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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.
The average ticket from Zurich to Essen will cost around $ 56 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 21.
This is the last train of the day.
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5 h 58 m
7 h 35 m
Trains per day
Of the 7 trains that leave Zurich for Essen every day 7 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.
These direct trains cover the 468 km distance in an average of 7 h 35 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 5 h 58 m .
The slowest trains will take 8 h 59 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.
|Distance||290 miles (468 km)|
|Average train duration||6 h 50 min|
|Average train ticket price||$46 (€40)|
|Train frequency||12 a day|
|Direct train||Yes, there are 12 direct trains a day|
|Train providers||Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection|
Trains from Zurich to Essen cover the 290 miles (468 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 50 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $34 (€30), but the average price of train tickets is $46 (€40). Travelers depart most frequently from Zürich HB and arrive in Essen Hbf.
Find the best trains between Zurich and Essen with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from $34 (€30). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best route.
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 Zurich to Essen train.
Zurich to Essen train information with Deutsche Bahn:
Deutsche Bahn has updated its ticket policies due to the coronavirus. Keep these in mind when booking your Deutsche Bahn tickets between Zurich and Essen and when traveling by train:
Travel between Zurich, Switzerland and Essen, Germany by train is: Partially open.
International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland
Conditions of entry:
All travelers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:
The information above was last checked on 5/24/22. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Zurich and Essen as this information can change.
The restriction level for your return train to Zurich, Switzerland from Essen is: Fully open.
International entry is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany
Conditions of reentry:
The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:
Last checked on 5/23/22. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Zurich from Essen closer to your date of departure here here.
When taking a train from Zurich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Zürich HB, Zürich Stadelhofen and Zürich Oerlikon. When you arrive in Essen, your train can arrive in train stations including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
Omio customers traveling this route book their trains from Zürich HB to Essen Hbf.
Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich HB, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city center, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city center.
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