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Train Information from Geneva to Essen

distanceDistance364 miles (587 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 57 min
priceAverage train ticket price£36 (€41)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn

Trains from Geneva to Essen cover the 364 miles (587 km) long route taking on average 7 h 57 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £36, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £26. Travellers depart most frequently from Genève and arrive in Essen Hbf.

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Train from Geneva to Essen with Deutsche Bahn

You can travel by train from Geneva to Essen with Deutsche Bahn for as low as £26. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Deutsche Bahn

Find the perfect Deutsche Bahn train between Geneva and Essen for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest Deutsche Bahn train timetables and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest train from Geneva to Essen. You can also check relevant travel information for the Deutsche Bahn train, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap Deutsche Bahn train tickets online. You can expect to travel around 364 miles (587 km) on this trip and your Deutsche Bahn Geneva to Essen train ticket can cost as little as £26 one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Deutsche Bahn tickets between Geneva and Essen in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official Deutsche Bahn train tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

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  • Online booking and check-in recommended

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Trains from Geneva 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 Geneva to Essen.
FAQs
Is travel by train currently allowed from Geneva, Switzerland to Essen, Germany?

Travel between Geneva, Switzerland and Essen, Germany by train is: Partially open.

Can I enter Germany from Switzerland?

International entry status: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Switzerland

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Germany from Geneva?

Conditions of entry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Pre-arrival health declaration
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Essen, Germany?

All travellers in Germany must observe these coronavirus safety measures:

  • Physical distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 16/10/2021. Remember to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train to Essen from Geneva as this information can change.

What is the restriction level for the return leg of a round trip journey from Essen, Germany to Geneva, Switzerland?

The restriction level for your return train to Geneva, Switzerland from Essen is: Partially open.

Is my return train into Geneva from Essen restricted?

International entry is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in Switzerland from Essen?

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 4 in quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival

What are the safety rules to follow in Geneva, Switzerland?

The government of Switzerland has imposed these measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distancing required: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 15/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Geneva from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

How much does a cheap train from Geneva to Essen cost?
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train from Geneva to Essen for as little as £26  in the next 7 days.
How much is a train ticket from Geneva to Essen?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Geneva to Essen train to cost on average £36  one way.
How many miles is it from Geneva to Essen by train?
The train distance from Geneva to Essen is around 364 miles (587 km).
How long does it take from Geneva to Essen by train?
On average the train from Geneva to Essen duration is 7 h 57 min  for the 364 miles (587 km) long journey, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.
Which train station in Geneva goes to Essen? Which train station do I come into Essen from Geneva?

When taking the train from Geneva to Essen, you can choose to depart from train stations like Genève and Geneva. Your route can end in train stations such as Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

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

Where is the Geneva train station located? Where is the Essen train station located?

The most popular departure train station with passengers for this journey, called Genève, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km from the city centre of Geneva.

The most popular arrival train station, Essen Hbf, is located 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from the city centre of Essen.

Which train companies can get me from Geneva to Essen?
For the route from Geneva to Essen you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services to Essen from Geneva on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How many trains are there to Essen from Geneva a day?
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Geneva to Essen. 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 Geneva to Essen?
The first train from Geneva to Essen leaves at 07: 15   and the last train for this leaves at 18: 42. Omio shows you the latest train from Geneva to Essen timetable to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I buy Geneva to Essen train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy Geneva to Essen train tickets within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average £36. However, booking in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Geneva to Essen. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Geneva
Essen
Genève is the most popular Geneva 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 Geneva for your journey to Essen.