Basel to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Basel to Essen

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Average

120

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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
06:06AMBasel Sbb2h17 08:23AMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
07:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 09:14AMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
09:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 11:14AMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
10:13AMBasel Sbb2h11 12:24PMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
11:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 01:14PMEssen Hbf
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Train schedule from Basel to Essen

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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
06:06AMBasel Sbb2h17 08:23AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
07:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 09:14AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
09:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 11:14AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
10:13AMBasel Sbb2h11 12:24PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
11:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 01:14PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
12:13PMBasel Sbb2h11 02:24PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
02:13PMBasel Sbb2h12 04:25PMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
03:06PMBasel Sbb2h09 05:15PMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
04:13PMBasel Sbb2h12 06:25PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
05:13PMBasel Sbb2h11 07:24PMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
07:13PMBasel Sbb2h12 09:25PMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
07:13PMBasel Sbb4h45 11:58PMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
08:09PMBasel Sbb26h15 10:24PMEssen Hbf
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Fastest train times from Basel to Essen

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Fastest Journey

2 h 8 m

Average

4 h 13 m

Trains per day

13

Distance

489 km

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.

Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
07:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 09:14AMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
09:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 11:14AMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
11:06AMBasel Sbb2h08 01:14PMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
03:06PMBasel Sbb2h09 05:15PMEssen Hbf
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Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express
10:13AMBasel Sbb2h11 12:24PMEssen Hbf
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Overview: Train from Basel to Essen

distanceDistance303 miles (488 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$11 (€10)
frequencyTrain frequency13 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Basel to Essen trains

Find the best journey from Basel to Essen with Omio's train partners Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

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:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 47 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Basel to Essen

Travel by train to Essen easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Basel to Essen.
FAQs

Travel between Basel, Switzerland and Essen, Belgium by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Basel?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Belgium?

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Recommended

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

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Switzerland from Belgium?

Reentry to Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Essen?

What are the requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Basel, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: metre (s) ( feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

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.

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Basel to Essen trains for as little as $1 (€1)  in the next 7 days.
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Basel to Essen train to cost on average $11 (€10)  one way.
The distance between Basel and Essen by train is approximately 303 miles (488 km).
On average the Basel to Essen train travel time is 4 h 47 min  for the 303 miles (488 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

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.

If you're looking for trains from Basel to Essen, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express to get you to Essen. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Basel to Essen trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Basel for Essen is 13 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Basel to Essen at 6: 06 AM. The last train from Basel to Essen that you can take departs at 8: 09 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Basel to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
You can find trains to Essen from Basel to cost on average $11 (€10) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Basel to Essen train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Basel
Essen
The major railway station for departures from Basel is Basel SBB. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Basel SBB for your journey between Basel and Essen.

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