Dortmund to Kiel by train

  • First train
    07:24
  • Last train
    13:46
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 55m
  • Distance
    359 kilometres
  • Trains per day
    5
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 12m
  • Train operators

Travelling from Dortmund to Kiel by train

Fast trains from Dortmund to Kiel take around 3 hours and 55 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 359 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Dortmund and Kiel.

1. Are there direct trains from Dortmund to Kiel?

Direct trains from Dortmund to Kiel have been found.

We usually find around 5 direct trains on the route from Dortmund to Kiel every weekday.

Trains usually run with a similar frequency on weekends.

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

The Dortmund to Kiel train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 55 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Kiel is usually scheduled to depart Dortmund around 07:24 and the last train is around 13:46. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Dortmund around 07:25, and the last at 13:25.

When to book Dortmund to Kiel train tickets?

Trains in Germany 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 Dortmund to Kiel by train.

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Which train companies operate between Dortmund and Kiel?

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

  • Intercites
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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.