Munich to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Munich to Essen

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

£42

Average

£79

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
23:05Munich Hbf7h53 06:58Essen Hbf
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£421One-way
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13:35Munich Hbf7h06 20:41Essen Hbf
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£531One-way
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19:48Munich Hbf7h14 03:02Essen Hbf
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£531One-way
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21:13Munich Hbf9h45 06:58Essen Hbf
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£531One-way
13:54Munich Hbf8h04 21:58Essen Hbf
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£611One-way

Train schedule Munich to Essen

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02:29Munich Hbf6h29 08:58Essen Hbf
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04:13Munich Hbf5h45 09:58Essen Hbf
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04:13Munich Hbf6h59 11:12Essen Hbf
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04:48Munich Hbf5h15 10:03Essen Hbf
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04:51Munich Hbf6h07 10:58Essen Hbf
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05:11Munich Hbf6h29 11:40Essen Hbf
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05:34Munich Hbf5h10 10:44Essen Hbf
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05:34Munich Hbf6h24 11:58Essen Hbf
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05:53Munich Hbf5h20 11:13Essen Hbf
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06:14Munich Hbf6h44 12:58Essen Hbf
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06:14Munich Hbf5h44 11:58Essen Hbf
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06:48Munich Hbf5h15 12:03Essen Hbf
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07:18Munich Hbf6h27 13:45Essen Hbf
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07:47Munich Hbf5h26 13:13Essen Hbf
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07:47Munich Hbf7h11 14:58Essen Hbf
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07:55Munich Hbf6h03 13:58Essen Hbf
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08:20Munich Hbf7h09 15:29Essen Hbf
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08:48Munich Hbf5h15 14:03Essen Hbf
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09:18Munich Hbf6h27 15:45Essen Hbf
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09:51Munich Hbf5h22 15:13Essen Hbf
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09:54Munich Hbf6h04 15:58Essen Hbf
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09:55Munich Hbf7h04 16:59Essen Hbf
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10:51Munich Hbf5h12 16:03Essen Hbf
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10:51Munich Hbf6h17 17:08Essen Hbf
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11:18Munich Hbf6h20 17:38Essen Hbf
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11:51Munich Hbf7h07 18:58Essen Hbf
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11:51Munich Hbf5h16 17:07Essen Hbf
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11:54Munich Hbf7h49 19:43Essen Hbf
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12:21Munich Hbf7h08 19:29Essen Hbf
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12:50Munich Hbf5h13 18:03Essen Hbf
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13:18Munich Hbf6h27 19:45Essen Hbf
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13:35Munich Hbf7h06 20:41Essen Hbf
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13:51Munich Hbf6h50 20:41Essen Hbf
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13:51Munich Hbf5h23 19:14Essen Hbf
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13:54Munich Hbf6h04 19:58Essen Hbf
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13:54Munich Hbf7h04 20:58Essen Hbf
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13:54Munich Hbf8h04 21:58Essen Hbf
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14:21Munich Hbf7h09 21:30Essen Hbf
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14:51Munich Hbf5h24 20:15Essen Hbf
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15:18Munich Hbf6h27 21:45Essen Hbf
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15:51Munich Hbf5h23 21:14Essen Hbf
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16:18Munich Hbf6h50 23:08Essen Hbf
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16:18Munich Hbf5h40 21:58Essen Hbf
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16:49Munich Hbf5h13 22:02Essen Hbf
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17:17Munich Hbf6h48 00:05Essen Hbf
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17:35Munich Hbf5h02 22:37Essen Hbf
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17:35Munich Hbf6h32 00:07Essen Hbf
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17:54Munich Hbf5h08 23:02Essen Hbf
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17:54Munich Hbf7h03 00:57Essen Hbf
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18:51Munich Hbf5h33 00:24Essen Hbf
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19:48Munich Hbf6h03 01:51Essen Hbf
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19:48Munich Hbf7h14 03:02Essen Hbf
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21:13Munich Hbf9h45 06:58Essen Hbf
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23:05Munich Hbf7h53 06:58Essen Hbf
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Fastest train times from Munich to Essen

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

5 h 2 m

Average

6 h 18 m

Trains per day

55

Distance

493 km

Of the 55 trains that leave Munich for Essen every day 18 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
17:35Munich Hbf5h02 22:37Essen Hbf
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£791One-way
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17:54Munich Hbf5h08 23:02Essen Hbf
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£1021One-way
05:34Munich Hbf5h10 10:44Essen Hbf
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£711One-way
10:51Munich Hbf5h12 16:03Essen Hbf
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£851One-way
12:50Munich Hbf5h13 18:03Essen Hbf
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£851One-way

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Overview: Train from Munich to Essen

distanceDistance306 miles (493 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price£30 (€34)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain

Trains from Munich to Essen cover the 306 miles (493 km) long route taking on average 7 h 1 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £30, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £16. Travellers depart most frequently from München Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Munich to Essen

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

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 Munich to Essen train.

Train information from Munich to Essen with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 29 min
  • Average Price: £16
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 12 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Munich 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 Munich to Essen.
FAQs
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets from Munich to Essen for as low as £16  for the next 7 days.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Munich to Essen train to cost on average £30  one way.
When travelling this route you should expect the distance between Munich and Essen via train to be approximately 306 miles (493 km).
On average the train from Munich to Essen duration is 7 h 1 min  for the 306 miles (493 km) long trip, but the travel time can vary if you depart on weekends and holidays.

When taking a train from Munich, you have a couple of train stations you can depart from including München Hbf, München Hackerbrücke and München Marienplatz. When you arrive in Essen, your train can arrive in train stations including Essen Hbf, Essen-Eiberg and Essen-Altenessen.

Omio customers travelling this route book their trains from München Hbf   to Essen Hbf.

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from München Hbf and need to travel around 2.3 miles (3.7 km) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Essen most often arrive at Essen Hbf and need to travel around 1 mile (1.6 km) from this train station to the city centre.

When taking a train from Munich to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection or FlixTrain for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service between Munich and Essen and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Munich to Essen. You can look to travel with Deutsche Bahn  without needing to change in between. Taking a direct train tends to save you time getting you to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to this when booking a ticket for this journey.
On average, there are 12 trains a day from Munich to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
If you prefer early morning trains from Munich to Essen, the first train leaves at 05: 46. If you prefer late night trains from Munich to Essen, the last train of the day leaves at 23: 01. Omio shows you the latest train from Munich to Essen schedule to help you book the best departure time for this journey.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you book train tickets between Munich and Essen within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £30 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from Munich to Essen a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Munich
Essen
München Hbf is the most popular Munich 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 Munich for your journey to Essen.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
TaxisTaxis
AccessibilityAccessibility
phone
Phone Number
+49 8913081055
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sun: 07: 00 - 21: 00
Public transport options for München Hbf
U-Bahn lines: U1, U2, U4, U5, U7
S-Bahn lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8
Tram lines: 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Bus lines: 68, X98
Train lines: ICE, RJ, NJ, IC, EC, RE, RB

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