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Dortmund to Bremen by train

It takes an average of 2h 37m to travel from Dortmund to Bremen by train, over a distance of around 122 miles (197 km). There are normally 40 trains per day travelling from Dortmund to Bremen and tickets for this journey start from $21.77 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 48m
Price$21.77 - $151.63
Distance122 miles (197 km)
Frequency40 trains per day
Departure stationDortmund
Arrival stationBremen
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operators

Dortmund to Bremen train times

Check out the next trains departing from Dortmund to Bremen for Friday Aug 7th 2020. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
15:37 Dortmund Hbf17:30 Bremen HbfIC 2024 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 53m, direct
15:48 Dortmund Hbf18:44 Bremen HbfICE 641 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 56m, 1 change
15:55 Dortmund Hbf18:19 Bremen HbfNational Express 89725 National Express Get tickets2h 24m, 2 changes
17:24 Dortmund Hbf19:16 Bremen HbfICE 926 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 52m, direct
17:33 Dortmund Hbf20:28 Bremen HbfAbellio Rail NRW GmbH 31269 Abellio Rail NRW GmbH Get tickets2h 55m, 1 change
17:48 Dortmund Hbf20:47 Bremen HbfICE 643 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 59m, 1 change
17:55 Dortmund Hbf20:28 Bremen HbfNational Express 89729 National Express Get tickets2h 33m, 2 changes
19:37 Dortmund Hbf21:33 Bremen HbfICE 924 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets1h 56m, direct
19:46 Dortmund Hbf22:31 Bremen HbfRE 28156 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 45m, 1 change
19:48 Dortmund Hbf22:47 Bremen HbfICE 645 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Get tickets2h 59m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains from Dortmund to Bremen

You can travel from Dortmund to Bremen on Deutsche Bahn, ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity) and EC (Eurocity) trains. When you search for times and tickets, we might also show you some other options with multiple connections or operators if they’re available.

PhotoJoachimKohlerBremen, under licence CC BY-SA 4.0

The Deutsche Bahn Group is owned by the German State and controls the majority of rail traffic in Germany as well as in many border regions of the country. Every year, Deutsche Bahn transports several million passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.

PhotoNelso Silva, under licence CC BY-SA 2.0

The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 205 mph (330 km/h), the ICE connects major cities and is also used for international travel to neighbouring countries such as Austria, France and Denmark. This train is equipped with air conditioning, a dining car, a children's compartment and power sockets. Passengers enjoy a free WiFi connection throughout the duration of the ICE trip.

PhotoFalk2, under licence CC4.0

An express train running on German domestic routes, the Intercity is a little slower than the ICE and is also used for long distance trips. The integrated circuit covers long distances with a maximum speed of 125 mph (200 km/h). In recent years, trains of the new generation "Intercity 2" run on some lines at 100 mph (160 km/h) only – these trains, however, offer extra legroom and extra space for toddlers. They are also equipped with air conditioning, a food carriage and wheelchair parking spaces.

PhotoQualle, under licence CC3.0

EuroCity (EC) trains offer convenient European cross-border connections between major cities in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria – it's often a good alternative to air travel.

Cheap train tickets from Dortmund to Bremen

Train tickets from Dortmund to Bremen start at $21.77 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in Advance, however, if you're booking last-minute tickets on the day, the average price is around $59.99.
lowest price found
4 weeksin advance
avg. single price$50.15
2 weeksin advance
avg. single price$52.37
on the day
avg. single price$59.99

Book in advance

Most of the train companies across Europe release their tickets around three to six months in advance, many of which can be cheaper the earlier you book. If you know the dates you want to travel, you may be able to find some cheaper train tickets from Dortmund to Bremen by booking early.§

Be flexible with your travel times

Many of the train services in Europe are also popular commuter services, lots of train companies increase ticket prices during “peak hours” (generally between 06:00 – 10:00 and 15:00 – 19:00 on weekdays). If you can, consider travelling outside of peak hours to find lower priced tickets.

Choose a slower or connecting train

On some of the busier routes, you might also have the option to take a slower or connecting train. It may take a little longer than some high-speed or direct services, but if you have a little extra time on your hands, you might find a cheaper fare. Plus, you'll have more time to enjoy the view of the countryside!

Look out for special deals

Take a look at our handy guide to check when European train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap tickets for your journey.

For specific information about how to get your hands on cheap tickets, check out our European train tickets hub.

§Some train companies may not offer any Advance ticket types or cheaper deals for early bookings. On rare occasions, train companies may choose to release special offers closer to the date on last-minute or late-release tickets. This is dependent on the individual train operating company you travel with.

FAQs for Dortmund to Bremen

Want to know more about your journey from Dortmund to Bremen? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Dortmund to Bremen take?

The average journey time by train between Dortmund and Bremen is 2 hours and 37 minutes, with around 40 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Dortmund and Bremen by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Dortmund to Bremen is 1 hour and 48 minutes.

How much does the train from Dortmund to Bremen cost?

Train tickets from Dortmund to Bremen can start from as little as $21.77 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.

Is there a direct train from Dortmund to Bremen?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Dortmund to Bremen without having to change trains. There are 9 direct trains from Dortmund to Bremen. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Dortmund to Bremen leave?

The first train from Dortmund to Bremen leaves at 00:32. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Dortmund to Bremen leave?

The last train from Dortmund to Bremen leaves at 21:55. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Dortmund and Bremen by train?

Trains travelling from Dortmund to Bremen cover a distance of around 122 miles (197 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Bremen to Dortmund.
Average prices for adult tickets in economy. Discount cards and coach journey excluded. Prices are based on searches made by our customers over the past 6 months. "14 days in advance" includes days 13 and 15. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Dortmund to Bremen for a typical week day using timetable data for 08/07/2020. On weekends, holidays or other exceptional times, fewer services may be available. The fare range provided has been found by our customers on Trainline on 08/03/2020 for travel on 10/10/2020 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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