Zurich to Essen train

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Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Essen

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Zurich to Essen is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Deutsche Bahn
06:597h59
Zurich
14:58Essen
£611One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
07:596h04
Zurich
14:03Essen
£911One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:597h41
Zurich
16:40Essen
£1141One-way
0 changes

Train timetableZurich to Essen

Showing trains for tomorrow, Sunday, 26 May
Deutsche Bahn
07:596h04
Zurich
14:03Essen
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
06:597h59
Zurich
14:58Essen
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:597h41
Zurich
16:40Essen
0 changes

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Train times from Zurich to Essen

Showing times and prices for 26 May

Fastest Journey

6 h 4 m

Average

7 h 14 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

468 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Zurich for Essen every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Deutsche Bahn
07:596h04
Zurich
14:03Essen
£911One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
08:597h41
Zurich
16:40Essen
£1141One-way
0 changes
Deutsche Bahn
06:597h59
Zurich
14:58Essen
£611One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Zurich to Essen

distanceDistance290 miles
durationAverage train duration5 h 41 min
priceAverage train ticket price£85 (€95)
frequencyTrain frequency4 a day
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersDeutsche Bahn or TGV INOUI

Trains from Zurich to Essen cover the 290 miles long route taking on average 5 h 41 min with our travel partners like Deutsche Bahn or TGV INOUI. Normally, there are 4 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £85, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £18. Travellers depart most frequently from Zürich Hbf and arrive in Essen Hbf.

Train companies: Deutsche Bahn and TGV INOUI trains Zurich to Essen

Buy your official Deutsche Bahn and TGV INOUI train tickets to Essen from Zurich from £26 with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most convenient journey.

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 Zurich 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 Zurich to Essen with Deutsche Bahn:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 41 min
  • Cheapest Price: £26
  • Deutsche Bahn frequency: 4 a day

FAQs: Zurich to Essen train

FAQs: Travel by train from Zurich 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 Zurich to Essen.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Zurich to Essen can start from as little as £18 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Zurich to Essen is £85; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The train time to Essen from Zurich is on average 5 h 41 min   for the 290 mile long journey, but the time it takes to go from Zurich to Essen by train can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Zurich to Essen leaves at 06: 59. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Zurich to Essen leaves at 20: 59.
There are 4 trains a day from Zurich to Essen which require at least one change with Deutsche Bahn or TGV INOUI. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Yes, there's a high-speed train to Essen. Take the fast train with TGV INOUI from Zurich to Essen.
When taking a train from Zurich to Essen, you can count on Deutsche Bahn or TGV INOUI for the best way to get you to Essen. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Essen from Zurich and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
No, there are no night trains, the latest train for this route is 20: 59.

When departing from Zurich, you have various train station options to start your journey from including Zürich Hbf, Zurich Airport and Zürich Stadelhofen. When arriving in Essen, you can end your trip in train stations like Essen Hbf, Essen-Altenessen station and Essen-Werden station.

Passengers board the train most frequently from Zürich Hbf, which is located around 1.4 miles (2.2 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Essen Hbf, located 1 mile (1.6 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month for a train from Zurich to Essen is July.
You have options as you can travel from Zurich to Essen 3 different ways: train, coach or flight.

Important Stations and Airports in Zurich and Essen

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Essen
Zürich Hbf is the most popular Zurich 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 Zurich for your journey to Essen.
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