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1 h 8 m
Trains per day
Of the 131 trains that leave Essen Hbf for Cologne Hbf every day 71 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||35 miles (56 km)|
|Average train duration||54 min|
|Average train ticket price||$16 (€15)|
|Train frequency||82 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 53 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Flixtrain, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Thalys or National Express|
Trains from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf cover the 35 miles (56 km) long trip taking on average 54 min with our travel partners like Flixtrain, Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express, Thalys or National Express. Normally, there are 82 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $16 (€15), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $6 (€5). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
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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 to Cologne Hbf from Essen Hbf. 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.
Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf train information with Deutsche Bahn:
National Express is the leading train company for routes throughout the United Kingdom, operating over 550 trains a day and serving over 900 destinations across the country. National Express even offers routes to and from major UK airports like Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol 24 hours a day at affordable prices for the budget traveler in mind. All National Express trains are air-conditioned and provide free WiFi and onboard entertainment. Most trains are equipped with seat belts and power outlets in each seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. You can select between three ticket types for the Essen Hbf - Cologne Hbf train: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare. Refundable tickets provide more flexibility than other ticket options, meaning you can cancel or change your ticket easily, should you need to.
Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf train information with National Express:
Thalys is a French-Belgian high-speed train company that connects the main capital cities. For your next train to Cologne Hbf from Essen Hbf with Thalys, you can choose from these different ticket fares: Standard Mini, Standard, Comfort and Premium.
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Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf train information with Thalys:
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Essen Hbf and arrive in Köln Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Essen Hbf and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Köln Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Cologne Hbf.
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