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.
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3 h 48 m
3 h 48 m
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Of the 5 trains that leave Berlin for Essen every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
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|Distance||281 miles (453 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 49 min|
|Average train ticket price||$63 (€57)|
|Train frequency||19 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 18 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Berlin to Essen cover the 281 miles (453 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 49 min with our travel partners like Flixbus, Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 19 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $39 (€35), but the average price of train tickets is $63 (€57). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Deutsche Bahn and FlixBus trains will get you from Berlin to Essen from $39 (€35). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
FlixBus is one of Europe's leading low-cost train companies, founded in Germany and offering long-distance train services in Europe and the U. S. FlixBus also operates overnight trains on select routes throughout Europe. Standard amenities on FlixBus include free Wi-Fi, power outlets to charge your phone, tablet or laptop during long train journeys, extra legroom, luggage space and toilets. You can even purchase snacks and drinks onboard. FlixBus offers only the Standard ticket for all its routes, which allows you to bring one carry-on luggage and one checked bag per person. Additional fees apply for extra luggage and specific seat reservations, such as if you want to book an Extra Seat, Table Seat or the Panorama Seat.
When departing from Berlin, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Alexanderplatz and Berlin Südkreuz. When arriving in Essen, you can end your route in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen and Essen-Werden.
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.
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