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Overview: Train from Wolfsburg to Essen

distanceDistance277 miles (446 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$45 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency14 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn Intercity-Express

Trains from Wolfsburg to Essen cover the 277 miles (446 km) long trip taking on average 2 h 45 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express. Normally, there are 14 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $45 (€41), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $1 (€1). Travelers depart most frequently from Wolfsburg Hbf and arrive in Essen.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn from Wolfsburg to Essen trains

Find the best trip to Essen from Wolfsburg with Omio's train partners Deutsche Bahn! You'll find the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable route for you.

Deutsche Bahn

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 Wolfsburg to Essen train.

Deutsche Bahn from Wolfsburg to Essen train information:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 45 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 10 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Wolfsburg 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 Wolfsburg to Essen.

Travel between Wolfsburg, Germany and Essen, Belgium by train is: Fully open.

What is the status of international entry into Belgium from Germany?

International entry status: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Belgium from Wolfsburg?

Conditions of entry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

When traveling in Belgium, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 6/27/22. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Wolfsburg and Essen before traveling.

The restriction level for your return train to Wolfsburg, Germany from Essen is: Fully open.

Is my return train into Wolfsburg from Essen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • There are no current restrictions

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

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

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 7/4/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Wolfsburg from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.

Train tickets between Wolfsburg and Essen for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $1 (€1)  one way in the next 7 days.
The train price to Essen from Wolfsburg is on average $45 (€41)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
The distance from Wolfsburg to Essen by train is approximately 277 miles (446 km).
On average the Wolfsburg to Essen train travel time is 2 h 45 min  for the 277 miles (446 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

When traveling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Wolfsburg Hbf   and arriving in Essen.

Passengers board their train most frequently from Wolfsburg Hbf and travel around 0.6 miles (875 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Essen and need to travel approximately 0.4 miles (680 m) from the train station to the city center in Essen.

For the route from Wolfsburg to Essen you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn Intercity-Express. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Essen from Wolfsburg on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
On average, there are 14 trains a day from Wolfsburg to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
You can take the first train from Wolfsburg to Essen at 6: 53 AM. The last train from Wolfsburg to Essen that you can take departs at 8: 53 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Wolfsburg to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets between Wolfsburg and Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $45 (€41) one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Wolfsburg to Essen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Wolfsburg is Wolfsburg Hbf. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Wolfsburg Hbf for your journey between Wolfsburg and Essen.
Amenities at station
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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