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Train Information between Essen and Leipzig

distanceDistance230 miles (371 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 47 min
priceAverage train ticket price£29 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Essen to Leipzig cover the 230 miles (371 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 47 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £29, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from Essen Hbf and arrive in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.

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Essen to Leipzig with Deutsche Bahn

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

Deutsche Bahn

Travel 230 miles (371 km) in comfort with Deutsche Bahn (DB) between Essen and Leipzig. Check the DB train timetable for your trip from Essen to Leipzig on Omio and then book DB tickets online quickly, easily and safely. For a Deutsche Bahn ticket between Essen and Leipzig you can pay as low as £16.

Deutsche Bahn is the main operator of Germany’s train services and makes an average of 40, 000 train journeys domestically and internationally every day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn includes its wide range of ticket types, savings offers such as the Super Saver 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, toilets are standard amenities, but other services like onboard restaurants or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

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

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

Travel Tips

Trains from Essen to Leipzig
Travel by train to Leipzig 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 Leipzig.
What is the cost of cheap trains to Leipzig from Essen?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Essen to Leipzig for as little as £16  in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train ticket from Essen to Leipzig on average?
The Essen to Leipzig train ticket price is on average £29  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this trip in the next week.
What is the distance by train from Essen to Leipzig?
You should expect to travel around 230 miles (371 km)  between Essen and Leipzig by train.
What is the average Essen to Leipzig train duration?
The train time from Essen to Leipzig is on average 6 h 47 min  for the 230 miles (371 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Essen to Leipzig by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Essen goes to Leipzig? Which train station do I come into Leipzig from Essen?

Some of the Essen train stations to Leipzig you can start your journey from include Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen. Similarly, some of the arrival train stations in Leipzig include Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite, Leipzig Hauptbahnhof and Leipzig Markt.

When travelling this route, Omio customers are departing most frequently from Essen Hbf   and arriving in Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite.

Where is the train station in Essen? Where is the train station in Leipzig?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Essen Hbf and travel around 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre to this train station.

Passengers travelling this route most often arrive at Leipzig Hbf, Ostseite and need to travel approximately 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the train station to the city centre in Leipzig.

What train providers offer a service from Essen to Leipzig?
If you're looking for trains from Essen to Leipzig, you can rely on Deutsche Bahn to get you to Leipzig. It's also good to check out all possible train providers for the Essen to Leipzig journey to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How many trains are there to Leipzig from Essen a day?
The average number of trains departing Essen for Leipzig is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When is the earliest train from Essen to Leipzig? When is the last train from Essen to Leipzig?
You can take the first train from Essen to Leipzig at 07: 23   or take the last train from Essen to Leipzig leaving at 22: 58. Look for the latest Essen Leipzig train times on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How far in advance should I book train tickets between Essen and Leipzig for the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Essen to Leipzig is on average £29 if you book 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 providers offering this route. In general, you can find train tickets between Essen and Leipzig available a few months in advance.

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 Leipzig.