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 Munich to Essen will cost around $ 88 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 44.
This is the last train of the day.
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5 h 17 m
6 h 22 m
Trains per day
Of the 73 trains that leave Munich for Essen every day 24 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 493 km distance in an average of 6 h 22 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 17 m .
The slowest trains will take 10 h 17 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||306 miles (493 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 34 min|
|Average train ticket price||$40 (€32)|
|Train frequency||16 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 16 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Munich to Essen cover the 306 miles (493 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 34 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $40 (€32), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $22 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Munich and Essen from $22 (€18). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) trains take you between Munich and Essen in comfort. Find the DB train schedule for your journey between Munich and Essen on Omio and book cheap DB tickets online. The distance between Munich and Essen is 306 miles (493 km) by DB and prices for a Deutsche Bahn ticket from Munich to Essen start at $22 (€18).
Deutsche Bahn is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international train journeys every day. DB is well-known for 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.
Travel on different types of DB trains, including 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 needed to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard, 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 between Munich and Essen and when traveling by train:
There are a few train stations in Munich to start your journey from including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. In Essen you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Passengers board their train most frequently from München Hbf and travel around 1 mile (s) / 1 km from the city center to this train station.
Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city center in Essen.
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