The cheapest trains from Milan to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Cheapest

$191

Average

$191

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.

The average ticket from Milan to Essen will cost around $ 191 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 191.

Cheapest
11:20AMMilan Centrale9h21 08:41PMEssen Hbf
3 changes
$1911One-way
Cheapest
11:20AMMilan Centrale9h38 08:58PMEssen Hbf
1 changes
$1911One-way

Timetable Milan to Essen

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11:20AMMilan Centrale9h21 08:41PMEssen Hbf
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11:20AMMilan Centrale9h38 08:58PMEssen Hbf
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Mon
Oct 25
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$59Flixbus
$248ITA
Tue
Oct 26
$191Deutsche Bahn
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$154Eurowings
Fri
Oct 29
$191Deutsche Bahn
$71Flixbus
$156ITA
Sun
Oct 31
$104Deutsche Bahn
$59Flixbus
$68Eurowings

The fastest trains from Milan to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Fastest Journey

9 h 21 m

Average

9 h 29 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

685 km

It's difficult to get from Milan to Essen without transferring at least once.

Fastest
11:20AMMilan Centrale9h21 08:41PMEssen Hbf
3 changes
$1911One-way
2nd Fastest
11:20AMMilan Centrale9h38 08:58PMEssen Hbf
1 changes
$1911One-way

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Train Information from Milan to Essen

distanceDistance425 miles (685 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 30 min
priceAverage train ticket price$162 (€132)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Milan to Essen cover the 425 miles (685 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 30 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $104 (€85), but the average price of train tickets is $162 (€132). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn between Milan and Essen

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Milan and Essen from $104 (€85). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 425 miles (685 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Milan and Essen. Check the DB train schedule for your trip from Milan to Essen on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Milan and Essen you can pay as low as $104 (€85).

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.

Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets from Milan to Essen and when traveling by train:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Milan 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 Milan to Essen.
FAQs
Are there COVID-19 travel restrictions for trains between Milan and Essen?

Travel between Milan, Italy and Essen, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Italy?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 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 10/24/21. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Milan and Essen before traveling.

Are there restrictions on returning to Italy from Germany by train?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Essen to Milan is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Italy from Germany?

Reentry to Italy is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Italy from Essen?

What are the requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 2 days before arrival or 5 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in Milan, Italy?

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

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

Last checked on 10/24/21. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Milan from Essen here.

How much are cheap trains between Milan and Essen?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Milan to Essen to cost as little as $104 (€85)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Milan to Essen on average?
The Milan to Essen train ticket price is on average $162 (€132)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this route in the next week.
What is the distance from Milan to Essen by train?
The Milan to Essen train distance is approximately 425 miles (685 km).
How long is the train ride from Milan to Essen?
On average the Milan to Essen train travel time is 9 h 30 min  for the 425 miles (685 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Milan to Essen do I depart from? Which Essen train station from Milan do I arrive in?

When departing from Milan, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. 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 Milano Centrale   to Essen Hbf   most frequently for this route.

Where is the train station in Milan? Where is the train station in Essen?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Milano Centrale, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center of Milan. 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 get me from Milan to Essen?
For the best Milan to Essen train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Milan and Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many trains per day are there between Milan and Essen?
On average, there is 1 train a day from Milan to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Milan to Essen?
The first Milan to Essen train departs at 9: 20 AM   and the last train from Milan to Essen leaves at 10: 20 AM. Check out the most up-to-date train schedule from Milan to Essen on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.
How far in advance should I buy train tickets between Milan and Essen for the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you book train tickets from Milan to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $162 (€132) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Milan to Essen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Milan
Essen
Milano Centrale is the most popular Milan 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 Milan for your trip to Essen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 05: 50 - 22: 20
Connections to/from station
Train lines: FR, FB, EC, Thello, XP2, R28, IC, ICN, RV, R, Regio, Italo
Tram lines: 1
Bus lines: 5, 9, 10, 42, 81, 87, 152, 728, N26, NM2, NM3, Air Bus, Orio Shuttle
Metro lines: M2 (green), M3 (yellow)
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
Connections to/from station
Metro lines: M2, M5
Bus lines: 43, 56, 70, 94
Train lines: R21, R31, S1, S11, S2, S5, S7, S8