The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Dresden to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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6 h 3 m
6 h 10 m
Trains per day
It's difficult to get from Dresden to Essen without transferring at least once.
|Distance||291 miles (470 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 17 min|
|Average train ticket price||$35 (€30)|
|Train frequency||7 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Flixtrain|
Trains from Dresden to Essen cover the 291 miles (470 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 17 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Flixtrain. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $21 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $35 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof and arrive in Essen Hbf.
You can travel by train to Essen from Dresden with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $21 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
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 Dresden to Essen train.
Dresden to Essen train information with Deutsche Bahn:
When taking a train from Dresden, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt. When you arrive in Essen, your train can arrive in train stations including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Dresden Hauptbahnhof to Essen Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Dresden Hauptbahnhof, which is located around 1.9 miles (3 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.
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