Frankfurt am Main to Essen train

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Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jul 14

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
09:56PM4h07
Frankfurt am Main
02:03AMEssen
$421One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:38AM4h13
Frankfurt am Main
11:51AMEssen
$511One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:42AM3h56
Frankfurt am Main
11:38AMEssen
$511One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn with connection
11:05AM4h31
Frankfurt am Main
03:36PMEssen
$531One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:42PM4h08
Frankfurt am Main
11:50PMEssen
$781One-way
0 transfers

Train schedule from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, July 14
Deutsche Bahn
12:42PM4h09
Frankfurt am Main
04:51PMEssen
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:38AM4h13
Frankfurt am Main
11:51AMEssen
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:42AM3h56
Frankfurt am Main
11:38AMEssen
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:42PM4h08
Frankfurt am Main
11:50PMEssen
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn with connection
11:05AM4h31
Frankfurt am Main
03:36PMEssen
0 transfers

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Fastest train times from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jul 14

Fastest Journey

3 h 56 m

Average

4 h 9 m

Trains per day

7

Distance

190 km

Of the 7 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Essen every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
07:42AM3h56
Frankfurt am Main
11:38AMEssen
$511One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:38PM4h05
Frankfurt am Main
11:43PMEssen
$821One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:56PM4h07
Frankfurt am Main
02:03AMEssen
$421One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
07:42PM4h08
Frankfurt am Main
11:50PMEssen
$781One-way
0 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
12:42PM4h09
Frankfurt am Main
04:51PMEssen
$981One-way
0 transfers

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My train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Essen was really great! The comfort on the train was top, and the equipment with wifi and sockets made the journey really pleasant. I was pleasantly surprised by the cleanliness of the train, everything was tidy. But yes, the price was admittedly not exactly cheap. But, if you are willing to spend a bit more to travel in comfort, then this train ticket is definitely the right choice. I would book it again despite the price because the comfort and facilities were just great.
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My journey from Frankfurt to Essen went without a hitch. The direct connection is comfortable, fast and the service on board on the day of travel was top class. On the negative side, the occupancy rate was high during my journey and the cleanliness in one of the compartments was in part worthy of criticism. Also, the train only runs every 2 hours as a direct connection. All in all, I am very satisfied with my journey from Frankfurt to Essen and would use the train again in the future,
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The ICE had wifi and also a power socket. The seats were comfortable, the noise level was OK, we didn't use the catering. The toilet was okay, but not particularly clean. The ICE was on time and the price-performance ratio was okay. We got our connecting train. The travel connection was fast. It is better to travel by train than by car.
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As with the outward journey, the return journey was also satisfactory. Fast connection without changing trains, which made the journey very pleasant. Unfortunately, it was again a bit chilly on the train and the conductor was not in a particularly good mood either. But not every day is the same. The wifi connection held up for the most part and the train was relatively clean.

Overview: Train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 54 min
priceAverage train ticket price$76 (€66)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 11 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Hessische Landesbahn

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Essen cover the 117 miles (189 km) long journey taking on average 1 h 54 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Hessische Landesbahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $76 (€66), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $25 (€21). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn, Hessische Landesbahn and FlixTrain from Frankfurt am Main to Essen trains

Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen from $25 (€21) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn, Hessische Landesbahn and FlixTrain! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular trip for you.

Flixtrain GmbH is a German railway company owned by Flixmobility. FlixTrain already connects many cities in Germany with its green trains. The trains run on 100 percent renewable energy. Onboard facilities: FlixTrain trains are equipped with air conditioning, toilets, USB and sockets and have plenty of legroom. You will find free WiFi on most trains and a range of food and drinks is available. There is a standard ticket that guarantees you a seat. You can take luggage with you free of charge, provided it can be stowed in the luggage racks. Find the current FlixTrain timetable for your train between Frankfurt am Main and Essen at Omio and easily book FlixTrain train tickets online.

FAQs: Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

FAQs: Travel by train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen 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 Frankfurt am Main to Essen.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Essen can start from as little as $25 (€21) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Frankfurt am Main to Essen is $76 (€66); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Frankfurt am Main to Essen train time is 1 h 54 min   covering the 117 mile (189 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen leaves at 6: 09 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen leaves at 10: 24 PM.
Yes, there are 11 direct trains a day from Frankfurt am Main to Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer direct trains.
For the best Frankfurt am Main to Essen train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or Hessische Landesbahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Essen from Frankfurt am Main to compare what amenities they may offer.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 24 PM.

When departing from Frankfurt am Main, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, Frankfurt Stadion station and Frankfurt Messe station. When arriving in Essen, you can end your journey in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen station and Essen, Hauptbahnhof (Bussteig 2).

Passengers board the train most frequently from Frankfurt am Main Flughafen, which is located around 9.2 miles (14.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

A day trip to Essen from Frankfurt am Main is worth doing with a journey time of 1 h 54 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen by train is September.
You have options as you can travel between Frankfurt am Main and Essen 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Frankfurt am Main and Essen

Frankfurt am Main
Essen
The major railway station for departures from Frankfurt am Main is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey from Frankfurt am Main to Essen.
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