Vienna to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Essen

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Cheapest

120

Average

164

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.

ÖBB | ICE
09:27PMVienna12h31 09:58AMEssen
0 transfers
1201One-way
Deutsche Bahn
09:15AMVienna9h00 06:15PMEssen
0 transfers
1501One-way
ÖBB | ICE
04:20PMVienna12h38 04:58AMEssen
0 transfers
2211One-way

Train schedule from Vienna to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, September 26
Deutsche Bahn
09:15AMVienna9h00 06:15PMEssen
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ÖBB | ICE
04:20PMVienna12h38 04:58AMEssen
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ÖBB | ICE
09:27PMVienna12h31 09:58AMEssen
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Fastest train times from Vienna to Essen

Showing times and prices for Sep 26

Fastest Journey

9 h

Average

11 h 23 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

761 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Vienna for Essen every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
09:15AMVienna9h00 06:15PMEssen
0 transfers
1501One-way
ÖBB | ICE
09:27PMVienna12h31 09:58AMEssen
0 transfers
1201One-way
ÖBB | ICE
04:20PMVienna12h38 04:58AMEssen
0 transfers
2211One-way

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Overview: Train from Vienna to Essen

distanceDistance472 miles (761 km)
durationAverage train duration10 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price$77 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency7 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet

Trains from Vienna to Essen cover the 472 miles (761 km) long journey taking on average 10 h 47 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet. Normally, there are 7 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around $77 (€75), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $62 (€60). Travelers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet from Vienna to Essen trains

Travel from Vienna to Essen from $62 (€60) with Omio’s train partners Deutsche Bahn and ÖBB Nightjet! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

Deutsche Bahn
ÖBB Nightjet

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main provider of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Vienna to Essen. DB uses different types of trains such as 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 required to travel. For example, while bathrooms are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Train information from Vienna to Essen with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 42 min
  • Average Price: $62
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 2 a day

Looking for trains to Essen from Vienna? ÖBB Nightjet is one of the best companies to travel with on the 472 miles (761 km) trip between Vienna and Essen. As an official travel partner of ÖBB Nightjet, Omio quickly shows you the latest ÖBB Nightjet train schedules and timetables, tickets and offers (such as baggage allowance and amenities provided onboard), travel information, and prices so that you can check for ideal departure and arrival times, compare the fastest Vienna to Essen routes, find the best amenities to make your trip smooth and easy, and buy the most affordable ÖBB Nightjet train tickets that fit your budget. If you use the Omio app to search for trains between Vienna and Essen, you can quickly see if the ÖBB Nightjet ticket is a mobile ticket, making it easy for you to go paperless when taking a train. Once you’re ready, book your Vienna - Essen train now on Omio quickly and easily and enjoy your upcoming trip with ÖBB Nightjet!

    Travel Tips: Trains from Vienna 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 Vienna to Essen.
    FAQs

    Travel between Vienna, Austria and Essen, Germany by train is: Unrestricted.

    Can I enter Germany from Austria?

    International entry status: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Austria

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Vienna?

    Conditions of entry:

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

    All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

    • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
    • Face mask: Mandatory

    The information above was last checked on 9/24/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Vienna to Essen as this information can change.

    The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Essen to Vienna is: Unrestricted

    Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Austria from Germany?

    Reentry to Austria is allowed for: Entry is unrestricted for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

    Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Austria from Essen?

    What are the requirements?

    • There are no current restrictions

    What are the safety rules to follow in Vienna, Austria?

    The government of Austria has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

    • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
    • Face mask: Recommended

    Last checked on 9/12/22. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your train to Vienna from Essen here.

    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Vienna and Essen for the next 7 days starting from $62 (€60)  one way.
    The Vienna to Essen train ticket price is on average $77 (€75)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to Essen from Vienna by train to be approximately 472 miles (761 km).
    While the time it takes to travel 472 miles (761 km) from Vienna to Essen can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Vienna to Essen train journey time is on average 10 h 47 min.

    When taking the train from Vienna to Essen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Wien Westbahnhof and Wien Franz-Josefs-Bahnhof. 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 Wien Westbahnhof   and arrive in Essen Hbf.

    The most popular departure train station with passengers for this route, called Wien Westbahnhof, is located 4.3 miles (7 km) from the city center of Vienna.

    The most popular arrival train station, Essen Hbf, is located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center of Essen.

    For the route from Vienna to Essen you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services from Vienna to Essen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
    On average, there are 7 trains a day from Vienna to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    The earliest train departing from Vienna to Essen leaves at 4: 38 AM. The last train departing from Vienna to Essen leaves at 10: 05 PM. You can find the latest Vienna to Essen train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    If you buy the Vienna to Essen train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $77 (€75). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Essen from Vienna. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Vienna
    Essen
    Wien Westbahnhof is the most popular Vienna 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 Vienna for your trip to Essen.

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