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.
This is the last train of the day.
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1 h 53 m
2 h 40 m
Trains per day
Of the 59 trains that leave Frankfurt am Main for Essen every day 21 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||117 miles (189 km)|
|Average train duration||2 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||$32 (€28)|
|Train frequency||23 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Flixtrain|
Trains from Frankfurt am Main to Essen cover the 117 miles (189 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 12 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection, Deutsche Bahn or Flixtrain. Normally, there are 23 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $1 (€1), but the average price of train tickets is $32 (€28). Travelers depart most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Travel from Frankfurt am Main to Essen on Deutsche Bahn trains with Omio. When comparing schedules and tickets, we will also show you other options with multiple connections or other travel modes if they’re available.
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.
Deutsche Bahn from Frankfurt am Main to Essen train information:
When taking a train from Frankfurt am Main, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf, Frankfurt Main Ost and Frankfurt am Main - Stadion. When you arrive in Essen, your train can arrive in train stations including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf to Essen Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from Frankfurt (M) Flughafen Regionalbf and travel around 9.2 miles (14.8 km) from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Essen.
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