Essen to Berlin by train Find train times and tickets

  • First train
    05:18
  • Last train
    00:08
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 31m

Travelling from Essen to Berlin by train

Fast trains from Essen to Berlin take around 3 hours and 31 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 453 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Essen and Berlin.

Are there direct trains from Essen to Berlin?

Direct trains from Essen to Berlin have been found.

We usually find around 42 direct trains on the route from Essen to Berlin every weekday.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 40 departures.

How long is the train journey from Essen to Berlin?

The Essen to Berlin train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 31 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Essen to Berlin train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Berlin is usually scheduled to depart Essen around 05:18 and the last train is around 00:05. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Essen around 05:22, and the last at 00:08.

When to book Essen to Berlin train tickets?

Trains in Germany usually open for booking around 6 months in advance. If booking is not yet open for your dates then you can set a booking alert to receive an email on the day that the cheapest tickets are released for your journey from Essen to Berlin by train.

Which train companies operate between Essen and Berlin?

More than one train company operates on the route from Essen to Berlin, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:

  • ICE
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

You can check which train you’ll be travelling on by looking for the train name in search results.

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Child and youth passengers

The definition of "Child" and "Youth" varies by country and rail operator. This is why we ask for the age of young passengers.

Sometimes children below a certain age can travel without a seat for free. If you want to guarantee a seat for child passengers, enter '6' as the age of the child.

Read more about child and youth passenger ages. See also youth discounts and railcards.

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