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Mon
Nov 29
$78ÖBB | ICE
$55Flixbus
$188Austrian Airlines
Tue
Nov 30
$45Deutsche Bahn with connection
$59Flixbus
$49Ryanair
Wed
Dec 1
$78ÖBB | ICE
$55Flixbus
$42Ryanair
Fri
Dec 3
$120ÖBB | ICE
$54Flixbus
$42Ryanair

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Train between Vienna and Essen with Deutsche Bahn

Find the best trains between Vienna and Essen with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $45 (€38). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Germany's largest train company Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a route from Vienna to Essen. Find DB train times and tickets for your 472 miles (761 km) journey from Vienna to Essen with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable train from Vienna to Essen. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of train types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, bathrooms are standard services on these trains, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

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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
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between Vienna and Essen?

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

Can I enter Germany from Austria?

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

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

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

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 11/27/21. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train from Vienna to Essen as this information can change.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Vienna, Austria from Essen, Germany?

Return travel from Germany to Austria is: Partially open.

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to Vienna from Essen?

Entry into Austria is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

Requirements for reentering:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test

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 requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

Last checked on 11/25/21. Please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to the travel date of your train to Vienna from Essen.

How much does a cheap train to Essen from Vienna cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Vienna and Essen for as low as $45 (€38)  for the next 7 days.
How much is the train between Vienna and Essen on average?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Vienna to Essen train price to come in at an average of $80 (€67)  one way.
How far is Essen from Vienna by train?
The Vienna to Essen train distance is approximately 472 miles (761 km).
How long is the train between Vienna and Essen?
On average the Vienna to Essen train time is 13 h 27 min  covering the 472 miles (761 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
What station does the train from Vienna to Essen depart from? Which Essen train station do I come into from Vienna?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof   and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Where is the train station in Vienna to go to Essen? Where is the train station in Essen located?

Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Wien Westbahnhof and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city center to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Essen most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from this train station to the city center.

What train companies go from Vienna to Essen?
If you're looking for trains from Vienna to Essen, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | ICE to get you to Essen. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Vienna to Essen journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many train services are there between Vienna and Essen a day?
The average number of trains departing Vienna for Essen is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Vienna to Essen? When is the last train from Vienna to Essen?
You can take the earliest train from Vienna to Essen at 5: 50 AM   or take the last train from Vienna to Essen leaving at 10: 27 PM. Look for the latest Vienna to Essen train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets from Vienna to Essen to score the best deals?
If you buy the Vienna to Essen train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $80 (€67). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Vienna to Essen. 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
The major railway station for departures from Vienna is Wien Westbahnhof. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Wien Westbahnhof for your journey between Vienna and Essen.