Cheap train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jan 23

Cheapest

$22

Average

$60

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 Frankfurt am Main to Essen will cost around $ 60 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 22.

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11:24PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 03:02AMEssen Hbf
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$221One-way
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08:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 11:58PMEssen Hbf
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$361One-way
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09:46PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h11 12:57AMEssen Hbf
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$361One-way
10:10AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 12:03PMEssen Hbf
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$381One-way
11:10AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h03 01:13PMEssen Hbf
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$381One-way

Train schedule from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

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03:13AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h46 06:59AMEssen Hbf
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04:46AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h13 06:59AMEssen Hbf
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05:40AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h20 08:00AMEssen Hbf
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05:40AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h23 08:03AMEssen Hbf
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05:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 08:58AMEssen Hbf
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06:28AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h23 08:51AMEssen Hbf
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06:43AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h15 08:58AMEssen Hbf
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06:43AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h15 09:58AMEssen Hbf
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07:28AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h22 09:50AMEssen Hbf
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07:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h39 11:21AMEssen Hbf
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07:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 09:58AMEssen Hbf
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08:10AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h11 10:21AMEssen Hbf
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08:16AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h28 10:44AMEssen Hbf
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08:16AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h35 10:51AMEssen Hbf
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08:38AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h20 11:58AMEssen Hbf
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08:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 10:58AMEssen Hbf
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08:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 11:58AMEssen Hbf
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09:26AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h14 11:40AMEssen Hbf
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09:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 12:58PMEssen Hbf
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09:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 11:58AMEssen Hbf
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10:10AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 12:03PMEssen Hbf
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10:26AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h25 12:51PMEssen Hbf
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10:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 12:58PMEssen Hbf
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10:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 01:58PMEssen Hbf
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11:10AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h03 01:13PMEssen Hbf
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11:26AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h19 01:45PMEssen Hbf
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11:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 02:58PMEssen Hbf
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11:42AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 01:58PMEssen Hbf
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12:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 02:03PMEssen Hbf
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12:28PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h15 02:43PMEssen Hbf
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12:38PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h20 03:58PMEssen Hbf
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12:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 02:58PMEssen Hbf
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12:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 03:58PMEssen Hbf
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01:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h03 03:13PMEssen Hbf
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01:26PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h07 03:33PMEssen Hbf
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01:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 03:58PMEssen Hbf
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01:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h17 04:59PMEssen Hbf
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02:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 04:03PMEssen Hbf
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02:26PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h25 04:51PMEssen Hbf
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02:38PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h20 05:58PMEssen Hbf
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02:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h17 04:59PMEssen Hbf
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02:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 05:58PMEssen Hbf
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03:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h57 05:07PMEssen Hbf
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03:16PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h35 05:51PMEssen Hbf
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03:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 05:58PMEssen Hbf
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03:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 06:58PMEssen Hbf
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04:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 06:03PMEssen Hbf
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04:28PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h23 06:51PMEssen Hbf
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04:38PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h20 07:58PMEssen Hbf
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04:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 06:58PMEssen Hbf
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04:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 07:58PMEssen Hbf
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05:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h04 07:14PMEssen Hbf
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05:16PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h19 07:35PMEssen Hbf
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05:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 07:58PMEssen Hbf
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05:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 08:58PMEssen Hbf
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06:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h05 08:15PMEssen Hbf
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06:28PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h13 08:41PMEssen Hbf
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06:38PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h20 09:58PMEssen Hbf
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06:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 09:58PMEssen Hbf
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06:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h16 08:58PMEssen Hbf
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07:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h04 09:14PMEssen Hbf
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07:28PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h09 09:37PMEssen Hbf
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07:44PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h15 10:59PMEssen Hbf
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07:44PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h14 09:58PMEssen Hbf
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08:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h55 10:05PMEssen Hbf
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08:16PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h21 10:37PMEssen Hbf
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08:16PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h35 10:51PMEssen Hbf
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08:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h16 11:58PMEssen Hbf
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08:42PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h17 10:59PMEssen Hbf
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09:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h52 11:02PMEssen Hbf
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09:46PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h12 11:58PMEssen Hbf
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09:46PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h11 12:57AMEssen Hbf
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10:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h14 12:24AMEssen Hbf
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10:32PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h25 12:57AMEssen Hbf
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11:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf2h41 01:51AMEssen Hbf
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11:24PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf3h38 03:02AMEssen Hbf
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Sun
Jan 23
$22Deutsche Bahn
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Mon
Jan 24
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$186Lufthansa
Tue
Jan 25
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$215Lufthansa
Wed
Jan 26
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17Flixbus
$215Lufthansa
Thu
Jan 27
$22Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$186Lufthansa
Fri
Jan 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$128Lufthansa
Sat
Jan 29
$22Deutsche Bahn
$12Flixbus
$143Lufthansa
Sun
Jan 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$128Lufthansa
Mon
Jan 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$143Lufthansa
Tue
Feb 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Feb 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$143Lufthansa
Thu
Feb 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$143Lufthansa Cityline
Fri
Feb 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa
Sat
Feb 5
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa
Sun
Feb 6
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa
Mon
Feb 7
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa Cityline
Tue
Feb 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa Cityline
Wed
Feb 9
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa Cityline
Thu
Feb 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$114Lufthansa
Fri
Feb 11
$22Deutsche Bahn
$17BlaBlaCar Bus
$92Lufthansa

Fastest train times from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jan 23

Fastest Journey

1 h 52 m

Average

2 h 34 m

Trains per day

76

Distance

190 km

Of the 76 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Essen every day 20 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 190 km distance in an average of 2 h 34 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 1 h 52 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 46 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.

Fastest
09:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h52 11:02PMEssen Hbf
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$651One-way
2nd Fastest
02:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 04:03PMEssen Hbf
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$721One-way
2nd Fastest
10:10AMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 12:03PMEssen Hbf
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$381One-way
2nd Fastest
12:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 02:03PMEssen Hbf
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$481One-way
2nd Fastest
04:10PMFrankfurt (Main) Hbf1h53 06:03PMEssen Hbf
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$651One-way

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Overview: Train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

distanceDistance117 miles (189 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$22 (€18)
frequencyTrain frequency25 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 25 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Essen cover the 117 miles (189 km) long trip taking on average 1 h 53 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 25 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $22 (€18), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Essen trains

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Frankfurt am Main to Essen from $22 (€18). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

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 Frankfurt am Main to Essen train.

Train information from Frankfurt am Main to Essen with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 48 min
  • Average Price: $22
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 7 a day

When you buy your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Frankfurt am Main to Essen don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • Cashless payments recommended
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  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Essen

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FAQs

How much are cheap trains from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Frankfurt am Main to Essen to cost as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket to Essen from Frankfurt am Main?

The train price between Frankfurt am Main and Essen is on average $22 (€18)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.

How many miles is it from Frankfurt am Main to Essen by train?

You should expect to travel around 117 miles (189 km)  from Frankfurt am Main to Essen by train.

How long is a train between Frankfurt am Main and Essen on average?

While the time it takes to travel 117 miles (189 km) between Frankfurt am Main and Essen can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Frankfurt am Main to Essen train journey time is on average 1 h 53 min.

What station does the train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen depart from? Which Essen train station do I come into from Frankfurt am Main?

Some of the Frankfurt am Main train stations to Essen you can start your journey from include Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Essen include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf   and arriving in Essen Hbf.

Where do I find the Frankfurt am Main train station to Essen? Where is the Essen train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, located approximately 6.7 miles (10.8 km) from the city center of Frankfurt am Main. The most popular arrival train station in Essen, called Essen Hbf, is located around 0.3 miles (517 m) away from its city center.

What train providers go from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

When taking a train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service from Frankfurt am Main to Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services per day are there between Frankfurt am Main and Essen?

On average, there are 25 trains a day from Frankfurt am Main to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

What are the first and last departure train times from Frankfurt am Main to Essen?

You can take the earliest train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen at 4: 40 AM   or take the last train from Frankfurt am Main to Essen leaving at 10: 24 PM. Look for the latest Frankfurt am Main to Essen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.

How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Frankfurt am Main to Essen to get the best deals?

You can find trains between Frankfurt am Main and Essen to cost on average $22 (€18) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Frankfurt am Main to Essen train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Frankfurt am Main
Essen
Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf is the most popular Frankfurt am Main 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 Frankfurt am Main for your trip to Essen.