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Overview: Train from Berlin to Essen

distanceDistance387 miles (624 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price$147 (€129)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Berlin to Essen cover the 387 miles (624 km) long route taking on average 8 h 9 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $147 (€129), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $79 (€70). Travelers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Essen trains

For as little as $79 (€70) you can travel by train from Berlin to Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

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: 3 h 58 min
  • Average Price: $79
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 16 a day

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket to Essen from Berlin:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Berlin to Essen

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FAQs

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Berlin and Essen?

Travel by train between Berlin, Germany and Essen, Belgium is: Fully open.

Is international entry into Essen from Berlin restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Berlin?

Entry Requirements:

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Belgium?

The government of Belgium has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Recommended

The above information was last checked on 5/26/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Berlin and Essen closer to your date of departure here

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Berlin, Germany from Essen, Belgium?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Essen to Berlin is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Belgium?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Essen?

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

What are the safety rules to follow in Berlin, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

Last checked on 5/26/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Berlin from Essen here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Berlin to Essen?

Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Essen from Berlin for as low as $79 (€70)  for the next 7 days.

What is the price of a train ticket from Berlin to Essen?

The Berlin to Essen train ticket price is on average $147 (€129)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.

How many miles is it from Berlin to Essen by train?

You should expect to travel around 387 miles (624 km)  between Berlin and Essen by train.

How long is a train from Berlin to Essen on average?

On average the Berlin to Essen train travel time is 8 h 9 min  for the 387 miles (624 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel 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?

Omio customers book a train from Berlin Hbf   to Essen   most frequently for this route.

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 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 and need to travel around 0.4 miles (680 m) from this train station to the city center.

Which train providers can get me from Berlin to Essen?

When taking a train from Berlin to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Berlin and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services are there between Berlin and Essen a day?

On average, there are 16 trains a day from Berlin to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Berlin to Essen? When does the last train depart from Berlin to Essen?

You can take the first train from Berlin to Essen at 8: 46 AM. The last train from Berlin to Essen that you can take departs at 11: 21 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Berlin to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.

How far in advance should I book train tickets to Essen from Berlin for the best deals?

You can find trains between Berlin and Essen to cost on average $147 (€129) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Berlin to Essen train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

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