Munich to Essen train

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Cheap train tickets from Munich to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Cheapest

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.

Cheapest
Deutsche Bahn
08:43AM7h45
Munich Hbf
04:28PMEssen Hbf
$1401One-way
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM6h54
Munich Hbf
03:40PMEssen Hbf
$1591One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM7h04
Munich Hbf
03:50PMEssen Süd station
$1631One-way
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM7h21
Munich Hbf
04:07PMEssen-Altenessen station
$1641One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:52AM7h42
Munich Hbf
05:34PMEssen-Altenessen station
$1671One-way
2 transfers

Train schedule from Munich to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, July 25
Deutsche Bahn
08:43AM7h45
Munich Hbf
04:28PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM7h04
Munich Hbf
03:50PMEssen Süd station
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM7h21
Munich Hbf
04:07PMEssen-Altenessen station
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM6h54
Munich Hbf
03:40PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:09AM6h58
Munich Hbf
04:07PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:09AM7h41
Munich Hbf
04:50PMEssen Süd station
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:09AM7h26
Munich Hbf
04:35PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:09AM7h21
Munich Hbf
04:30PMEssen Süd station
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:09AM7h25
Munich Hbf
04:34PMEssen-Altenessen station
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM7h20
Munich Hbf
04:47PMEssen Hbf
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM7h43
Munich Hbf
05:10PMEssen Süd station
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM8h03
Munich Hbf
05:30PMEssen Süd station
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM7h40
Munich Hbf
05:07PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM7h40
Munich Hbf
05:07PMEssen-Altenessen station
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM7h41
Munich Hbf
05:08PMEssen Süd station
4 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM7h42
Munich Hbf
05:09PMEssen Hbf
1 transfer
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM8h03
Munich Hbf
05:30PMEssen Süd station
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:52AM7h42
Munich Hbf
05:34PMEssen-Altenessen station
2 transfers

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Fastest train times from Munich to Essen

Showing times and prices for Jul 25

Fastest Journey

6 h 54 m

Average

7 h 31 m

Trains per day

18

Distance

493 km

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

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM6h54
Munich Hbf
03:40PMEssen Hbf
$1591One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:09AM6h58
Munich Hbf
04:07PMEssen Hbf
$1851One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM7h04
Munich Hbf
03:50PMEssen Süd station
$1631One-way
3 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
09:27AM7h20
Munich Hbf
04:47PMEssen Hbf
$1851One-way
2 transfers
Deutsche Bahn
08:46AM7h21
Munich Hbf
04:07PMEssen-Altenessen station
$1641One-way
2 transfers

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Overview: Train from Munich to Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 12 min
priceAverage train ticket price$127 (€110)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Munich to Essen cover the 306 miles (493 km) long trip taking on average 5 h 12 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 journey for as low as $25 (€21), but the average price of train tickets is $127 (€110). Travelers depart most frequently from Munich Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn from Munich to Essen trains

Travel to Essen from Munich from $25 (€21) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

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.

Train information from Munich to Essen with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 12 min
  • Cheapest Price: $25
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Trains from Munich to Essen

FAQs: Travel by train from Munich 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
Cheap train tickets from Munich to Essen can start from as little as $25 (€21) when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Munich to Essen is $127 (€110); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Essen from Munich is on average 5 h 12 min   for the 306 mile (493 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Essen from Munich by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Munich to Essen leaves at 6: 20 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Munich to Essen leaves at 10: 15 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Munich to Essen without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn. There is 1 direct train from Munich to Essen each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the route from Munich to Essen you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Essen from Munich on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 10: 15 PM.

When departing from Munich, you have various train station options to start your trip from including Munich Hbf, Munich Airport Terminal station and Munich Ost. When arriving in Essen, you can end your route in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen station and Essen, Hauptbahnhof (Bussteig 2).

Passengers board the train most frequently from Munich Hbf, which is located around 1.3 miles (2.1 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.

The cheapest month to travel from Munich to Essen by train is January.
You have options as you can travel between Munich and Essen 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Munich and Essen

Munich
Essen
The major railway station for departures from Munich is Munich Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Munich Hbf for your journey from Munich to Essen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 8913081055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transit options for Munich Hbf
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
Train lines: ICE, RJ, NJ, IC, EC, RE, RB
The major train station for arrivals in Essen is Essen Hbf. Find all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Essen Hbf for your journey to Essen from Munich.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
At a Travel Center you will receive the following services with personal consultation: Tickets and reservations up to shortly before departure, season tickets and DB monthly season tickets on subscription as well as DB BahnCard related offers. Furthermore, national and international timetable and fare information is available in addition to supplementary services and offers for your rail journey.

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