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Train Information from Hamburg to Essen

distanceDistance193 miles (311 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 9 min
priceAverage train ticket price$36 (€29)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn or FlixTrain

Trains from Hamburg to Essen cover the 193 miles (311 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 9 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $36 (€29)], you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $30 (€24). Travelers depart most frequently from Hamburg Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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Hamburg to Essen with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as $30 (€24) you can travel by train from Hamburg to Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you from Hamburg to Essen in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your trip from Hamburg to Essen on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Hamburg and Essen is 193 miles (311 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Hamburg and Essen start at $30 (€24).

Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Deutsche Bahn train ticket between Hamburg and Essen:

  • Normal conditions apply
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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
How much do cheap trains from Hamburg to Essen cost?
Train tickets to Essen from Hamburg for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $30 (€24)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket to Essen from Hamburg?
The train price between Hamburg and Essen is on average $36 (€29)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
What is the distance from Hamburg to Essen by train?
The distance from Hamburg to Essen by train is approximately 193 miles (311 km).
How long is the train to Essen from Hamburg?
The Hamburg to Essen train duration is on average 3 h 9 min, which is to be expected when traveling 193 miles (311 km) between Hamburg and Essen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
What train station in Hamburg goes to Essen? What train station do I come into Essen from Hamburg?

When departing from Hamburg, you have various train station options to start your route from including Hamburg Hbf, Hamburg-Altona and Hamburg-Harburg. When arriving in Essen, you can end your trip in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers book a train from Hamburg Hbf   to Essen Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Hamburg? Where is the train station in Essen?

Passengers board the train most frequently from Hamburg Hbf, which is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city center.

Which train providers should I travel with from Hamburg to Essen?
Take the Hamburg to Essen train with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Hamburg to Essen as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains from Hamburg to Essen?
If you’re looking for a direct train from Hamburg to Essen, consider traveling with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. Nonstop train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking your train tickets.
What are the first and last departure train times from Hamburg to Essen?
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.
How early should I book train tickets from Hamburg to Essen to score the best deals?
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 buy train tickets from Hamburg to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $36 (€29) one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Hamburg to Essen a few months in advance.
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Essen
Hamburg Hbf
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