Vienna to Essen train

Cheap train tickets from Vienna to Essen

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Cheapest

£96

Average

£156

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.

00:20Vienna Westbahnhof14h53 15:13Essen Hbf
6 changes
£961One-way
10:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h59 19:14Essen Hbf
1 change
£1061One-way
15:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 23:58Essen Hbf
1 change
£1061One-way
15:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h42 00:57Essen Hbf
0 changes
£1061One-way
13:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h47 22:02Essen Hbf
1 change
£1241One-way

Train schedule Vienna to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Monday, 23 May
00:20Vienna Westbahnhof14h53 15:13Essen Hbf
6 changes
06:51Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h07 15:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
06:51Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h12 16:03Essen Hbf
1 change
10:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)10h26 20:41Essen Hbf
1 change
10:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h59 19:14Essen Hbf
1 change
10:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h30 19:45Essen Hbf
2 changes
10:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h59 19:14Essen Hbf
1 change
11:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 19:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
11:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h00 20:15Essen Hbf
1 change
11:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h00 20:15Essen Hbf
1 change
11:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 19:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
11:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h43 20:58Essen Hbf
1 change
13:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h47 22:02Essen Hbf
1 change
13:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 21:58Essen Hbf
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15:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 23:58Essen Hbf
1 change
15:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)9h42 00:57Essen Hbf
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Fastest train times from Vienna to Essen

Showing times and prices for 23 May

Fastest Journey

8 h 43 m

Average

9 h 30 m

Trains per day

16

Distance

761 km

Of the 16 trains that leave Vienna for Essen every day 1 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
11:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 19:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
£1731One-way
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13:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 21:58Essen Hbf
3 changes
£1241One-way
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15:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 23:58Essen Hbf
1 change
£1061One-way
Fastest
11:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h43 19:58Essen Hbf
2 changes
£1911One-way
13:15Wien Südtiroler Platz (Tiefgeschoß Straßenbahn)8h47 22:02Essen Hbf
1 change
£1241One-way

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Overview: Train from Vienna to Essen

distanceDistance472 miles (761 km)
durationAverage train duration9 h 32 min
priceAverage train ticket price£51 (€58)
frequencyTrain frequency1 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there is 1 direct train a day
carriersTrain companiesDeutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet

Trains from Vienna to Essen cover the 472 miles (761 km) long trip taking on average 9 h 32 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet. Normally, there is 1 train operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £51, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £31. Travellers depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train providers: Deutsche Bahn trains Vienna to Essen

Deutsche Bahn trains will get you between Vienna and Essen from £31. With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn (DB) is the main operator of train services in Germany, making on average 40, 000 journeys per day. A special feature of Deutsche Bahn is its wide range of ticket types, savings offers including Super Saver, Saver, and Flexible fares and discount cards like the Bahncard 25, 50 and 100, which you can also use for your train from Vienna to Essen. 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, while toilets are standard amenities, services like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi are only available on certain trains.

Train information from Vienna to Essen with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 9 h 56 min
  • Average Price: £34
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 1 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Vienna 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 Vienna to Essen.
FAQs

Travel between Vienna, Austria and Essen, Germany by train is: Partially open.

What is the status of international entry into Germany from Austria?

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

Do I need to self-quarantine on arrival in Germany from Vienna?

Conditions of entry:

  • Travellers must present a negative COVID-19 test as either a RT-PCR performed within 3 hours prior to arrival, or an Antigen test performed within 2 hours prior to arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 9 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test (certificate needed)

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

When travelling in Germany, you must follow these COVID-19 safety rules:

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

The information above was last checked on 21/05/2022. This can change before your date of travel so please review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your train between Vienna and Essen before travelling.

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

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

Reentry to Austria is allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of Germany

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

What are the entry requirements?

  • There are no current restrictions

What are the safety rules to follow in Vienna, Austria?

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

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

Last verified on 16/05/2022. 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 Vienna train here.

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Vienna to Essen to cost as little as £31  in the next 7 days.
The Vienna to Essen train ticket price is on average £51  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next week.
The train distance from Vienna to Essen is around 472 miles (761 km).
While the time it takes to travel 472 miles (761 km) to Essen from Vienna can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays, the train duration from Vienna to Essen is on average 9 h 32 min.

Omio customers travelling this route depart most frequently from Wien Westbahnhof   and arrive in Essen Hbf.

You can find the most popular departure train station for this route, Wien Westbahnhof, located approximately 4.2 miles (6.7 km) from the city centre of Vienna. The most popular arrival train station in Essen, called Essen Hbf, is located around 1 mile (1.6 km) away from its city centre.

For the journey from Vienna to Essen you can take a train with Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Bahn with connection, ÖBB | ICE, ÖBB | Nightjet, ÖBB | InterCity or ÖBB | Railjet. Be sure to check out all possible train companies that offer services between Vienna and Essen on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there is 1 direct train per day from Vienna to Essen, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Deutsche Bahn  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
On average, there is 1 train a day from Vienna to Essen. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
The earliest train departing from Vienna to Essen leaves at 07: 15. The last train departing from Vienna to Essen leaves at 23: 20. You can find the latest Vienna to Essen train timetable on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
The price of a one way train ticket from Vienna to Essen is on average £51 if you buy 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 trip. In general, you can find train tickets to Essen from Vienna available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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Essen
The major railway station for departures from Vienna is Wien Westbahnhof. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Wien Westbahnhof for your trip to Essen from Vienna.

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