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Munich to Dortmund by train

The journey from Munich to Dortmund by train is 296.9 mi and takes 8 hr 1 min. There are 11 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:01 AM and the last at 9:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Munich to Dortmund by train for as little as $20.42 or as much as $67.64. The best price for this journey is $20.42.

Lowest Price$20.42
Journey Duration8 hr 1 min
Connection per Day11
Lowest Price$20.42
Highest Price$67.64
First Departure12:01 AM
Last Departure9:40 PM
Distance296.9 mi
DepartureMunich
ArrivalDortmund
CarriersEurostar, FlixTrainMore

Munich to Dortmund Train Times

Departure date
Thursday, May 23, 2024

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

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Munich 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 Munich 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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Find the best day to travel to Dortmund by train

When travelling to Dortmund by train, 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.

Eurostar is a high-speed passenger train service connecting London with several cities in mainland Europe, including Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam. Launched in 1994, Eurostar has since established itself as a popular mode of transportation for leisure and business travelers. With speeds reaching up to 300 km/h, Eurostar trains offer a fast and environmentally-friendly.

FlixBus, a long-distance bus company, operates in both Europe and the United States. Founded in 2013, it has grown to become one of the largest bus operators in Europe, connecting over 2,500 destinations in 30 countries. Originating in Germany, FlixBus has expanded quickly to neighboring countries including France, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Croatia, while also offering regular services to Norway, Spain, and England. With affordable fares and comfortable amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, and onboard toilets, FlixBus provides a convenient and enjoyable travel experience.

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.

National Express is a British multinational public transport company that operates bus, and rail services in the UK, Europe, North Africa, and North America. The company was founded in 1972 and has its headquarters in Birmingham, UK. National Express operates a fleet of over 1,600 buses, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. The company also operates rail services in the UK, including the East Anglia franchise.

The ÖBB Nightjet, operated by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB), offers overnight train travel between major European cities, providing a convenient and comfortable way to journey through the night. The Nightjet trains are equipped with sleeping cabins, couchettes, and seats, offering passengers a comfortable and convenient way to travel long distances while they sleep. The service runs throughout Austria and extends to neighboring countries such as Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Czech Republic.

Express InterCity is a type of train service that operates in many countries around the world. It is designed to provide fast and efficient transportation between major cities, with limited stops along the way. Express InterCity trains typically offer amenities such as comfortable seating, air conditioning, and onboard food and beverage service. They may also have first-class or business-class seating options for passengers who want extra comfort and amenities. Express InterCity trains are often a popular choice for business travelers, tourists, and commuters who need to travel between cities quickly and conveniently.

Regionalbahn is a type of train service in Germany that operates on regional routes, connecting smaller towns and cities with larger ones. These trains are usually slower than intercity trains, but they make more stops and are more affordable. Regionalbahn trains are operated by various companies, including Deutsche Bahn, and they offer single and multiple-day tickets. The trains are often used by commuters and tourists who want to explore the countryside and smaller towns.

While not as swift as the high-speed ICE trains, Deutsche Bahn’s InterCity trains boast speeds up to 200km/h, offering spacious carriages and dining options. Operating across numerous German routes, such as Cologne-Hamburg, these trains also extend to international destinations, including Amsterdam and Luxembourg. Some routes even feature double-deck trains.

Ticket types and facilities from Munich to Dortmund

Compare the different ticket types and the facilities provided by Eurostar, FlixTrain and Nightjet when traveling from Munich to Dortmund.

Standard

Eurostar Standard tickets are for budget-conscious travelers and the most widely available and affordable option. However, they have limited flexibility
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Standard Premier

Eurostar Standard Premier tickets offer a premium economy experience, ideal for work in quiet and comfort, but at a higher cost than Standard. This ticket includes extra legroom, complimentary meals, and access to magazines.
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Business Premier

Business Premier tickets are Eurostar's first-class option with top-level comfort and flexibility, but also the most expensive. With this ticket, you will have spacious seating, delectable meals served at your seat, access to exclusive lounges, and dedicated assistance.
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Standard

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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Seated carriage

These tickets are ideal for shorter journeys during the day, featuring comfortable seats in air-conditioned carriages.
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Sleeper cabin

These are the most comfortable Nightjet tickets, featuring single, double, or triple compartments with beds, blankets, and pillows for a good night's sleep.
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Couchette

These tickets provide a more affordable option for overnight travel, with bunk beds in shared compartments that can accommodate up to 6 passengers.
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Second Class

Deutshce Bahn's second class ensures a comfortable journey with standard seating arrangements with free Wi-Fi, power socket, and. Second class passengers can buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car or restaurant car.
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First Class

First Class travel with Deutsche Bahn provides a luxurious experience with comfortable seats and many amenities such as spacious seating with personalized on-seat service and exclusive lounge access at major stations. First-class passengers can have their orders delivered to their seats, but if you do not want to wait, you can also dine in the restaurant car or buy food and drinks from the bar/bistro car.
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Second Class

On SBB Intercity trains, in addition to basic amenities for Second Class ticket, there's a Family Zone specially designed to offer comfort for families with children. If you get hungry during the journey, you can enjoy tasty meals in the restaurant carriage.
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First Class

On Deutsche Bahn IC trains, if you have a Flexpreis First Class ticket in addition to the standard second class offerings, you can access Fast Track and DB lounges at some German stations for free and enjoy the complimentary refreshments. Plus, experience a quieter travel environment and savor the view.

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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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Business Premier travelers and Eurostar™ carte blanche holders enjoy free wi-fi in lounges at select stations. Free wi-fi vouchers are available at Ashford's information desk. All trains also provide free wi-fi, connect via EurostarTrainsWiFi.
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Starting September 2012, a quiet coach option is available for Business and Standard Premier travelers at no extra cost.
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Every seat features UK and European power sockets. Business Premier and Standard Premier also include USB sockets.
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Your Eurostar ticket allows you to take a generous amount of luggage on board with no weight restrictions. You can carry two suitcases and one hand-held item, all labeled properly, as long as they don't exceed 85 cm in length. Baby strollers and pushchairs are allowed on board. You can also bring your bike or musical instrument, which will count as one of your two medium-sized luggage pieces as long as it is in a carrying case under 85 cm in length.
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Assistance for travelers with disabilities or the elderly is available at all stations. The type of assistance varies by location. Pre-booking at least 24 hours in advance is recommended, with a 60-minute prior arrival if not pre-booked.
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Café Métropole aboard Eurostar trains offers discounts for reusable cups. Unsold food is donated to Olio, benefiting London communities. Food in Standard Premier: Standard Premier offers international dishes throughout the day. Breakfast features fruits, pastries, and more until 10:14. After 10:15, enjoy a light meal, dessert, and drinks. Food in Business Premier: Business Premier's menu is curated by Michelin-starred chef Raymond Blanc OBE. Drinks, from tea to champagne, are available throughout the journey.
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Fresh air is constantly drawn in and filtered throughout the journey.
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Got a musical instrument or guitar under 85 cm? You can include it as part of your luggage on Eurostar. If you have a boxed bike, reserve a spot by reaching out to the Eurostar travel service (available on select trains). Folding and children's bikes under 85 cm are welcome, but they should be in a protective bag. Heads up: e-scooters and hoverboards are a no-go. Plus, you can bring along a pair of skis or a snowboard in addition to your luggage
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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
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Wifi service is currently unavailable on Nighthet.
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Private compartments are available on ÖBB Nightjets. In couchette cars, 1-6 persons (1-3 adults; max. 5 children up to the age of 14) can travel at a low fixed rate. Moreover, for everyone's comfort, there's a quiet time enforced from 10:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Main lights in sleeper and couchette sections should be off during this period.
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Apart from standard outlets, the new Nightjet offers USB charging and inductive charging stations.
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When travelling on an ÖBB Nightjet train, you're allowed to check only one suitcase and one piece of hand luggage. Ensure your luggage is stored in a manner that doesn't inconvenience or obstruct others. Remember the guidelines for luggage storage: Easily stowable items should go in the overhead racks, while bulkier luggage should be placed under the seat or in designated luggage racks. Always keep passageways, doors, and escape routes clear for everyone's safety.
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Certain routes offer coaches with wheelchair-friendly compartments and nearby restrooms, accommodating a passenger with a wheelchair and a companion.
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Day coach travelers can buy snacks and drinks from onboard staff. Couchette ticket holders get mineral water and a Viennese breakfast. Sleeper cabin passengers enjoy a welcome drink, evening snack, mineral water, and a customized breakfast. Specific dietary requests for Nightjet meals should be emailed at least 72 hours before departure.
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Every compartment in sleeper, couchette, and seating carriages has individual air conditioning controls.
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On Nightjets connecting Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, bikes are welcome with a specific ticket and reservation. ÖBB Nightjet also allows items like pushchairs and musical instruments. Use the ÖBB service to transport bikes within Austria. Folding bikes are free if they're within 110 cm x 80 cm x 40 cm. Ensure e-bike batteries are charged, and note bikes can't be on buses during rail interruptions.
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On ICE trains, enjoy free WiFi and access the ICE portal for movies, TV shows, audiobooks, games, and reading material.
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Seek tranquillity on ICE Frankfurt in Coach 21 (second class) and Coach 28/29 (first class). On ICE 104/105 Basel, it's Coach 31 (second class) and Coach 38/39 (first class).
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Stay charged with a power socket available for every two seats on the train.
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On ICE-trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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For assistance in boarding, changing trains, or other queries, reach out to DB’s Mobility Service. The staff is always ready to assist and ensure a smooth journey.
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With ICE, choose between a full menu at the onboard restaurant or quick snacks at the bistro. For First Class passengers, complimentary food and drinks are served directly to your seat. DB's diverse menu, updated quarterly, features local and vegetarian/vegan options.
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ICE trains not only offer air conditioning but are also innovating with eco-friendly systems that both cool and heat using natural refrigerants.
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On Deutsche Bahn trains, make sure it's disassembled and snugly packed in a case or cover with your name labeled on it, and you can bring it on board for free. You're also allowed one regular and one hand luggage item. Just ensure your bike doesn't get in the way of other travelers or block aisles. Note: Special bikes aren't permitted, but if you're an international traveler, there's no need to worry about peak-time restrictions.
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Deutsche Bahn is rolling out free WiFi on their IC trains, with some already offering the service.
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All seats in both classes have power sockets on DB IC trains.
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On IC trains, you can bring any amount of luggage without restrictions. Store small bags either in the overhead racks or beneath your seats. For bigger luggage items, use the racks found in the compartments or close to the exterior doors.
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Deutsche Bahn's Mobility Service provides assistance for boarding, disembarking, and train transfers. Staff are on hand to address questions and ensure a smooth trip.
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On the DB IC trains, there's a restaurant for meals or a bistro for snacks. You can eat at the bistro or in your seat. First Class passengers get free food at their seat. The menu changes but always has local food, including vegetarian and vegan choices.
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Intercity trains have air-conditioned sections.
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For IC trains, a ticket and reservation are required for bicycles, with the reservation cost included. Bikes are typically stored in second class carriages, though your seat may be elsewhere.
Services on board Eurostar, FlixTrain and Nightjet from Munich to Dortmund
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Munich to Dortmund CO2 Emissions by Train

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33.45kg
Bus
35.84kg
Flight
95.56kg
Car
76.45kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Munich to Dortmund by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Munich and Dortmund are 33.45kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Munich and Dortmund? By taking the train between Munich and Dortmund you will save 62.11kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.39kg compared to a bus and 43kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Munich to Dortmund?
A train ticket from Munich to Dortmund is $39.09. 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 $20.42.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Munich to Dortmund?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Munich to Dortmund is $20.42. 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 Munich and Dortmund by train?
Munich to Dortmund is 296.9 mi.
How long does the train between Munich and Dortmund take?
Munich to Dortmund is on average 8 hr 1 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 49 min.
Which companies operate from Munich to Dortmund?
The train journey from Munich to Dortmund is covered by 8 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Eurostar, FlixTrain, Nightjet, FlixBus, DB - InterCity Express (ICE), National Express, DB - Intercity, DB - Regionalbahn and Eurobahn.
How many train connections per day go from Munich to Dortmund?
Munich to Dortmund has 11 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Munich to Dortmund leave?
The earliest train from Munich to Dortmund departs at 12:01 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 train from Munich to Dortmund depart?
The latest train from Munich to Dortmund departs at 9:40 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 Munich to Dortmund in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $20.42 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 Munich to Dortmund?
There are on average 1 direct connection(s) from Munich to go to Dortmund.
What's the fastest journey time between Munich to Dortmund by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Munich and Dortmund is 5 hr 49 min.
Is there a direct train from Munich to Dortmund?
Yes, there is a direct train between Munich and Dortmund.
What are the CO2 emissions for Munich to Dortmund by train?
The train journey from Munich to Dortmund creates 33.45kg of CO2 emissions.

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