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.
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3 h 48 m
4 h 23 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||281 miles (453 km)|
|Average train duration||4 h 5 min|
|Average train ticket price||$39 (€36)|
|Train frequency||24 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 19 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||FlixTrain, 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.
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 (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:
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.
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