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How to travel from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf by train

Want to find out more about taking the train from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf? Look no further.

There are around 24 trains per day running between Plettenberg and Dortmund Hbf, which usually take 1 hour 10 minutes to complete the 27 miles (43 km) journey. It can take as little as 1 hour on the fastest services though, if you want to get there as quickly as possible. As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. All or part of your journey will be on board a DB train, as they are the main operator of trains on this route.

You can save money on train tickets from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf if you book in advance. Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to compare ticket prices and get the cheapest fares.

Want to book your train tickets now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to find out more about the journey, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets.

Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf by train

First train


Last train


Departure station


Arrival station

Dortmund Hbf

Journey time

From 1h 0m


27 miles (43 km)


24 trains per day


Direct trains available

Train and bus operators

Deutsche Bahn

Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf train times

Check out the next trains departing from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf for Tuesday 10th October 2023. For the full train timetable/schedule, or to search for a later time or date, click here.
10:40 12:12 1h 32m, 2 changes
10:40 12:21 1h 41m, 1 change
11:02 12:21 1h 19m, 2 changes
11:59 12:59 1h 0m, direct
12:57 13:58 1h 1m, direct
13:59 14:59 1h 0m, direct
14:40 16:12 1h 32m, 2 changes
14:40 16:21 1h 41m, 1 change
15:02 16:21 1h 19m, 2 changes
15:59 17:04 1h 5m, direct

Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) trains from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf

You can travel from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf on Deutsche Bahn and IC (Intercity) 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.

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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.

Intercity (IC) classes from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf

Compare the different travel classes offered by Intercity (IC) when travelling from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf.

Onboard services on Intercity (IC)

Discover more about the onboard services offered on trains from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf.


You can take as much luggage as you like for free without making a reservation.

Luggage items include briefcases, laptops, rucksacks, trolley bags or suitcases. You can also take pushchairs, folding bikes, scooters, skis and surfboards.

Luggage should be stored under the seat or in the overhead luggage rack. Generally, the standard dimensions of luggage racks are 70 x 50 x 30 cm. Larger items of luggage such as suitcases can be stored in the large luggage racks by the doors.

RestaurantRestaurantFood and drink

You will find an extensive menu in the on-board restaurant, or you can grab a snack from the bistro carriage. If you opt for the latter, you can enjoy your food and drink in the bistro or take it back to your seat.

If you upgrade to First Class, you will be served complimentary food and drink at your seat.

Although the menu changes every three months, you will always find a wide variety of locally sourced food and drink, including a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes.


Currently, free WiFi is available on certain IC trains. Deutsche Bahn are gradually installing free WiFi on all their IC trains.

ChildPassengerChildPassengerTravel with children

On IC trains, children under 5 years old travel free of charge and don’t need a ticket. Kids up to 14 years old travel for free if they are accompanied by a person who is at least 15 years old.

On board, you will find family and children areas which are bookable.


You need a bicycle ticket and reservation to take a bicycle on a IC train. The reservation for your bike is included in the price.

Bike storage spaces are usually located in second class carriages. Please note that your seat and bike storage space might be located in different carriages.


With IC, you can travel with your pet. If you have a small dog or pet, you do not need an extra ticket and they can travel for free in a transport box. If your dog or pet is bigger than the size of a house cat, you will need an additional ticket, which costs 50% less than a standard ticket. Dogs not travelling in a transport box must be on a lead and wear a muzzle.

Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not have to wear a muzzle on the train.

WheelchairWheelchairSpecial Assistance

Deutsche Bahn offer the Mobility Service, where staff will help you board, disembark or change trains. Staff will also answer any questions or assist with any queries to make your journey easier.

Cheap train tickets from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf

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 Plettenberg 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.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Plettenberg 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 Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf take?

The average journey time by train between Plettenberg and Dortmund Hbf is 1 hour and 10 minutes, with around 24 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 Plettenberg and Dortmund Hbf by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf is 1 hour and 0 minutes.

Is there a direct train from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf without having to change trains. There are 15 direct trains from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf leave?

The first train from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf leaves at 04:59. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf leave?

The last train from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf leaves at 22:59. 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 Plettenberg and Dortmund Hbf by train?

Trains travelling from Plettenberg to Dortmund Hbf cover a distance of around 27 miles (43 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dortmund Hbf to Plettenberg.

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