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 Heidelberg will cost around $ 57 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 29.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
2 h 44 m
3 h 37 m
Trains per day
Of the 65 trains that leave Essen for Heidelberg every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 257 km distance in an average of 3 h 37 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 44 m .
The slowest trains will take 6 h 30 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||159 miles (256 km)|
|Average train duration||3 h 37 min|
|Average train ticket price||$30 (€25)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train companies||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Essen to Heidelberg cover the 159 miles (256 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 37 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $30 (€25), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Heidelberg Hbf.
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Travel 159 miles (256 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Essen and Heidelberg. Check the DB train schedule for your trip between Essen and Heidelberg on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Essen and Heidelberg you can pay as low as $22 (€18).
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.
Please follow the recommendations outlined by Deutsche Bahn when booking your train tickets between Essen and Heidelberg due to the coronavirus:
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 Heidelberg, your train can arrive in train stations including Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Essen Hbf to Heidelberg Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Essen Hbf, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Heidelberg Hbf, located 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from the city center.
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