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Cheap train tickets from Essen to Geneva

Showing times and prices for May 24

Cheapest

$34

Average

$72

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 Geneva will cost around $ 72 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 34.

Deutsche Bahn
03:59PMEssen13h02 05:01AMGeneva
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$341One-way
Deutsche Bahn
07:00AMEssen8h47 03:47PMGeneva
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$631One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:01PMEssen10h17 08:18AMGeneva
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$1211One-way

Train schedule from Essen to Geneva

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Deutsche Bahn
07:00AMEssen8h47 03:47PMGeneva
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Deutsche Bahn
03:59PMEssen13h02 05:01AMGeneva
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Deutsche Bahn
10:01PMEssen10h17 08:18AMGeneva
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Thu
May 26
$69Deutsche Bahn
$48Flixbus
$187KLM Cityhopper
Fri
May 27
$34Deutsche Bahn
$33Flixbus
$105KLM Cityhopper
Sun
May 29
$81Deutsche Bahn
$53BlaBlaCar Bus
$243ITA

Fastest train times from Essen to Geneva

Showing times and prices for May 24

Fastest Journey

8 h 47 m

Average

10 h 42 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

588 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Essen for Geneva every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 588 km distance in an average of 10 h 42 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 8 h 47 m .

The slowest trains will take 13 h 2 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.

Deutsche Bahn
07:00AMEssen8h47 03:47PMGeneva
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$631One-way
Deutsche Bahn
10:01PMEssen10h17 08:18AMGeneva
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$1211One-way
Deutsche Bahn
03:59PMEssen13h02 05:01AMGeneva
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$341One-way

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Overview: Train from Essen to Geneva

distanceDistance364 miles (587 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$61 (€55)
frequencyTrain frequency6 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 6 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Essen to Geneva cover the 364 miles (587 km) long route taking on average 10 h 17 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 6 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $61 (€55), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $34 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Genève.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Geneva trains

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you to Geneva from Essen from $34 (€30). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Essen to Geneva train.

  • Average Price: $34

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and traveling by train from Essen to Geneva:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Essen to Geneva

Travel by train to Geneva 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 Geneva.
FAQs

Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains to Geneva from Essen?

Travel between Essen, Germany and Geneva, Switzerland by train is: Fully open.

Can I enter Switzerland from Germany?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • No COVID-19 testing required
  • No quarantine required

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

All travelers in Switzerland must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 5/9/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Geneva from Essen as this information can change.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to Germany from Geneva, Switzerland?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Geneva to Essen is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Germany from Switzerland?

Reentry to Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

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

What are the requirements?

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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:

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

Last checked on 5/22/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Essen from Geneva here.

How much does a cheap train between Essen and Geneva cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Essen to Geneva trains for as little as $34 (€30)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Essen to Geneva?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Essen to Geneva train to cost on average $61 (€55)  one way.

How many miles is it from Essen to Geneva by train?

The train distance from Essen to Geneva is around 364 miles (587 km).

How long is the train between Essen and Geneva?

While the time it takes to travel 364 miles (587 km) from Essen to Geneva can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Essen to Geneva train journey time is on average 10 h 17 min.

When traveling by train from Essen to Geneva, which train station in Essen do I depart from and which train station in Geneva do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Essen, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. When you arrive in Geneva, your train can arrive in train stations including Genève and Geneva.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Essen Hbf   to Genève.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Essen Hbf, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Essen. The most popular arrival train station in Geneva, called Genève, is located around 1.2 miles (2 km) away from its city center.

What train providers offer a service from Essen to Geneva?

If you're looking for trains from Essen to Geneva, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection to get you to Geneva. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Essen to Geneva trip to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains are there between Essen and Geneva a day?

The average number of trains departing Essen for Geneva is 6 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 Geneva?

You can take the earliest train from Essen to Geneva at 5: 00 AM   or take the last train from Essen to Geneva leaving at 10: 01 PM. Look for the latest Essen to Geneva train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.

How far in advance should I purchase train tickets to Geneva from Essen for the best deals?

If you purchase a train ticket from Essen to Geneva within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $61 (€55) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Essen to Geneva are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen
Geneva
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 Geneva.