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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 billion passengers and many stations in Germany are served exclusively by DB trains, including the ICE, IC and EC fleet.
The high-speed train of Deutsche Bahn, with a maximum speed of 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.
Thalys is the railway company connecting four European countries – France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Thalys trains run at a speed of up to 300km/h and have three comfort classes on all services called – Standard, Comfort and Premium (equivalent to the First Class, with access to the Thalys Lounge). All Thalys trains have a car restaurant (called Thalys Welcome Bar) and a free WiFi connection.
The average journey time between Cologne Bonn Airport and Dortmund Hbf is 1 hour and 48 minutes and the fastest journey time is 1 hour and 22 minutes. On an average weekday, there are 89 trains per day travelling from Cologne Bonn Airport 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.
The first train from Cologne Bonn Airport to Dortmund Hbf departs at 00:24. The last train from Cologne Bonn Airport to Dortmund Hbf departs at 23:56. 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.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Cologne Bonn Airport to Dortmund Hbf without having to change trains. There are 20 direct trains from Cologne Bonn Airport to Dortmund Hbf. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.