The cheapest trains from Essen to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Oct 21

Cheapest

$71

Average

$110

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Essen to Berlin will cost around $ 110 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 71.

2nd Cheapest
03:56AMEssen Hbf5h26 09:22AMBerlin Hbf
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$711One-way
2nd Cheapest
05:32PMEssen Hbf6h17 11:49PMBerlin Hbf
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$711One-way
08:03PMEssen Hbf4h10 12:13AMBerlin Hbf
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$841One-way
05:06AMEssen Hbf4h04 09:10AMBerlin Hbf
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$841One-way
11:43PMEssen Hbf6h19 06:02AMBerlin Hbf
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$841One-way

Timetable Essen to Berlin

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03:14AMEssen Hbf5h47 09:01AMBerlin Hbf
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03:56AMEssen Hbf5h26 09:22AMBerlin Hbf
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05:06AMEssen Hbf4h04 09:10AMBerlin Hbf
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05:59AMEssen Hbf4h15 10:14AMBerlin Hbf
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06:00AMEssen Hbf5h22 11:22AMBerlin Hbf
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07:14AMEssen Hbf3h56 11:10AMBerlin Hbf
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08:16AMEssen Hbf3h58 12:14PMBerlin Hbf
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08:44AMEssen Hbf4h26 01:10PMBerlin Hbf
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09:46AMEssen Hbf5h36 03:22PMBerlin Hbf
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09:58AMEssen Hbf4h16 02:14PMBerlin Hbf
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10:29AMEssen Hbf5h57 04:26PMBerlin Hbf
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10:57AMEssen Hbf5h59 04:56PMBerlin Hbf
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11:16AMEssen Hbf3h54 03:10PMBerlin Hbf
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11:59AMEssen Hbf4h15 04:14PMBerlin Hbf
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12:29PMEssen Hbf5h56 06:25PMBerlin Hbf
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01:04PMEssen Hbf4h06 05:10PMBerlin Hbf
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01:41PMEssen Hbf5h41 07:22PMBerlin Hbf
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01:46PMEssen Hbf5h36 07:22PMBerlin Hbf
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02:14PMEssen Hbf3h56 06:10PMBerlin Hbf
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03:04PMEssen Hbf4h06 07:10PMBerlin Hbf
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04:17PMEssen Hbf3h57 08:14PMBerlin Hbf
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05:15PMEssen Hbf3h55 09:10PMBerlin Hbf
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05:32PMEssen Hbf6h17 11:49PMBerlin Hbf
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06:16PMEssen Hbf4h07 10:23PMBerlin Hbf
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06:57PMEssen Hbf4h07 11:04PMBerlin Hbf
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08:03PMEssen Hbf4h10 12:13AMBerlin Hbf
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11:43PMEssen Hbf6h19 06:02AMBerlin Hbf
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Wed
Oct 20
$58Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$148Eurowings
Thu
Oct 21
$62FlixTrain
$37Flixbus
$148Eurowings
Fri
Oct 22
$58Deutsche Bahn
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$111Eurowings
Sat
Oct 23
$29Deutsche Bahn
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$123Eurowings
Sun
Oct 24
$34Deutsche Bahn
$49Flixbus
$123Eurowings
Mon
Oct 25
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$173Eurowings
Tue
Oct 26
$29Deutsche Bahn
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$123Eurowings
Wed
Oct 27
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$99Eurowings
Thu
Oct 28
$25FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$99Eurowings
Fri
Oct 29
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$99Eurowings
Sat
Oct 30
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$111Eurowings
Sun
Oct 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$59Eurowings
Mon
Nov 1
$18FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$47Eurowings
Tue
Nov 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
$25Flixbus
$74Eurowings
Wed
Nov 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$99Eurowings
Thu
Nov 4
$29Deutsche Bahn with connection
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$74Eurowings
Fri
Nov 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
$31Flixbus
$59Eurowings
Sat
Nov 6
$12FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$59Eurowings
Sun
Nov 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings
Mon
Nov 8
$12FlixTrain
$25Flixbus
$47Eurowings
Tue
Nov 9
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$74Eurowings

The fastest trains from Essen to Berlin

Showing times and prices for Oct 21

Fastest Journey

3 h 54 m

Average

4 h 47 m

Trains per day

27

Distance

454 km

Of the 27 trains that leave Essen for Berlin every day 17 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 454 km distance in an average of 4 h 47 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 54 m .

The slowest trains will take 6 h 19 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
11:16AMEssen Hbf3h54 03:10PMBerlin Hbf
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$1111One-way
2nd Fastest
05:15PMEssen Hbf3h55 09:10PMBerlin Hbf
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$1111One-way
07:14AMEssen Hbf3h56 11:10AMBerlin Hbf
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$1111One-way
02:14PMEssen Hbf3h56 06:10PMBerlin Hbf
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$1111One-way
04:17PMEssen Hbf3h57 08:14PMBerlin Hbf
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$941One-way

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Train Information from Essen to Berlin

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$43 (€35)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Essen to Berlin cover the 281 miles (453 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 16 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $29 (€24), but the average price of train tickets is $43 (€35). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn trains from Essen to Berlin

Find the best trains from Essen to Berlin with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $29 (€24). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best journey.

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 from Essen to Berlin. 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 to Berlin train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration:
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Essen and Berlin don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

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

Train tickets from Essen to Berlin: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 24 €
2 weeks earlier 24 €0%
3 weeks earlier 21 €14.%
1 month before 20 €20%
2 months earlier 20 €20%
3 months earlier 20 €20%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Essen - Berlin. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Essen - Berlin 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 14% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Essen - Berlin with 2 months in advance you save up to about 20% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 20%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips

Trains from Essen to Berlin
Travel by train to Berlin 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 to Berlin.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train between Essen and Berlin cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Essen to Berlin trains for as little as $29 (€24)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket between Essen and Berlin?
The Essen to Berlin train ticket price is on average $43 (€35)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next week.
How far is Essen to Berlin by train?
The distance between Essen and Berlin by train is approximately 281 miles (453 km).
How many hours is the train time from Essen to Berlin?
On average the Essen to Berlin train travel time is 5 h 16 min  for the 281 miles (453 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train station in Essen goes to Berlin? What train station do I come into Berlin from Essen?

When taking the train to Berlin from Essen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. Your journey can end in train stations such as Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Essen Hbf   and arrive in Berlin Hbf.

Where is the Essen train station located? Where is the Berlin train station located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Essen Hbf, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Essen. The most popular arrival train station in Berlin, called Berlin Hbf, is located around 1 mile (s) / 2 km away from its city center.

Which train companies should I travel with from Essen to Berlin?
If you're looking for trains from Essen to Berlin, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Berlin. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Essen to Berlin journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any nonstop train services from Essen to Berlin?
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Essen to Berlin, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many trains per day are there to Berlin from Essen?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Essen to Berlin. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Essen to Berlin?
You can take the first train from Essen to Berlin at 5: 21 AM. The last train from Essen to Berlin that you can take departs at 11: 29 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Essen to Berlin schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets to Berlin from Essen for the best deals?
If you purchase the Essen to Berlin train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $43 (€35). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Essen and Berlin. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen
Berlin
Essen Hbf is the most popular Essen railway station for Omio travelers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Essen for your trip to Berlin.