The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
This is the last train of the day.
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2 h 8 m
4 h 13 m
Trains per day
Of the 13 trains that leave Basel for Essen every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||303 miles (488 km)|
|Average train ticket price||$11 (€10)|
|Train frequency||13 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express|
Trains from Basel to Essen cover the 303 miles (488 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 47 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express. Normally, there are 13 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $11 (€10), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $1 (€1). Travelers depart most frequently from Basel SBB and arrive in Essen.
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Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Basel to Essen train.
Basel to Essen train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Essen, Belgium by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 6/27/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from Basel to Essen before traveling.
The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Essen to Basel is: Fully open
Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium
What are the requirements?
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 6/25/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Basel from Essen here.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Basel SBB to Essen.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Basel SBB, which is located around 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Essen, located 0.4 miles (680 m) away from the city center.
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