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.
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3 h 49 m
4 h 41 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||281 miles (453 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 10 min|
|Average train ticket price||$51 (€42)|
|Train frequency||17 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
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:
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.
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.
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