Berlin to Essen train

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Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Berlin to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
FlixTrain
16:224h26
Berlin
20:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
£621One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixTrain
16:344h14
Berlin
20:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
£621One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixTrain
12:513h57
Berlin
16:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
£621One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixTrain
12:224h26
Berlin
16:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
£621One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
FlixTrain
12:344h14
Berlin
16:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
£621One-way
0 changes

Train timetableBerlin to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 20 May
FlixTrain
08:234h25
Berlin
12:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
FlixTrain
08:344h14
Berlin
12:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:454h05
Berlin Hbf
12:50Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
08:453h50
Berlin Hbf
12:35Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:454h22
Berlin Hbf
13:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
FlixTrain
08:513h57
Berlin
12:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:084h34
Berlin Hbf
13:42Essen-Altenessen station
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:084h15
Berlin Hbf
13:23Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:454h22
Berlin Hbf
14:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
09:453h49
Berlin Hbf
13:34Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
09:454h05
Berlin Hbf
13:50Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
10:453h50
Berlin Hbf
14:35Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
10:454h05
Berlin Hbf
14:50Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
10:454h22
Berlin Hbf
15:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn with connection
10:574h30
Berlin Hbf
15:27Essen Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
11:064h24
Berlin Hbf
15:30Essen Hbf
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
11:064h35
Berlin Hbf
15:41Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
11:453h49
Berlin Hbf
15:34Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
11:454h22
Berlin Hbf
16:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
11:454h05
Berlin Hbf
15:50Essen Süd station
1 change
FlixTrain
12:224h26
Berlin
16:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
FlixTrain
12:344h14
Berlin
16:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
12:454h22
Berlin Hbf
17:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
12:454h05
Berlin Hbf
16:50Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
12:453h50
Berlin Hbf
16:35Essen Hbf
0 changes
FlixTrain
12:513h57
Berlin
16:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
13:074h19
Berlin Hbf
17:26Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
13:074h37
Berlin Hbf
17:44Essen-Altenessen station
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
13:454h05
Berlin Hbf
17:50Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
13:454h22
Berlin Hbf
18:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
13:453h49
Berlin Hbf
17:34Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
14:454h05
Berlin Hbf
18:50Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
14:453h50
Berlin Hbf
18:35Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
14:454h22
Berlin Hbf
19:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
15:064h35
Berlin Hbf
19:41Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
15:064h07
Berlin Hbf
19:13Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
15:454h22
Berlin Hbf
20:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
15:453h49
Berlin Hbf
19:34Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
15:454h05
Berlin Hbf
19:50Essen Süd station
1 change
FlixTrain
16:224h26
Berlin
20:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
FlixTrain
16:344h14
Berlin
20:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
16:454h22
Berlin Hbf
21:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
16:453h50
Berlin Hbf
20:35Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
16:454h05
Berlin Hbf
20:50Essen Süd station
1 change
FlixTrain
16:513h57
Berlin
20:48Essen, Hbf Freiheit
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
17:064h06
Berlin Hbf
21:12Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
17:064h35
Berlin Hbf
21:41Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
17:454h05
Berlin Hbf
21:50Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
17:453h49
Berlin Hbf
21:34Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
17:454h22
Berlin Hbf
22:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
18:453h50
Berlin Hbf
22:35Essen Hbf
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
18:454h22
Berlin Hbf
23:07Essen-Altenessen station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
18:454h05
Berlin Hbf
22:50Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
18:564h54
Berlin Hbf
23:50Essen Süd station
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
18:565h11
Berlin Hbf
00:07Essen-Altenessen station
2 changes
Deutsche Bahn
19:464h34
Berlin Hbf
00:20Essen Süd station
1 change
Deutsche Bahn
21:266h38
Berlin Hbf
04:04Essen Süd station
1 change

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Train times from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for 20 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 49 m

Average

4 h 15 m

Trains per day

57

Distance

454 km

Of the 57 trains that leave Berlin for Essen every day 24 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
11:453h49
Berlin Hbf
15:34Essen Hbf
£1381One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
17:453h49
Berlin Hbf
21:34Essen Hbf
£1381One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
15:453h49
Berlin Hbf
19:34Essen Hbf
£1381One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
09:453h49
Berlin Hbf
13:34Essen Hbf
£1211One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Deutsche Bahn
13:453h49
Berlin Hbf
17:34Essen Hbf
£1381One-way
0 changes

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That was my return trip and it was great. I went inside and it smelled very fresh. Then I sat down. I ordered something for myself and it arrived very quickly and was very fresh. Then I got out my tablet and used the internet and the internet was very strong. I looked out the window and the atmosphere was very good. My train also came on time, I pass on this trip.
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There was only a minimal delay on the journey from Berlin to Essen. The train was not completely full at this time of day, which made the journey very pleasant. The wifi had a fairly stable connection. There were no problems with seat reservations. The train attendants were also friendly. The price-performance ratio was right here.
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Here I would like to share my positive experiences on the journey from Berlin to Essen. I travelled by ICE 1st class. Thank God I had booked my seat in advance, the train was very full. The cool air conditioning in the train was pleasant. The toilets were really very clean and the service was done right after the start. At every seat there was the possibility to put the laptop on a folding table and directly at the seat there were sockets so that you could charge the device directly. My train was also on time and the connecting trains were reached, I will travel 1st class by ICE again. The price was also reasonable.
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I travelled in second class and this was my return journey. I rate this journey with five stars as I have nothing to criticise. The train looked very nice from the inside and also from the outside. The food was very tasty, there were also vegan and vegetarian dishes. The internet was very good, although many people used it, so I was able to complete my work on the computer. My seat was very comfortable and I had a lot of space at my seat. My train was also on time. It was a wonderful journey.
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My train journey from Berlin to Essen offered only a few advantages that are worth emphasising. One feature was the ability to work on my laptop in peace during the journey, as the wifi was sufficiently stable. This is particularly important for business travellers and increased my productivity considerably. The cleanliness and comfort of the seats in first class also deserve praise. The seats offered sufficient legroom and comfort, which made the journey a little more pleasant. Unfortunately, as is so often the case with rail travel, the train did not arrive on time, which can cause some inconvenience, especially if you have deadlines to meet. One annoying incident during my journey was that no food could be prepared as the electricity in the kitchen had failed. This meant that there were no hot or cold drinks, which made the journey less enjoyable. Despite these obstacles, the service and friendliness of the railway staff was fine. They were available to answer questions and were helpful. The price-performance ratio of the train journey from Berlin to Essen was acceptable overall. Overall, the train journey offers a reasonably comfortable way to travel between the cities, especially for business travellers who want to work. However, you should be prepared for possible delays and unforeseen events.

Overview: Train from Berlin to Essen

distanceDistance281 miles
durationAverage train duration3 h 49 min
priceAverage train ticket price£59 (€65)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or WestfalenBahn

Trains from Berlin to Essen cover the 281 miles long route taking on average 3 h 49 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or WestfalenBahn. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £59, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £9. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain trains Berlin to Essen

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn and FlixTrain train tickets to Essen from Berlin from £9 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

FlixTrain is a German train company which is part of FlixMobility, the company who own FlixBus. Since 2018, FlixMobility has also offered the option of train travel to some of the largest German cities like Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Berlin including trains between Berlin and Essen. FlixTrain has high speed comfortable trains with a guaranteed seat, foot space, reading lamp and a luggage rack to store your belongings as well as sockets on most trains and free Wi-Fi for all passengers. The most popualr routes in Germany for FlixTrain are from Berlin to Hamburg, Frankfurt to Stuttgart and Cologne to Hamburg. They also offer trains on the Sotckholm to Gothenburg route in Sweden.

FlixTrain from Berlin to Essen train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 57 min
  • Cheapest Price: £9
  • FlixTrain frequency: 1 a day

FAQs: Berlin to Essen train

FAQs: Travel by train from Berlin 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 Berlin to Essen.
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Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Essen can start from as little as £9 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Berlin to Essen is £59; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Berlin to Essen is 3 h 49 min   to travel the 281 mile long route, with around there are 17 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Berlin to Essen leaves at 06: 23. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Berlin to Essen leaves at 20: 26.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Berlin to Essen without having to change trains with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain. There are 17 direct trains from Berlin to Essen each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
When taking a train from Berlin to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, FlixTrain or WestfalenBahn for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service between Berlin and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 26.

When departing from Berlin, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Südkreuz station and Berlin Ostbahnhof. When arriving in Essen, you can end your journey in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen station and Essen Süd station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Berlin Hbf, which is located around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Essen from Berlin is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 49 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a train from Berlin to Essen is November.
You have options as you can travel between Berlin and Essen 3 different ways: coach, train or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Berlin and Essen

Berlin
Essen
Berlin Hbf is the most popular Berlin railway station for Omio travellers, but it's not the only one. Read all the information you need to know about the main train stations in Berlin for your journey to Essen.
Amenities at station
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ParkingParking
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Phone Number
+49 302971055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 07: 00 - 22: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 00
Public transport options for Berlin Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U5
S-Bahn lines: S3, S5, S7, S9
Bus lines: 120, 123, 142, 147, 245, M41, M85, N20, N40, N5
Tram lines: M5, M6, M8, M10
Train lines: ICE, EC, IC, FEX, HBX, IRE, RB10, RB14, RB21, RB22, RE1, RE2, RE3, RE4, RE5, RE7
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
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ParkingParking
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ticketOfficeHours
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.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
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.
Berlin AlexanderplatzWifiLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
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AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
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.
Berlin SpandauLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
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.
Berlin-Gesundbrunnen stationWifiLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
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.
Berlin-FriedrichstraßeWifiLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 30 2971055
ticketOfficeHours
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.
Berlin Zoologischer GartenWifiLockersShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ShoppingShopping
ParkingParking
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AccessibilityAccessibility
ticketOfficeHours
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.
Berlin Potsdamer Platz stationParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Berlin-Schöneberg stationATMAccessibility
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OstkreuzShoppingParkingATMAccessibility
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Berlin-Tempelhof stationParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Berlin-CharlottenburgWifiShoppingParkingATMTaxisAccessibility
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Berlin Warschauer Straße stationATMAccessibility
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Berlin-Wannsee stationWifiShoppingParkingTaxisAccessibility
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Berlin-TegelParkingATMAccessibility
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