possibilities for flexible travelers. On average, there are 846 journeys with one change or more each day. These numbers are all averages. They can slightly vary depending on the day of the week, the season of the year, local festivals, and other factors.

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