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.
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10 h 12 m
13 h 25 m
Trains per day
Of the 4 trains that leave Milan for Essen every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||425 miles (685 km)|
|Average train duration||10 h 12 min|
|Average train ticket price||$124 (€114)|
|Train frequency||2 a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn|
Trains from Milan to Essen cover the 425 miles (685 km) long route taking on average 10 h 12 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $96 (€88), but the average price of train tickets is $124 (€114). Travelers depart most frequently from Milano Centrale and arrive in Essen Hbf.
You can travel by train between Milan and Essen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $96 (€88). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.
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 Milan 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.
Travel between Milan, Italy and Essen, Germany by train is: Fully open.
International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Italy
Conditions of entry:
When traveling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:
The information above was last checked on 8/8/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Essen from Milan before traveling.
The restriction level for your return train to Milan, Italy from Essen is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Italy has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 7/28/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Milan from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.
Some of the Milan train stations to Essen you can start your journey from include Milano Centrale, Milano Rogoredo and Milano Porta Garibaldi. 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 Milano Centrale and arriving in Essen Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Milano Centrale, is located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center of Milan.
The most popular arrival train station, Essen Hbf, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center of Essen.
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