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Train Information from London to Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (494 km)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn with connection

Trains from London to Essen cover the 306 miles (494 km) long journey taking on average 6 h 39 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn with connection. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. Travellers depart most frequently from London Victoria and arrive in Essen Hbf.


Deutsche Bahn Trains from London to Essen

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Deutsche Bahn is Germany's leading train company, running 40,000 train journeys every day. Deutsche Bahn has a wide range of tickets, offers and discount cards such as the BahnCard. Check if you can use it on the Deutsche Bahn trains from London to Essen. For more information on ticket cancellation, please visit our customer service centre.

Deutsche Bahn has different types of trains such as ICE (Intercity Express), IC (Intercity), EC (Eurocity), RE (Regional Express) and RB (Regional Rail) based on travel time and comfort. Toilets are available on all trains and some of them have an onboard restaurant or access to Wi-Fi.

At Omio, you can easily check the train schedule from London to Essen and book cheap Deutsche Bahn tickets.


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Travel Tips

Trains from London to Essen
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FAQs
Are there any COVID-19 restrictions for international travel by train between London and Essen?

Travel by train between London, United Kingdom and Essen, Germany is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Essen from London restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from compulsory quarantine (certificate needed)
  • 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?

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

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

The above information was last checked on 19/10/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train from London to Essen closer to your date of departure here.

What are the COVID-19 restrictions for my return trip to United Kingdom from Essen, Germany?

The current restriction level for your return trip by train from Essen to London is: Partially open

Are there any international entry restrictions on returning to United Kingdom from Germany?

Reentry to United Kingdom is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

Do I need to quarantine on arrival in United Kingdom from Essen?

What are the entry requirements?

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Before travelling, travellers must book and pay for a travel test package, which will include COVID-19 tests to be taken on day 2 and on day 8 of your quarantine
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers vaccinated under the UK vaccine programme are exempt from mandatory quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the safety rules to follow in London, United Kingdom?

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

  • Physical distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask: Regional advice

Last verified on 19/10/2021. We do our best to keep this information up to date, but regulations can change so please double check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations ahead of your Essen to London train here.

What is the distance from London to Essen by train?
The London to Essen train distance is approximately 306 miles (494 km).
How many hours does it take from London to Essen by train?
On average the London to Essen train time is 6 h 39 min  covering the 306 miles (494 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.
Which train station from London to Essen do I depart from? Which Essen train station from London do I arrive in?

Some of the London train stations to Essen you can start your journey from include London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. 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 London Victoria   and arriving in Essen Hbf.

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

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

What train companies offer a service to Essen from London?
When taking a train from London to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn with connection for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Essen from London and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services per day are there to Essen from London?
On average, there is 1 train a day from London to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

London
Essen
London Victoria is the most popular London 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 London for your journey to Essen.
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Sat: 06: 00 - 23: 00 | Mon - Fri: 06: 00 - 00: 00 | Sun: 07: 00 - 00: 00
Connections to/from station
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
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Mon - Fri: 05: 00 - 01: 36 | Sat: 05: 00 - 00: 36 | Sun: 05: 30 - 01: 36
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 63, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390, 476
Train lines: Thameslink, Grand Central, Hull, London North Eastern, Gatwick Express
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Connections to/from station
Bus lines: 326, 139
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar