If the offers provided by buses do not suit your needs, trains and carpooling could represent a good alternative for this distance.
Seen the short distance between Dortmund and Cologne, you could also choose to travel by train or carpooling. Spending little more money, your journey would become more comfortable.
When do the first and last buses from Dortmund to Cologne leave?
The earliest time you can leave from Dortmund is at 05:04, while the last bus is at 20:04. The journey takes on average 2 hours and 20 minutes but it can also last 1 hour and 10 minutes with the fastest connections.
By bus from Dortmund to Cologne: which companies offer the service?
There are many companies cooperating with virail, among which also FlixBus with buses to Cologne.
Flixbus is undoubtedly one of the youngest and most famous bus companies in whole Europe. With more than 40 millions passengers only in 2017, Flixbus offers national and international bus connections, also with night buses.