Dusseldorf to Bochum: By Train, Tram or Bus?

Updated on December 29, 2023  

dusseldorf to bochum

As I live near Cologne, the same state as Dusseldorf, friends visiting here often ask me about the most efficient and cost-effective way to travel to neighboring cities. One of the most common questions is "What's the best way to get from Düsseldorf to Bochum?"

Fortunately, there are plenty of options available from Düsseldorf, whether it is by train, bus, car rental and even flight! Each one has its pros and cons, which I'll outline below.

So keep reading to find out the best ways to get from Düsseldorf to Bochum!

Where is Bochum?

Bochum is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, a state in northwestern Germany. It is located in the heart of the industrial Ruhr district, between the cities of Essen to the west and Dortmund to the east.

Bochum is part of the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Region and belongs to the region of Arnsberg.

How far is Bochum from Düsseldorf?

The two cities are approximately 50 kilometers (31 miles) apart, and well-connected to each other.

The time taken varies depending on which mode of transport and which route you take.

Hopping on a train will whisk you from Düsseldorf to Bochum in around 40 min! Driving takes longer at around 1 hour.

Düsseldorf to Bochum by Train