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Overview: Train from Heidelberg to Essen

distanceDistance159 miles (256 km)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Heidelberg to Essen cover the 159 miles (256 km) long route taking on average 3 h 34 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn trains from Heidelberg to Essen

Travel from Heidelberg 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

Germany's largest train company Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a route from Heidelberg to Essen. Find DB train times and tickets for your 159 miles (256 km) journey between Heidelberg and Essen with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable train from Heidelberg to Essen. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of train types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard services on these trains, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Heidelberg and Essen and when traveling by train:

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

Travel Tips: Trains from Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg to Essen.
FAQs

What is the distance between Heidelberg and Essen by train?

The train distance from Heidelberg to Essen is around 159 miles (256 km).

How many hours is the train time from Heidelberg to Essen?

The Heidelberg to Essen train duration is on average 3 h 34 min, which is to be expected when traveling 159 miles (256 km) to Essen from Heidelberg. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What train station in Heidelberg goes to Essen? What train station do I come into Essen from Heidelberg?

There are a few train stations in Heidelberg to start your trip from including Heidelberg Hbf, Heidelberg-Pfaffengrund/Wieblingen and Heidelberg-Altstadt. In Essen you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf   and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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

Passengers board their train most frequently from Heidelberg Hbf and travel around 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel approximately 0.3 miles (517 m) from the train station to the city center in Essen.

What train companies offer a service between Heidelberg and Essen?

When taking a train from Heidelberg to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Essen from Heidelberg and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.

How many train services are there to Essen from Heidelberg a day?

On average, there are 16 trains a day from Heidelberg to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Heidelberg
Essen
Heidelberg Hbf is the most popular Heidelberg 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 Heidelberg for your trip to Essen.