The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Leipzig to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
Find all the dates and times for this journey
4 h 55 m
6 h 44 m
Trains per day
Of the 5 trains that leave Leipzig for Essen every day 5 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||230 miles (371 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 30 min|
|Average train ticket price||$50 (€44)|
|Train frequency||14 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there is 1 direct train a day|
|Train providers||Flixtrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Leipzig to Essen cover the 230 miles (371 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 30 min with our travel partners like Flixtrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $46 (€40), but the average price of train tickets is $50 (€44). Travelers depart most frequently from Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite and arrive in Essen Hbf.
You can travel by train between Leipzig and Essen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $46 (€40). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.
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 between Leipzig and 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.
Train information from Leipzig to Essen with Deutsche Bahn:
When taking the train to Essen from Leipzig, you can choose to depart from train stations like Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof and Leipzig Markt. Your trip can end in train stations such as Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite, which is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.
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