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Route overview
Avg. journey time15h 03m
Fare range€57.00 - €380.00
Train operatorsABR, SBB CFF FFS, DB, Meridian, RailJet,
First & last trains
First train departs at05:25
Last train departs at21:49
Fastest journey
Fastest route11h 56m
Changes3 changes
Origin StationCologne
Destination StationDortmund Hbf

Cologne to Dortmund Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf for Tuesday 2nd Apr 2019. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
Dortmund Hbf
14h 04m
4 changes
Dortmund Hbf
13h 12m
5 changes
Dortmund Hbf
14h 42m
5 changes
Dortmund Hbf
12h 34m
6 changes
Dortmund Hbf
15h 37m
3 changes

Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Italo and SBB trains from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf

You can travel from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf on Trenitalia, Frecciarossa, Italo and SBB 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.

Trenitalia is the national railway company of Italy, with a fleet including high-speed trains (Frecciarossa, Frecciargento and Frecciabianca), Intercity and Intercity night trains and regional trains. Trenitalia offers discounts and special promotions on selected routes, two types of discounted tickets for young people under 30 and people over 60.

Frecciarossa trains are Trenitalia's flagship high-speed trains capable of reaching speeds of up to 350 km/h. The "red arrow" trains are distinguished by their comfort, their ultra-modern design and their reduced impact on the environment. All Frecciarossa trains are equipped with a food carriage, a free WiFi connection and four levels of service – Standard, Premium (with drinks and welcome snacks served on arrival, as well as a morning newspaper), Business (with drinks and snacks, morning newspaper and larger seats) and Executive (with Fast Track, access to FrecciaClub lounges in train selected stations, and gourmet meals served to your seat).

Italo is a high-speed train operator that runs services between many of the major cities across Italy. All Italo trains are modern, air conditioned, and have free WiFi available for all travellers. There are four comfort classes, or "ambiances", as Italo like to call them – Smart (the cheapest price), Comfort (with wider seats and extra legroom), Prima (with a welcome selection of food and drink, fast track boarding and extra space), and Executive Club (with all Prima services, extra-wide seats, access to Italo Club lounges and personal entertainment screens at your seat).

The Swiss rail network is operated by SBB. SBB train ticket prices are based on travel and not on the type of trains. You will find available return tickets (standard price, one way or round trip), Multiple journey tickets (for six individual trips on a pre-determined itinerary) and the City-Ticket (including a one-day transportation pass) from the city of departure or arrival).

How long does it take to travel from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf by train?

The average journey time between Cologne and Dortmund Hbf is 15 hours and 3 minutes and the fastest journey time is 11 hours and 56 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 23 trains per day travelling from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What time is the first and last train of the day from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf?

The first train from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf departs at 05:25. The last train from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf departs at 21:49. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services. Alternatively, some popular routes may run throughout the night at a reduced frequency. There may also be less services on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Are there direct train services between Cologne and Dortmund Hbf?

No, it is not possible to travel from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf without having to change trains. To travel from Cologne to Dortmund Hbf will require a minimum of 3 changes. More changes may be necessary on weekends and holidays; use our journey planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dortmund Hbf to Cologne.
*Average savings on fares booked prior to day of travel vs full price fares on day of travel in Italy. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. / The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Cologne to Dortmund Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 02/04/2019. 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 04/10/2018 for travel on 04/10/2018 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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