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Trains Dortmund to Cologne: Times, Prices and Tickets

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How much will I pay for train tickets from Dortmund to Cologne?

The cheapest train tickets from Dortmund to Cologne cost $ 5.12. On average, you can expect to spend around $ 22.83 for your train ticket. Virail will help you find a journey that fits your budget. You can expect prices to vary between different travel providers and methods of transport; often, faster journeys will cost more than slower routes. If your travel dates are flexible, you might be able to find cheaper train tickets, as prices may fluctuate a little from day to day. You may also find lower prices by booking at certain times of day, avoiding rush hour traffic. Another tip for travelers on a tight budget is to look for connecting journeys. Sometimes it can be cheaper to make a change or two along the way, rather than traveling on a direct route from Dortmund to Cologne.

Dortmund to Cologne by train

Best price $ 5.12
Journey duration 1 h 52 min
Connections per day 395
First departure 02:16
Last departure 00:12
Distance 46.0 mi
Departure Dortmund
Arrival Cologne
Carriers Bahn, Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SBB, Thalys, Saveatrain

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Route Summary by Train

Connections
374
Carriers
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Minimum price
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Maximum price
$ 61.38

Dortmund - Cologne

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Date
Saturday, October 1st 2022
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Dortmund central station (FlixTrain) - Cologne central station (FlixTrain)
8:25pm - 9:45pm
FlixTrain
1h 20min
CO2: 0.21kg
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$ 10

Date
Saturday, October 1st 2022
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Dortmund - Leverkusen
6:00pm - 7:25pm
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1h 25min
CO2: 2.6kg
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How long is the journey from Dortmund to Cologne by train?

The journey between Dortmund and Cologne runs for about 46.0 mi and usually takes approximately 1 h 53 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 3 min. If you are trying to get from Dortmund to Cologne 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 the first and last departures from Dortmund to Cologne leave?

If you want to set off early, take the first departure of the day from Dortmund to Cologne, which usually leaves at 02:16. The last scheduled departure of the night is normally at 00:12. These timetables may vary depending on the day of the week, or at different times of year.

When traveling from Dortmund to Cologne by train, which stations can I use?

You can depart from Dortmund at stations such as Dortmund Hbf, Dortmund central station (FlixTrain), Dortmund West and Westbahnhof, Dortmund. At the end of the journey, you will be able to arrive in Cologne at the following stations: Köln Hbf, Cologne South station (FlixTrain), Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12, Koeln Hbf, Köln Messe/Deutz Gl., Cologne Messe/Deutz station (FlixTrain), Leverkusen Mitte station (FlixTrain), Köln West, Köln Süd and Troisdorf Bahnhof (FlixTrain). 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 Dortmund and Cologne. Plan your journey carefully, as it may be necessary to make another connection before departure or after arrival.

How many journeys from Dortmund to Cologne are there every day?

On average, there are 385 daily departures from Dortmund to Cologne. However, there may be more or less on different days. Providers' timetables can change on certain days of the week or public holidays, and many also vary at particular times of year. Some providers change their schedules during the summer season, for example. At very busy times, there may be up to 399 departures each day. The providers that travel along this route include Bahn, Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain, SBB, Thalys and Saveatrain, and each operates according to their own specific schedules. As a traveler, you may prefer a direct journey, or you may not mind making changes and connections. If you have heavy suitcases, a direct journey could be best; otherwise, you might be able to save money and enjoy more flexibility by making a change along the way. Every day, there are an average of 43 departures from Dortmund which travel directly to Cologne. There are 342 journeys with one change or more.

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