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Travel with Deutsche Bahn between Vienna and Essen

For as little as £57 you can travel by train from Vienna to Essen with Deutsche Bahn. Omio will show you the best deals, timetables and tickets available for this journey.

Deutsche Bahn

Germany's largest train operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) offers excellent services within Germany and internationally, including a journey from Vienna to Essen. Find DB train timetables and tickets for your 472 miles (761 km) journey from Vienna to Essen with the best deals on Omio. Choose from ticket types including the Super Saver, Saver and Flexible fares if you’re looking for the most affordable train from Vienna to Essen. DB also offers discount cards, such as the Bahncard, 25, 50 and 100, which you can use on Omio.

Deutsche Bahn is well-known for its levels of efficiency and comfort with its range of train types. These include the high-speed InterCity Express (ICE), the national express Intercity (IC) and international express Eurocity (EC), and local Regional Express (RE) and Regional (RB) trains. These types of trains differ in terms of the comfort and time needed to travel. For example, toilets are standard services on these trains, but other amenities like an onboard restaurant or free WiFi access are only available on certain trains.

These are Deutsche Bahn 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Vienna and Essen:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Normal conditions apply

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
Am I allowed to travel by train from Vienna, Austria to Essen, Germany?

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

Is international entry into Essen from Vienna restricted?

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

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

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 10 day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • 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 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train between Vienna and Essen closer to your date of departure here.

What COVID restrictions are there for my return journey by train to Vienna, Austria from Essen, Germany?

The restriction level for your return train to Vienna, Austria from Essen is: Restricted.

Is my return train into Vienna from Essen restricted?

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

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

Conditions of reentry:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with the Digital Green Certificate are exempt from the quarantine. Digital Green Certificate is proof that a person has been vaccinated against COVID-19, received a negative test result, or recovered from COVID-19
  • 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

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:

  • Social distancing required: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask required: Mandatory

Last checked on 29/11/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your train to Vienna from Essen closer to your date of departure here.

How much do cheap train tickets from Vienna to Essen cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets to Essen from Vienna for as low as £57  for the next 7 days.
How much does the train from Vienna to Essen cost on average?
If you’re looking to purchase tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Vienna to Essen train prices are on average £68  one way.
What is the distance between Vienna and Essen by train?
The Vienna to Essen train distance is approximately 472 miles (761 km).
How long is the train to Essen from Vienna?
The train time from Vienna to Essen is on average 9 h 8 min  for the 472 miles (761 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Essen from Vienna by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
What is the departure train station in Vienna and arrival train station in Essen?

Omio customers book a train from Wien Westbahnhof   to Essen Hbf   most frequently for this route.

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

You can find the most popular departure train station for this journey, Wien Westbahnhof, located approximately 1 mile (s) / 2 km from the city centre of Vienna. The most popular arrival train station in Essen, called Essen Hbf, is located around 0 mile (s) / 0 km away from its city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Vienna to Essen?
When taking a train from Vienna to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB | ICE for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Essen from Vienna and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
How many train services are there between Vienna and Essen a day?
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.
When does the first train depart from Vienna to Essen? When does the last train depart from Vienna to Essen?
You can take the first train from Vienna to Essen at 05: 50   or take the last train from Vienna to Essen leaving at 22: 27. Look for the latest Vienna Essen train timetable on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this journey.
How early should I purchase Vienna to Essen train tickets to get the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Vienna to Essen is on average £68 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 from Vienna to Essen available a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Vienna
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 from Vienna to Essen.