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Bern to Dortmund by train

  • First train
    04:07
  • Last train
    00:02
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    5hr 58m
  • Distance
    508 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    8
  • Avg. journey time
    7hr 28m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Bern to Dortmund by train

Fast trains from Bern to Dortmund take around 5 hours and 58 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 508 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Bern and Dortmund.

1. Are there direct trains from Bern to Dortmund?

Journeys between Bern and Dortmund usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 10 departures on the route from Bern to Dortmund every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 14 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Bern to Dortmund?

The Bern to Dortmund train travel time is normally about 5 hours and 58 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Bern to Dortmund train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to Dortmund is usually scheduled to depart Bern around 04:07 and the last train is around 00:02. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Bern around 06:04, and the last at 23:36.

When to book Bern to Dortmund train tickets?

Trains for this journey usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Bern to Dortmund by train.

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Which train companies operate between Bern and Dortmund?

More than one train company operates on the route from Bern to Dortmund, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ABELLIO Rail NRW
  • Eurocity (EC)
  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Intercités
  • Regional-Express

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.