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Take the train from Bremen to Dortmund in 1 hour 49 minutes

If you want to travel from Bremen to Dortmund by train, you've come to the right place.

You can expect the journey from Bremen to Dortmund by train to take around 2 hours 47 minutes. If you want to get there as quickly as possible, it can take as little as 1 hour 49 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll usually find around 32 trains per day running on this route, which spans 122 miles (197 km). There’s no need for any changes along the way, as there are direct trains available to Dortmund. Both ICE and DB trains operate on this route, offering modern comfortable services with plenty of room for luggage as standard.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices and we'll show you how much you can save. Tickets from Bremen to Dortmund start from €12.90 when you book in advance.

If you want to know more about the journey, keep reading for timetables, tips on finding cheap tickets and FAQs, including first and last train times. Want to go straight to booking? Start a search with us today!

Bremen to Dortmund by train

It takes an average of 2h 47m to travel from Bremen to Dortmund by train, over a distance of around 122 miles (197 km). There are normally 32 trains per day travelling from Bremen to Dortmund and tickets for this journey start from €12.90 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 1h 49m
PriceFrom €12.90
Distance122 miles (197 km)
Frequency32 trains per day
First train00:13
Last train23:44
Departure stationBremen
Arrival stationDortmund
ChangesDirect trains available
Train and bus operatorsDeutsche Bahn, Flixbus

Bremen to Dortmund train times

Check out the next trains departing from Bremen to Dortmund for Tuesday 6th December 2022. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
09:44 11:33 1h 49m, direct
09:54 12:33 2h 39m, 2 changes
09:54 12:57 3h 3m, 1 change
10:15 13:10 2h 55m, 1 change
11:44 13:33 1h 49m, direct
12:15 15:10 2h 55m, 1 change
12:17 15:49 3h 32m, 1 change
13:09 16:10 3h 1m, 1 change
13:17 16:33 3h 16m, 2 changes
14:15 17:10 2h 55m, 1 change

Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) trains from Bremen to Dortmund

You can travel from Bremen to Dortmund on Deutsche Bahn and ICE (Intercity Express) 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.

Cheap train tickets from Bremen to Dortmund

The price of train tickets from Bremen to Dortmund starts at €12.90 one-way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. Booking on the day is usually more expensive and costs can vary depending on the time of day, route or class.

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 Bremen to Dortmund 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 guides to find out when train operators release their special deals and offers to see if you can find cheap European train 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Bremen to Dortmund? 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 Bremen to Dortmund take?

The average journey time by train between Bremen and Dortmund is 2 hours and 47 minutes, with around 32 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 Bremen and Dortmund by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Bremen to Dortmund is 1 hour and 49 minutes.

How much does the train from Bremen to Dortmund cost?

Train ticket prices from Bremen to Dortmund can start from as little as €12.90 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Bremen to Dortmund?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Bremen to Dortmund without having to change trains. There are 8 direct trains from Bremen to Dortmund each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

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

The first train from Bremen to Dortmund leaves at 00:13. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

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

The last train from Bremen to Dortmund leaves at 23:44. 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 Bremen and Dortmund by train?

Trains travelling from Bremen to Dortmund 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 Dortmund to Bremen. If you’re looking for other options, you can also catch the bus from Bremen to Dortmund.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Bremen to Dortmund for a typical week day using timetable data for 12/06/2022. 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 12/08/2022 for travel on 12/08/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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