Dortmund to Cologne by train
Avg. journey time
Travelling from Dortmund to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Dortmund to Cologne take around 1 hour and 7 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 73 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dortmund and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Dortmund to Cologne?
Direct trains from Dortmund to Cologne have been found.
We usually find around 72 direct trains on the route from Dortmund to Cologne every weekday.
There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 70 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Dortmund to Cologne?
The Dortmund to Cologne train travel time is normally about 1 hour and 7 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Dortmund to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Dortmund around 04:03 and the last train is around 23:37.
This is the same at the weekend.
What's the Dortmund to Cologne train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Dortmund to Cologne are $23.09, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $23, 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 Dortmund to Cologne 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 Dortmund to Cologne by train.
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Which train companies operate between Dortmund and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Dortmund to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- Inter City
- 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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