Cologne to Dortmund by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Cologne to Dortmund by train
Fast trains from Cologne to Dortmund take around 1 hour and 3 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 73 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Cologne and Dortmund.
1. Are there direct trains from Cologne to Dortmund?
Direct trains from Cologne to Dortmund have been found.
We usually find around 66 direct trains on the route from Cologne to Dortmund every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 75 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Cologne to Dortmund?
The Cologne to Dortmund train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 3 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Cologne to Dortmund train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Dortmund is usually scheduled to depart Cologne around 04:28 and the last train is around 00:09.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Cologne around 05:12, and the last at 00:49.
What's the Cologne to Dortmund train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Cologne to Dortmund are $22.98, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $22, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Cologne to Dortmund train tickets?
Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance.
If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Cologne to Dortmund by train.
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Which train companies operate between Cologne and Dortmund?
More than one train company operates on the route from Cologne to Dortmund, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- ABELLIO Rail NRW
- Eurocity (EC)
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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