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Taking the train from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf in 40 minutes

Thinking about taking the train from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf? We’ve got you covered.

It usually takes around 56 minutes to travel the 16 miles (27 km) from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf by train, although you can get there in as little as 40 minutes on the fastest services. You’ll normally find around 40 trains per day running on this route. You’ll need to make 1 change along the way as there aren't any direct services on this line. You can travel with FlixTrain trains during your journey, as they are the main operator of services on this route.

Train tickets from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf start from €19.80 when you book in advance, which can be cheaper than buying them on the day. Start a search in our Journey Planner to check out the latest prices.

Keen to book your train tickets to Dortmund Hbf? No need to wait, start a search with us today! If you want to find out a bit more about the journey first, you can find our train timetable below, tips on booking cheap tickets and our FAQs, including first and last train times.

Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf by train

It takes an average of 56m to travel from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf by train, over a distance of around 16 miles (27 km). There are normally 40 trains per day travelling from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf and tickets for this journey start from €19.80 when you book in advance.

First train

00:27

Last train

23:27

Departure station

Essen-Horst

Arrival station

Dortmund Hbf

Journey time

From 40m

Distance

16 miles (27 km)

Frequency

40 trains per day

Changes

1 change

Price

From €19.80

Train and bus operators

Flixbus

Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf for Tuesday 30th May 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
DepartsArrivesDuration
10:13 11:06 53m, 1 change
10:43 11:37 54m, 1 change
11:13 12:14 1h 1m, 1 change
11:43 12:37 54m, 1 change
12:13 13:03 50m, 1 change
12:43 13:37 54m, 1 change
13:13 14:14 1h 1m, 1 change
13:43 14:37 54m, 1 change
14:13 15:06 53m, 1 change
14:43 15:36 53m, 1 change

FlixTrain trains from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf

You can travel from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf on FlixTrain 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.

Operating alongside its sister coach company FlixBus since 2018, FlixTrain provides cheap intercity connections using 100% green energy. The main routes served by FlixTrain are Cologne-Hamburg, Aachen-Cologne-Berlin, and Berlin-Stuttgart. The network will expand in future to include more routes to Munich and Leipzig. FlixTrain carriages are fitted with free WiFi and power outlets or USB charge points. Plus, every ticket comes with a seat reservation, guaranteeing you a seat for the journey.

FlixTrain classes from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf

Compare the different travel classes offered by FlixTrain when travelling from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf.

Onboard services on FlixTrain

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf.

LuggageLuggageLuggage

When travelling with Flixtrain, you can take the following luggage for free: 1x carry-on bag (max dimensions 42 x 30 x 18 cm and 7kg) and 1x checked bag (max dimensions 80 x 50 x 30 cm and 20kg).

For safety reasons, you must stow your carry-on bag beneath your seat, or in the overhead compartment above your seat.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

Currently, FlixTrain does not offer a food and drink service. However, you may bring food and drink with you to enjoy on the train.

WiFiWiFiEntertainment

On FlixTrain services, you can connect to the free WiFi to surf the internet, chat with friends, check your emails and more.

If you’re worried about your battery life, you can charge your devices by connecting to the power sockets or USB outlets at your seat.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

Children up to 6 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Children between 6 and 14 years old can travel alone with a declaration of consent from their parent or guardian. Keep an eye out for special discounts, as FlixTrain offer cheap tickets for children less than 15 years old.

ModeOfTransportBikeModeOfTransportBikeBikes

All FlixTrains are equipped with reservable bicycle storage. Bikes must be standard size and not exceed 20kg (45 lbs). To bring your bicycle on board, you must reserve a space with FlixTrain.

PetPetPets

In Germany, passengers may take pets that are up to the size of a house cat carried in a secure container at no cost. If you want to take a dog with you on the train which is larger than a house cat, provided it is on a leash and wearing a muzzle, you can purchase an extra ticket at the child's price. Guide and assistance dogs travel for free.

In Sweden, pets may not be transported on trains. The only exception is for guide and assistance dogs.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Passengers with limited mobility who require assistance with boarding and embarking should contact FlixTrain to book one of the designated seats provided. FlixTrain transport foldable wheelchairs, walking aids and other mobility devices for free.

Cheap train tickets from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf

The price of train tickets from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf starts at €19.80 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 Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf 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 Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf? 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 Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Essen-Horst and Dortmund Hbf is 56 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 Essen-Horst and Dortmund Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf is 40 minutes.

How much does the train from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf cost?

Train ticket prices from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf can start from as little as €19.80 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 Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf?

No, there are no direct train services from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf. Travelling from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf by train will require a minimum of 1 change.

What time does the first train from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf leave?

The first train from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf leaves at 00:27. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf leave?

The last train from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf leaves at 23:27. 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 Essen-Horst and Dortmund Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf cover a distance of around 16 miles (27 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dortmund Hbf to Essen-Horst.
The information provided is calculated based on scheduled train services for Essen-Horst to Dortmund Hbf for a typical week day using timetable data for 05/30/2023. 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 10/26/2022 for travel on 10/26/2022 and for adult tickets in economy, discount cards and coach journeys excluded.

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