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Trip Zurich Dortmund

Plan your trip by train, bus, carpooling, plane from Zurich to Dortmund

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All modes of transport Zurich-Dortmund

For your trip from Zurich (Switzerland) to Dortmund (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany) with a distance of 290 mi you will be able to take 4 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, carpooling, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
You are lucky, there is a direct intercity bus line Zurich-Dortmund that often turns out to be the most economical solution.
You will board a coach of Eurolines CH or FlixBus in Zurich. The bus will drop you off at Dortmund - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) bus station (0.6 mi from Dortmund, Germany). Please make sure to show up on time at Zurich bus station (1.2 mi from Zurich) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Dortmund.
With Blablacar you will probably find drivers sharing a ride on the itinerary Zurich-Dortmund.
It is not possible to travel directly by train from Zurich to Dortmund without changing trains but some trains run on lines Zurich-Mannheim and Mannheim-Dortmund allowing you to make the entire trip only by rail.
Trains ICE of Deutsche Bahn to Mannheim leave from Zurich HB railway station in Zurich. Arrival in Mannheim will take place at Mannheim Hbf station (0.5 mi from the city centre). Correspondence or change is required in Mannheim where the train IC 55 or ICE operated by Deutsche Bahn leave for Dortmund.
No flight allows you to fly directly to Dortmund from Zurich. You can take the flight Zurich-Dusseldorf and complete the other part of your journey traveling by train.
Leave Zurich and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Zurich ZRH airport, 5.7 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Dusseldorf (Dusseldorf airport, IATA code: DUS) operated by Darwin Airline or Air Berlin.

Which carriers to travel between Zurich and Dortmund?

Railway companies
Deutsche Bahn provides rail connections Zurich-Mannheim with the train ICE from Zurich HB railway station (0.6 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Mannheim Hbf at arrival (0.5 mi from centre) and from Mannheim to Dortmund with the train IC 55 which leaves Mannheim Hbf station to arrive at Dortmund Hbf railway station (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
FlixTrain transports passengers on a rail line Dusseldorf-Dortmund with the train from Düsseldorf Hbf railway station (0.9 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Dortmund Hbf at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
SBB CFF FFS operates the train journey from Zurich to Frankfurt am Main with the train InterCity (IC) which leaves Zurich HB station to arrive at Frankfurt (Main) Hbf railway station (Hesse Germany)
EuroBahn provides a rail connection Dusseldorf-Dortmund with the train RE3 from Düsseldorf Flughafen railway station (4.7 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Dortmund Hbf at arrival (0.4 mi from centre)
Bus companies
The bus company ADAC PostBus operates the intercity service from the bus station of Frankfurt Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) in Frankfurt am Main and to the one of Dortmund - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
Onebus is the bus carrier that allows to travel on the line between the city of Cologne (serving Koln bus station at 0.2 mi from centre) and the city of Dortmund where the coach will drop you off at Dortmund - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) station situated at about 0.6 mi from Dortmund city centre.
The coach company FlixBus carries out the route from the bus station of Zurich in Zurich and to the one of Dortmund - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) (North Rhine-Westphalia Germany)
The network of Eurolines CH includes a coach line between the city of Zurich (serving Zurich bus station at 1.2 mi from centre) and the city of Dortmund where the coach will drop you off at Dortmund - Zentral Omnibus Bahnhof (ZOB) station situated at about 0.6 mi from Dortmund city centre.
Carpooling
Depending on the requested date, Blablacar can display an offer to share a ride Zurich-Dortmund (290.8 mi)
Airlines
Darwin Airline carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Dusseldorf (arrival at Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Lufthansa flies on the route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Frankfurt am Main (serving Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Air Berlin schedules the flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Dusseldorf (arrival at Dusseldorf DUS airport)
Swiss International Airlines ensures the flight route from Zurich ZRH airport (located 5.7 mi from Zurich, Switzerland) to Frankfurt am Main (serving Frankfurt International FRA airport)
Germanwings carries out a flight from Zurich ZRH airport situated 5.7 mi away from the city centre of Zurich to Cologne (arrival at Cologne Bonn CGN airport)

Stop cities from Zurich or cities to visit near Dortmund

When travelling from Dortmund to Zurich by plane, carpooling, bus, train, you might have to change at Dusseldorf located at 36 mi from Dortmund, Cologne 45 mi away from Dortmund, Mannheim situated at 147 mi from Zurich and at approximately 147 mi from Dortmund, Frankfurt am Main located at 111 mi from Dortmund (Germany). If you have some time on your way to Dortmund or back to Zurich, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
 
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