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Cheap train tickets from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixTrain
08:50PM1h17
Essen Hbf
10:07PMCologne Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixTrain
12:50PM0h55
Essen Hbf
01:45PMCologne Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixTrain
06:03PM0h53
Essen Hbf
06:56PMCologne Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
12:02AM0h54
Essen Hbf
12:56AMCologne Hbf
$251One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
03:10AM0h59
Essen Hbf
04:09AMCologne Hbf
$301One-way
1 transfer

Train schedule from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Showing trains for tomorrow, Wednesday, July 17
Deutsche Bahn
12:02AM0h54
Essen Hbf
12:56AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
01:09AM1h02
Essen Hbf
02:11AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
01:36AM2h16
Essen Hbf
03:52AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
03:09AM1h02
Essen Hbf
04:11AMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
03:10AM0h59
Essen Hbf
04:09AMCologne Hbf
1 transfer
FlixTrain
12:50PM0h55
Essen Hbf
01:45PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
FlixTrain
06:03PM0h53
Essen Hbf
06:56PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers
FlixTrain
08:50PM1h17
Essen Hbf
10:07PMCologne Hbf
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf

Showing times and prices for Jul 17

Fastest Journey

53 m

Average

1 h 9 m

Trains per day

8

Distance

57 km

Of the 8 trains that leave Essen Hbf for Cologne Hbf every day 6 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
FlixTrain
06:03PM0h53
Essen Hbf
06:56PMCologne Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
12:02AM0h54
Essen Hbf
12:56AMCologne Hbf
$251One-way
0 transfers
FlixTrain
12:50PM0h55
Essen Hbf
01:45PMCologne Hbf
$91One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
03:10AM0h59
Essen Hbf
04:09AMCologne Hbf
$301One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
01:09AM1h02
Essen Hbf
02:11AMCologne Hbf
$331One-way
0 transfers

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The ticket price is quite reasonable if you have several passengers. As there are many trains between Cologne and Essen, you don't have to wait long for the next train. It is also possible to travel from Essen to Cologne at night. However, the train does not run as frequently then.

Overview: Train from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf

distanceDistance35 miles (56 km)
durationAverage train duration49 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€19)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express

Trains from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf cover the 35 miles (56 km) long route taking on average 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $6 (€5), but the average price of train tickets is $22 (€19). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Cologne Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf trains

Travel from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf from $6 (€5) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain and National Express! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

National Express is the UK’s leading long-distance train company operating over 550 trains per day and serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express also operates train services to all major UK airports, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Bristol, 24 hours a day. All National Express trains have air conditioning and provide free WiFi access along with onboard entertainment. Most trains come with seat belts and power outlets at every seat, so you can charge your phone or laptop during a long journey. For your train between Essen Hbf and Cologne Hbf, you can select from three ticket fares: Restricted Fare, Standard Fare, and Fully Flexible Fare.

Train information from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf with National Express:

  • Average Duration: 1 h 47 min
  • Cheapest Price: $42
  • National Express frequency: 8 a day

FAQs: Trains from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf

FAQs: Travel by train from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf.
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Cheap train tickets from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf can start from as little as $6 (€5) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf is $22 (€19); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf is on average 49 min   for the 35 mile (56 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between Essen Hbf and Cologne Hbf by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf leaves at 5: 32 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf leaves at 11: 20 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There are 5 direct trains from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or National Express for the best way to get you to Cologne Hbf. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Essen Hbf and Cologne Hbf and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 11: 20 PM.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Essen Hbf, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Cologne Hbf, located 1.6 miles (2.5 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Cologne Hbf from Essen Hbf is worth doing with a journey time of 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Essen Hbf to Cologne Hbf is May.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel between Essen Hbf and Cologne Hbf including taking a train or bus.

Trains departing from Essen Hbf

Distance from Essen Hbf to city center
Distance from Essen Hbf to city center
1 mile (1.6 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
At this station we offer you free wifi. It allows you to go online with your smartphone or laptop, edit e-mails and much more. You can find information about the various wifi offers at our stations here.
ATM
ATM
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
If you want to take a load off your hands, you can put your luggage in a locker at this station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Information Desk
Information Desk
DB Information counters are the place to go for information about your rail journey, and they serve as a meeting point for travellers and station visitors. If you have any questions about your trip or the town/city where the station is located, staff at the counter have the answers you need. If a station does not have a counter, our service staff are only too happy to help you with any query you might have.
Accessibility
Accessibility
The following equipment features serve to ensure barrier-free accessibility to the station. Available are: Gleis 1: step-free access platform height >= 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 2: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 4: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 9: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 10: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 11: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 12: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 21: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 22: step-free access platform height > = 55 cm passenger information display public address system tactile platform access tactile guiding strip stairs marking tactile handrail label contrasting guidance Gleis 5/6: Gleis 7/8:

Trains arriving to Cologne Hbf

Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
Distance from Cologne Hbf to city center
1.6 miles (2.5 km)
Ticket Office Hours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sat - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
How to get to this station?
How to get to this station?
U-Bahn lines: U5, U16, U18
S-Bahn lines: S6, S11, S12, S19
Bus lines: 172, 173
Train lines: ICE, IC, EC, FLX, RE, RB
Nearest Airport
Nearest Airport
Cologne/Bonn Airport
9 miles (15 km)
How to get to nearest airport?
How to get to nearest airport?
Take the S19 train for 14 minutes to reach the airport from the station.
Amenities at station
Wifi
Wifi
Free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes only.
ATM
ATM
There are various ATMs around the station.
Taxi
Taxi
Lockers
Lockers
There are luggage lockers in the station.
Shopping
Shopping
Dining
Dining
Asiagourmet | Coffee Fellows | dean&david | Dunkin' Donuts | KFC | McDonald's | Pizza Hut | Nordsee | Starbucks | Schweinske | & more
Car Rentals
Car Rentals
Avis | Europcar | SIXT
Information Desk
Information Desk
One near the departure/arrival board and another near the escalators close to Platforms 4 and 5.
Accessibility
Accessibility
Wheelchair accessible & mobility assistance staff. Contact the Mobility Service Centre at +49 3065212888 or msz@deutschebahn. Com.

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