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.
This is the last train of the day.
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8 h 24 m
9 h 5 m
Trains per day
Of the 2 trains that leave Interlaken for Essen every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||331 miles (534 km)|
|Average train duration||7 h 53 min|
|Average train ticket price||$59 (€54)|
|Train frequency||1 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Interlaken to Essen cover the 331 miles (534 km) long route taking on average 7 h 53 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $59 (€54), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $33 (€30). Travelers depart most frequently from Interlaken Ost and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you from Interlaken to Essen from $33 (€30). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
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 Interlaken to Essen train.
Interlaken to Essen train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Travel between Interlaken, Switzerland and Essen, Germany by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 8/8/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Interlaken and Essen as this information can change.
Return travel from Germany to Switzerland is: Fully open.
Entry into Switzerland is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Requirements for reentering:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 8/3/22. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations closer to the travel date of your train to Interlaken from Essen.
When taking the train from Interlaken to Essen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Interlaken Ost, Interlaken West and Interlaken, Kursaal. Your journey can end in train stations such as Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Interlaken Ost and arrive in Essen Hbf.
You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Interlaken Ost, located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the city center of Interlaken. The most popular arrival train station in Essen, called Essen Hbf, is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its city center.
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