Dortmund to Essen by train
Travelling from Dortmund to Essen by train
Fast trains from Dortmund to Essen take around 18 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 32 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dortmund and Essen.
1. Are there direct trains from Dortmund to Essen?
Direct trains from Dortmund to Essen have been found.
We usually find around 76 direct trains on the route from Dortmund to Essen every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 94 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Dortmund to Essen?
The Dortmund to Essen train travel time is normally about 18 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Dortmund to Essen train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Dortmund around 04:03 and the last train is around 00:06.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dortmund around 04:37, and the last at 00:51.
What's the Dortmund to Essen train price?
The earlier you book the better, and the cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Dortmund to Essen are $13.74.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $14, 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 Essen 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 Essen by train.
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Which train companies operate between Dortmund and Essen?
More than one train company operates on the route from Dortmund to Essen, 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)
You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.
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