Essen to Cologne by train
Travelling from Essen to Cologne by train
Fast trains from Essen to Cologne take around 47 minutes, covering a distance of approximately 57 kilometres. There are frequent services on the rail route between Essen and Cologne.
1. Are there direct trains from Essen to Cologne?
Direct trains from Essen to Cologne have been found.
We usually find around 56 direct trains on the route from Essen to Cologne every weekday.
Trains are typically more frequent on weekends, when we found around 66 departures.
2. How long is the train journey from Essen to Cologne?
The Essen to Cologne train travel time is normally about 47 minutes, whatever time you make the journey.
3. What are the Essen to Cologne train times and schedule?
On weekdays the earliest direct train to Cologne is usually scheduled to depart Essen around 04:27 and the last train is around 00:48.
At weekends the first train of the day leaves Essen around 04:24, and the last at 00:48.
What's the Essen to Cologne train price?
The cheapest tickets we've found for trains from Essen to Cologne are $22.91, and there isn't much difference in price depending on when you book.
Trains departing 30 days in advance will cost around $22, and when booking 7 days in advance the price is usually the same. Booking on the day of travel may be more expensive.
When to book Essen to Cologne 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 Cologne by train.
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Which train companies operate between Essen and Cologne?
More than one train company operates on the route from Essen to Cologne, so you’ll be travelling with one or more of the following rail operators:
- Eurocity (EC)
- 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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