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.
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12 h 17 m
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Of the 3 trains that leave Essen for Milan every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||425 miles (685 km)|
|Average train duration||10 h 6 min|
|Average train ticket price||$126 (€116)|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Essen to Milan cover the 425 miles (685 km) long trip taking on average 10 h 6 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $109 (€100), but the average price of train tickets is $126 (€116). Travelers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Milano Centrale.
Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Essen and Milan from $109 (€100) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Essen to Milan. 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, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
Travel between Essen, Germany and Milan, Italy by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Italy, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 7/28/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Essen and Milan before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Essen, Germany from Milan is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Germany has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 8/8/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from Milan closer to your date of departure here here.
Some of the Essen train stations to Milan you can start your journey from include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Milan include Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi.
When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Essen Hbf and arriving in Milano Centrale.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Essen Hbf and travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Milano Centrale and need to travel approximately 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the train station to the city center in Milan.
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