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Travelling from Essen to London by train

Fast trains from Essen to London take around 6 hours and 12 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 494 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Essen and London.

Are there direct trains from Essen to London?

Journeys between Essen and London usually involve 2 changes of train.

We usually find around 16 departures on the route from Essen to London every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

How long is the train journey from Essen to London?

The Essen to London train travel time is normally about 6 hours and 12 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

What are the Essen to London train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest train to London is usually scheduled to depart Essen around 06:08 and the last train is around 18:21. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Essen around 04:48, and the last at 18:46.

When to book Essen to London train tickets?

Trains for this journey 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 London by train.

Which train companies operate between Essen and London?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Eurostar
  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)
  • Regional-Express
  • S-Bahn

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 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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