Essen to Dortmund by train
Travelling from Essen to Dortmund by train
Fast trains from Essen to Dortmund take around 19 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 32 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Essen and Dortmund.
1. Are there direct trains from Essen to Dortmund?
Direct trains from Essen to Dortmund have been found.
We usually find around 72 direct trains on the route from Essen to Dortmund every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 85 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Essen to Dortmund?
The Essen to Dortmund train travel time is normally about 19 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Essen to Dortmund train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Dortmund is usually scheduled to depart Essen around 05:59 and the last train is around 23:04.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Essen around 04:26, and the last at 00:29.
What's the Essen to Dortmund train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Essen to Dortmund are $13.91, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $13, 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 Essen 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 Essen to Dortmund by train.
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Which train companies operate between Essen and Dortmund?
More than one train company operates on the route from Essen to Dortmund, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- ABELLIO Rail NRW
- Abellio Rail Nrw Gmb H
- Eurocity (EC)
- Intercity-Express (ICE)
- Regional Express
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
Dortmund to Essen by train