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Train Information from Mainz to Essen

distanceDistance115 miles (186 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 52 min
priceAverage train ticket price$24 (€20)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Mainz to Essen cover the 115 miles (186 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 52 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $24 (€20), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $24 (€20). Travelers depart most frequently from Mainz Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Mainz – Essen

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Deutsche Bahn

Travel 115 miles (186 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Mainz and Essen. Check the DB train schedule for your trip from Mainz to Essen on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Mainz to Essen you can pay as low as $24 (€20).

Deutsche Bahn is the main provider of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use at Omio.

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, bathrooms are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets between Mainz and Essen, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Mainz 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 Mainz to Essen.
How much are cheap trains to Essen from Mainz?
Train tickets to Essen from Mainz for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $24 (€20)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket from Mainz to Essen?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Mainz to Essen train price to come in at an average of $24 (€20)  one way.
What is the distance to Essen from Mainz by train?
You should expect to travel around 115 miles (186 km)  from Mainz to Essen by train.
How long is the train ride from Mainz to Essen?
The Mainz to Essen train duration is on average 2 h 52 min, which is to be expected when traveling 115 miles (186 km) between Mainz and Essen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Mainz to Essen, which train station in Mainz do I depart from and which train station in Essen do I arrive in?

When taking a train from Mainz, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Mainz Hbf, Mainz Römisches Theater and Mainz-Mombach. When you arrive in Essen, your train can arrive in train stations including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Mainz Hbf   to Essen Hbf.

Where is the train station in Mainz to go to Essen? Where is the train station in Essen located?

Passengers booking this trip most frequently board their trains from Mainz Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 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 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train providers offer a service between Mainz and Essen?
For the best Mainz to Essen train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services from Mainz to Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services are there from Mainz to Essen a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Mainz to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What time is the earliest train from Mainz to Essen? What time is the last train from Mainz to Essen?
The earliest train for this trip departs from Mainz at 8: 47 PM. The last train leaves from Mainz at 8: 47 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Mainz to Essen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Mainz to Essen train for the best deals on tickets?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets between Mainz and Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $24 (€20) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Mainz to Essen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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