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Cologne Airport to Dortmund

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Cologne Airport to Dortmund

Coming from Cologne Airport on Wed 6th return Fri 8th. for the Liverpool game on the 7th.

Researched trains but do I have to book in advance to get the best fares or can I buy tickets on the day. Do they fluctuate in price?

I will have a match ticket but does this only qualify for free travel on match day and is it only in Dortmund itself?

Staying in Ringhole Drees near the ground both nights.

Is the bus worth considering? Only two traveling so a taxi is too expensive.

Any tips would be very welcome.

Thanks

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1. Re: Cologne Airport to Dortmund

You don't need to buy the tickets in advance. Regional train fares are always the same.

The match ticket includes a public transportation ticket on match day only within the VRR area. The VRR goes as far as Düsseldorf but not to Cologne.

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2. Re: Cologne Airport to Dortmund

Thank so much

So I assume I can buy tickets from a machine and with a credit card or at a ticket office in the rail station/airport as I arrive?

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3. Re: Cologne Airport to Dortmund

Yes, you can buy it from the ticket machines. As for credit card payment, I am not sure.

For local transportation tickets (VRS) within Cologne, the machine does not accept credit cards, for regular DB tariff tickets it does. (Yes, that is strange) You will buy an NRW Tariff ticket, and I am not sure whether it's classified as a DB tariff. I would assume: yes so you should be able to use your credit card.

The DB ticket office at the airport should also accept credit cards.

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