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Copenhagen to Essen by train

  • First train
    05:07
  • Last train
    23:15
  • Avg changes
    1
  • Fastest journey
    8hr
  • Distance
    598 kilometres
  • Trains per Day
    17
  • Avg. journey time
    10hr 26m
  • Train Operators

Travelling from Copenhagen to Essen by train

Fast trains from Copenhagen to Essen take around 8 hours, covering a distance of approximately 598 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Copenhagen and Essen.

1. Are there direct trains from Copenhagen to Essen?

Journeys between Copenhagen and Essen usually involve one change of train.

We usually find around 18 departures on the route from Copenhagen to Essen every weekday that leave enough time to change trains without waiting around for longer than necessary.

There are typically fewer departures at weekends, when we found around 17 departures.

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

The Copenhagen to Essen train travel time is normally about 8 hours, whatever time you make the journey.

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

On weekdays the earliest train to Essen is usually scheduled to depart Copenhagen around 05:07 and the last train is around 23:15. At weekends the first train of the day leaves Copenhagen around 05:12, and the last at 23:02.

When to book Copenhagen to Essen 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 Copenhagen to Essen by train.

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Which train companies operate between Copenhagen and Essen?

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

  • Eurocity (EC)
  • Hamburg-Köln-Express
  • 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 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.