Berlin to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jul 06

Cheapest

48

Average

79

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.

2nd Cheapest
05:18AMBerlin Gesundbrunnen5h12 10:30AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
481One-way
05:25AMBerlin Hbf4h10 09:35AMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
601One-way
05:18AMBerlin Gesundbrunnen4h49 10:07AMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
631One-way
07:15AMBerlin Hbf4h53 12:08PMEssen Hbf
3 transfers
631One-way
09:07AMBerlin Gesundbrunnen5h01 02:08PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
631One-way

Train schedule from Berlin to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 6
12:20AMBerlin Hbf5h48 06:08AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
04:30AMBerlin Hbf4h05 08:35AMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
04:32AMBerlin Hbf4h03 08:35AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
05:18AMBerlin Gesundbrunnen4h49 10:07AMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
05:18AMBerlin Gesundbrunnen5h12 10:30AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
05:25AMBerlin Hbf4h10 09:35AMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
06:46AMBerlin Hbf3h49 10:35AMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
06:58AMBerlin Hbf4h14 11:12AMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
06:59AMBerlin Hbf4h13 11:12AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
07:15AMBerlin Hbf4h53 12:08PMEssen Hbf
3 transfers
07:15AMBerlin Hbf5h15 12:30PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
07:46AMBerlin Hbf3h49 11:35AMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
07:58AMBerlin Hbf4h21 12:19PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
08:46AMBerlin Hbf3h51 12:37PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
09:03AMBerlin Hbf4h10 01:13PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
09:07AMBerlin Gesundbrunnen5h23 02:30PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
09:07AMBerlin Gesundbrunnen5h01 02:08PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
09:46AMBerlin Hbf3h49 01:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
10:46AMBerlin Hbf3h49 02:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
11:46AMBerlin Hbf3h48 03:34PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
12:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 04:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
01:06PMBerlin Hbf4h07 05:13PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
01:15PMBerlin Hbf4h53 06:08PMEssen Hbf
3 transfers
01:15PMBerlin Hbf5h15 06:30PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
01:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 05:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
01:56PMBerlin Hbf4h34 06:30PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
02:46PMBerlin Hbf3h50 06:36PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
03:15PMBerlin Hbf5h15 08:30PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
03:15PMBerlin Hbf4h53 08:08PMEssen Hbf
3 transfers
03:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 07:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
03:57PMBerlin Hbf4h21 08:18PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
04:47PMBerlin Hbf3h48 08:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
05:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 09:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
06:38PMBerlin Gesundbrunnen4h52 11:30PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
06:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 10:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
07:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 11:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
08:38PMBerlin Hbf5h29 02:07AMEssen Hbf
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jul 06

Fastest Journey

3 h 48 m

Average

4 h 23 m

Trains per day

37

Distance

454 km

Of the 37 trains that leave Berlin for Essen every day 21 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
04:47PMBerlin Hbf3h48 08:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
901One-way
Fastest
11:46AMBerlin Hbf3h48 03:34PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
901One-way
2nd Fastest
07:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 11:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
741One-way
2nd Fastest
03:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 07:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
941One-way
2nd Fastest
09:46AMBerlin Hbf3h49 01:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
901One-way

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Overview: Train from Berlin to Essen

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 5 min
priceAverage train ticket price$39 (€36)
frequencyTrain frequency24 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 19 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Berlin to Essen cover the 281 miles (453 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 5 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $39 (€36), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $26 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Essen trains

You can travel by train between Berlin and Essen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $26 (€24). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

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 Berlin to Essen train.

Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Essen train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 56 min
  • Average Price: $26
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 18 a day



Deutsche Bahn trains from Berlin to Essen

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Berlin to Essen. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Berlin to Essen and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Travel Tips: Trains from Berlin 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 Berlin to Essen.
FAQs
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Berlin to Essen to cost as little as $26 (€24)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Berlin to Essen train price to come in at an average of $39 (€36)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 281 miles (453 km)  between Berlin and Essen by train.
On average the Berlin to Essen train time is 4 h 5 min  covering the 281 miles (453 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Berlin, you have various train station options to start your route from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When arriving in Essen, you can end your trip in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers book a train from Berlin Hbf   to Essen Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Berlin Hbf and need to travel around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Essen most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

For the route from Berlin to Essen you can take a train with FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Berlin to Essen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there are 19 direct trains per day from Berlin to Essen, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
On average, there are 24 trains a day from Berlin to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The first Berlin to Essen train departs at 4: 59 AM   and the last train from Berlin to Essen leaves at 9: 45 PM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Berlin to Essen on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
The price of a one way train ticket from Berlin to Essen is on average $39 (€36) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets from Berlin to Essen available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Berlin
Essen
Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Berlin for your trip to Essen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
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ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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Phone Number
+49 302971055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
Public transit options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility

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