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 £ 38 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 18.
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3 h 48 m
4 h 28 m
Trains per day
Of the 34 trains that leave Berlin for Essen every day 20 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 28 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 48 m .
The slowest trains will take 6 h 5 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.
You can travel by train between Berlin and Essen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £13. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.
Find your perfect journey from Berlin to Essen with Deutsche Bahn (DB)! Check out the DB train timetables between Berlin and Essen and then book cheap DB tickets with Omio. The distance from Berlin to Essen by DB is 281 miles (453 km) and the cheapest price for a DB ticket from Berlin to Essen is £16.
DB is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 train journeys per day. A special feature of DB 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 at Omio.
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 WCs are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.
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Some of the Berlin train stations to Essen you can start your journey from include Berlin Hbf, Berlin Spandau and Berlin Südkreuz. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Essen include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.
When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Berlin Hbf and arriving in Essen Hbf.
Passengers booking this journey most frequently board their trains from Berlin Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre 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 centre.
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