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Overview: Train from Essen to Gothenburg

distanceDistance474 miles (764 km)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Essen to Gothenburg cover the 474 miles (764 km) long trip taking on average 15 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Göteborg, Centralstation.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Essen to Gothenburg trains

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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 Gothenburg train.

    Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Essen to Gothenburg and when traveling by train:

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

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    FAQs

    What COVID-19 travel safety information and restrictions should I be aware of for my train to Gothenburg from Essen?

    Travel between Essen, Germany and Gothenburg, Sweden by train is: Partially open.

    What is the status of international entry into Sweden 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 Sweden from Essen?

    Conditions of entry:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival
    • COVID-19 test upon arrival

    What are the safety rules to follow in Gothenburg, Sweden?

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

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

    The information above was last checked on 1/13/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Essen and Gothenburg before traveling.

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

    Return travel from Sweden to Germany is: Partially open.

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Essen from Gothenburg?

    Entry into Germany is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Sweden

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

    Requirements for reentering:

    • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self quarantine
    • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
    • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
    • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
    • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
    • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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

    Last checked on 1/17/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Essen from Gothenburg.

    How far is it from Essen to Gothenburg by train?

    The distance to Gothenburg from Essen by train is approximately 474 miles (764 km).

    What is the Essen to Gothenburg train travel time?

    On average the Essen to Gothenburg train travel time is 15 h 32 min  for the 474 miles (764 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

    What station does the train from Essen to Gothenburg depart from? Which Gothenburg train station do I come into from Essen?

    Some of the Essen train stations to Gothenburg you can start your journey from include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Gothenburg include Göteborg, Centralstation, Göteborg, Nils Ericsonsterminalen and Gothenburg, Göteborg Liseberg.

    When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Essen Hbf   and arriving in Göteborg, Centralstation.

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

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Essen Hbf, is located 0.3 miles (517 m) from the city center of Essen.

    The most popular arrival train station, Göteborg, Centralstation, is located 0.3 miles (461 m) away from the city center of Gothenburg.

    Which train providers can get me from Essen to Gothenburg?

    When taking a train from Essen to Gothenburg, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Gothenburg. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service from Essen to Gothenburg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

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

    The average number of trains departing Essen for Gothenburg is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

    What time is the earliest train from Essen to Gothenburg? What time is the last train from Essen to Gothenburg?

    The earliest train for this trip departs from Essen at 7: 02 AM. The last train leaves from Essen at 12: 00 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Essen to Gothenburg and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Essen
    Gothenburg
    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 Gothenburg.