The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Munich to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.
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5 h 43 m
7 h 5 m
Trains per day
Of the 8 trains that leave Munich for Essen every day 8 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
|Distance||306 miles (493 km)|
|Average train duration||5 h 36 min|
|Average train ticket price||$68 (€60)|
|Train frequency||20 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 17 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Munich to Essen cover the 306 miles (493 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 36 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 20 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $68 (€60), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $20 (€18). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
You can travel by train between Munich and Essen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as $20 (€18). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main provider of train services and makes on average about 40, 000 domestic and international journeys per day. Deutsche Bahn’s fleet of trains includes the high-speed ICE (Intercity Express) as well as the IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), IRE (Interregio-Express), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regionalbahn), which differ in terms of comfort and the time needed to travel. For example, while toilets are standard amenities, services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain train types and routes. Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its wide range of fares like Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your Munich to Essen train.
Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Essen train information:
When departing from Munich, you have various train station options to start your trip from including München Hbf, München Flughafen Terminal and München Ost. When arriving in Essen, you can end your journey in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Hügel and Essen-Kupferdreh.
Passengers board the train most frequently from München Hbf, which is located around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.
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