The cheapest trains from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 19

Cheapest

$61

Average

$86

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.

The average ticket from Berlin to Essen will cost around $ 86 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 61.

2nd Cheapest
08:02PMBerlin Hbf5h59 02:01AMEssen Hbf
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$611One-way
05:32AMBerlin Hbf4h11 09:43AMEssen Hbf
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$661One-way
06:34AMBerlin Hbf5h00 11:34AMEssen Hbf
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$661One-way
04:29AMBerlin Hbf4h19 08:48AMEssen Hbf
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$661One-way
04:30AMBerlin Hbf4h18 08:48AMEssen Hbf
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$661One-way

Timetable Berlin to Essen

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12:20AMBerlin Hbf5h48 06:08AMEssen Hbf
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04:29AMBerlin Hbf4h19 08:48AMEssen Hbf
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04:30AMBerlin Hbf4h18 08:48AMEssen Hbf
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05:32AMBerlin Hbf4h11 09:43AMEssen Hbf
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06:34AMBerlin Hbf5h00 11:34AMEssen Hbf
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06:46AMBerlin Hbf4h04 10:50AMEssen Hbf
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07:03AMBerlin Hbf5h55 12:58PMEssen Hbf
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07:46AMBerlin Hbf3h58 11:44AMEssen Hbf
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08:34AMBerlin Hbf5h00 01:34PMEssen Hbf
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08:46AMBerlin Hbf4h01 12:47PMEssen Hbf
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09:03AMBerlin Hbf5h59 03:02PMEssen Hbf
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09:46AMBerlin Hbf3h57 01:43PMEssen Hbf
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10:34AMBerlin Hbf5h00 03:34PMEssen Hbf
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10:46AMBerlin Hbf4h04 02:50PMEssen Hbf
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11:02AMBerlin Hbf6h06 05:08PMEssen Hbf
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11:46AMBerlin Hbf3h57 03:43PMEssen Hbf
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12:34PMBerlin Hbf5h00 05:34PMEssen Hbf
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12:46PMBerlin Hbf4h02 04:48PMEssen Hbf
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01:03PMBerlin Hbf6h06 07:09PMEssen Hbf
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01:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 05:35PMEssen Hbf
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02:34PMBerlin Hbf5h00 07:34PMEssen Hbf
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02:46PMBerlin Hbf4h23 07:09PMEssen Hbf
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02:46PMBerlin Hbf4h27 07:13PMEssen Hbf
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03:46PMBerlin Hbf3h56 07:42PMEssen Hbf
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04:34PMBerlin Hbf5h00 09:34PMEssen Hbf
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04:47PMBerlin Hbf4h00 08:47PMEssen Hbf
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05:03PMBerlin Hbf6h09 11:12PMEssen Hbf
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05:46PMBerlin Hbf3h55 09:41PMEssen Hbf
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06:34PMBerlin Hbf5h00 11:34PMEssen Hbf
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06:46PMBerlin Hbf4h00 10:46PMEssen Hbf
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07:46PMBerlin Hbf3h59 11:45PMEssen Hbf
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08:02PMBerlin Hbf5h59 02:01AMEssen Hbf
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Oct 18
$80FlixTrain
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Oct 19
$37FlixTrain
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$148Eurowings
Wed
Oct 20
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$172Eurowings
Thu
Oct 21
$59Deutsche Bahn
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$172Eurowings
Fri
Oct 22
$54Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings
Sat
Oct 23
$43Deutsche Bahn
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$86Eurowings
Sun
Oct 24
$34Deutsche Bahn
$43Flixbus
$123Eurowings
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Oct 25
$44Deutsche Bahn
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$123Eurowings
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Oct 26
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$111Eurowings
Wed
Oct 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$98Eurowings
Thu
Oct 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$86Eurowings
Fri
Oct 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$59Eurowings
Sat
Oct 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings
Sun
Oct 31
$34Deutsche Bahn
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$59Eurowings
Mon
Nov 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$123Eurowings
Tue
Nov 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$59Eurowings
Wed
Nov 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings
Thu
Nov 4
$25FlixTrain
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$47Eurowings
Fri
Nov 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$98Eurowings
Sat
Nov 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings
Sun
Nov 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$111Eurowings

The fastest trains from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 19

Fastest Journey

3 h 49 m

Average

4 h 41 m

Trains per day

32

Distance

454 km

Of the 32 trains that leave Berlin for Essen every day 16 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 454 km distance in an average of 4 h 41 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 49 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 9 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
01:46PMBerlin Hbf3h49 05:35PMEssen Hbf
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$881One-way
2nd Fastest
05:46PMBerlin Hbf3h55 09:41PMEssen Hbf
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$741One-way
03:46PMBerlin Hbf3h56 07:42PMEssen Hbf
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$881One-way
09:46AMBerlin Hbf3h57 01:43PMEssen Hbf
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$1031One-way
11:46AMBerlin Hbf3h57 03:43PMEssen Hbf
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$1031One-way

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Train Information between Berlin and Essen

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$51 (€42)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Berlin to Essen cover the 281 miles (453 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 10 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $34 (€28), but the average price of train tickets is $51 (€42). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Berlin – Essen

Travel from Berlin to Essen from $34 (€28) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient journey for you.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train between Berlin and Essen. DB uses different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its routes, which differ in terms of comfort and the time required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Berlin to Essen train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 4 h 3 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 8 a day

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Berlin to Essen:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended


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
How much do cheap trains from Berlin to Essen cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Essen from Berlin for as low as $34 (€28)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the train to Essen from Berlin on average?
The train price from Berlin to Essen is on average $51 (€42)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
How far is Berlin to Essen by train?
The distance from Berlin to Essen by train is approximately 281 miles (453 km).
How long is the train ride from Berlin to Essen?
The train time to Essen from Berlin is on average 4 h 10 min  for the 281 miles (453 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Essen from Berlin by train can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Berlin to Essen do I depart from? Which Essen train station from Berlin do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Berlin to Essen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. Your route can end in train stations such as Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Berlin Hbf   and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Where do I find the Berlin train station to Essen? Where is the Essen train station?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Berlin Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 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 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train companies go from Berlin to Essen?
If you're looking for trains from Berlin to Essen, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Essen. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Berlin to Essen route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Can I buy a direct train from Berlin to Essen?
Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day from Berlin to Essen. You can look to travel with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain  without needing to transfer at another stop in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this trip.
How many train services per day are there from Berlin to Essen?
On average, there are 17 trains a day from Berlin to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Berlin to Essen?
You can take the earliest train from Berlin to Essen at 4: 34 AM   or take the last train from Berlin to Essen leaving at 10: 41 PM. Look for the latest Berlin to Essen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
When should I book the Berlin to Essen train for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way train ticket from Berlin to Essen is on average $51 (€42) 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 providers offering this journey. In general, you can find train tickets between Berlin and 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
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
Connections to/from station
U-Bahn lines: U5
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10