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.
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5 h 56 m
6 h 58 m
Trains per day
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.
|Distance||311 miles (502 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 2 min|
|Average train ticket price||$58 (€47)|
|Train frequency||5 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 5 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche 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.
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.
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
Travel between Essen, Germany and Bern, Switzerland by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Switzerland, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
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.
The restriction level for your return train to Essen, Germany from Bern is: Partially open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
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.
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.
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.
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