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Overview: Train 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 trip 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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FAQs

Is travel by train currently allowed from London, United Kingdom to Essen, Germany?

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 2 days before arrival and 10 day mandatory self 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)
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 5 in quarantine
  • Digital entry registration is required prior to arrival
  • The exact quarantine requirements depend on the regulations in each federal state

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 27/01/2022. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between London and Essen closer to your date of departure here.

Do I need to quarantine when I return 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 2 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from compulsory quarantine
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 1 for vaccinated travellers
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • 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: Recommended

Last verified on 27/01/2022. 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 train distance from London to Essen is around 306 miles (494 km).

How long is the train from London to Essen?

On average the London to Essen train time is 6 h 39 min  covering the 306 miles (494 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and bank holidays.

What is the departure train station in London and arrival train station in Essen?

There are a few train stations in London to start your route from including London Victoria, London Euston and London Kings Cross. In Essen you have a few train station options to choose from for your arrival including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from London Victoria   and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Where is the train station in London to go to Essen? Where is the train station in Essen located?

You can find the most popular departure train station for this trip, London Victoria, located approximately 1.2 miles (2 km) from the city centre of London. The most popular arrival train station in Essen, called Essen Hbf, is located around 0.3 miles (517 m) away from its city centre.

Which train companies should I travel with from London to Essen?

Take the London to Essen train with Deutsche Bahn with connection. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the journey to Essen from London as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many trains are there between London and Essen a day?

The average number of trains departing London for Essen is 1 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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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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Public transport options for London Euston
Tube lines: Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern (Bank and Charing Cross branches), Victoria
Overground lines: Watford DC
Bus lines: 18, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 205, 253, 390, N5, N20, N73, N91, N205, N253
Rail lines: London North Western Railway, London Overground, Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper
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Public transport options for London Kings Cross
Underground lines: Circle, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Northern, Metropolitan, Victoria
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
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Public transport options for London Paddington
Underground lines: Bakerloo Line, Circle Line, District Line, Hammersmith Line
Bus lines: N7, 23, 27, N27, 36, 205, N205, 332, 7, 46, A1, 18, N18
Train lines: Great Western Main Line, Heathrow Express
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Mon - Fri: 05: 45 - 22: 00 | Sat: 06: 00 - 21: 00 | Sun: 08: 00 - 22: 15
Public transport options for London St Pancras International
Subway lines: Circle Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Metropolitan Line, Northern Line, Piccadilly Line, Victoria Line
Train lines: Overground line, High Speed 1, Eurostar
Bus lines: 326, 139