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.
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3 h 54 m
4 h 47 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||281 miles (453 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 16 min|
|Average train ticket price||$43 (€35)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche 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.
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 (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:
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:
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:
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.
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.
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