The cheapest trains from Munich to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Cheapest

$44

Average

$88

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.

Cheapest
09:51PMMunich Hbf9h06 06:57AMEssen Hbf
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$441One-way
2nd Cheapest
12:01AMMunich Hbf8h01 08:02AMEssen Hbf
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$471One-way
11:28AMMunich Hbf6h30 05:58PMEssen Hbf
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$741One-way
09:27AMMunich Hbf6h31 03:58PMEssen Hbf
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$741One-way
08:47AMMunich Hbf7h11 03:58PMEssen Hbf
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$741One-way

Timetable Munich to Essen

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12:01AMMunich Hbf7h50 07:51AMEssen Hbf
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12:01AMMunich Hbf8h01 08:02AMEssen Hbf
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03:24AMMunich Hbf5h34 08:58AMEssen Hbf
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04:11AMMunich Hbf5h47 09:58AMEssen Hbf
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04:11AMMunich Hbf7h02 11:13AMEssen Hbf
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04:44AMMunich Hbf5h19 10:03AMEssen Hbf
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05:22AMMunich Hbf5h36 10:58AMEssen Hbf
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05:22AMMunich Hbf6h36 11:58AMEssen Hbf
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05:44AMMunich Hbf5h29 11:13AMEssen Hbf
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05:53AMMunich Hbf7h20 01:13PMEssen Hbf
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05:55AMMunich Hbf7h35 01:30PMEssen Hbf
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06:14AMMunich Hbf7h44 01:58PMEssen Hbf
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06:29AMMunich Hbf5h29 11:58AMEssen Hbf
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06:44AMMunich Hbf5h18 12:02PMEssen Hbf
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06:46AMMunich Hbf6h05 12:51PMEssen Hbf
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06:50AMMunich Hbf6h55 01:45PMEssen Hbf
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07:28AMMunich Hbf5h30 12:58PMEssen Hbf
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07:28AMMunich Hbf6h30 01:58PMEssen Hbf
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07:45AMMunich Hbf5h28 01:13PMEssen Hbf
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07:46AMMunich Hbf5h54 01:40PMEssen Hbf
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07:57AMMunich Hbf7h33 03:30PMEssen Hbf
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08:27AMMunich Hbf5h31 01:58PMEssen Hbf
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08:45AMMunich Hbf5h17 02:02PMEssen Hbf
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08:47AMMunich Hbf7h11 03:58PMEssen Hbf
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08:47AMMunich Hbf6h04 02:51PMEssen Hbf
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08:50AMMunich Hbf6h55 03:45PMEssen Hbf
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09:27AMMunich Hbf6h31 03:58PMEssen Hbf
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09:27AMMunich Hbf5h31 02:58PMEssen Hbf
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09:45AMMunich Hbf5h29 03:14PMEssen Hbf
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09:47AMMunich Hbf5h55 03:42PMEssen Hbf
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09:50AMMunich Hbf7h08 04:58PMEssen Hbf
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10:28AMMunich Hbf5h30 03:58PMEssen Hbf
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10:45AMMunich Hbf6h22 05:07PMEssen Hbf
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10:45AMMunich Hbf5h17 04:02PMEssen Hbf
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11:28AMMunich Hbf5h30 04:58PMEssen Hbf
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11:28AMMunich Hbf6h30 05:58PMEssen Hbf
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11:45AMMunich Hbf5h22 05:07PMEssen Hbf
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11:47AMMunich Hbf7h43 07:30PMEssen Hbf
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11:51AMMunich Hbf7h07 06:58PMEssen Hbf
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12:27PMMunich Hbf5h31 05:58PMEssen Hbf
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12:45PMMunich Hbf5h17 06:02PMEssen Hbf
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12:47PMMunich Hbf6h56 07:43PMEssen Hbf
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12:47PMMunich Hbf6h04 06:51PMEssen Hbf
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12:51PMMunich Hbf6h54 07:45PMEssen Hbf
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01:28PMMunich Hbf6h30 07:58PMEssen Hbf
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01:28PMMunich Hbf5h30 06:58PMEssen Hbf
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01:45PMMunich Hbf5h17 07:02PMEssen Hbf
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01:47PMMunich Hbf5h47 07:34PMEssen Hbf
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01:47PMMunich Hbf6h54 08:41PMEssen Hbf
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02:27PMMunich Hbf6h31 08:58PMEssen Hbf
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02:27PMMunich Hbf5h31 07:58PMEssen Hbf
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02:45PMMunich Hbf5h30 08:15PMEssen Hbf
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02:46PMMunich Hbf5h55 08:41PMEssen Hbf
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02:51PMMunich Hbf6h54 09:45PMEssen Hbf
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03:28PMMunich Hbf5h30 08:58PMEssen Hbf
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03:28PMMunich Hbf6h51 10:19PMEssen Hbf
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03:45PMMunich Hbf5h30 09:15PMEssen Hbf
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03:47PMMunich Hbf5h56 09:43PMEssen Hbf
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03:53PMMunich Hbf7h14 11:07PMEssen Hbf
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04:27PMMunich Hbf5h52 10:19PMEssen Hbf
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04:45PMMunich Hbf5h38 10:23PMEssen Hbf
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04:46PMMunich Hbf8h10 12:56AMEssen Hbf
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04:51PMMunich Hbf7h14 12:05AMEssen Hbf
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05:28PMMunich Hbf7h11 12:39AMEssen Hbf
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05:47PMMunich Hbf5h40 11:27PMEssen Hbf
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05:47PMMunich Hbf5h50 11:37PMEssen Hbf
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05:51PMMunich Hbf7h31 01:22AMEssen Hbf
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06:27PMMunich Hbf5h46 12:13AMEssen Hbf
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06:45PMMunich Hbf5h54 12:39AMEssen Hbf
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07:46PMMunich Hbf7h26 03:12AMEssen Hbf
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07:46PMMunich Hbf5h58 01:44AMEssen Hbf
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07:51PMMunich Hbf10h17 06:08AMEssen Hbf
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09:51PMMunich Hbf9h06 06:57AMEssen Hbf
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Mon
Oct 25
$66Deutsche Bahn
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$234Lufthansa
Tue
Oct 26
$44Deutsche Bahn
$28Flixbus
$234Lufthansa
Wed
Oct 27
$44Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$283Eurowings
Thu
Oct 28
$22Deutsche Bahn
$33BlaBlaCar Bus
$166Eurowings
Fri
Oct 29
$56Deutsche Bahn
$34BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Eurowings
Sat
Oct 30
$22Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$175Lufthansa
Sun
Oct 31
$22Deutsche Bahn
$33BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Eurowings
Mon
Nov 1
$22Deutsche Bahn
$34BlaBlaCar Bus
$86Lufthansa
Tue
Nov 2
$22Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$111Eurowings
Wed
Nov 3
$22Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$148Eurowings
Thu
Nov 4
$22Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$105Eurowings
Fri
Nov 5
$34Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$111Tuifly
Sat
Nov 6
Find prices
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$105Eurowings
Sun
Nov 7
$34Deutsche Bahn
$29BlaBlaCar Bus
$145Lufthansa Cityline
Mon
Nov 8
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$92Eurowings
Tue
Nov 9
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$92Eurowings
Wed
Nov 10
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$92Eurowings
Thu
Nov 11
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$105Eurowings
Fri
Nov 12
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$105Eurowings
Sat
Nov 13
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$92Eurowings
Sun
Nov 14
$22Deutsche Bahn
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$123Lufthansa

The fastest trains from Munich to Essen

Showing times and prices for Oct 26

Fastest Journey

5 h 17 m

Average

6 h 22 m

Trains per day

73

Distance

493 km

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.

Fastest
08:45AMMunich Hbf5h17 02:02PMEssen Hbf
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$841One-way
Fastest
01:45PMMunich Hbf5h17 07:02PMEssen Hbf
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$981One-way
Fastest
12:45PMMunich Hbf5h17 06:02PMEssen Hbf
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$1181One-way
Fastest
10:45AMMunich Hbf5h17 04:02PMEssen Hbf
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$981One-way
2nd Fastest
06:44AMMunich Hbf5h18 12:02PMEssen Hbf
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$981One-way

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Train Information from Munich to Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€32)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche 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.

Train companies

Deutsche Bahn Munich – Essen

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

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:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Munich 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 Munich to Essen.
FAQs
How much are cheap trains from Munich to Essen?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Munich to Essen trains for as little as $22 (€18)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Munich to Essen on average?
If you are looking to book your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Munich to Essen train to cost on average $40 (€32)  one way.
How far is it from Munich to Essen by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Munich to Essen by train to be approximately 306 miles (493 km).
How long is a train to Essen from Munich on average?
The Munich to Essen train duration is on average 5 h 34 min, which is to be expected when traveling 306 miles (493 km) from Munich to Essen. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When traveling by train from Munich to Essen, which train station in Munich do I depart from and which train station in Essen do I arrive in?

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.

Where do I find the Munich train station to Essen? Where is the Essen train station?

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.

Which train companies should I travel with from Munich to Essen?
When taking a train from Munich to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Munich and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many trains are there from Munich to Essen a day?
On average, there are 16 trains a day from Munich to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
When is the earliest train from Munich to Essen? When is the last train from Munich to Essen?
The earliest train departing from Munich to Essen leaves at 5: 08 AM. The last train departing from Munich to Essen leaves at 8: 51 PM. You can find the latest Munich to Essen train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I buy the Munich to Essen train for the best deals on tickets?
If you purchase a train ticket from Munich to Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $40 (€32) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Munich and Essen are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Essen
München Hbf is the most popular Munich 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 Munich for your trip to Essen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Connections to/from station
Train lines: ICE, RJ, NJ, IC, EC, RE, RB
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U4, U5, U7
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8
Tram lines: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Bus lines: 68, X98