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Train Information to Essen from London

distanceDistance306 miles (494 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from London to Essen cover the 306 miles (494 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 39 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travelers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Essen Hbf.



Deutsche Bahn trains from London to Essen

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Deutsche Bahn is the main railroad company in Germany. On average, about 40,000 train journeys are made in Germany every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types—make savings with offers such as the Sparpreis ticket or apply discount cards with the BahnCard. Check whether you can also use them on the DB route from London to Essen. You can find information on ticket cancelation in our Help Center.

DB has different types of trains such as the ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn) on its railroads, which differ in terms of comfort and travel time. While restrooms, for example, are part of the standard equipment, other offers such as an on-board restaurant or Wi-Fi access are only available on certain trains. With Omio you can easily check the Deutsche Bahn timetable for your journey from London to Essen and book cheap DB tickets. More information on rail travel in Germany and Europe.


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Trains from London to Essen
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FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Essen, Germany?

Travel between London, United Kingdom and Essen, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from United Kingdom?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from London?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/17/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from London to Essen before traveling.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to London, United Kingdom from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to London, United Kingdom from Essen is: Partially open.

Is my return train into London from Essen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Essen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Regional advice

Last checked on 10/17/21. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to London from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.

How far is London to Essen by train?
The London to Essen train distance is approximately 306 miles (494 km).
What is the London to Essen train travel time?
On average the London to Essen train travel time is 6 h 39 min  for the 306 miles (494 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from London to Essen depart from? Which Essen train station do I come into from London?

Some of the London train stations to Essen you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Essen include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from London Victoria   and arriving in Essen Hbf.

Where do I find the London train station to Essen? Where is the Essen train station?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, London Victoria, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center of London. The most popular arrival train station in Essen, called Essen Hbf, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city center.

Which train companies can take me between London and Essen?
For the best London to Essen train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services to Essen from London to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services per day are there between London and Essen?
The average number of trains departing London for Essen is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Essen
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your trip to Essen.
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Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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Connections to/from station
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar