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Berlin to Essen by train

  • First train
    04:30
  • Last train
    23:53
  • Avg changes
    0
  • Fastest journey
    3hr 42m
  • Distance
    453 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    58
  • Avg. journey time
    4hr 2m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Berlin to Essen by train

Fast trains from Berlin to Essen take around 3 hours and 42 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 453 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Berlin and Essen.

1. Are there direct trains from Berlin to Essen?

Direct trains from Berlin to Essen have been found.

We usually find around 57 direct trains on the route from Berlin to Essen every weekday.

Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 67 departures.

2. How long is the train journey from Berlin to Essen?

The Berlin to Essen train travel time is normally about 3 hours and 42 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.

3. What are the Berlin to Essen train times and schedule?

On weekdays the earliest direct train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Berlin around 04:30 and the last train is around 23:53. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Berlin around 05:38, and the last at 23:53.

When to book Berlin to Essen 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 Berlin to Essen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Berlin and Essen?

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

  • Intercity
  • Intercity-Express (ICE)

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

Essen to Berlin by train

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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.