Berlin to Essen train

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Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Berlin to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixTrain
08:51AM7h11
Berlin Spandau
04:02PMEssen Hbf
$811One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
FlixTrain
08:34AM7h28
Berlin Hbf
04:02PMEssen Hbf
$811One-way
1 transfer
Cheapest
FlixTrain
08:23AM7h39
Berlin Ostbahnhof
04:02PMEssen Hbf
$811One-way
1 transfer
FlixTrain
03:35AM8h26
Berlin
12:01PMEssen Hbf
$821One-way
1 transfer
FlixTrain
10:35AM7h26
Berlin
06:01PMEssen Hbf
$891One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Berlin to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, July 21
FlixTrain
03:35AM8h26
Berlin
12:01PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
FlixTrain
07:56AM10h05
Berlin Südkreuz station
06:01PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
FlixTrain
08:23AM7h39
Berlin Ostbahnhof
04:02PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
FlixTrain
08:34AM7h28
Berlin Hbf
04:02PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:45AM3h50
Berlin Hbf
12:35PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:45AM4h05
Berlin Hbf
12:50PMEssen Süd station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:45AM4h22
Berlin Hbf
01:07PMEssen-Altenessen station
1 transfer
FlixTrain
08:51AM7h11
Berlin Spandau
04:02PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn with connection
08:57AM4h30
Berlin Hbf
01:27PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:08AM4h22
Berlin Hbf
01:30PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:12AM4h18
Berlin Hbf
01:30PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:45AM4h22
Berlin Hbf
02:07PMEssen-Altenessen station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:45AM4h05
Berlin Hbf
01:50PMEssen Süd station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:45AM3h49
Berlin Hbf
01:34PMEssen Hbf
0 transfers
FlixTrain
10:35AM7h26
Berlin
06:01PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
10:45AM4h05
Berlin Hbf
02:50PMEssen Süd station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
10:45AM4h22
Berlin Hbf
03:07PMEssen-Altenessen station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
11:06AM4h28
Berlin Hbf
03:34PMEssen-Altenessen station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
11:45AM4h22
Berlin Hbf
04:07PMEssen-Altenessen station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
11:45AM4h05
Berlin Hbf
03:50PMEssen Süd station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
12:45PM4h05
Berlin Hbf
04:50PMEssen Süd station
1 transfer

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Fastest train times from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jul 21

Fastest Journey

3 h 49 m

Average

5 h 18 m

Trains per day

21

Distance

454 km

Of the 21 trains that leave Berlin for Essen every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:45AM3h49
Berlin Hbf
01:34PMEssen Hbf
$1101One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:45AM3h50
Berlin Hbf
12:35PMEssen Hbf
$971One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:45AM4h05
Berlin Hbf
12:50PMEssen Süd station
$1021One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
10:45AM4h05
Berlin Hbf
02:50PMEssen Süd station
$1141One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:45AM4h05
Berlin Hbf
01:50PMEssen Süd station
$1141One-way
1 transfer

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That was my return trip and it was great. I went inside and it smelled very fresh. Then I sat down. I ordered something for myself and it arrived very quickly and was very fresh. Then I got out my tablet and used the internet and the internet was very strong. I looked out the window and the atmosphere was very good. My train also came on time, I pass on this trip.
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IconGood connection
IconNo change
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IconDelays
There was only a minimal delay on the journey from Berlin to Essen. The train was not completely full at this time of day, which made the journey very pleasant. The wifi had a fairly stable connection. There were no problems with seat reservations. The train attendants were also friendly. The price-performance ratio was right here.
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Cons
IconReservations
IconToo full
Here I would like to share my positive experiences on the journey from Berlin to Essen. I travelled by ICE 1st class. Thank God I had booked my seat in advance, the train was very full. The cool air conditioning in the train was pleasant. The toilets were really very clean and the service was done right after the start. At every seat there was the possibility to put the laptop on a folding table and directly at the seat there were sockets so that you could charge the device directly. My train was also on time and the connecting trains were reached, I will travel 1st class by ICE again. The price was also reasonable.
Pros
Icongood wifi
Icontasty food
Iconfree space on the square
I travelled in second class and this was my return journey. I rate this journey with five stars as I have nothing to criticise. The train looked very nice from the inside and also from the outside. The food was very tasty, there were also vegan and vegetarian dishes. The internet was very good, although many people used it, so I was able to complete my work on the computer. My seat was very comfortable and I had a lot of space at my seat. My train was also on time. It was a wonderful journey.
Pros
IconComfortable working while travelling
Cons
IconUnpunctuality
IconNo food on board
My train journey from Berlin to Essen offered only a few advantages that are worth emphasising. One feature was the ability to work on my laptop in peace during the journey, as the wifi was sufficiently stable. This is particularly important for business travellers and increased my productivity considerably. The cleanliness and comfort of the seats in first class also deserve praise. The seats offered sufficient legroom and comfort, which made the journey a little more pleasant. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with rail travel, the train did not arrive on time, which can cause some inconvenience, especially if you have deadlines to meet. One annoying incident during my journey was that no food could be prepared as the electricity in the kitchen had failed. This meant that there were no hot or cold drinks, which made the journey less enjoyable. Despite these obstacles, the service and friendliness of the railway staff was fine. They were available to answer questions and were helpful. The price-performance ratio of the train journey from Berlin to Essen was acceptable overall. Overall, the train journey offers a reasonably comfortable way to travel between the cities, especially for business travellers who want to work. However, you should be prepared for possible delays and unforeseen events.

Overview: Train from Berlin to Essen

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$76 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or WestfalenBahn

Trains from Berlin to Essen cover the 281 miles (453 km) long route taking on average 3 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or WestfalenBahn. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $76 (€65), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $12 (€10). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and WestfalenBahn from Berlin to Essen trains

You can travel by train between Berlin and Essen with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and WestfalenBahn for as low as $12 (€10). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

FlixTrain is a German train company which is part of FlixMobility, the company who own FlixBus. Since 2018, FlixMobility has also offered the option of train travel to some of the largest German cities like Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin including trains from Berlin to Essen. FlixTrain has high speed comfortable trains with a guaranteed seat, foot space, reading lamp and a luggage rack to store your belongings as well as sockets on most trains and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. The most popualr routes in Germany for FlixTrain are from Berlin to Hamburg, Frankfurt to Stuttgart and Cologne to Hamburg. They also offer trains on the Sotckholm to Gothenburg route in Sweden.

Train information from Berlin to Essen with FlixTrain:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 57 min
  • Cheapest Price: $12
  • FlixTrain frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Berlin to Essen

FAQs: Travel by train from Berlin 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
Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Essen can start from as little as $12 (€10) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Berlin to Essen is $76 (€65); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Berlin to Essen train time is 3 h 49 min   covering the 281 mile (453 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Berlin to Essen leaves at 6: 23 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Berlin to Essen leaves at 8: 26 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Essen without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. There are 17 direct trains from Berlin to Essen each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Take the Berlin to Essen train with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or WestfalenBahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the trip from Berlin to Essen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 8: 26 PM.

When departing from Berlin, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Ostbahnhof and Berlin Südkreuz station. When arriving in Essen, you can end your route in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen station and Essen, Hauptbahnhof (Bussteig 2).

Passengers board the train most frequently from Berlin Hbf, which is located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Essen from Berlin is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Berlin to Essen is November.
You have options as you can travel from Berlin to Essen 3 different ways: bus, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Berlin and Essen

Berlin
Essen
The major railway station for departures from Berlin is Berlin Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Berlin Hbf for your journey to Essen from Berlin.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
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
ATMATM
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.
Berlin SpandauLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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.
Berlin-Gesundbrunnen stationWifiLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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.
The major train station for arrivals in Essen is Essen Hbf. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Essen Hbf for your journey to Essen from Berlin.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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.

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