Hamburg to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Hamburg to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 08

Cheapest

26

Average

49

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.

08:46PMHamburg Hbf3h09 11:55PMEssen Hbf
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261One-way
10:46PMHamburg Hbf3h21 02:07AMEssen Hbf
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311One-way
04:37AMHamburg Hbf3h18 07:55AMEssen Hbf
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07:54AMHamburg Hbf3h08 11:02AMEssen Hbf
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351One-way
07:46PMHamburg Hbf3h13 10:59PMEssen Hbf
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351One-way

Train schedule from Hamburg to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, August 8
12:25AMHamburg Hbf5h43 06:08AMEssen Hbf
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04:37AMHamburg Hbf3h18 07:55AMEssen Hbf
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06:11AMHamburg Hbf2h43 08:54AMEssen Hbf
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06:46AMHamburg Hbf3h09 09:55AMEssen Hbf
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07:46AMHamburg Hbf3h12 10:58AMEssen Hbf
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07:54AMHamburg Hbf3h08 11:02AMEssen Hbf
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08:46AMHamburg Hbf3h09 11:55AMEssen Hbf
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09:15AMHamburg Hbf4h28 01:43PMEssen Hbf
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09:46AMHamburg Hbf3h12 12:58PMEssen Hbf
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10:46AMHamburg Hbf3h07 01:53PMEssen Hbf
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11:46AMHamburg Hbf3h22 03:08PMEssen Hbf
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11:53AMHamburg Hbf3h25 03:18PMEssen Hbf
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12:46PMHamburg Hbf3h09 03:55PMEssen Hbf
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01:46PMHamburg Hbf3h12 04:58PMEssen Hbf
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02:46PMHamburg Hbf3h09 05:55PMEssen Hbf
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04:10PMHamburg Hbf2h42 06:52PMEssen Hbf
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04:46PMHamburg Hbf3h09 07:55PMEssen Hbf
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06:08PMHamburg Hbf2h44 08:52PMEssen Hbf
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06:46PMHamburg Hbf3h09 09:55PMEssen Hbf
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07:46PMHamburg Hbf3h13 10:59PMEssen Hbf
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08:46PMHamburg Hbf3h09 11:55PMEssen Hbf
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10:46PMHamburg Hbf3h21 02:07AMEssen Hbf
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Fastest train times from Hamburg to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 08

Fastest Journey

2 h 42 m

Average

3 h 18 m

Trains per day

22

Distance

311 km

Of the 22 trains that leave Hamburg for Essen every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
04:10PMHamburg Hbf2h42 06:52PMEssen Hbf
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591One-way
2nd Fastest
06:11AMHamburg Hbf2h43 08:54AMEssen Hbf
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501One-way
06:08PMHamburg Hbf2h44 08:52PMEssen Hbf
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441One-way
10:46AMHamburg Hbf3h07 01:53PMEssen Hbf
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551One-way
07:54AMHamburg Hbf3h08 11:02AMEssen Hbf
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351One-way

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Overview: Train from Hamburg to Essen

distanceDistance193 miles (311 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 59 min
priceAverage train ticket price$26 (€24)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersFlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Hamburg to Essen cover the 193 miles (311 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 59 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $15 (€14), but the average price of train tickets is $26 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Hamburg to Essen trains

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Hamburg and Essen from $15 (€14) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Deutsche Bahn

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 to Essen from Hamburg. 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.

Hamburg to Essen train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 10 min
  • Average Price: $24
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 8 a day

Train tickets from Hamburg to Essen: when to book to save $

Time Price Savings
1 week earlier 20 €
2 weeks earlier 18 €11%
3 weeks earlier 20 €0%
1 month before 16 €25%
2 months earlier 16 €25%
3 months earlier 15 €33%


Train companies often offer promotional prices and offers—by buying in advance—you can get access the best prices for trains in the U.S., Canada, and the major European railroad operators. Search on Omio to check prices and cheap train tickets from Hamburg - Essen. Easily find the most attractive rates and choose the your preferred route for your journey. Book and choose your mobile ticket: avoid the queues at the station and the added stress of printing your ticket.

The rule of buying in advance to save money is not only valid when booking a flight but also for train travel. Train tickets are generally on sale 6 months before the departure date. Some train booking tips from us:

  • Buying your train ticket from Hamburg - Essen 3 weeks in advance means you can save on average up to 0% compared to the price available on the day of departure.
  • If you book a ticket Hamburg - Essen with 2 months in advance you save up to about 25% compared to the initial price.
  • By booking 3 months in advance, you could save up to 33%.
  • On Omio you can find all offers, train times and prices for train travel in Europe, the U.S., and Canada.

Travel Tips: Trains from Hamburg to Essen

Travel by train 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 Hamburg to Essen.
FAQs
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Hamburg to Essen trains for as little as $15 (€14)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Hamburg to Essen train price to come in at an average of $26 (€24)  one way.
The distance to Essen from Hamburg by train is approximately 193 miles (311 km).
On average the Hamburg to Essen train travel time is 2 h 59 min  for the 193 miles (311 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When taking the train from Hamburg to Essen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. Your route can end in train stations such as Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Hamburg Hbf   and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and travel around 1.8 miles (2.9 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.

For the best Hamburg to Essen train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Hamburg and Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.
Yes, you can search for direct trains from Hamburg to Essen on Omio with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
The earliest train departing from Hamburg to Essen leaves at 4: 46 AM. The last train departing from Hamburg to Essen leaves at 10: 33 PM. You can find the latest Hamburg to Essen train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you purchase train tickets between Hamburg and Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $26 (€24) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Hamburg to Essen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Hamburg
Essen
Hamburg Hbf is the most popular Hamburg 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 Hamburg for your trip to Essen.
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Phone Number
+49 4039184400
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 21: 30 | Sat - Sun: 08: 00 - 20: 15
Public transit options for Hamburg Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U3, U4
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S11, S21, S31
Bus lines: 2, 5, 6, 16, 17, 19, 112, X35, 31, 37
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FLX, NJ, RE, RB, IRE
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
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ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.

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