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.
This is the last train of the day.
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5 h 30 m
6 h 26 m
Trains per day
Of the 81 trains that leave Munich for Essen every day 11 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 29 min|
|Average train ticket price||$43 (€40)|
|Train frequency||24 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 19 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain|
Trains from Munich to Essen cover the 306 miles (493 km) long route taking on average 5 h 29 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 24 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $22 (€20), but the average price of train tickets is $43 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Travel between Munich and Essen from $22 (€20) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most popular journey 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:
When taking the train from Munich to Essen, you can choose to depart from train stations like München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. Your trip can end in train stations such as Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from München Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.
The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called München Hbf, is located 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city center of Munich.
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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