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Train Information between Essen and Dresden

distanceDistance291 miles (470 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 24 min
priceAverage train ticket price£21 (€24)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Essen to Dresden cover the 291 miles (470 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 24 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as £16, but the average price of train tickets is £21. Travellers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

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Train from Essen to Dresden with Deutsche Bahn

For as little as £16 you can travel by train between Essen and Dresden with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this route.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is Germany’s main operator 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 Essen to Dresden train.

Essen to Dresden train information with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 7 h 2 min
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 5 a day

When purchasing your Deutsche Bahn train tickets from Essen to Dresden, keep the following coronavirus related policies and recommendations in mind outlined by our travel partner:

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Essen to Dresden
Travel by train to Dresden 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 Essen to Dresden.
How much do cheap trains between Essen and Dresden cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train between Essen and Dresden for as little as £16  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Essen to Dresden?
In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket to Dresden from Essen is £21  one way.
What is the distance to Dresden from Essen via train?
The Essen to Dresden train distance is approximately 291 miles (470 km).
What is the average Essen to Dresden train duration?
On average the train from Essen to Dresden duration is 7 h 24 min  for the 291 miles (470 km) long route, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station from Essen to Dresden do I depart from? Which Dresden train station from Essen do I arrive in?

When taking the train from Essen to Dresden, you can choose to depart from train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. Your journey can end in train stations such as Dresden Hauptbahnhof and Dresden-Neustadt.

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Essen Hbf   and arrive in Dresden Hauptbahnhof.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Essen Hbf, located approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Essen. The most popular arrival train station in Dresden, called Dresden Hauptbahnhof, is located around 1 mile (s) / 1 km away from its city centre.

Which train companies can get me from Essen to Dresden?
For the best Essen to Dresden train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Deutsche Bahn. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Essen to Dresden to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services are there from Essen to Dresden a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Essen to Dresden. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
What are the first and last departure train times from Essen to Dresden?
You can take the first train from Essen to Dresden at 05: 22   or take the last train from Essen to Dresden leaving at 23: 15. Look for the latest Essen Dresden train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
When should I book Essen Dresden train tickets to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Essen to Dresden within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £21 one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets between Essen and Dresden are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Essen Hbf is the most popular Essen 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 Essen for your journey to Dresden.

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