Bus Cologne to Dortmund and return

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Bus ticket prices from Cologne to Dortmund or from Dortmund to Cologne usually start from $6.64. This is hard to beat for the distance covered. But, when riding the bus, ticket prices are just the tip of the iceberg. With our smart bus search engine you'll find the ideal travel option. Just pick one of the offers by Eurolines Germany, FlixBus and Cipolla Group. The fastest bus from Dortmund to Cologne only takes . Just click "Find Now" to see all available options and take your pick!

Cologne to Dortmund Bus Information

Cheapest Bus$6.64
Fastest Bus2h 0m
Distance45.4 miles
Bus CompaniesEurolines Germany, Eurolines France
  Bus Cologne - Dortmund    45 mi
Ø Bus connections10 x
Savings-32%

The cheapest bus routes from Cologne to Dortmund

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:25 PM
      10:45 PM
    13 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:25 PM
      10:45 PM
    18 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:25 PM
      10:45 PM
    12 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:25 PM
      10:45 PM
    9 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:25 PM
      10:45 PM
    11 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:25 PM
      10:45 PM
    15 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $7.75
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:25 PM
      10:45 PM
    8 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $8.86
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:25 PM
      10:45 PM
    21 Nov
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $9.74
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      5:15 AM
      7:15 AM
    21 Nov
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $9.74


  Train Cologne - Dortmund    45 mi
   Savings

The cheapest train connections from Cologne to Dortmund

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      4:01 PM
      5:30 PM
    4 Dec
    FlixTrainFlixTrain
    from $5.53
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      4:01 PM
      5:30 PM
    13 Nov
    FlixTrainFlixTrain
    from $5.53
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      11:18 AM
      12:41 PM
    8 Nov
    ThalysThalys
    from $16.61
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      2:10 AM
      3:26 AM
    28 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03


  Carpooling Cologne - Dortmund    45 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Cologne to Dortmund

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  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      3:20 PM
      5:00 PM
    19 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.43
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      7:30 PM
      8:50 PM
    15 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.43
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      8:15 PM
      9:25 PM
    8 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.43
  • Cologne
    Dortmund
      9:50 PM
      11:10 PM
    16 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.43


  Bus Dortmund - Cologne    45 mi
Ø Bus connections10 x
Savings-32%

The cheapest bus routes from Dortmund to Cologne

%No particular date in mind? Here's an overview of the cheapest bus tickets for the next few days.
Departure / Arrival
Date best offer
Company
Best price
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      9:00 AM
      11:45 AM
    25 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      8:00 AM
      10:45 AM
    9 Dec
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      9:00 AM
      11:45 AM
    14 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      9:00 AM
      11:45 AM
    18 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      9:00 AM
      11:45 AM
    16 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      9:00 AM
      11:45 AM
    11 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      9:00 AM
      11:45 AM
    9 Nov
    Eurolines GermanyEurolines Germany
    from $6.64
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      8:30 PM
      10:30 PM
    21 Nov
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $9.74
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      9:00 AM
      11:45 AM
    21 Nov
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $9.74
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      8:30 PM
      10:30 PM
    21 Nov
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $9.74
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      9:00 AM
      11:45 AM
    21 Nov
    Eurolines FranceEurolines France
    from $9.74


  Train Dortmund - Cologne    45 mi
   Savings

The cheapest train connections from Dortmund to Cologne

%No particular date in mind? Here's a selection of the cheapest train tickets for the next few days.
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      12:33 PM
      1:57 PM
    4 Dec
    FlixTrainFlixTrain
    from $5.53
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      12:33 PM
      1:57 PM
    14 Dec
    FlixTrainFlixTrain
    from $5.53
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      1:44 AM
      3:01 AM
    9 Dec
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      1:44 AM
      3:01 AM
    12 Nov
    Deutsche BahnDeutsche Bahn
    from $22.03


  Carpooling Dortmund - Cologne    45 mi

The cheapest carpooling offers from Dortmund to Cologne

%No particular date in mind? Here are some of the cheapest rides for the next few days.
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      11:00 AM
      12:00 PM
    15 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.43
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      5:00 PM
      6:20 PM
    8 Nov
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.43
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      11:50 PM
      2:30 AM
    9 Nov
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.43
  • Dortmund
    Cologne
      10:40 PM
      12:20 AM
    10 Nov
    +1
    BlaBlaCarBlaBlaCar
    from $4.43


Current ticket prices

Traveling by bus is one of the least expensive options for visiting friends or simply discovering new cities. But there's two things to consider when it comes to choosing the perfect bus from Cologne to Dortmund. Number one is to compare prices. Tickets are usually cheapest when booked in advance. Should you book too short notice, you might have to pay a bit more. Number two is to compare travel times since there can be significant differences. So, simply go for the fastest bus if you don't want to spend too much time on the road.

Bus stops in Cologne and Dortmund

  Stations
Steinstraße 54, 44147 Dortmund (Germany)

More on bus features and services

Opting for the bus for a city trip is becoming increasingly popular. It's not only affordable but it's also eco-friendly thanks to its low carbon emissions.

Traveling by bus has also become as convenient as flying or taking the train. In recent years, bus operators have stepped up their game when it comes to amenities by offering everything from power plugs, USB plugs, to free WiFi. When taking a look at the search results presented on our page, you can instantly see, which operator offers which comfort features. For instance, power plugs can be found on board the buses of one operator: FlixBus.

A generous baggage allowance also belongs to the myriad features and amenities offered by today's bus operators. Your trip from Dortmund to Cologne can become a lot easier if you do your research before you embark on your journey. Take a look at the exact location of the stations in both cities, find out about departure times and book the ideal bus! You can also use CheckMyBus to look for current offers for your Cologne – Dortmund bus.

Cologne and Dortmund: Useful Info

Cologne
1.08 Million
Dortmund
0.59 Million
Taxi
$5.87
$5.87
Cologne
Dortmund
A cab ride in Cologne is 0% more expensive than in Dortmund.
Local buses
$3.10
$2.77
Cologne
Dortmund
A bus fare in Cologne is 11% more expensive than in Dortmund.
Beer
$3.88
$3.54
Cologne
Dortmund
A large beer in Cologne is 9% more expensive than in Dortmund.
Water
$0.50
$0.37
Cologne
Dortmund
A bottle of water in Cologne is 26% more expensive than in Dortmund.
Meal
$7.15
$6.53
Cologne
Dortmund
A meal in Cologne is 9% more expensive than in Dortmund.
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