Cheap train tickets from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

£35

Average

£66

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 Berlin to Essen will cost around £ 66 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 35.

FlixTrain
06:16Berlin4h32 10:48Essen
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£351One-way
Deutsche Bahn
12:38Berlin4h52 17:30Essen
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£371One-way
FlixTrain
14:13Berlin4h35 18:48Essen
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£441One-way
FlixTrain
14:37Berlin4h11 18:48Essen
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£441One-way
Deutsche Bahn
16:34Berlin4h56 21:30Essen
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£701One-way

Train schedule Berlin to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Mon, 23 May
00:20Berlin Hbf5h48 06:08Essen Hbf
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04:30Berlin Hbf4h05 08:35Essen Hbf
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04:32Berlin Hbf4h03 08:35Essen Hbf
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05:25Berlin Hbf4h10 09:35Essen Hbf
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06:38Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h52 11:30Essen Hbf
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06:46Berlin Hbf3h49 10:35Essen Hbf
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06:58Berlin Hbf4h14 11:12Essen Hbf
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06:59Berlin Hbf4h13 11:12Essen Hbf
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07:46Berlin Hbf3h49 11:35Essen Hbf
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07:58Berlin Hbf4h25 12:23Essen Hbf
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08:40Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h50 13:30Essen Hbf
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08:46Berlin Hbf3h49 12:35Essen Hbf
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09:46Berlin Hbf3h49 13:35Essen Hbf
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10:38Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h52 15:30Essen Hbf
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10:46Berlin Hbf3h49 14:35Essen Hbf
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11:46Berlin Hbf3h48 15:34Essen Hbf
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12:38Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h52 17:30Essen Hbf
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12:46Berlin Hbf3h49 16:35Essen Hbf
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13:06Berlin Hbf4h07 17:13Essen Hbf
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13:46Berlin Hbf3h49 17:35Essen Hbf
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13:56Berlin Hbf4h34 18:30Essen Hbf
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14:38Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h52 19:30Essen Hbf
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14:46Berlin Hbf3h50 18:36Essen Hbf
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15:46Berlin Hbf3h49 19:35Essen Hbf
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16:37Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h53 21:30Essen Hbf
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16:47Berlin Hbf3h48 20:35Essen Hbf
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17:46Berlin Hbf3h49 21:35Essen Hbf
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18:38Berlin Gesundbrunnen4h52 23:30Essen Hbf
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18:46Berlin Hbf3h49 22:35Essen Hbf
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19:46Berlin Hbf3h49 23:35Essen Hbf
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20:38Berlin Hbf5h29 02:07Essen Hbf
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Mon
23 May
£35FlixTrain
£34Flixbus
£72easyJet
Tue
24 May
£26Deutsche Bahn
£24Flixbus
£80Eurowings
Wed
25 May
£29Deutsche Bahn
£28Flixbus
£59easyJet
Thu
26 May
£27FlixTrain
£28Flixbus
£44Eurowings
Fri
27 May
£24Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£44Eurowings
Sat
28 May
£18FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£53Eurowings
Sun
29 May
£61Deutsche Bahn
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£159Eurowings
Mon
30 May
£32Deutsche Bahn
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£35Eurowings
Tue
31 May
£13FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£42easyJet
Wed
1 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£34Eurowings
Thu
2 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£45easyJet
Fri
3 Jun
£39Deutsche Bahn
£28Flixbus
£53Eurowings
Sat
4 Jun
£13FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£53airmax
Sun
5 Jun
£9FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£51easyJet
Mon
6 Jun
£25Deutsche Bahn
£27Flixbus
£46easyJet
Tue
7 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£24Flixbus
£45easyJet
Wed
8 Jun
£9FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£42easyJet
Thu
9 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
£17Flixbus
£45easyJet
Fri
10 Jun
£16Deutsche Bahn
Find prices
£35Eurowings
Sat
11 Jun
£18FlixTrain
£17Flixbus
£44Eurowings

Fastest train times from Berlin to Essen

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

3 h 48 m

Average

4 h 16 m

Trains per day

31

Distance

454 km

Of the 31 trains that leave Berlin for Essen every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 454 km distance in an average of 4 h 16 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 48 m .

The slowest trains will take 5 h 48 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.

Fastest
16:47Berlin Hbf3h48 20:35Essen Hbf
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£651One-way
Fastest
11:46Berlin Hbf3h48 15:34Essen Hbf
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£651One-way
2nd Fastest
18:46Berlin Hbf3h49 22:35Essen Hbf
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£531One-way
2nd Fastest
15:46Berlin Hbf3h49 19:35Essen Hbf
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£651One-way
2nd Fastest
09:46Berlin Hbf3h49 13:35Essen Hbf
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£791One-way

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Overview: Train from Berlin to Essen

distanceDistance281 miles (453 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 3 min
priceAverage train ticket price£34 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesFlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn

Trains from Berlin to Essen cover the 281 miles (453 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 3 min with our travel partners like FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £34, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Berlin to Essen

Find the best trains to Essen from Berlin with Omio's travel partners Deutsche Bahn from £18. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator 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 between Berlin and 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 toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Deutsche Bahn from Berlin to Essen train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 59 min
  • Average Price: £24
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 12 a day

Deutsche Bahn has the following ticket policies due to COVID-19, which you should be aware of when booking and travelling by train between Berlin and Essen:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

Travel Tips: Trains from Berlin 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 Berlin to Essen.
FAQs

How much do cheap trains between Berlin and Essen cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Essen from Berlin to cost as little as £18  in the next 7 days.

How much is a train ticket from Berlin to Essen?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket from Berlin to Essen is £34  one way.

How far is it from Berlin to Essen by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Essen from Berlin via train to be approximately 281 miles (453 km).

How long is the train from Berlin to Essen?

While the time it takes to travel 281 miles (453 km) between Berlin and Essen can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Berlin to Essen is on average 4 h 3 min.

What station does the Berlin to Essen train leave from? Which Essen train station do I come into from Berlin?

When taking a train from Berlin, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. When you arrive in Essen, your train can arrive in train stations including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from Berlin Hbf   to Essen Hbf.

Where do I find the Berlin train station to Essen? Where is the Essen train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Berlin Hbf and travel around 3.5 miles (5.6 km) from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station to the city centre in Essen.

Which train providers can get me from Berlin to Essen?

For the best Berlin to Essen train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with FlixTrain, Deutsche Bahn with connection or Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Berlin and Essen to compare what amenities they may offer.

Are there any Berlin to Essen direct train services?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Berlin to Essen, and you can find a direct train for this journey with Deutsche Bahn or FlixTrain  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you book your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many train services are there to Essen from Berlin a day?

The average number of trains departing Berlin for Essen is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

What time is the earliest train from Berlin to Essen? What time is the last train from Berlin to Essen?

The earliest train for this trip departs from Berlin at 04: 58. The last train leaves from Berlin at 22: 08. Check Omio for the latest train timetable from Berlin to Essen and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.

When should I purchase Berlin Essen train tickets to score the best deals?

The price of a one way train ticket from Berlin to Essen is on average £34 if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets to Essen from Berlin available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
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