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Train Information to London from Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (494 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Essen to London cover the 306 miles (494 km) long journey taking on average 11 h 51 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in London Victoria.



Deutsche Bahn trains from Essen to London

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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 London. 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 London and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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

Travel between Essen, Germany and London, United Kingdom by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into United Kingdom 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 United Kingdom from Essen?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The information above was last checked on 10/17/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Essen to London before traveling.

Are there travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, in place when returning to Essen, Germany from London, United Kingdom?

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

Is my return train into Essen from London restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in 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)
  • 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 10/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from London closer to your date of departure here here.

How many miles is it from Essen to London by train?
The train distance from Essen to London is around 306 miles (494 km).
How long is a train between Essen and London on average?
The Essen to London train duration is on average 11 h 51 min, which is to be expected when traveling 306 miles (494 km) from Essen to London. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Which train station from Essen to London do I depart from? Which London train station from Essen do I arrive in?

Some of the Essen train stations to London you can start your journey from include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in London include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross.

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

Where is the train station in Essen? Where is the train station in London?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Essen Hbf, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city center of Essen. The most popular arrival train station in London, called London Victoria, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Essen to London?
When taking a train from Essen to London, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to London. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Essen and London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there from Essen to London a day?
The average number of trains departing Essen for London is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen
London
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 London.