Karlsruhe to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Karlsruhe to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 14

Cheapest

45

Average

56

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.

Deutsche Bahn
04:43AMKarlsruhe3h31 08:14AMEssen
0 transfers
451One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:00PMKarlsruhe5h32 11:32PMEssen
0 transfers
541One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:06PMKarlsruhe5h26 11:32PMEssen
0 transfers
691One-way

Train schedule from Karlsruhe to Essen

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Deutsche Bahn
04:43AMKarlsruhe3h31 08:14AMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn
06:00PMKarlsruhe5h32 11:32PMEssen
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Deutsche Bahn
06:06PMKarlsruhe5h26 11:32PMEssen
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Fastest train times from Karlsruhe to Essen

Showing times and prices for Aug 14

Fastest Journey

3 h 31 m

Average

4 h 49 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

290 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Karlsruhe for Essen every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
04:43AMKarlsruhe3h31 08:14AMEssen
0 transfers
451One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:06PMKarlsruhe5h26 11:32PMEssen
0 transfers
691One-way
Deutsche Bahn
06:00PMKarlsruhe5h32 11:32PMEssen
0 transfers
541One-way

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Overview: Train from Karlsruhe to Essen

distanceDistance179 miles (289 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$29 (€26)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Karlsruhe to Essen cover the 179 miles (289 km) long trip taking on average 3 h 53 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $19 (€18), but the average price of train tickets is $29 (€26). Travelers depart most frequently from Karlsruhe Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Karlsruhe to Essen trains

You can travel by train from Karlsruhe to Essen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $19 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

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 from Karlsruhe to Essen. 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.

Karlsruhe to Essen train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 55 min
  • Average Price: $19
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 7 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Karlsruhe 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 Karlsruhe to Essen.
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Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Karlsruhe to Essen to cost as little as $19 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Karlsruhe to Essen train price to come in at an average of $29 (€26)  one way.
You should expect to travel around 179 miles (289 km)  between Karlsruhe and Essen by train.
On average the Karlsruhe to Essen train time is 3 h 53 min  covering the 179 miles (289 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.

When departing from Karlsruhe, you have various train station options to start your route from including Karlsruhe Hbf, Karlsruhe-Durlach and Karlsruhe-Knielingen. 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 Karlsruhe Hbf   to Essen Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Karlsruhe Hbf and need to travel around 1.4 miles (2.3 km) from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Essen most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from this train station to the city center.

For the route from Karlsruhe to Essen you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services from Karlsruhe to Essen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Karlsruhe to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the earliest train from Karlsruhe to Essen at 4: 43 AM   or take the last train from Karlsruhe to Essen leaving at 11: 23 PM. Look for the latest Karlsruhe to Essen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
If you book a train ticket from Karlsruhe to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $29 (€26) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Karlsruhe to Essen are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Karlsruhe
Essen
Karlsruhe Hbf is the most popular Karlsruhe 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 Karlsruhe for your trip to Essen.
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility

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