The cheapest trains from Essen to Bern

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Cheapest

$69

Average

$96

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 Bern will cost around $ 96 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 69.

Cheapest
10:00AMEssen Hbf6h56 04:56PMBern, Bhf
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$691One-way
Cheapest
06:00PMEssen Hbf7h15 01:15AMBern, Bhf
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$691One-way
2nd Cheapest
09:36PMEssen Hbf9h50 07:26AMBern, Bhf
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$721One-way
01:00PMEssen Hbf7h21 08:21PMBern, Bhf
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$771One-way
07:00PMEssen Hbf6h15 01:15AMBern, Bhf
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$771One-way

Timetable Essen to Bern

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02:08AMEssen Hbf8h48 10:56AMBern, Bhf
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02:08AMEssen Hbf7h48 09:56AMBern, Bhf
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04:10AMEssen Hbf6h46 10:56AMBern, Bhf
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05:00AMEssen Hbf7h21 12:21PMBern, Bhf
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06:00AMEssen Hbf5h56 11:56AMBern, Bhf
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06:00AMEssen Hbf6h56 12:56PMBern, Bhf
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06:15AMEssen Hbf6h06 12:21PMBern, Bhf
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07:00AMEssen Hbf5h56 12:56PMBern, Bhf
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07:00AMEssen Hbf7h21 02:21PMBern, Bhf
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08:00AMEssen Hbf6h56 02:56PMBern, Bhf
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08:25AMEssen Hbf6h01 02:26PMBern, Bhf
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08:25AMEssen Hbf5h56 02:21PMBern, Bhf
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08:25AMEssen Hbf6h31 02:56PMBern, Bhf
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09:00AMEssen Hbf7h21 04:21PMBern, Bhf
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09:00AMEssen Hbf5h56 02:56PMBern, Bhf
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10:00AMEssen Hbf6h56 04:56PMBern, Bhf
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10:00AMEssen Hbf5h56 03:56PMBern, Bhf
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10:09AMEssen Hbf6h17 04:26PMBern, Bhf
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10:09AMEssen Hbf6h12 04:21PMBern, Bhf
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10:15AMEssen Hbf8h06 06:21PMBern, Bhf
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11:00AMEssen Hbf5h56 04:56PMBern, Bhf
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11:53AMEssen Hbf6h28 06:21PMBern, Bhf
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11:53AMEssen Hbf6h33 06:26PMBern, Bhf
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12:00PMEssen Hbf6h56 06:56PMBern, Bhf
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01:00PMEssen Hbf7h21 08:21PMBern, Bhf
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01:00PMEssen Hbf5h56 06:56PMBern, Bhf
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02:00PMEssen Hbf6h56 08:56PMBern, Bhf
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02:15PMEssen Hbf6h11 08:26PMBern, Bhf
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02:15PMEssen Hbf6h06 08:21PMBern, Bhf
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03:00PMEssen Hbf8h14 11:14PMBern, Bhf
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03:00PMEssen Hbf5h56 08:56PMBern, Bhf
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03:53PMEssen Hbf6h03 09:56PMBern, Bhf
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04:15PMEssen Hbf6h11 10:26PMBern, Bhf
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04:15PMEssen Hbf6h09 10:24PMBern, Bhf
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05:00PMEssen Hbf6h14 11:14PMBern, Bhf
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06:00PMEssen Hbf7h15 01:15AMBern, Bhf
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07:00PMEssen Hbf6h15 01:15AMBern, Bhf
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08:00PMEssen Hbf10h56 06:56AMBern, Bhf
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09:36PMEssen Hbf9h50 07:26AMBern, Bhf
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09:41PMEssen Hbf9h45 07:26AMBern, Bhf
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10:01PMEssen Hbf9h25 07:26AMBern, Bhf
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The fastest trains from Essen to Bern

Showing times and prices for Sep 28

Fastest Journey

5 h 56 m

Average

6 h 58 m

Trains per day

41

Distance

502 km

Of the 41 trains that leave Essen for Bern every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 502 km distance in an average of 6 h 58 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 56 m .

The slowest trains will take 10 h 56 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
07:00AMEssen Hbf5h56 12:56PMBern, Bhf
1 changes
$1271One-way
Fastest
01:00PMEssen Hbf5h56 06:56PMBern, Bhf
1 changes
$1271One-way
Fastest
11:00AMEssen Hbf5h56 04:56PMBern, Bhf
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$891One-way
Fastest
10:00AMEssen Hbf5h56 03:56PMBern, Bhf
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$1021One-way
Fastest
08:25AMEssen Hbf5h56 02:21PMBern, Bhf
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$1021One-way

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Train Information to Bern from Essen

distanceDistance311 miles (502 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 2 min
priceAverage train ticket price$58 (€47)
frequencyTrain frequency5 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 5 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Essen to Bern cover the 311 miles (502 km) long route taking on average 7 h 2 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 5 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $58 (€47), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€27). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Essen – Bern

You can travel by train from Essen to Bern with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $33 (€27). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 311 miles (502 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) from Essen to Bern. Check the DB train schedule for your trip between Essen and Bern on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Essen and Bern you can pay as low as $69 (€56).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

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, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Operator ticket policies for COVID

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  • Cashless payments recommended
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Deutsche Bahn trains from Essen to Bern

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from Essen to Bern. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from Essen to Bern and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Trains from Essen to Bern
Travel by train to Bern 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 Bern.
FAQs
What are the travel restrictions for Bern, Switzerland if I'm coming from Essen, Germany by train?

Travel between Essen, Germany and Bern, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Switzerland from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Essen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Bern, Switzerland?

When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 9/23/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Bern from Essen before traveling.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Bern, Switzerland to Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Essen, Germany from Bern is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Essen from Bern restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Bern?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 9/25/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from Bern closer to your date of departure here here.

What is the price of the cheapest train from Essen to Bern?
Train tickets between Essen and Bern for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $33 (€27)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Bern from Essen?
If you’re looking to book your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Essen to Bern train price to come in at an average of $58 (€47)  one way.
How many miles is it from Essen to Bern by train?
The distance from Essen to Bern by train is approximately 311 miles (502 km).
How long is the train ride between Essen and Bern?
While the time it takes to travel 311 miles (502 km) from Essen to Bern can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Essen to Bern train journey time is on average 7 h 2 min.
When traveling by train from Essen to Bern, which train station in Essen do I depart from and which train station in Bern do I arrive in?

There are a few train stations in Essen to start your trip from including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. In Bern you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation, Bern, Bhf and Bern.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Essen Hbf   and arrive in Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation.

Where do I find the Essen train station to Bern? Where is the Bern train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Essen Hbf and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Bern, Bahnhof Postautostation and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Bern.

What train providers go from Essen to Bern?
Take the Essen to Bern train with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Essen and Bern as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Is there a direct train from Essen to Bern?
Yes, there are 5 direct trains per day from Essen to Bern, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services are there to Bern from Essen a day?
The average number of trains departing Essen for Bern is 5 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
What are the first and last departure train times from Essen to Bern?
You can take the first train from Essen to Bern at 2: 15 PM. The last train from Essen to Bern that you can take departs at 6: 21 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Essen to Bern schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
When should I buy the Essen to Bern train for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets to Bern from Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $58 (€47) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Essen to Bern a few months in advance.
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Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen
Bern
Essen Hbf
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Essen Stadtwald
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Essen Süd
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Essen West
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Essen-Altenessen
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Essen-Bergeborbeck
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Essen-Eiberg
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Essen-Frohnhausen
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Essen-Hügel
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Essen-Steele
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